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Canada Winter Games Working Committee


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Council established the Canada Winter Games Working Committee (CWG) and adopted the Terms of Reference on February 9, 2015.

The purpose of the Committee is to review all pertinent information and reports generated from past Games; identify key strengths; areas of concerns and solutions; host community meetings to disseminate information and provide Council with a synopsis of the Committee's findings.

CWG Committee Report, Presentation & Materials

For more information on the Canada Games Visit:

The CWG Working Committee includes:



City of Yellowknife - ex-officio

Mayor Mark Heyck

City Council-Two (2) Members

Councillor (1) Rebecca Alty

Councillor (2)


Robert C. McLeod Minister of MACA

GNWT - Yellowknife MLA

Wendy Bisaro

NWT Housing Corporation

Jeff Anderson Vice President Finance/Infrastructure

City of Yellowknife

Dennis Kefalas, S.A.O.

Sport, Recreation and Youth - MACA

Ian Legaree, Director

City of Yellowknife  - Community Services

Grant White, Director

City of Yellowknife  - Corporate Services

Jeff Dalley, Director

Yellowknife Business Representatives

(large and small businesses)

1) Cameron Buddo, BMO

2) Shane Clark, Sunrise Real Estate

3) Renee Comeau , Chamber of Commerce

4) Kathy Gray, Inukshuk Publishing

5) Kevin Hodgins, Stantec Architecture Ltd.

6) Leanne Tait, Tait Communications

7) Antoine Gagnon, CDETNO

YK Hotel Association - Representative

Joey Cruz, General Manager, Days Inn

YK Education District No. 1

John Stephenson, Trustee

YK Catholic School Board - Trustee

John Dalton

Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Bobby Drygeese, Councillor

City of Yellowknife

Dave Hurley , Facilities Manager

Sport North

Doug Rentmeister, Executive Director

NWT Tourism

Cathie Bolstad , Executive Director

Committee Tasks

With guidance from the Executive Advisory Group the Committee will:

  • Carry out a review of the Canada Games Council requirements for the hosting of the Games;
  • Develop a detailed feasibility study on how the requirements will be addressed including financial, human and infrastructure resources;
  • Comply with Canada Games Council hosting requirements;
  • Through public consultation, seek input from the public and business sector regarding the concept of the City hosting the Games;
  • Carry out a cost benefit analysis of hosting the 2023 Games;
  • Provide the appropriate standing Committee of Council with the Minutes of each CWG Committee meeting, as available, to serve as its regular updates to City Council;
  • Provide the Municipal Services Committee with recommendations as appropriate, and
  • Present final report to City Council.
 Presentations to CWG Committee on October 2, 2015
 Committee Resources


 Committee Meeting Minutes