It’s an axiom as old as sport. If you want to succeed, you better want it more than the next competitor — and you better be ready to work for it.
Niagara’s Canada Summer Games bid committee has taken that advice to heart.
They are competing against three other Ontario regions — Ottawa, Sudbury and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge — for the games in 2021, and if the bid isn’t successful, it won’t be because Niagara left any stone unturned.
The effort has involved the labour of six different committees and countless consultations. In terms of hours worked, the ledger runs well into the thousands. All of it has been boiled down into a 100-page bid proposal that will be submitted Monday.