I am honoured and inspired to serve as Chair for the 2023 World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) in Winnipeg. I have competed at the World Police and Fire Games in the past and I know first-hand how incredible the WPFG are when you witness police and fire personnel from around the world coming together in the spirit of good sportsmanship, competition and camaraderie.
The Winnipeg community prides itself in successful collaborations and has one of the highest levels of volunteerism and charitable giving in Canada. The capacity of our community to work together on major projects and events has resulted in an enviable track record of successful events. Rights holders for the Canada Summer Games, Grey Cup, FIFA Women’s Soccer World Cup, Pan American Games, World Hockey Championships and many others, offer strong independent endorsement of our organizational capabilities. We do not rest on our laurels. Our experience drives us to take on more challenges and foster the regeneration of our leadership and volunteer base.
While the WPFG will contribute much to the well-being of the city of Winnipeg and the province of Manitoba, our partnership with the WPFG Federation will benefit and enhance the WPFG throughout Canada and internationally. It will also leave a permanent imprint on Manitoba through our legacy program.
We are very fortunate to have the full support of the Winnipeg Police Association, United Firefighters of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Police Service, Winnipeg Fire Department, City of Winnipeg, Province of Manitoba, Sport Manitoba, Travel Manitoba and Tourism Winnipeg. These partnerships in unity with the WPFG Federation virtually guarantee that the 2023 WPFG will receive the full participation of our entire community as we build our plans to host the most spectacular sporting event in 2023.
CHAD SWAYZE, CHAIR
2023 WPFG WINNIPEG BID COMMITTEE SENIOR FIRE FIGHTER
WINNIPEG FIRE DEPARTMENT