August 7 : Top 5 things to do today

By Kirsten Neil

Bring on week two! Aren’t you just loving the Canada Games so far? The enthusiasm of the athletes, families and volunteers is absolutely infectious. Week two brings a whole new bunch of competitions to the table. With a little help from a few Canadian slang terms, here’s what should be on your agenda for today..

1. Give’r, give’r, tonight’s gonna be a thriller

Here we go, Toba, here we go!! It’s Manitoba night tonight and the only place you absolutely need to be tonight is at Festival where Ace Burpee and Daniel Roa host a night dedicated to that great place in the middle.

On the mainstage, you’ll see Fred Penner, Spitfire Kings, Faouzia, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, William Prince feat. Sierra Noble, The New Meanies, Royal Canoe, and...wait for it...Crash Test Dummies! Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm. What a way to end an epic long weekend.

2. That’s a wicked toss

The women are in the house and ready for some hard-hitting competition at Softball. Find them revving up at John Blumberg Softball Complex. Action starts at 10:00 a.m. Get your tickets here. Photo: Canada Games.

3. It’s gonna be a soaker

The pool is waiting, people. Swimming starts today and it’s going to get furiously competitive, fast. Head over to Pan Am Pool to catch all the action. Get your tickets here.  Photo: Gamal Assaad for Canada Games.

That field is gonna be kicking, eh?

Men’s footy (Soccer) takes over at Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex today. Watch Yukon take on Quebec (4:30 p.m.), B.C. take on Saskatchewan (4:30 p.m.) PEI take on Ontario (7:30 p.m.) and NWT take on Newfoundland and Labrador (7:30 p.m.). Get your tickets here. Photo: Steve Carmichael.

4. I’ll have a double-double

A double-double Volleyball match to start week two that is. The Indoor volleyball athletes have arrived and they’re going to pick up where Beach left off. Both women and men play today. Matches start at 9:00 a.m. and go all day. Get your tickets here.  Photo: Canada Games.

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 | 4:30 PM, 7:30 PM
  2. SWIMMING | 1:00 PM
  3. SOFTBALL | 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

The games are here for a good time, not a long time, so you don’t want to miss a minute! Get your tickets before it’s too late.