The Canada Senior Games come to Portage next week, but planning for it began about two years ago.
Games Committee Co-chair Charlie Clifford says they're ready to go.
He has high praise for the business community's support over the last 24 months, through donations and signs welcoming the over 1400 people coming to the Games.
Clifford's confident the Senior Games will raise Portage's profile as a host site for similar events. He thinks it will also serve as a model for other centres interested in hosting major events.