The countdown is on to the 2022 CAN-AM Police-Fire Games in Windsor – and did you know that FireFit had just been announced as part of the 40+ sports happening in Windsor.

The FireFit Championships is a competition based on firefighting tasks commonly performed in emergency situations. Two events will be offered for this event: FireFit Relay (3-5 person relay) and FireFit Tec2 (2 person technical relay). Participants can take part in one or both events. Check out windsor2022.ca/sports for full details. FireFit will take place on Saturday July 30th, 2022. Registration is open now!

The City of Windsor is ready to welcome all of the first responder participants and their families to our amazing city! After four years of planning, it is hard to believe that Opening Ceremonies and the first day of competition will begin in just four weeks.

The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) is a proud supporter of the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games and will be cheering on all of our agents who will be participating in the sport competitions. Being a border city, our Windsor agents work very closely with our American first responder counterparts. This event offers us a unique opportunity to engage in some friendly competitions and camaraderie!

The CBSA oversees approximately 1,200 service locations across Canada, and 39 in other countries. It employs over 14,000 public servants and offers 24-hour service at 117 of its land border crossings and at 13 international airports. The Windsor/Detroit border is one of the busiest crossings, as approximately 8.4 million travellers enter Canada at our ports of entry each year. The Ambassador Bridge has the highest volume of commercial vehicles entering Canada, with approximately 1.3 million yearly.

The Can-Am Police-Fire Games is a unique event offering an opportunity to promote physical fitness and camaraderie while providing exceptional high level challenges in specific sport competitions between all first responders from across Canada and United States.

If you are a first responder – have a first responder as a family member – or are a civilian staff member from any of the agencies, YOU can compete in many of the 42 events during the 2022 CAN-AM Police-Fire Games in Windsor between July 25th & 31st, 2022!

I hope that you will also take the opportunity to participate in some of our social activities that we have planned for you. The Guided Garden & Park Tours, Beer & Whisky Tours, Guns’n’Hoses Lounge, Tug Across the Detroit River, and of course Opening Ceremonies will all be amazing opportunities for you to see and experience our city! For a complete list of sporting and social event dates, times and locations, as well as registration information visit windsor2022.ca.

Darrin Boismier

Chief of Operations – Ambassador Bridge

For the most up to date border crossing information please visit, visitwindsoressex.com/getting-here/.

This year’s games features 42 sports – including the following sports:

Click HERE for all the sports in the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games.

Team Sports registration deadline has been extended to FRIDAY, JULY 8TH, 2022 (Basketball, Ice Hockey, Soccer and Softball).

Race with your first responders! The Triathlon is accepting Community Registrations at the

following link: 2022 — Movati Athletic Tecumseh Triathlon 2022 — Race Roster —

Registration, Marketing, Fundraising.


Did you know, for those who registered to compete in Bench and Powerlifting by April 1st they had a chance to win a one-year membership to Windsor CrossFit ($2,388 value).

The winner is: Ryan Perry, Windsor

Did you know, two lucky anglers who registered before April 30th won an early bird prize of a Berkley Powerbait Tackle Bag containing an assortment of fishing tackle.

The winning team is: Allen Benoit and Jeff Locke

Did you know, if you registered by June 1st for any of the three golf events you could win a round of golf with cart at Roseland Golf & Curling Club.

The winner is: Christopher Deneau

Did you know, if you registered for Bench or Powerlifting by June 15th you could win a gift basket of supplement items and protein pancakes compliments of HQ Nutrition and Pak’d Protein Pancakes, two local business sponsors of the Games.

The winner is: Chris Scott

Register to participate in the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games Submission Grappling by July 10th and you could win a product prize, compliments of Wrestling Scientific Canada – games sponsor of this sport competition!

Choose from any of the 42 events!

Along with a call for first responders to register for any of the 42 sport competitions, games organizers invite residents to support responders and compete in several events. “We have space in the 5K (July 27th at 7 p.m.), 10K (July 28th at 7 p.m.) and 21K half marathon road race (July 30th at 7 a.m.) as well as in the Cross Country 5K (July 27th from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and 10K (July 28th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.),” said Games General Manager Jan Wilson. “We think this opportunity to run with and in support of our first responders will be a special memory for a lot of people. And there will be other event opportunities announced soon!”

