The Lake of the Ozarks hosted the 2018 Can-Am-Police-Fire Games from June 25th to July 1st. There were competitors from 7 countries and 29 US States competing in over 40 sporting events. Tar-Tar-A Resort was the host hotel, while The Lodge at Old Kinderhook was a sponsor of the event.
The Can-Am Games are a non-profit event which started in 1977 with the mission to promote “physical fitness and camaraderie among emergency and protective services personnel and their agencies.” The six-day event is held every other year and typically has anywhere between 1,000 and 1,500 participants in the various athletic activities.
Past locations include; Regina, Saskatchewan, Milwaukee, Spokane, London, Baton Rouge, St. Cloud, MN. and York, PA., and Thunder Bay, Ontario. Some of the sports included in the games are Archery, Darts, Skeet, and Crossfit.
For more information on the 2018 games, click here.