Mississauga set to host huge sporting event
If you love sports, you might be happy to hear that Mississauga has been chosen as the host community for the 2022 Ontario Summer Games, the province’s largest multi-sport event.
Today, Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, was joined by Mississauga MPPs and Mayor Bonnie Crombie at the Braeben Golf Course to make the announcement.
The province says the games provide an opportunity for Ontario’s best young athletes to develop their skills and prepare to advance to national and international competitions.
The 2022 Games are expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors to the city and deliver an estimated economic impact of $5 million.
“Mississauga is thrilled to once again be selected to host the Ontario Summer Games,” said Crombie in a statement.
“As Canada’s sixth-largest city, we pride ourselves on our ability to host large-scale sporting events like these. I want to thank the province for choosing Mississauga. We can’t wait to welcome Ontario’s top athletes, their coaches, families and fans to our great city in 2022.”
The Ontario Summer Games kicked off in 1973 in the City of Oshawa. Since then, the Games have grown to host 3,500 participants competing in 19 sports.
The Mississauga 2022 Ontario Summer Games will be the 27th edition.
Ontario is investing a total of $1 million to support the 2022 Ontario Summer Games.
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