• The 2019 Games gives Rick the opportunity to turn his passion for sustainability into action

    The 2019 Games gives Rick the opportunity to turn his passion for sustainability into action

    Monday, 10th December 2018

    How do you host the largest event in the history of central Alberta and still be sustainable? It is a challenge that Rick Van Hemmen and the sustainability committee at the 2019 Canada Winter Games is taking head-on.

     

    When creating the roadmap for this event, the 2019 Games made sustainability a value of the organization. To the... Read More

  • With A Little Help from Our Youth

    With A Little Help from Our Youth

    Wednesday, 5th December 2018

    The 2019 Canada Winter Games are an excellent occasion to get the community involved and excited about hosting a major youth sporting event.  Shawn Moore, owner of Eco Tree, assembled a team of 50 students to create a sustainability project.

     

    Shawn’s work focuses on repurposing wood from cut down trees to give it a second life.... Read More

  • MNP Canada Games Torch Relay lights the way for 2019 Games

    MNP Canada Games Torch Relay lights the way for 2019 Games

    Saturday, 26th May 2018

    Torch relays raise the level of event anticipation whenever they are launched. The recent announcement of the MNP Canada Games Torch Relay for the 2019 Games is no exception. Not only does the torch relay raise anticipation in Red Deer and central Alberta, but for the first time the Roly McLenahan Canada Games Torch travels across the nation... Read More

  • Canada Games Celebration Plaza Reimagines downtown Red Deer

    Canada Games Celebration Plaza Reimagines downtown Red Deer

    Saturday, 24th November 2018

    The 2019 Canada Winter Games will bring more to Red Deer than just the nation’s best young athletes. In February 2019, Red Deer will also host a major arts and cultural festival in downtown Red Deer in a brand new community space: the Canada Games Celebration Plaza.

     

    The Canada Games Celebration Plaza is the result of a... Read More

  • Value of Donor Legacies

    Value of Donor Legacies

    Saturday, 3rd November 2018

    Operationalizing the 2019 Canada Winter Games requires a million puzzle pieces to be put together just in time to provide a life-shaping experience for all participants. Athletes receive housing, transportation, entertainment and venues to compete at. Spectators are entertained with sports and culture, provided the opportunity to meet new... Read More

  • Games Gear Friday is Here

    Games Gear Friday is Here

    Friday, 16th November 2018

    The 2019 Canada Winter Games less than three months away and the Host Society is encouraging all central Albertans to show their Games spirit through participation in the Games Gear Friday program! Games Gear Friday is a fun and interactive way to get involved in the Games with a chance to win great prizes!

     

    Now you must be... Read More

  • Celebrate the holidays with Waskasoo

    Celebrate the holidays with Waskasoo

    Thursday, 15th November 2018

    With the holidays just around the corner, we have a Waskasoo colouring sheet available to help get kids get excited for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

    Winter is Waskasoo’s favourite season and he wants to share magic of the season with you. Download the PDF and make Waskasoo a part of your family’s holiday plans.

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  • An “unbelievable” Canada Games experience

    An “unbelievable” Canada Games experience

    Tuesday, 13th November 2018

    Kelsie Caine credits the Canada Games for changing her perspective on being involved with sport

     

    In less than 100 days, 3,600 participants competing in 19 different descend on Red Deer for the 2019 Canada Winter Games. For the competitors, the impact of the Games goes far beyond the two weeks of competition. Just ask Canada Games... Read More

  • Sharing a Powerful Message

    Sharing a Powerful Message

    Friday, 9th November 2018

    Art has a unique the ability to convey messages and leave an impression on the admirer. As a legacy of the 2019 Games, an art piece, Unity Through Sport - 2019, has been installed on the south side of the Central Elementary School in downtown Red Deer.

     

    Brian McArthur and Dawn Detarando, co-owners of Voyager Art & Tile,... Read More

  • Spotlight On Sport: Figure skating and Curling

    Spotlight On Sport: Figure skating and Curling

    Tuesday, 23rd October 2018

    We have all lost our footing on the ice trying to attempt what some of the amazing young athletes in figure skating and curling do every day. Whether it is completing a double lutz or keeping pace with a speeding stone on a slick sheet of ice, Canada Games athletes are true stars on ice.

    Figure skating, in its current form, originated in... Read More

  • Top Three Reasons You Should Buy Tickets to the 2019 Games

    Top Three Reasons You Should Buy Tickets to the 2019 Games

    Friday, 12th October 2018

    The countdown has not only begun for the Games, but also for the special early bird pricing for tickets that ends October 15. So, why should you get tickets for the nation’s largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in the nation? See below for three great reasons.
     

    1. Early bird pricing
    Get a 10% discount on all... Read More

  • 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

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