Toughest Firefighter Alive, SWAT Team Competitions Could Be Coming To Windsor

Sunday April 2nd, 2017

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The City of Windsor is looking to host the 2022 Can-Am Police & Fire Games.

The games are a multi-sport event hosted every two years in either Canada or the United States over a six-day period.  Events range from more traditional sports such as softball, swimming and track and field to more participant specific sports such as SWAT competitions and the Toughest Firefighter Alive competition. 

They games were last held in Thunder Bay, Ontario, in 2016.

All sworn federal, state/provincial, county, municipal and military law enforcement officers, weight control officers, corrections officers and dispatchers employed by a law enforcement agency, active or retired are eligible to participate.

The cost to host the games is estimated at $580,000 and includes costs associated with facility rentals for competition venues, a $25,000 USD hosting fee, the opening ceremony, and the cost to purchase all medals from the Can-Am Games Federation.

It would also include travel and accommodation costs to pre-competition meetings and to the 2022 Games for the Can-Am Federation’s Board of Directors, travel for a City of Windsor employee to attend the 2018 and 2020 editions of the Can-Am Police Fire Games (both of these years the games will be held in Lake of Ozarks, MO), and all marketing expenses to promote the games.

Participants would be required to pay for their own travel, accommodations and food, but the host city is expected to assist in sourcing the accommodations.

Proposed venues to host the games in Windsor include the University of Windsor, the WFCU Centre, the Windsor Sportsmen’s Club and the Major FA Tilston Armoury.

Council will be asked to give approval to enter a bid at their meeting on April 10th.

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