Groundhog Day – Did Niibin See His Shadow?

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?

Not long!

This Groundhog Day, Niibin emerged from his home in Manitoba’s Spirit Sands desert with no shadow! This means spring will come early, and we’ll be experiencing the Hottest Summer in Half a Century in no time!

As the 2017 Canada Summer Games mascot, Niibin’s favourite season is summer. He finds fun in the simplest activities, like playing hide-and-seek with lizards, peek-a-boo with prairie dogs, and sneaking up on white tailed deer. He loves to dance, play sports, and head off on adventures.

Niibin is about to go on his greatest adventure yet. Feeling the intensity building in the heart of the country, Niibin is heading to Winnipeg to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games.

Athletes from across the country are preparing to come together for the hottest summer in half a century. They will run, row, jump, throw, pedal, kick, and swim to bring the Canada Games flag back to their home province, and Niibin will be there to cheer them on.

Along with cheering on the country’s highest-competing young athletes, one of Niibin’s favourite things to do is meet fellow Manitobans to celebrate culture and sport together. Do you want Niibin to come to your event? Click here to find out more.