2017 Canada Summer Games launch “Games Gear Fridays” contest

The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society and Co-Hosts have launched “Games Gear Fridays”, a contest encouraging citizens and businesses in Winnipeg, Gimli, and Kenora to show their Games spirit by wearing official 2017 Canada Summer Games clothing and accessories every Friday from May 5 through July 21.   

“We hope to see the town painted red, yellow and orange every Friday for the next 12 weeks,” said Evan Andrew, Director of Sponsorship and Marketing. “Games Gear Fridays is a fun way for our business community and the general public to get involved in the Games. We’re grateful for the strong support we’ve already received from the community. This is yet another way for people to show their Games spirit.“   

Over the 12 weeks leading up to the Games, the Host Society - in partnership with Via Rail Canada, a Friend of the Games Gold - will give away three Via Rail promotional travel credits with departure from Winnipeg. To participate in the draw, individuals or groups must take a picture of themselves wearing Games apparel and share their photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the handle @2017CanadaGames and the hashtag #GearUp.

Official 2017 Canada Summer Games apparel can be purchased online at canadagamesgear.ca or at the downtown retail location on the 2nd floor of 270 Graham Avenue.

Click below for complete rules and regulations.

Three Official Supporters announced

Jeff Hnatiuk, President and CEO of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society also welcomed three new Official Supporters to the Games. Bee Maid Honey have created a special commemorative product featuring Niibin, the 2017 Canada Summer Games’ mascot on the packaging of their 750g honey bottles; Sobeys, Safeway and IGA stores will be providing healthy snacks for all Games volunteers; and TransCanada will be the presenting sponsor of rowing.

“We’re extremely pleased to have these great organizations’ support for the 2017 Canada Summer Games,” said Hnatiuk. “The business community’s ongoing support of the Games will help us deliver an exceptional Canada Games experience that puts athletes first, strengthens and showcases our communities, invites the nation to celebrate 50 years of the Canada Games, acknowledge Canada’s 150th anniversary, and showcase all that Manitoba has to offer.”