August 12 : Top 5 things to do today

By Kirsten Neil

Noooo, say it ain’t so, Joe! This is our last Top 5 list of the Games. We’ve seen triumph and we’ve seen heartbreak, and we’ve also seen a province come alive each day with both locals and visitors alike. It’s been an amazing two weeks and it’s all coming to a close. Booo! But before we hug it out at the Closing Ceremony, here are the ABCs on how we can make the most of our last moments together...

A is for Alberta

Seriously, every night at Festival has been special. Each province and territory showcased a bit of their best in arts and culture and we couldn’t get enough of it. Alberta takes the last night and is doing it up right with Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Brett Kissel. Then we’ll end our time at The Forks with a big bang of fireworks.

B is for ball sports

Photo: Darryl Gershman

Photo: Paul Reimer

Volleyball, Soccer and Softball are all finishing up this weekend and there’s nothing like watching a team work together to pull in a medal. The Volleyball is at Investors Group Athletic Centre, the Soccer is at Ralph Cantafio and the Softball is at John Blumberg. Get your tickets. 

C is for criterium. What is criterium???

Photo: Richard Ray

Criterium is a bike race that consists of several laps around a closed circuit. The riders complete multiple laps, which will make for a spectacular, crowd-loving time at Red River Exhibition Park. The women go at 4:00 p.m. and the men keep it rolling at 6:00 p.m. 

D is for distance

Photo: Richard Ray

Open Water Swimming is no joke. It’s 5,000m of intensity and it’s all going down at Pan Am Pool. The men race at 9:00 a.m. and the women take over at 10:15 a.m.

E is for everything else!

Photo: Karl Mendoza

Photo: Damian Frazee

From Mr. Circus and Agility Dogs at Festival, to Tennis and Golf going for gold, to the Closing Ceremony of one epic Canada Games, your weekend is looking HOT. 

Thanks for following along with us every day and for making this the HOTTEST SUMMER IN HALF A CENTURY!

What to stream

Can’t make it out to an event today? Don’t miss a second of the action on the live streams:

  1. SOCCER | 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM (BRONZE), 7:00 PM (GOLD)
  2. CRITERIUM | 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM
  3. SOFTBALL | SAT: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM | SUN: 9:38 AM (GOLD)
  4. VOLLEYBALL (MEN’S) | 2:30 PM, 7:30 PM (GOLD)
  5. VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S) | 12:00 PM, 5:00 PM (GOLD)