The 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games have been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event was scheduled to take place Jul. 26 – Aug. 1 in Lloydminster, SK.
“From athletes to spectators, health and safety are of the utmost importance,” said Kevin Kusch, who is the chairperson of the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games Host Society. “The decision to postpone was not easy, but it is right. Now that a decision has been made, the athletes, coaches and support staff can focus on their well-being during this critical time while resetting and recalibrating for 2021. As a host society, we are excited to continue our efforts in 2021 to ensure the games’ success.”
The games have been tentatively scheduled for Jul. 18-24, 2021 and will feature 15 different sports. Every sport that was scheduled for 2020 will run in 2021.
“While sporting facilities and outdoor amenities showcase some of the best of Lloydminster, the health and safety of the residents and athletes, and curbing the spread of COVID-19 is our primary focus right now,” said Gerald Aalbers, who is the mayor of Lloydminster. “I look forward to showcasing Lloydminster’s vibrant and diverse athletic and cultural heritage with the province once it’s safe again for large crowds to gather.”
If you would like more information, you can check out the event’s website.
(PHOTO: Event poster. Photo courtesy of Saskatchewan Games, Twitter.)