St. John’s will host the 2025 Canada Summer Games.
Premier Andrew Furey made the announcement Thursday at the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre. The Canada Games Council (CGC) joined by video as they welcomed the games to Newfoundland and Labrador for a third time. The province previously hosted the Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook in 1999 and the Canada Summer Games in St. John’s in 1977.
The provincial government says the Canada Games will provide significant long-term benefits to host communities such as:
- Significant positive economic impacts for the Host Community and Province based on past two Canada Games in the range of $77-110M (based on Sport Tourism Canada’s Economic Impact Assessments);
- Ability to leverage significant investments by accessing funding from the Federal and Provincial Governments, as well as financial support from private donations and corporate Canada;
- New and improved sport and community facilities that provide long-term benefits for sport, health and wellness;
- Increased media exposure – locally, regionally and nationally – supporting long term tourism strategies;
- A new base of community volunteers, with major event training;
- Community pride and long-term benefits from hosting sport events before and after the Games.