Unity Through Sport - the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games
2017 is a big year for the Canada Games: we’re turning 50 and celebrating with the rest of Canada for its 150 year! To celebrate, we’ve got a line up of events and a school-based Activity Challenge to unify the nation through sport and physical activity in 2017.
2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg
Featuring 16 sports and over 250 events, and combined with a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Summer Games will bring together exceptional athletes and artists from coast to coast to coast to celebrate these major milestones in a truly unique fashion. Visitors from across the country will be invited to share in the celebration of our shared culture and heritage while cheering on this country’s finest young athletes as they vie for a place on the podium.
50th Anniversary Flag Relay and Community Celebrations
With the Canada Games Flag Relay and 50th Anniversary Past Host Community Celebrations, we’ll partner with past Host Societies to spread the spirit of the Games throughout the nation! The Flag Relay will kick off in Quebec the week of February 11, 2017, and will travel across Canada, with a grand finish at the Opening Ceremonies of the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on July 28, 2017. There will be 21 community celebrations in total (3 communities have been duplicate Host Communities) and countless ways for your community to celebrate in 2017!
Share the Spirit of the Games in your community:
1867 - 2017: Canada is 150 years strong
Canada’s centennial year in 1967 helped create many important legacies that have had a lasting impact on our society, including the creation of the Canada Games. The first competition, held in Québec City, brought together 1800 athletes from 10 provinces and 2 territories and paved the way for what has become Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes.
Learn more about Canada 150 celebrations and how you can get involved with the 2017 Canada Games to celebrate this major milestone in our country’s history:
Passport 2017 - your passport to all of the nation's great events in 2017
The Community Foundation of Canada’s 150 Alliance - one-time funding opportunities for Canada 150