Sask. Summer Games postponed

The 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games slated for Lloydminster in late July are postponed due to COVID-19.

The organizing committee made the announcement on their social media channels on Tuesday. The games have been moved to July 18 – 24, 2021. Games Council Executive Director Mark Bracken said the work that has went into planning the event hasn’t gone unnoticed.

“The Saskatchewan Games Council wishes to recognize the ongoing hard work and passion invested by the City of Lloydminster and Lloydminster 2020 Host Society in planning these games, including the leadership from Games Manager Nicole Clow and Chairperson Kevin Kusch. We also want to recognize the Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts and Provincial Sport Organizations for all their efforts in preparing for the games. Though this is an unfortunate situation, it was the right decision to ensure the health and safety of all involved, and we look forward to working with all partners to deliver an exceptional experience for our province’s athletes in the summer 2021,” Bracken said in a news release.

Over 2,000 athletes will compete in the biennial games with many having a chance to move onto higher levels of competition such as the Canada Games or the Olympics. 

Up to 54 golfers were to compete at the the games plus coaches from each of the nine districts across the province.