30-year-old gymnasium gets makeover for 2017 Canada Summer Games
30-year-old gymnasium gets makeover for 2017 Canada Summer Games
La Société hôtesse des Jeux d’été du Canada 2017 est fière de démontrer son attachement à la langue française en cette Journée internationale de la Francophonie !
Thirty years after participating, Payworks President JP Perron still relies on virtues learned from the Canada Summer Games.
It’s a long way from Winnipeg to the World Cup and the Olympics, but Desiree Scott made the journey.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts announced the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay route and the torchbearer selection process.
International Women's Day (today, March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. This year’s theme is Be Bold for Change.
In recognition of IWD we are sharing the story of a Manitoba field hockey pioneer who competed in the very first Canada Summer Games held in 1969.
By Dave Baxter
For Victoria Tachinski, a three-sport athlete and multiple Canadian youth record holder in athletics, an active life is a way of life and part of her preparations for the 2017 Canada Summer Games
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts today welcomed local agriculture and power sports dealer Enns Brothers Ltd. as the Official Equipment Supplier.
All ticket packages, individual sport passes, medal competition, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies tickets for the 2017 Canada Summer Games are now on sale through Ticketmaster.
“It is an honour to host a sporting event that celebrates the country’s youth, diversity and multiculturalism,” said Mariette Mulaire, Co-Chair of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society. “We invite everyone to join us for The Hottest Summer in Half a Century by purchasing their tickets for what will be a once in a lifetime experience.”
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Though it has been nearly 50 years since Doreen Botterill originally received her Bison adorned jacket, she still remembers how honoured she felt on that day back in 1967.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts are celebrating 50 years of the Canada Games, a bi-annual sporting and cultural event that has united Canadians and left a legacy of sport facilities, community pride and exceptional athletes.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games is seeking volunteer performers with a background in dance and movement of all levels.
Two friendly faces who share a love of sport and community and most importantly, each other, will be welcoming athletes and coaches to Winnipeg this summer.
Anyone who’s watched a live sporting event can agree on the thrill and magic that fills a stadium when the team walks onto the field. Now multiply that feeling by 2000, the number of athletes that will participate in the 2017 Canada Summer Games being held in Winnipeg, Manitoba. For some of these athletes, they have reached the pinnacle of their sporting career. That in itself is a huge achievement. For others, the Games are a stepping stone to world championships and being able to compete in the Games brings those championships just that little bit closer.
The 2017 Canada Games is recruiting a team of 6,000 amazing volunteers and we need you!
This summer, Winnipeg will host the country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes, featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival. It’s going to be the hottest summer in half a century, but how long must we wait until the sun comes out?
Margaux Miller has never competed in a Canada Games, but she knows exactly how much dedication it takes for an athlete to perform at such a high level.
Save up to $50 when you buy your tickets for the 2017 Canada Summer Games before February 28, 2017!
Physical activity makes kids healthier and happier, yet it’s estimated that only nine per cent of Canadian kids aged five to 17 get the recommended minimum of 60 minutes of physical activity per day.
It’s officially 2017 – the year Winnipeg will host the Hottest Summer in Half a Century! As the countdown continues, we look forward to the many exciting announcements and events that will get us ready for the 2017 Canada Summer Games
It’s been a busy year for the 2017 Canada Summer Games staff and volunteers. As we look forward to 2017 and prepare to host The Hottest Summer in Half a Century, we look back and remember in 2016 we:
By Lauren Parsons
Playing in Canada’s largest multi-sport event helped NHLer take pride in something bigger than himself
The Canada Games are turning 50 this year so they created a free program to inspire dreams and build champions in playgrounds and classrooms across Canada. In order to participate in sports, develop confidence and do well in school, kids need fundamental movement skills, and teachers are the coaches who can help them get to greatness!
Getting gifts for the holidays? Warm up to the season with tickets for and official Games Gear from The Hottest Summer in Half a Century.
By L. Nadine De Lisle
Boxing and the Canada Games changed his life says MP Dan Vandal
In the living room of the St. Boniface home he shared with seven siblings, young Danny sits transfixed.
