WINNIPEG - The province has committed $2.5 million dollars as part of Winnipeg's CFL hub city bid. The league hasn't announced a CoVid-19 season yet but if there is one, Premier Brian Pallister hopes it happens here.
“Manitoba is leading in recovery with a safe plan to restart our economy which is why we are ready to make another important investment that supports the restart of our economy and invite the CFL to safely play its shortened 2020 season in Winnipeg,” said Pallister. “We are excited to work with Travel Manitoba and key economic stakeholders to develop our #RestartMB Event Attraction Strategy that will benefit the entire provincial economy but in particular, the hardest-hit sectors of tourism and hospitality, namely restaurants and hotels.”
All this has been reviewed by Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s chief provincial public health officer.
“The health and safety of all Manitobans and all participants is paramount,” Roussin said. “CFL teams and anyone associated with the hub city will be expected to follow all protocols as reviewed by Public Health, at all times.”
The province is also accelerating another $5.5 million that aims to maximize the potential of Winnipeg and rural destinations to safely host large-scale meetings, conventions and events to try and restart the Manitoba economy.