The Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation Board of Director’s is pleased to announce that the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games has been awarded to the City of Windsor. The final three cities; Windsor, Ontario, Lubbock, Texas and Lethbridge, Alberta made their final bid presentations in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri on Mon. Dec 11, 2017. “We are very excited to bring the games to Windsor. Windsor has a strong reputation for hosting successful multi-sport events and has first class sporting venues” said Bill Merrylees who is the President and CEO of the Board of Directors. “Our athletes come from both sides of the border and Windsor is a natural fit and offers many social activities for our athletes and their families” he said. “Sport tourism is a growing market for cities and we were very impressed during the last 12 months on all of the planning and preparation done by the Sport Tourism Office and the support given by Mayor Drew Dilkens who participated in the presentation. Some cities will give us their top 10 reasons why we should award them the games…they gave us 125 reasons why. We were impressed” said Mr. Merrylees. Windsor was also represented by Police Chief Al Frederick, Fire Chief Steve Laforet, S/Sgt Jason Bellaire, Windsor Police, Gordon Orr and Jason Toner from Tourism Windsor Essex and Samantha Magalas, Sport Tourism Officer, City of Windsor. Congratulations to Windsor!
Our newest update to competitor eligibility exemplifies our efforts to make our Games a family friendly event:
Spouses of eligible law enforcement, fire service and E.M.S. personnel are also eligible to compete. Also, adult children and their spouses, over 18 years of age, of eligible law enforcement, fire service and E.M.S. are eligible to compete. A spouse, adult children and their spouse must complete the on-line registration process listing the agency information representing the eligible spouse.
A new qualification to the eligibility criteria was also adopted:
NOTE: Eligibility rules will be strictly adhered to. An eligible participant may be disqualified from participating in a Can-Am Police-Fire Games event if they have been convicted of a felony or its equilvant in any country.
A recent amendment concerns Canadian Law Enforcement Agencies:
Canadian Police Auxiliaries and Canadian Police Cadets must have been appointed 180 days in advance of the Games and must be a minimum 18 years of age.
The Can-Am Police-Fire Games Federation is affiliated with the Union Sportive Internationale Des Polices (USIP), the International Police Sport Union. Member nations of the USIP come from Africa, North and South America, Asia and Europe.
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