“We recognize this cancellation is frustrating and disappointing news for athletes, coaches, officials, parents, partners, sponsors and our volunteers. The Covid-19 pandemic continues with so much uncertainty making this decision exceedingly difficult. I commend our Board for their resilience and the desire to continue when we announced the postponement last March, we were preparing a modified Games for this summer but our vision for a memorable event has been met with many roadblocks and concerns.”

- Rick Blakeley, President Lethbridge Summer Games Society

“While this news will certainly come as a disappointment to all those involved, I commend the organizers for making the tough decision in order to put health and safety as the top priority. Maintaining the health of the athletes, volunteers and the communities participating is paramount. We look forward to hosting the Alberta Summer Games again at some point in the future.”

- Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman

Posted January 29, 2021