At the Canada Games Council, we’re proud of the role the Canada Games play in long term athlete development, sparking greatness along the high performance pathway and fuelling success on the world stage. Here’s just a sample of recent alumni activity:
After nearly a decade representing his country, Phil Scrubb (2009) helped Canada bring home an historic medal from the FIBA World Cup in the Philippines (and qualify for the 2024 Olympics!) - beating the USA to win bronze and claim the senior men’s national team’s first ever medal at the tournament.
In Spain, at the World Triathlon Para Championships, Stefan Daniel (2013) claimed a silver medal in the men’s PTS5 classification, while Tyler Mislawchuk (2013) cracked the top 10 at the World Triathlon Championship.
A dozen former Canada Games wrestlers competed for Team Canada at the World Championships in Serbia, led by Justina Di Stasio (2009), Madi Parks (2009), and Tejvir Boal (2017).
Jill Moffatt (2013) and Avalon Wasteneys (2017) led several Canada Games Alumni at the World Rowing Championships in Serbia, qualifying their respective boats for Team Canada at the upcoming Paris Olympics.
Artistic swimmer Jacqueline Simoneau (2011) and wheelchair racer Austin Smeenk (2013) were nominated in the #AthleteVoice and the True Sport categories, respectively, at the AthletesCAN Canadian Sport Awards.
With four of the six inaugural head coaches having competed and/or coached at the Canada Games, the PWHL draft also included several Canada Games Alumni, including Montreal’s first round pick: Erin Ambrose (2011).