HOT SHOTS: Day 3 in photos

The heat wave continues! On Day 3 we saw the sun beat down on some intense action. Athletics, Diving, Triathlon and Rowing all began while Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Beach Volleyball and Sailing kept gliding along. Here’s what the day looked like…

Ready, set, Athletics!

First day of Athletics started with a bang. Both women and men were competing in everything from the 100m prelims to the Long Jump, Pole Vault and Wheelchair Para.

Canada Games Womens Hurdles Athletic venue
Canada Games Wheelchair Race

Athletes Athletic competition Canada Games

Shotput Canada Games Athletics venue

Shotput Canada Games

Triple Jump Canada Games

Photos: Marcel Druwe

 

Making a splash at the pool

Diving also began on Monday. The Pan Am Pool saw Men’s and Women’s 3m Synchro event. Congrats to Alberta (Women’s) and Quebec (Men’s) for taking home the gold!

Synchronized diving Canada Games

Synchronized diving Canada Games fans

Synchronized diving Canada Games

Synchronized diving Canada Games

Photos: Darryl Gershman and Keith Levit

 

Soccer’s still kicking it

Women’s Soccer at Ralph Cantafio Soccer Complex is where the crowds are packing it in right now. Even under the scorching sun, the women were on fire and so were their friends, families and super fans.

Soccer Canada Games
Soccer Canada Games

Soccer Canada Games

Photos: Steve Carmichael

 

Wind’s out, sail’s up

A bit of breeze is coming off Lake Winnipeg, you say? Yes, please! Sailing continued to glide along the waters of Gimli.

Sailing Canada Games

Sailing Canada Games

Sailing Canada Games

Photos: Paul Robinson

 

Swim, cycle, run, glory!

Both Men’s and Women’s Individual Triathlon events were held yesterday . Congrats to Paul-Alexandre Pavlos Antoniades from Quebec (Men’s) and Desirae Ridenour from B.C. (Women’s) for taking home the gold!

Triathlon Canada Games
Triathlon Canada Games
Triathlon Canada Games

Triathlon Canada Games

Triathlon Canada Games

Photos: Women’s Triathlon by Richard Ray, Men’s Triathlon by Monika_Cloutier

 

Niibin is everywhere!

Seriously, Niibin, do you even sleep?

Nibby Canada Games
Nibby Canada Games

Nibby Canada Games

Nibby Canada Games

 

The art of the Games

Catch Peter Farmer painting athletes while they compete for #artofthegames. Yesterday he was at Basketball following the Quebec vs Yukon game, today he’s at Athletics at 1:00 p.m. Next Tuesday, you’ll find him at Swimming at 6:00 p.m.

Artist Canada Games

Peter Farmer

 

They’re proud, they’re loud, get used to it

From far and wide, the fans at the Games are bringing it.

Fans Canada Games
Fans Canada Games
Fans Canada Games

Fans Canada Games

 

Three cheers for our volunteers

For keeping those smiles going and helping out one and all in the blistering heat. You’re rocking it.

Volunteers Canada Games

Volunteers Canada Games

Volunteers Canada Games

 

Best of fest

The Festival starts back up again tomorrow at The Forks. It’s FREE.

Festival Canada Games

Photo: Ron Gilfillan

 

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.