• History of the Games - How the Games Began

    History of the Games - How the Games Began

    Saturday, 16th June 2018

    The 2019 Canada Winter Games is the 27th edition of the event, so how did we get here?

    The first Canada Games were held from February 11 to February 19, 1967, in Quebec City.

    The idea of a national games was first suggested back in 1924, but was not received with enough support at that time. The idea resurfaced in 1962 and the... Read More

  • Happy Birthday Waskasoo!

    Happy Birthday Waskasoo!

    Tuesday, 29th May 2018

    Missed Waskasoo’s birthday party last week? We can catch you up.

    On Friday, May 25, Waskasoo celebrated his 17th Birthday at the first Food Truck Friday of... Read More

  • Celebrate Waskasoo's 17th birthday

    Celebrate Waskasoo's 17th birthday

    Thursday, 24th May 2018

    Did you hear? Waskasoo is turning 17 on Friday, May 23! And we have a new colouring sheet to help you wish Waskasoo a happy birthday! Print off and colour this in to help wish Waskasoo a happy 17th birthday.

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  • Why nominate a torchbearer?

    Why nominate a torchbearer?

    Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

    Starting in fall 2018, the Roly McLenahan Canada Games Torch embarks on the first-ever nationwide MNP Canada Games Torch Relay. In addition to 22 community stops, we are hosting torch relay stops in 26 communities and we are looking for torchbearers to represent their city or town in this cross-country celebration.

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  • 2019 Games team cleans up Coronation Park

    2019 Games team cleans up Coronation Park

    Tuesday, 1st May 2018

    Staff from the 2019 Canada Winter Games took some time out of their Friday afternoon to help clean up the city of Red Deer.

    On April 27, we hit Coronation Park to participate in the annual Green Deer Challenge, hosted by the City of Red Deer, filling up the bed of a truck with garbage found in the park.

    Sustainability is one of... Read More

  • A night to remember at the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off

    A night to remember at the Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off

    Thursday, 26th April 2018

    The 2018 Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off has come and gone but its impact will be felt for generations.

    On April 14, over 800 central Albertans came together to raise money with a night of dancing. And what a night it was, this year’s Sheraton Celebrity Dance Off raised over $420,000, with proceeds from this year’s event going to the Canada... Read More

  • Volunteer profile: Valentine Skeels, Official Languages committee

    Volunteer profile: Valentine Skeels, Official Languages committee

    Saturday, 21st April 2018

    Meet Valentine!

    The Canada Games are a time for the nation to come together and this means central Alberta has the opportunity to present an event in both of Canada’s official languages: English and French. Valentine Skeels is on the 2019 Games Official Languages committee and helps to ensure we deliver a bilingual Games experience.... Read More

  • Volunteer profile: Brittany Stelmack and Kathy Saunders, Volunteer Ambassadors
  • Volunteer profile: Dave Darbel, Technology Chair

    Volunteer profile: Dave Darbel, Technology Chair

    Thursday, 19th April 2018

    Meet Dave!

    Dave Darbel is the Technology Chair with the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

    An event of this size and scope requires all kinds of television, computers, radios, timing equipment and more. As Technology Chair, Dave helps create plans and train other volunteers to execute during Games time.

    Dave has been involved with... Read More

  • Volunteer profile: Mary Medinsky, Spectator Experience chair

    Volunteer profile: Mary Medinsky, Spectator Experience chair

    Wednesday, 18th April 2018

    Meet Mary!

    The nation’s best young athletes will come to Red Deer in February 2019, competing to bring a medal home to their province or territory. Thousands of Canadians will be there in the stands cheering them on. As Spectator Experience Chair, Mary Medinsky is helping make the fans experience one to remember. This area is working to... Read More

  • Volunteer profile: Autumn Dyck, Food Services co-chair

    Volunteer profile: Autumn Dyck, Food Services co-chair

    Tuesday, 17th April 2018

    Meet Autumn!

    Autumn Dyck is the co-chair for the Food Services Committee with the 2019 Canada Winter Games, and she wants you to be involved too.

    Autumn has called central Alberta home for over 20 years and has a variety of volunteer experiences, including being involved with the 2010 Vancouver Olympics Torch Relay and the Central... Read More

  • Recognizing the heart and commitment of our volunteers

    Recognizing the heart and commitment of our volunteers

    Monday, 16th April 2018

    This coming week we celebrate National Volunteer Week. I have honestly been looking forward to this week. In fact, I am pretty sure the 2019 Games staff are tired of me asking what the plans are!

    Why the excitement? Because this is my moment to say I truly think that volunteers are the backbone of this country and they give something... Read More

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