Region rubber stamps Canada Games money

Regional Council has rubber stamped a committment made earlier this month by the Region's Corporate Services Committee.

At last night's meeting regional councillors agreed to provide over 10 million dollars to the 2021 Canada Games should Niagara be awarded the event. 

The City of St catharines has also committed money to the two week sporting event

The Games bid evaluation committee will visit Niagara March 1st for a site inspection before making a final decision. 

The Niagara Sport Commission projects that the 2021 games will likely have an economic impact of as much as $240 million with support for 1,500 jobs and $76 million in salaries and wages.