The 2017 Summer Games are coming to Winnipeg from July 28 – August 13, 2017.
The 2017 Canada games w ill welcome 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Manitoba last played host to the Canada Summer Games in 1997, when the games were held in Brandon.
The most significant capital legacy project for the city is the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre that will feature a full range of facilities and services for the all Manitobans, from young children to elite athletes poised to own the podium. Today, a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Qualico Training Centre in Winnipeg was hosted by Sport Manitoba.
Winnipeg on the Map
In earlier events, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman said “We’re going to show the rest of Canada who we are and all of the great this this city has to offer to athletes and tourists,” Bowman said. “I can’t wait to show Winnipeg off to Canada and to welcome everyone here. We want to thank everyone who is working to host Canada here on Treaty One land in the traditional home of the Métis nation.”
More than 200 individuals across Manitoba have been selected as torchbearers. Torch relays take place from June 23 to July 28 and had a kick-off with a run through Steinbach Friday morning It was first lit at Parliament Hill earlier this month.
Following Steinbach, torch will move on to other communities over the next month, traversing 3,500 kilometres in total. Rounding out the relay schedule will be: Kenora (June 24), Morden (June 29), Gillam (July 1), Thompson (July 6), The Pas (July 10) Sagkeeng (July 14), Gimli (July 15), Brandon (July 20) and finally Winnipeg (July 26).
Morrison, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman and Winnipeg Centre member of Parliament Robert-Falcon Ouellette will be taking part on the final day of the torch relay in Winnipeg.
Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society, said more than 650 torchbearer nominations were submitted.
The University of Manitoba campus will transformed into a home away from home for the teams and athletes
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