Previous Hosts


In 1970, Pincher Creek was host to the first Games. Approximately 1200 competitors participated, ranging in age from 6 to 80 years. An estimated 10,000 people participated in regional playoffs to select representatives from each on the Regions. The main objective of the Games had been met:

"To provide an opportunity for the greatest number of people possible to participate in an enjoyable grass roots festival."

Although many aspects of the Games have changed over the past 27 years, the original objective is still being met. Over the years, the Games popularity has steadily increased. In 1980, the Claresholm Games attracted approximately 4700 athletes, making the Southern Alberta Summer Games the largest of its kind in Alberta and the largest annual sporting event run consecutively for over 25 years inWestern Canada.

Each year a Southern Alberta Community has the privilege and honour to host the Games. Past and future Host Communities are listed below.

1970 - Pincher Creek

1971 - Claresholm

1972 - Bow Island

1973 - Raymond

1974 - For Macleod

1975 - Crowsnest Pass

1976 - Cardston

1977 - Taber

1978 - Raymond

1979 - Brooks

1980 - Clarsholm

1981 - Cardston

1982 - Vulcan

1983 - Medicine Hat

1984 - Coaldale

1985 - Pincher Creek

1986 - Crowsnest Pass

1987 - Nanton

1988 - Raymond

1989 - Taber

1990 - Bow Island

1991 - Redcliff

1992 - Fort Macleod

1993 - Vulcan

1994 - Picture Butte

1995 - Cardston

1996 - Bow Island

1997 - Coaldale

1998 - Raymond

1999 - Cardston

2000 - Medicine Hat

2001 - Cardston

2002 - Vulcan

2003 - Claresholm

2004 - Pincher Creek

2005 - Taber

2006 - City of Lethbridge

2007 - Crowsnest Pass

2008 - Taber

2009 - Crowsnest Pass 2010 - Brooks/County of Newell 2011 - Medicine Hat
2012 - Raymond
2013 - Taber        
2014 - Pincher Creek