After a four-year absence, the Alberta Winter Games will return in February 2024 with Grande Prairie and region welcoming more than 2,800 coaches, technical officials and young athletes.
Sports play an integral role in the mental and physical well-being of youth across our province and that is why Alberta’s government is proud to support any opportunity for young people to return to play.
Alberta’s government will provide a $420,000 operating grant to the host society to support the 2024 Alberta Winter Games. The Games are expected to generate about $3 million in economic benefits for the Grande Prairie region.
“Sports give our youth a chance to build real life skills like team building, leadership and resilience. Our government is proud to contribute to the Alberta Winter Games and be part of the integral development of our young athletes. Grande Prairie, as a veteran Games community, offers an incredible array of facilities, a dedicated and motivated organizing committee and a highly supportive community. Our athletes will undoubtedly remember these Games long after they have ended.”Ron Orr, Minister of Culture
“I am thrilled that Grande Prairie will be welcoming the Alberta Winter Games in 2024. Young athletes will experience healthy competition, individual achievement and teamwork as they engage with others from different backgrounds and experiences, representing communities from all across Alberta. Sports events such as these make our communities better and we are ready to provide a memorable experience for athletes, coaches and sports fans to our city and region.”Tracy Allard, MLA for Grande Prairie
“Grande Prairie is a Games city, with the legacy of previous Games we’ve hosted carrying on throughout our community, so we are thrilled to be selected as the host city for the 2024 Alberta Winter Games. We look forward with great enthusiasm to showcasing the north, and being part of this opportunity to support such significant events for sport and athleticism in the province. We thank all the dedicated volunteers for making this opportunity possible and look forward to welcoming athletes, coaches and supporters from across Alberta to our vibrant city in 2024.”Jackie Clayton, mayor, City of Grande Prairie
Athletes aged 11-17 will compete in 18 different sports at the Alberta Winter Games. Participants qualify to attend the Games through various zone playoffs and selections held throughout the province.
“Grande Prairie is an enthusiastic host city and we are honoured to be selected as the host for the 2024 Alberta Winter Games. Hosting these Games is a major opportunity for supporting sport and athleticism while building future leaders and connected communities. We’re excited to share the passion and spirit we have here in Grande Prairie with people from all across the province as we welcome everyone for the Games in 2024!”Michael Hussey, chair, 2024 Grande Prairie Alberta Winter Games Society
The host society in Grande Prairie will coordinate with and be supported by Alberta’s Ministry of Culture and Status of Women.