Runners can register at raceroster.com.

A special thank you to our Official Beverages of the Games:

When it comes to beverages, the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games have what you need to quench your thirst morning, noon and night. BIOSTEEL will provide sport drinks to keep participants and volunteers hydrated, Tim Hortons provides that fresh cup of coffee or tea to get you going, and let’s not forget our Made in Windsor J.P. Wiser’s Whiskey and Walkerville Brewery craft beer featuring an Off Duty Pilsner. These products will be available at the social and hospitality events including opening ceremonies and throughout the games at local restaurant and nightclubs.

Special product for the Games:

The Off Duty is an easy drinking pilsner brewed with 100% malted barley and a long, slow fermentation. This beer delivers a truly smooth and refreshing taste. Available during the week of the games and by ordering direct from Walkerville Brewery at walkervillebrewery.com


Thank you to all of our valued sponsors, partners, golfers and volunteers for your participation in the Can-Am Police-Fire Golf Series event held on June 17, 2022. This was our fourth and final tournament, and we were delighted to have 160 participants taking to the Donald Ross designed golf course at Roseland Golf and Curling Club. Please check out our Can-Am Golf Series web page to view all of the contest winners and event photos. Also, see our video of the cheque presentation event.

With the community support of this four year golf series, we have raised $200,000 to assist with hosting the 2022 Can-Am Police-Fire Games. The games will be held in Windsor from July 25th-31st, 2022. The Police-Fire Games is a biennial, multi-sport competition that has been hosted by cities across North America. It includes six days of competitive events, ranging from traditional to participant-specific sports like SWAT competitions and the FireFit Championships.

If you know a first responder that would like to register to take part in the Games, please visit windsor2022.ca for a complete list of sports and registration details.

Opening ceremonies to be held Tuesday, July 26th at Windsor Riverfront Festival Plaza 5pm – 11pm.

The evening will include Official Opening Ceremony, Live Entertainment – with Leave Those Kids Alone and featuring SIMPLY QUEEN TRIBUTE BAND, Multicultural Council of Windsor Essex “Taste of Windsor” Cultural Food Vendors, Interactive Displays, Detroit River Emergency Boat Water Show and Fireworks. The event is FREE to the public and for all registered participants and their families.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Windsor Port Authority, entertainment partner LiUNA 625!, Taste of Windsor food and beverage sponsor St. Clair College and community partners: Tim Hortons, CMHA-WECB, The Multicultural Council of Windsor-Essex County, and YQG Green Networking Group.

Don’t miss this event! Learn more HERE.

As the Games draw ever closer, CMHA-WECB wish to take a moment to reflect on the last four years of partnership and work with our partners at the City of Windsor and all local First Responder Agencies. We look forward to sharing an Impact Report with you outlining all that we have collectively been able to accomplish together in support of First Responders mental health – and we are only just beginning!

Join CMHA-WECB as we host the Chief’s Luncheon at Caesars Windsor on Wednesday, July 27th, where our keynote speaker will be Ron DiFrancesco, the last survivor out of the South Tower on that fateful day, September 11, 2001. Ron will speak to his struggle with and triumph over PTSD. Tickets are available by visiting: windsoressex.cmha.ca/events/chiefs-luncheon/.

Watch for CMHA-WECB staff and volunteers at a variety of events throughout the Games. We will have some great merch for sale, and will be “passing the boot”, collecting donations in support of our work with First Responders. We look forward to seeing you there!

When you come to Windsor get ready for excitement on and off the field – with days full of games, and evenings full of entertainment to help you learn and experience more about our region. Check out all of our events available for registration like Beer & Whisky Tours, Guided Garden & Park Tours and of course the Opening Ceremonies.

You can also join us in the Guns’n’Hoses Lounge at Caesars Windsor open daily.

Check out windsor2022.ca/socialevents - and book your tickets in advance. When you reserve your Opening Ceremonies tickets it guarantees you a food & drink ticket for the night, too!

Just released – pre-orders are available now for the 2022 CAN-AM Police-Fire Games! Bring home a souvenir of your 2022 CAN-AM Police-Fire Games Experience! Please visit windsor2022.ca/can-am-merchandise for items available to pre-order.

Pre-ordered merch will be ready for pick up when you arrive in July!



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