Okotoks and Black Diamond set to bid on 2022 Alberta Summer Games
Two Alberta towns plan to team up in a bid to host the 2022 Alberta Summer Games.
While deciding whether or not to move forward with a bid, council members looked at the experience Leduc had hosting the games.
“Leduc benefited from a $35-million return to the local community for hosting the games with minimal municipal investment,” a Tuesday news release explained.
The bid has to be submitted to the Alberta Sports Connection by June 3. The province’s selection committee will then announce the successful bid in the fall of 2019.
“These games are an excellent way to showcase Okotoks as a community that supports arts and culture, sports and economic growth,” Okotoks Mayor Bill Robertson said.
Infrastructure that would be built to support the event, should the bid be successful, includes a mountain bike trail in Black Diamond, and sand volleyball courts and a community art project in Okotoks.
Watch below: Previous Global News coverage of the Alberta Summer Games in communities across the province
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