Flag Relay, Lethbridge


910 4 Ave S,
Lethbridge, AB T1J 0P6


Friday, March 17, 2017 - 11:30 to Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:30

Event Type

Flag Relay Celebration


The Canada Games flag will arrive in Lethbridge on March 17th as part of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, Canada’s largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth. The Canada Games 2017 are being held this summer in Winnipeg, from July 28 - August 13th. 

Canada Games Flag Raising at City Hall – 910 4th Ave South – Friday March 17th

11:00am – Lethbridge Sport Council’s Susan Eymann
11:05am – City of Lethbridge Mayor Chris Spearman
11:10am – Canada Games 2005 Alumni Athlete 
11:15am – The raising of the flag 

As a Canada 150 Signature project, a unique 50th anniversary Canada Games flag is travelling across Canada celebrating each of the past Host Communities. The 2017 Canada Games Flag Relay officially launched on February 11th in Quebec City, host of the very first Canada Games back in 1967. As the host of the 1975 Winter Games, the Lethbridge leg of the relay will be held from March 16-24th. Its ultimate destination will be the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on July 28th. 

In addition to the flag raising ceremony, attendees and all visitors to City Hall are encouraged to check out the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Traveling Exhibit, which will be on display in the foyer of City Hall from March 16th until March 22nd.

There will be Canada Games shirts, scarves, pins and flags to be given away.

For more information about when the Canada Games were held in our city, visit: canadagames.ca/host-societies 

To find out where the flag will travel next, visit: canadagames.ca/events-calendar