Windsor To Host Can-Am Police-Fire Games In 2022 file photo of Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens, January 15, 2014. (Photo by Jason Viau)

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens has made the announcement over Twitter, that the city will host the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games.

“We’re thrilled to be setting another signature event for our city and region,” he said in a release issued Tuesday morning. “This event will bring hundreds of adults and families to experience all that we have to offer.”

Dilkens, along with Police Chief Al Frederick, Fire Chief Stephen Laforet, Sports Tourism Officer Samatha Magalas, and officials from Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island made the pitch for the event.

“We are excited to bring the games to Windsor which has a strong reputation for hosting successful multi-sport events,” said Bill Merrylees, president and CEO of the Games Board of Directors. “Our athletes come from both sides of the border and Windsor is a natural fit.

“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,” he continued. “Some cities give us their top ten reasons why we should award them the games. Windsor gave us 125 reasons why.”

The games are held every two years in either Canada or the U.S. Over a six-day period, traditional sports like softball, swimming, and track and field are celebrated, along with SWAT competitions and the Toughest Firefighter Alive competition.

Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri will host the event next year and in 2020.