WINNIPEG, MB: With the 2017 Canada Summer Games kicking off on July 28th, Team Sask is ready to go.
The 424-strong team will be competing in Winnipeg from July 28th through August 13th and consists of 325 athletes and an additional 99 coaches, managers, technical and mission staff. There are 73 communities across Saskatchewan represented by Team Sask participants, making this a truly provincial team.
With strong medal contenders in many sports and multiple national and provincial champions in their respective sports among the team’s ranks, Team Sask is expected to improve upon its sixth-place finish and medal count of 51 at the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, QC.
At a media conference on July 22nd at Regina Mosaic Stadium, Team Sask Chef de Mission Mark Bracken formally announced Team Sask and addressed the crowd of over 200 athletes, coaches, staff and parents in attendance. “Every one of our teams has put in a tremendous amount of preparation to get ready for their moment on the national stage, and we all cannot wait for the Games to begin,” Bracken said. “These Games will be an opportunity to build lifelong memories, meet new friends from across the province and country, and enjoy the incredible experience that only a major multi-sport Games can offer.”
The following sports will be contested throughout the 17-day duration of the Games:
This is a major year for the Canada Games, as 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the nation’s largest high-level multi-sport event. Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions. Team Sask alumni Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, Kaylyn Kyle and Brianne Theisen-Eaton can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the Olympic Games.
The official 2017 Canada Summer Games website is located at 2017canadagames.ca.
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Games Services & Communications Lead