We’re recruiting a team of 6,000 amazing volunteers! Will you be one of them? Sign up to volunteer on or before December 15, 2016 and your name will be entered in a draw to win a pair of Winnipeg Jets tickets! Already signed up? Log in to your account to ensure your profile is complete to have your name entered into the draw.
Tickets to the largest multi-sport and cultural event in the country will go on sale tomorrow, Friday, November 18 at 10AM through Ticketmaster. This is the first opportunity to secure tickets to see Canada’s best young athletes compete and be a part of the opening and closing ceremonies in Winnipeg next summer.
Volunteering for major events is nothing new for Sachit Mehra, so when the opportunity to be a volunteer spokesperson for the 2017 Canada Summer Games presented itself, the decision was easy.
No matter what level an athlete competes at, they know hard work and the support of family, friends and the community is an integral part of their success.
The same can be said for any city hosting a major event because it takes the dedication of volunteers working tirelessly to ensure the event is successful.
Desiree Scott highlighted her Canada Games experience, shared fond memories and showed off her soccer skills at a reception held this morning to announce three new sponsors of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
“My fondest memories of the Canada Games are meeting people from across the country who were as passionate as I was, hanging out in the athlete village and being a part of the ceremonies. I can’t wait for Winnipeg to host in 2017 and I am excited for the athletes and the memories they’ll create and take home with them,” said Scott, an alumna of the 2005 Canada Summer Games.
After spending years volunteering in support of her kids’ numerous activities, 2017 Canada Summer Games spokesperson Michelle Pereira decided it was time to do something a little different.
It’s not often that an event like the 2017 Canada Summer Games comes to Winnipeg, and to make it successful organizers will need to rely on a number of volunteers to step forward.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society is pleased to announce several new sponsors, including Official Sponsor Manitoba Hydro. The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay will journey through Manitoba in Summer 2017, making a number of stops at local community celebrations.
As a former Canada Games participant, Alyssa Reid knows first hand how important volunteers are to an event of this size.
Reid, one of the 10 volunteer spokespeople helping to recruit volunteers for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, represented Team Manitoba in Short Track Speed Skating at the 1995 Canada Winter Games in Grand Prairie, Alberta.
In just under a year, over 4,000 athletes will arrive in Winnipeg and its surrounding areas for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, and they’ll be met by a team of volunteers to help them on their quest for gold.
It will take the work of approximately 6,000 volunteers to help run the games. Volunteer sign up officially began on September 6, but a few individuals have already been giving their time to the event.
Birds Hill Provincial Park is the official venue for the cycling, triathlon and open water swimming competitions at next year’s 2017 Canada Summer Games. The Park is located just a short drive from Winnipeg.
With approximately 30km of walking trails and over 7km of paved bicycle trails, it is no surprise that hiking and cycling are two of the most popular activities on visitors’ to-do lists. Visitors can also spend their day swimming in the man-made lake or enjoying the warm Manitoban sunshine on the beach’s sandy shore.
The Gimli Yacht Club is the official venue for the 2017 Canada Summer Games sailing competitions. The club sits right in the heart of Gimli on 1 Avenue overlooking Lake Winnipeg. In front of the club is the marina and Gimli Seawall Gallery - a long stretch of concrete wall coloured with 72 different mural paintings. Inside the club are spaces to host community gatherings as well as a separate space for sailing school.
The Hottest Summer in Half a Century is coming to Winnipeg in 2017, but before the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games kicks off, a team of volunteers is being assembled to ensure everything is in order.
Today, the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society announced a major legacy project at Fort WhyteAlive. Bison Butte Mountain Bike Course will be the first mountain bike venue to meet national standards in central Canada.
Winnipeg's 640-acre wild oasis features five lakes, seven kilometres of self-guiding forest trails, and natural adventure for everyone! Canoe and rowboat rentals are available for paddling and fishing for pike, walleye and trout on FortWhyte's scenic lakes. FortWhyte Alive is home to an abundance of wildlife including waterfowl, whitetail deer, and muskrats.
Katie is a Sprint Canoe/Kayak athlete from Mississauga, Ontario. She is 20 years old and currently studying Kinesiology at Dalhousie University and a member of the Canadian Canoe/Kayak Team.
