The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games took place in Ontario’s Niagara Region to celebrate Canada’s top young athletes and Niagara’s art and culture. Niagara also committed to honouring their Indigenous communities, while showcasing the region’s heritage and innovation throughout its history. The Canada Summer Games welcomed our nation’s next generation of national, international, and Olympic and Paralympic champions as the best young developing athletes from across the nation assembled to compete in Canada’s largest multi-sport and cultural event.
Over 5,000 participants, 4,000 volunteers and countless visitors enjoyed 18 sports and over 250 events, including a pair of festivals in Niagara Place and the 13 For 13 Cultural Festival. The Games marked just the third occasion in the event’s 55-year history that they were held in the province of Ontario and the first time in 21 years.
The Niagara 2022 Canada Games continues on its legacy journey by winning the Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award and the Sport Event Legacy of the Year Award presented by Sport Tourism Canada.
The 28th edition of the Canada Games was highlighted by many incredible stories that will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come. They included 16-year-old pitcher Jaida Lee from Newfoundland and Labrador breaking barriers by becoming the first female athlete to play in the male baseball competition at a Canada Games, Eekeeluak Avalak earning the first-ever gold medal in Canada Games history for Nunavut, and Ottawa swimmer Julie Brousseau matching a record by winning 11 medals in a single Canada Games.