Québec - The City of Québec has announced the appointment of the chair and members of the Board of Directors of the Canada Games Host Society, which will be held in the winter of 2027 in the provincial capital.
Denis Servais, president of the Corporation de gestion du Centre de glaces Intact Assurance de Québec and president of Sport'Aide, is the new chair. He is joined on the Board by the following members:
- Lynn Blouin: Member of the Canada Games Council Board of Directors, Manager of Promotion, Hospitality, Business and Sport Tourism for Destination Sherbrooke, and Deputy Executive Director of the 2013 Canada Games
- Marie-Ève Côté: CEO, Jeune Chambre de commerce de Québec
- Marc Durand: journalist and sports producer
- Olivier Gill Sioui: Manager of Business Development and Operations for the Native Commercial Credit Corporation
- Anne-Marie Lefrançois: Engineer and former Canadian alpine skier who competed at the 1995 Canada Winter Games and the 2002 Olympic Winter Games
- Chantal Marchand: Assistant Deputy Minister of Education (Quebec)
- Marie-France Loiseau: Deputy Director of Citizens and Urban Vitality (City of Québec)
- Cindy Ouellet: Engineer and Canadian wheelchair basketball player who competed at the 2005 and 2007 Canada Games and multiple Paralympic Games
- Christian Robitaille: President of Culture Capitale-Nationale et Chaudière-Appalaches, and Joint CEO and Executive Director of FLIP Fabrique
- Annie Talbot: Secretary and CEO of the National Battlefields Commission
- Pierre Tremblay: President, JD Group
- France Vigneault: former Director of sport, recreation and physical activity (Quebec) and former Head of the Québec Mission to the Canada Games who competed at the 1979 Canada Games in volleyball
Together, these individuals are the first members of the Host Society, a nonprofit organization whose role is to plan, organize, and host the 2027 Canada Games.
"Starting today, Québec will feel the mounting excitement of the Canada Games," said Jean-François Gosselin, Executive Committee member with responsibility for the Canada Games. "The members of the Host Society Board of Directors are already hard at work, and Ville de Québec has every confidence in their ability to organize this one-of-a-kind Canadian sports event. Speaking personally, I can’t wait to see the first steps take shape."
Preparations are well underway
Ville de Québec has also confirmed that the plan for hosting the 2027 Games is progressing well. The municipality submitted its duly completed plan to the Canada Games Council on September 1. Now that the hosting plan has been delivered and the Host Society has taken the lead in organizing the Games, the challenge has officially begun!
2027 Canada Games
Québec is set to host the 31st Canada Winter Games in 2027, marking a return to the birthplace of the Games 60 years after the inaugural event.
The Canada Games are the largest amateur multisport competition in the country, bringing together thousands of remarkable able-bodied athletes and athletes with disabilities every two years, alternating between summer and winter.