• 2019 Canada Games Alumni Q&A: Brooklyn McDougall

    2019 Canada Games Alumni Q&A: Brooklyn McDougall

    Tuesday, 17th September 2019

    Despite the frigid air, NextGen athlete Brooklyn McDougall of Team Alberta was on fire in the long track speed skating events at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. As a 2015 Games alumna, McDougall came into the competition with specific goals and a relaxed approach. ''I kept it simple and skated no different than any other competition.... Read More

  • Delivering a Life-Shaping Games Experience

    Delivering a Life-Shaping Games Experience

    Monday, 16th September 2019

    (Red Deer, Alberta) - From February 15 until March 2, 2019, over 3,600 participants, 4,600 volunteers and 26,000 visitors enjoyed 19 sports and 10 nights of cultural entertainment as part of Canada’s largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth-the 2019 Canada Winter Games. And today, the 2019 Games shared successes and reflections of the... Read More

  • New federal investment in 2021 Canada Games sport facilities

    New federal investment in 2021 Canada Games sport facilities

    Thursday, 5th September 2019

    Welland, Ontario, September 5, 2019— Investing in recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in sports and recreation facilities play a key role in supporting dynamic communities, while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.

    The... Read More

  • Opening Ceremony

    Dan Wilcock Announced as Canada Games Council President and CEO

    (August 28, 2019) Ottawa – Evan Johnston, Canada Games Council (CGC) Chairman, has announced that Dan Wilcock will become the organization’s next President and CEO, leading the Games in the next phase of its business evolution.

    “The Canada Games is one of Canada’s top sports properties where many of the next generation of Canadian star... Read More

  • Canada Games Council Announces 2019 Roland Michener Award Winners

    Canada Games Council Announces 2019 Roland Michener Award Winners

    Monday, 3rd June 2019

    (June 3, 2019) Ottawa, ON – The Canada Games Council (CGC) has announced that Team Manitoba athlete Tyson Langelaar and Team Ontario athlete Claudia Heeney have been named the two recipients of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Roland Michener Award.

    The Roland Michener Award is presented after each installment of the Canada Games to a young... Read More

  • Canada Games Council Announces Sport Program Updates

    Canada Games Council Announces Sport Program Updates

    Monday, 6th May 2019

    The Canada Games Council (CGC) has recently announced updates to both sport programs for the upcoming 2023 and 2025 Canada Games.

    2023 Canada Winter Games

    The CGC has added both Fencing and Table Tennis to the 2023 Canada Winter Games sport program. 

    As a result of Artistic Swimming moving from the 2023 Canada Winter Games... Read More

  • Canada’s national summer sport added as a pilot project

    Lacrosse returns to Canada Games in 2021

    Thursday, 11th April 2019

    St. Catharines, Ontario – The Canada Games Council (CGC) welcomed news that the Government of Canada will provide up to $1.7 million in funding to include the sport of Men’s and Women’s Box Lacrosse on a pilot project basis at the 2021 Canada Summer Games in the Niagara Region, marking the sport’s first appearance since 1985. The... Read More

  • Canada Games Says Thank You Red Deer!

    Canada Games Says Thank You Red Deer!

    Saturday, 2nd March 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    The Canada Games Flame was extinguished Saturday night in Red Deer in a dramatic and energetic Closing Ceremony, but the glow of one of the best Games ever is still shining over Red Deer.

    For two weeks, more than 3,600 athletes, coaches and support staff have brought Central Alberta alive with... Read More

  • Straight-Shooting Islander Finds Silver-Tipped Arrow

    Straight-Shooting Islander Finds Silver-Tipped Arrow

    Saturday, 2nd March 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    If Hollywood is looking to cast a new Catniss Everdeen in a Hunger Games remake, they might want to call on Kirsten Arsenault.

    The P.E.I. teen sings, plays piano and ukulele and dabbles in drama club. Combine that with her ability to shoot an arrow truer than a laser light and you can see how... Read More

  • Finding Light in the Darkness

    Finding Light in the Darkness

    Friday, 1st March 2019

    By HipCheck Media

    After competing in the 2018 Canadian Boxing Championships in Edmonton, a major step in his preparation for the 2019 Canada Games, 17-year-old Zach Levesque thanked his coaches and said goodbye to his New Brunswick teammates. After hugs, smiles, fist pumps and a chorus of “See ya soons,” Zach flew back to his home on... Read More

  • Badminton Bonds Athletes From Across Nunavut

    Badminton Bonds Athletes From Across Nunavut

    Friday, 1st March 2019

    By Chris Welner
    HipCheck Media

    They come from a land of ice and snow, so when it’s time for sport, Team Nunavut heads indoors to the badminton court.

    Nine young indigenous athletes make up the Nunavut badminton team, from communities thousands of kilometres apart. Now 10,000 kilometres of travel away from home, they have come... Read More

  • Nova Scotia Snowboarder Driven to Succeed at Canada Games

    Nova Scotia Snowboarder Driven to Succeed at Canada Games

    Thursday, 28th February 2019

    By Chris Welner

    HipCheck Media

    Nova Scotia snowboard cross racer Liam Gamble was driven to compete at the Canada Games — literally.

    Gamble, 19, of Darmouth, N.S., suffered a spontaneous collapse of his left lung less than two weeks before he was due to race at the Canada Games. Doctors told him he would not be able to fly... Read More

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