St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador is a place shaped by those who have made a home here over millennia. It is a land of firsts — a story of diversity and discovery, steeped in unique cultures and surrounded by natural beauty. This is a place where connecting has changed the world. “Your Journey Awaits” invites Canadians to come and connect through friendship, sport, adventure and the experience that is Newfoundland and Labrador. In a place like no other, you can expect to find a games like no other.
St. John’s is a community steeped in extraordinary pride and culture — pride in our accomplishments, pride in our perseverance, pride in our place and pride in our people. It is this pride, grounded by our culture, history and accomplishments, that propels us forward. An ingrained sense of determination and commitment defines our community. The commitment within our community to give back and support good causes is truly unmatched. The process involved in developing the approach and roadmap that supported the 2025 Canada Summer Games Bid submission was no exception and started with the formation of a stellar Bid Committee. The Bid Committee, led by co-chairs Kim Keating and Karl Smith, was composed of business and community leaders with deep expertise in a variety of functional areas, seasoned Canada Games veterans, and dynamic young individuals who represent our today and our future. All with a passion and focus to provide the best Canada Summer Games experience for the athletes and all visitors, to showcase our city and province, and to provide opportunities for all to connect, inspire and be inspired. On April 22, 2021, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador was awarded the 2025 Canada Summer Games. Now the journey begins to prepare to welcome the country to our beautiful province. St. John’s, the vibrant capital city and commercial hub of Newfoundland and Labrador, is a fusion of old and new, rugged and refined. In this place, connections are made to last, stories reverberate, and pride isn’t just a word, it’s a hard-won achievement. This is the perfect place to begin an amazing journey – one that will never be forgotten.
Our team is ready to take on the next steps. Look for upcoming exciting news as the 2025 Host Society is formed. Volunteers and staff will be integral to the planning and delivery of a successful 2025 Canada Games. Our community’s strength is derived from people giving back to the place in which they live and work, and donating their time and knowledge to make our communities better every day. We see this spirit of generosity on a daily basis; hosting the 2025 Canada Summer Games provides another opportunity for our community to build on its legacy of giving.