Unveiling of the 2017 Canada Games Torch

The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society is pleased to announce several new sponsors, including Official Sponsor Manitoba Hydro. The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay will journey through Manitoba in Summer 2017, making a number of stops at local community celebrations.

“Manitoba Hydro is pleased to again participate in this great event,” Manitoba Hydro President and CEO Kelvin Shepherd said. “The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay lit the way twenty years ago to the 1997 Canada Summer Games held in Brandon that summer. Twenty-four communities hosted Hydro’s sponsored torch run over a three-month period, often including local events such as fairs and parades.

“It is an honour that the Canada Summer Games are returning to Manitoba in 2017.  We hope to see even more Manitobans involved in the torch relay next summer leading up to the Games in Winnipeg. The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay is an opportunity for all of us to get involved and feel the power of the Games.”

The Roly McLenahan Canada Games Torch is used to commence each Canada Games Torch Relay and must be used to ignite the official Games Flame during the Opening Ceremonies. The torch stands as an appropriate symbol for every Province and Territory coming together to compete, and for the Canada Games’ continued tradition of Inspiring Dreams and Building Champions across our country.

Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society announced Official Supporters, Exchange Income Corporation, and Pure Protein. Exchange Income Corporation is the Presenting Sponsor of softball and Pure Protein is the official protein bar sponsor and the Presenting Sponsor of indoor volleyball. 

“It is with the tremendous support of the corporate community that we will be able to provide incredible Games experiences, like the Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay for our participants and visitors,” said Hnatiuk “We are fortunate to welcome three new sponsors today to assist us in delivering an exceptional Canada Games that puts athletes first, strengthens and showcases our communities, and invites the nation to celebrate 50 years of the Canada Games.”