Chief Deputy Jimmy Brashear
History-Information: The Can-Am Games promote physical fitness and camaraderie among and between law enforcement, fire service, EMS, protective services personnel and agencies.
The first games were held in 1977 and have grown over the years to a six day event. The games take place every other year. Past locations include; Regina, Saskatchewan, Milwaukee, Spokane, London, Baton Rouge, St. Cloud, MN. and York, PA., and Thunder Bay, Ontario.
This is a non-profit event. Any profit from the games will go to benefit Special Olympics Missouri. The President & CEO of Special Olympics MO is serving on our Can-Am games committee.
Dates: June 25-July 1, 2018 and June 15-21, 2020
Participatants: Expecting 1,000 to 1,500 participates from the U.S. and Canada.
Games: The Lake of the Ozarks is proposing 49 events over a six day period. The events will be held all over the Lake including; Laurie, Sunrise Beach, Camdenton, Osage Beach and Lake Ozark as well as in Springfield and Lebanon.
Host Board and Committee: The Lake of the Ozarks has already established a host board and committee as required by the federation board. The board and committee consists of Fire Chiefs from the entire Lake area, Camden County and Miller County Sheriff’s Office, Osage Beach, and Camdenton Police Chiefs, EMS personnel, MO Department of Corrections, MO Highway Patrol, President/CEO of Special Olympics MO, Tri-County Lodging Association Staff and Lake of the Ozarks CVB staff. The board and committee have been meeting on a regular basis preparing for the games.
2018 & 2020 Can Am Police and Fire Games Planning Committee
Police Chief Davis
fire chief Dorhauer
Sheriff Tony R. Helms
Fire Chief Dennis Reilly
Director of Sports
Osage Beach Fire Protection Dist.
Osage Beach Police Department
Tri-County Lodging Association
Camden County Sheriff's Office
Emergency Preparedness Resource
Special Olympics MO
Sunrise Beach Fire Protection Dist.
Lake Ozark Fire District
Osage Beach 911
Camden County 911
Lake Regional Health Systems
Mid-County Fire Protection Dist.
Gravois Fire Protection District
Camdenton Police Department
MO Department of Corrections
Miller County Sheriff's Dept.
Jefferson City Corrections
MO State Highway Patrol
Lake of the Ozarks CVB
Tan-Tar-A Resort (Host Hotel)
City of Camdenton