Thousands of visiting athletes, coaches and supporters are expected to flock to Renfrew County in March 2022 when the region hosts the Ontario Winter Games.
Lisa MacLeod, the provincial minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture, announced this week that Pembroke and the surrounding area will stage the event. More than 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials are expected to participate in the Games, which feature more than 20 sports.
MacLeod said the event will provide a much-needed boost to the local economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and leave a “lasting legacy” on the County of Renfrew and its communities.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for Renfrew County to showcase all that we have to offer,” added county warden Debbie Robinson.