2017 Canada Summer Games
Winnipeg has been named as the location for the 2017 Canada Summer Games and play host to athletes from 10 provinces and three territories competing in 17 sports with the dream of becoming Canada’s next champions. Up to 6,000 volunteers, 1300 officials, media, medical professionals, and thousands of visitors will support and cheer for over 4500 athletes. Winnipeg will be the largest community to ever host the Canada Games; the event is projected to create an economic impact of $160 million.
The Canada Summer Games will take place from July 28 to August 13, 2017. The 2017 Games will celebrate their 50th birthday the same year Canada celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation. The first Canada Games took place in Quebec City in 1967.
While it is estimated that nineteen venues will be upgraded or constructed, the most significant capital legacy project for the 2017 Canada Games will be the construction of the new 124,000square foot training centre at Sport Manitoba’s home on Pacific Avenue. The training centre will feature multi-purpose areas including three fully convertible court spaces, strength and conditioning areas, aerobic training space, plyometric training and testing and an indoor training track.
Golf will again be part of the Canada Summer Games and will be comprised of a boys and girls division with three players in each division. The team component will consisit of a three (3) day stroke play competition while the individial competition will be a four(4) day stroke play format. To be eligible for the team a player must be under nineteen (19) years of age as of August 1st, 2017, be a resident of their respective province, a member in good standing with their provincial sport association and meet various selection criteria as set by the Provincial Sport Organization.
Golf Newfoundland Labrador is in the process of developing the criteria for the player selection for the 2017 Summer Games and will post the information once it becomes available. In 2021 Newfoundland Labrador will play host to the Canada Summer Games with the location still to be determined.