Wednesday , 21 October 2020
The updated Saskatchewan Summer Games sign. (Tre Lopushinsky/ Lloyd Connect)

One year countdown begins until postponed Saskatchewan Summer Games

The one-year countdown to the 2021 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Lloydminster begins as the host society changes the signs around the City.

The City of Lloydminster, the Saskatchewan Games Council, and the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games Host Society voted unanimously to postpone the event on April 28th due to safety concerns.

Games manager Nicole Clow said the sign is a reminder that the event is still taking place in Lloydminster.

“It was nice to get it out there so the community is reminded that this is still happening, some positive is coming, and hopefully it will get people excited in a time where some of that’s dissipated.”

“There is a lot of worries right now. Even though there is a lot of things going on, it was a reminder that there’s an end in sight for some of these plans and people’s work,” adds Clow.

She mentioned all the hard work put in for this year’s event but said the extension will allow the Host Society to smooth out some details.

“Everything is going to be a little different but we’re optimistic that this is going to bring the City together and bring some dollars to the community.”

Not knowing what safety restrictions will be in place, Clow said the council and Host Society has discussed plans for certain scenarios.

“There are a lot of logistics we have to work on such as the bussing, the housing, the feeding; all of that. It’s really hard to get a real prediction of what it’s going to look like. Sports are starting up again with some different restrictions like no people in the stands. Who knows what it’s going to look like at the point in time.”

All sporting events originally scheduled for this year’s event will take place between July 18th to 24th, 2021.

About Tre Lopushinsky

Tre is the lead reporter/editor at Lloyd Connect. He is a NAIT Radio and Television alumni. Tre has experience in radio, audio production, video editing and news reporting. During his time at NAIT he worked as a sports editor for the college paper and was a commentator for NAIT Ooks Basketball and volleyball teams. Some residents may know him as being the "giant employee" in the community for the past two years. Tre, for some reason, hasn’t veered away from his childhood as he has a passion for collecting figures (not dolls!).

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