Canada Winter Games Working Committee needs more bodies

Mayor Mark Heyck and MACA Minister Robert C. McLeod will sit on the Committee's Executive Advisory Group
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The City of Yellowknife is looking for more volunteers to sit on its Canada Winter Games Working Committee.

The purpose of the group, which was approved by council on Monday, will be to determine the feasibility of hosting the Games in the NWT capital in 2023.

Officials estimate the overall cost of the Games could exceed $50-million.

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The 20-plus member committee will include Mayor Mark Heyck, two councillors and a Yellowknife MLA in addition to representatives from the business community, school boards and First Nations.

The city says it’s currently looking for more people from the corporate and business sectors.

“The committee will review all the pertinent information and reports that have been generated from past Games,” said Grant White, director of Community Services with the city. “It will also identify some of the strengths and areas that need to be addressed in looking at the feasibility of bringing the Games to Yellowknife.”

Findings will eventually be presented to council, which is expected to make a decision on whether or not to submit a bid this fall.

Anyone interested can apply online at yellowknife.ca or in person at City Hall by February 27.

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