Canada Summer Games
Since the first Games in Quebec City in 1967, the Canada Games have been held every two years, alternating between summer and winter and their lasting legacies continue to be the catalyst for the growth of sport and recreation across our country. Since 1967, nearly 100,000 athletes have participated in the Games with hundreds of thousands having engaged in try-outs and qualifying events. Add to that the over 100,000 coaches, officials and volunteers that have been directly involved in the planning and staging of the Games and you have some idea as to the enormous reach of the Canada Games over a proud history.
The Canada Games have a played a prominent role in developing some of Canada's premier athletes. The Games have acted as a stepping stone for many celebrated athletes including: Toller Cranston (1967), Bob Gainey (1971), Catriona LeMay Doan (1983 & 1987), Bruny Surin (1985), Annie Pelletier (1989), Hayley Wickenheiser and Ryan Smyth (1991), Steve Nash (1993), Jennifer Heil (1999), Erin McLeod (2001), Chandra Crawford and Sydney Crosby (2003), Steven Stamkos and Mark McMorris (2007), Nathan Mackinnon and Jonathan Drouin (2011) just to name a few.
Celebrating the Games' 50th anniversary and Canada's 150th birthday, the Canada Games are this country's largest multi-sport event for young athletes. Winnipeg, Manitoba will host the 2017 Canada Summer Games from July 28 - August 13, 2017. Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural fesitval, the Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 people.
TEAM ALBERTA LOGO
Every province and territory at the Canada Summer Games has official team colors. Alberta’s color’s are blue, white and grey. The blue portrays the vast prairie skies while the grey symbolizes winter. The lightening bolt in the logo reminds us of Alberta’s thunderstorms, but mostly it represents the power and electricity that Team Alberta athletes will possess in Quebec! The bolt is located on the southwest corner of the logo to indicate the location of the rugged Rocky Mountains in the province. Also, the lightening creates the shape of an evergreen tree symbolizing Alberta’s many forests, in the middle of the “A”.
Compete as part of Team Alberta!
Are you interested in being a Team Alberta athlete in Winnipeg? Alberta Sport Connection works closely with our Provincial Sport Organization partners to select the athletes and coaches that will be representing Alberta at the Games. To find out how you can be part of our team please contact your respective Provincial Organization Sport Coordinator listed at the attached link.
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