Unity Through Sport - the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games

2017 is a big year for the Canada Games: we’re turning 50 and celebrating with the rest of Canada for its 150th year! To celebrate, we’ve got f events and a school-based Activity Challenge to unify the nation through sport and physical activity in 2017.

2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg

Featuring 16 sports and over 250 events, and combined with a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Summer Games will bring together exceptional athletes and artists from coast to coast to coast to celebrate these major milestones in a truly unique fashion. Visitors from across the country will be invited to share in the celebration of our shared culture and heritage while cheering on this country’s finest young athletes as they vie for a place on the podium.


50th Anniversary Flag Relay and Community Celebrations

With the Canada Games Flag Relay and 50th Anniversary Past Host Community Celebrations, we’ll partner with past Host Societies to spread the spirit of the Games throughout the nation! The Flag Relay kicked off in Quebec on February 11, 2017. The Flag will travel across Canada, with a grand finish at the Opening Ceremony of the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on July 28, 2017. There will be 21 community celebrations in total (3 communities have been duplicate Host Communities) and countless ways for your community to celebrate in 2017!

Share the Spirit of the Games in your community:

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PDF icon Canada Games 50th Anniversary Flag Relay and Community Celebrations FAQ

Join a local organizing committee

1867 - 2017: Canada is 150 years strong

Canada’s centennial year in 1967 helped create many important legacies that have had a lasting impact on our society, including the creation of the Canada Games. The first competition, held in Quebec City, brought together 1800 athletes from 10 provinces and 2 territories and paved the way for what has become Canada’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes.

Learn more about Canada 150 celebrations and how you can get involved with the 2017 Canada Games to celebrate this major milestone in our country’s history:

Special thanks to our  50th Anniversary partners for your commitment and valuable contribution to the Canada Games 50th anniversary projects. 


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Jennifer Heil - Canada Games Experience

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