Today the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society announced a major legacy project at the Cindy Klassen Recreation Complex. The newly created Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Centre will be the official beach volleyball venue for the 2017 Games.
Last night at The Forks more than 2,000 people came to be a part of the official Countdown to the Games: One Year To Go celebration. One year from today, Winnipeg will be buzzing as 4,000 athletes and coaches and 20,000 visitors begin their first day at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
Ace Burpee kept the energy up as the evening’s host, with DJ Mama Cutsworth mixed her music to open the celebration before Leonard Sumner, Kelly Bado, and JP Hoe took turns performing on stage.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Countdown to the Games: One Year To Go event is just a week away and we have some of Manitoba’s most talented artists performing live to kick off the countdown to THE HOTTEST SUMMER IN HALF A CENTURY!
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Countdown to the Games: One Year To Go is the official countdown celebration, and will take place at The Forks Market Plaza from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday, July 28. Did we mention it’s free?
What’s one of our favourite things about summer in Manitoba? The festivals of course! Drop by the Travel Manitoba Visitor Information Centre at The Forks from July 8 to 12 as they showcase some of the best festivals in July.
With Canada’s 149th birthday just around the corner, it’s time for Manitoba to gather and celebrate!
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society is pleased to announce several sponsors, including Signature Sponsor, Investors Group. Today’s announcement brings the 2017 Games’ total of confirmed sponsorship to in excess of 75 percent of the overall goal of $8.7 million.
Both a competitive and chill person, Kieran is always striving for mastery in whatever he attempts to do. An alumnus of the 2009 Canada Summer Games and gold medalist in the 110m hurdles at Canadian Junior Nationals, Kieran currently works at SkipTheDishes, working to make sure restaurants can get more extra orders with marketing materials and a great web presence.
Entertainment lineup and sponsorship announcement for the 2017 Canada Summer Games One Year To Go event
Great-West Life, The Winnipeg Foundation, and Quick Transfer announce support for the 2017 Games
Over the month of May, students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 from across Manitoba and Kenora, Ontario submitted some great names for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Mascot as part of the Mascot Naming Challenge. A committee of Host Society staff and volunteers narrowed it down to three finalists, and over 1,000 people from across the world voted for their favourite to determine the winner.
The winning name was submitted by Grade 3 student Taylor Schepp, from Winnipeg, MB
WINNIPEG (June 9, 2016) – Niibin (NEE-BIN) has been chosen as the name of the 2017 Canada Summer Games’ mascot. Niibin is a magical creature, created by the summer heat who loves to dance, play sports, and head off on adventures. The name Niibin was submitted by Grade 3 student Taylor Schepp from St. Emile Cathloic School in Winnipeg.
Last week Chefs de Mission and Assistant Chefs de Mission from across the country gathered in Winnipeg for the M1 conference. Over the course of the week they toured sport and medical venues, athletes’ villages, and got to experience uniquely Winnipeg landmarks and delicacies (including Jeanne’s cake, of course!)
Get to know a little bit more about what some of the provincial and territorial team leaders love about the Canada Games and what they are most looking forward to in 2017.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games will celebrate the Games' 50th anniversary by bringing Canadians together and celebrating the thousands of athletes, coaches, officials, and volunteers who’ve been a part of the previous 25 editions.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, we’ve reached out to Games alumni to share their experiences.
The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society is pleased to announce several sponsors, including Premier Sponsor, James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Affiliated Companies.
2017 Canada Summer Games t-shirts, hoodies, polos, and shorts are now available in-store and online.
Shelby Newkirk has been swimming for four years and has fallen in love with the sport, coaching a junior para swimming team while going to school full time and competing at the national/international level, most recently competed at Can-Am Championships in Bismarck ND, where Newkirk took home Gold in the 50m Backstroke.
Camryn Roadley calls herself an introverted person, but her titles show her confidence when it comes to golf.
Hailing from Coquitlam, BC, Nikki Cornwall plays volleyball for the Trinity Western University Spartans. She was the starting setter when they won their first CanWest and CIS National Championship last year in 2015, and was also named MVP of the tournament.
