Flashing back to 50 years of the Canada Games

#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.

1971 - Saskatoon, SK

1971 Canada Winter Games in Saskatoon

1973 - New Westminster-Burnaby, BC

Canada Games Throwback

1975 -  Lethbridge, AB

Canada Games Throwback

1977 - St John's, NL

Canada Games Throwback

1981 - Thunder Bay, ON

Canada Games Throwback

1983 - Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean, QC

Canada Games Throwback

1985 - Saint John, NB

Canada Games Throwback

1987 - Cape Breton, NS

Canada Games Throwback

1989 - Saskatoon, SK

Canada Games Throwback

1991 - Charlottetown, PEI

Canada Games Throwback

1993 - Kamloops, BC

Canada Games Throwback

1995 - Grande Prairie, AB

Canada Games Throwback

1999 - Corner Brook, NL

Canada Games Throwback

2001 - London, ON

Canada Games Throwback

The 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg will celebrate the Games’ 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday by bringing Canadians together, celebrating the exceptional athletes who have competed at the previous 25 editions, while also investing in the future of sport and the next generation of Canadian champions, both on and off the field of play. 

Featuring 16 sports and over 250 events, 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.

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