Winnipeg, Manitoba will host the Canada Summer Games July 28 – August 13, 2017. The 2017 Canada Summer Games will feature 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival. With just two months to the 2017 Canada Summer Games, organizers and volunteers are calling on the community to help prepare its host cities for the arrival of 4,000 athletes and coaches, and 20,000 visitors this summer. The community initiative, entitled Eyes of the Nation, aims to leverage the Games to build a positive image of Winnipeg, Gimli, and Kenora in the hearts and minds of all Canadians—and in the process ignite a renewed sense of pride in the community.
Here's how you can participate:
- Gather friends and family to clean up your neighbourhood;
- Plant flowers in Canada Games colours: red, yellow, and orange;
- Use your outdoor signage and social media platforms to welcome athletes and visitors; and
Cheer on our athletes, send a message to Canada
The 2017 Canada Summer Games represent a unique opportunity to showcase Winnipeg in its brightest light and have everyone talking about our city, province, and region. With a national television audience watching 40 hours of live coverage on TSN and RDS (Réseau des sports), Games organizers are challenging the community to help create an exciting atmosphere in the stands for the hundreds of thousands of viewers from across the country.
Win a Via Rail promotional travel credit
As part of the Eyes of the Nation initiative, the Host Society - in partnership with Via Rail Canada, a Friend of the Games Gold -will give away nine Via Rail promotional travel credits with departure from Winnipeg. To participate, individuals or groups must take a picture of their efforts to make their community “company-ready” and share their photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using the handle @2017CanadaGames and the hashtag #JCGNation.