Born and raised in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Brittany is the first para athlete to race in the able-bodied relay at the Canada Games in 2015.
Janet McMahon has worked in sport for the past 25 years. Most recently the Director of Sport at Sport Manitoba, she was also the Sport Operations Manager for the 1999 Pan Am Games, Team Manitoba’s Chef de Mission in 1997 and 1995, and she participated in her first Canada Games as mission staff for the 1987 Games in Saskatoon. “Sport is an even bigger part of my life than even I realize sometimes.”
Laurence Vincent-Lapointe is a Canadian sprint canoer from Trois-Rivières, Quebec. She has won gold in the C-1 200 m event at the 2011, 2013, and 2015 ICF Canoe Sprint World Championships.
On March 8, 2016 for International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating all women – especially our women in sport! The number of women and girls participating in physical activity, recreational sports and elite competitions has increased rapidly over the last few decades. Considering there were no women who participated in the first Olympic Games in 1896 – women have come a long way! Following the Year of Sport in Canada in 2015, we can recognize the achievements of women who dominated as athletes, coaches, and sport leaders.
I'm a professional volleyball player, now living in The Netherlands. I also play for Team Canada's indoor volleyball team. Recently, I came out as the first active openly gay male national athlete from Canada.
Manitobans will be seeing and hearing a lot more about the 2017 Canada Summer Games as of this week.
We can’t help but get caught up in the joie de vivre that builds in Winnipeg in February. Our French Quarter booms with the sound of fiddles, spoons, and “hého”!
Meet the Co-chairs of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society: Mariette Mulaire and Hubert Mesman.
#TBT to 50 years of the Canada Games. The Canada Games were first held in 1967 in Quebec City as part of our country’s Centennial celebrations. These Games paved the way to what is now Canada's largest multi-sport competition for young athletes. Check out the evolution of styles sported by our athletes in this collection of photos from 1971 - 2001.
This week, we installed temporary overlays on all ten Welcome to Winnipeg signs to extend a warm welcome to our city’s visitors.
The signs show the dates of the 2017 Canada Summer Games that will take place in Winnipeg from July 28, 2017 – August 13, 2017. Check out the new signs on your commute. They’re installed at each of our city’s entrance points:
In 2017, Winnipeg will host the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and we’ll feature Games alumni to celebrate. The Canada Games bring together this country’s most outstanding young athletes. Whether you participated as a coach, athlete, or an official in any edition of the Games, we want to hear your story, so you can be a part of ours.
Barry Moroz and Marcie Halls-Stronciski are stepping into new roles this year as Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission for Team Manitoba.
Lending a helping hand: Winnipeg Harvest
This season, the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society partnered with Winnipeg Harvest to collect nonperishable food items for Manitoba’s social agencies.
Our team rallied through the month and collected over 110lbs pounds of food – way to go team!
You may have to wait to experience the excitement of the hottest summer in half a century, but you don't have to wait to rep official 2017 Canada Summer Games merchandise!
NEW additions to the online store include mugs and a gourmet tea infuser.
We sat down with Jeff Hnatiuk to find out more about his goals and dreams for these Games, his plans for the next few months, and the things he’s most looking forward to in 2017.
Susan Auch helped put Canada on the map as a powerhouse in speed skating, representing Canada at the 1988, 1992, 1994, and 1998 Olympics. Auch won bronze as part of the 3000m relay team at the 1988 Olympics in Calgary, and individual silver medals in the 500m at both the 1994 Olympics in Lillehammer and 1998 Olympics in Nagano. Now a member of the board of Speed Skating Canada, Auch continues to make a lasting impact both in sport and in the community.
Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries will be the 2017 Canada Summer Games' biggest sponsor
It’s been 17 years since the last upgrade to the track at University Stadium at the University of Manitoba...
July 28, 2015, marked the two-year-out date for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. To celebrate, we welcomed the community to a media conference and launch event...
Rhiannon Leier Blacher has been making waves for a long time. Representing Canada from 2000 to 2004 as part of the Canadian National Swim Team, she competed at the 2000 and 2004 Olympics.
For many Manitobans, excellent training opportunities will soon be more accessible than ever before.