August 4: Top 5 things to do today

By Kirsten Neil

Guys, week one of the Canada Games is coming to a close and things are getting serious. Your Friday is going to be crazy because many competitions are ending. Nooooo! Ok, ok, we have another week, but still, if you wanted to catch Athletics or Baseball or Basketball or Beach Volleyball, today is your last day. Here’s what should be at the top of your list going into the long weekend...

1. Baseball -- LAST DAY!

Batter up! Today is the finish to an extremely exciting week of Baseball. Head over to Shaw Park to watch the Bronze game at 3:00 p.m. and the Gold/Silver game at 7:00 p.m. Get your tickets here. Photo: Darryl Gershman

And in case you don’t know, the ballpark is a hop, skip and a jump away from our Festival at The Forks.

2. Athletics -- LAST DAY!

Strength, endurance, speed, Athletics has it all. Today at University of Manitoba Stadium you’ll see the 200m, 800m, 5000m, 100m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay, Shot Put, Discus, Pole Vault and Women’s Heptathlon. Photo: Keith Levit.

3. Beach Volleyball -- LAST DAY!

The beach is waiting. The final games of Beach Volleyball start at 2:00 p.m. today at Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Centre. Get your tickets here.  Photo: Marc Nedelec.

4. Triathlon, Rowing and Sailing -- LAST DAY!

Start your weekend early by heading out of the city to one of the great watersport venues. Friday brings the finals to the shores in Kenora (Rowing), Gimli (Sailing) and Birds Hill Park (Triathlon). Photo: Paul Robinson.

5. New Brunswick takes the stage

Hey New Brunswick, thanks for hosting the hottest night of the Festival, a Friday before a long weekend! Tonight’s main stage lineup includes Lanikai, Raphaël Butler, Mike Plume, Les Hay Babies and Matt Andersen.

You’ll also see performances by Folklorama and 100 Decibles Mime Troupe, and the Macdon Family Zone has tons of fun activities for the kiddos.

What to stream

Can’t make it out to an event today? Don’t miss a second of the action on the live streams:

  1. ATHLETICS | 5:30 PM, 6:10 PM
  2. BASEBALL | BRONZE: 3:00 PM | GOLD: 7:00 PM
  3. BASKETBALL (MEN’S) | BRONZE: 2:15 PM | GOLD: 7:38 PM
  4. BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S) | BRONZE: 12:00 PM | GOLD: 5:08 PM
  5. BEACH VOLLEYBALL (MEN’S) | BRONZE: 3:30 PM | GOLD: 6:30 PM
  6. BEACH VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S) | BRONZE: 2:00 PM | GOLD: 5:00 PM
  7. ROWING | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The games are here for a good time, not a long time, so you don’t want to miss a minute! Get your tickets before it’s too late.