Margaux Miller has never competed in a Canada Games, but she knows exactly how much dedication it takes for an athlete to perform at such a high level.
Miller’s brother, Matthew Miller, participated as a Biathlete which helped develop her appreciation for the Games and helped lead her to a volunteer spokesperson role for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
“My brother was a Canada Games Biathlete more than once! Although it was the Canada Winter Games, what made his involvement interesting is that biathlon is perhaps an under-appreciated sport. At the very least, it is not a common table topic. I remember always mentioning his success to friends and family – likely at his dismay as he is quite modest. That said, my appreciation for what the games’ offers athletes and communities, has always been strong – and I am very excited to see them come to life again this summer in Manitoba,” Miller said.
Miller has a deep appreciation for what the Summer Games can offer, and she’s hoping others will join her on this volunteer journey.
“I love our city. I am passionate about what makes Winnipeg so great – and a part of that comes to light when we are brought together for special occasions like this one. Not only is it the 50th anniversary of the games, but it also falls during the 150th year of confederation,” she said.
“And on top of that, it is an event that brings bilingualism and cultural inclusion to the forefront. My question is ‘why wouldn’t you want to volunteer for the 2017 Canada Summer Games?’”
As someone who also participated in the closing ceremonies for the 1999 Pan AM Games, Miller has firsthand experience on the impact a sporting event can have on our community.
“My goal is to help enhance the experiences of everyone involved; from our athletes, to our visitors, and our community. I know that every meeting, every new idea, and every action counts – and it is a wonderful feeling when you see everything come together,” Miller said.
“Volunteerism is a way of life. It is the definition of “giving back”. This event is a perfect way to give back, while at the same time having fun. We have so much to be proud of surrounding these games and this is an opportunity to showcase your talents and learn new ones at the same time. It is a wonderful path to making a difference in our community – and again, is sure to be an enjoyable one”
For more information on how you can volunteer for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, please visit our Volunteer Recruitment webpage.