Moncton and Saint John Regions Join Forces in Bid to Co-Host 2029 Canada Summer Games


Moncton and Saint John Regions Join Forces in Bid to Co-Host 2029 Canada Summer Games


Moncton and Saint John Regions Join Forces in Bid to Co-Host 2029 Canada Summer Games


Moncton and Saint John Regions Join Forces in Bid to Co-Host 2029 Canada Summer Games

The Canada Games Council (CGC) has received a joint letter of Intent to Bid from the Moncton and Saint John regions confirming their desire to co-host the 2029 Canada Summer Games in New Brunswick.

After the official launch of the bid process in January, communities had until the end of February to deliver their intent to bid. A Bid Committee representing both the Moncton and Saint John regions will now progress through the bid process in two phases.

The technical review phase now begins, in which the municipalities will submit venue information to the CGC’s Technical Review Committee no later than June 9, 2024, with a site visit to follow later that month. This phase will assess the ability of each city to host the Canada Summer Games according to established hosting standards for sport venues, non-sport venues and the Games Village. 

If successful, the Bid Committee will then proceed to the second phase, which is a comprehensive review slated for January and February of 2025. 

The Bid Committee will take this time to build its comprehensive bid proposal and submit it to the CGC’s Bid Evaluation Committee. The proposal must include elements such as the vision for the Games, a Games budget, community commitments, and a marketing and communications strategy. The Bid Evaluation Committee will also conduct a site visit.

The final decision to award the 2029 Canada Summer Games will be made by the CGC Board of Directors with a public announcement slated for March of 2025. 

The Canada Games spark greatness in the next generation of athletes and leaders and create enduring legacies that transform communities from coast to coast to coast. 

As Canada’s largest amateur multi-sport event for the nation’s top young athletes, the Games are a key milestone in the development of future national, international, Olympic, Paralympic and Special Olympics champions.

The Canada Games also create meaningful and enduring legacies in host regions, from new and upgraded infrastructure and sport development to increased community pride, volunteerism and tourism.

Each Canada Summer Games features two weeks of competition, between 16 and 20 sports, approximately 4,600 participants (athletes, coaches and managers), and over 5,000 volunteers. The two most recent Canada Games have generated more than $200 million in overall economic activity in the host province.

The 2029 Canada Games will mark the third time hosting for the province of New Brunswick. Saint John previously hosted the 1985 Canada Summer Games while the 2003 Canada Winter Games were held in Bathurst-Campbellton.



“New Brunswick is honoured to host the Canada Summer Games in our beautiful province in 2029. Moncton and Saint John have significant experience hosting world-class events and will showcase all they have to offer to visitors and participants in a joint bid approach. We look forward to working with the Canada Games Council and the municipalities to support a successful bid process.”

- Tammy Scott-Wallace, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, Government of New Brunswick

“On behalf of the Moncton and Saint John regions, we're thrilled to confirm our joint bid for the 2029 Canada Summer Games. This partnership underscores our shared commitment to host an exceptional event celebrating the unique spirit of sport, culture, and community. Together, we'll work closely to infuse the Games with the distinct charm and warmth that New Brunswick has to offer, ensuring an unparalleled experience for athletes, spectators, and participants. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome the nation in 2029.”

- Dawn Arnold, Mayor of Moncton & Andrew Beckett, Interim CEO of Envision Saint John

“We are thrilled with the level and enthusiasm and engagement from both Moncton and Saint John as they formally team up to host the Canada Games. We look forward to working alongside both municipalities as we progress through the bid evaluation process, and we eagerly await their final proposal for welcoming the nation’s top young athletes to New Brunswick in 2029.” 

- Catherine Gosselin-Després, 2029 Canada Games Bid Evaluation Committee Chair

About the Canada Games Council

The Canada Games Council, a private, non-profit organization, is the governing body for the Canada Games. Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least twice since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system, in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. The organization of the Canada Games is made possible through the tireless dedication of local Host Societies and the contribution and support of the federal, provincial/territorial and host municipal governments.

The office is located in Ottawa, Ontario, on the traditional territory of the Algonquin Anishinabek People.

Media Contacts

Courtney Pollock
Senior Advisor, Communications and Digital Media
Canada Games Council

Isabelle LeBlanc
Director of Communications
City of Moncton

Jillian MacKinnon
V.P., Marketing Communications and Strategic Initiatives
Envision Saint John
506-658-2877 ext. 115

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