A letter was sent out by the organizing committee, asking businesses to post a welcome message that's visible from the street.
Games Manager Lois Dudgeon notes they've already enjoyed financial support and cooperation from the business community. She refers to the welcome messages as an added touch of Manitoba friendliness.
Dudgeon believes a visual message is important the participants see community support for the Games.
The letter's already generated response, with some organizations planning to build displays to go along with welcome messages.