The 2005 Canada Summer Games were held in Regina, SK from August 6th to 20th. Regina was a fitting host for the 2005 Games, as the event coincided with Saskatchewan's centennial celebrations. As the home team, Team Sask earned an impressive medal haul, with 15 gold, 26 silver, and 26 bronze which was good for fifth place overall. Team Sask fielded a team of 445, including athletes, coaches, managers, mission staff, and participants in the National Artists' Program.
The Games produced a number of notable alumni who would use their experience as part of Team Sask as a springboard for high-level competition on the world stage. Saskatoon's Kaylyn Kyle competed in soccer at the 2005 Games and soared to great heights in the sport, earning a bronze medal as midfielder for Team Canada at the 2012 London Olympics. Brianne Thiesen-Eaton of Humboldt continued her development in track & field to become one of the world's best athletes, earning a gold at the 2016 IAAF World Championships in pentathlon and a bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics in hepthathlon, which was her second Olympic appearance after the 2012 London Games. Regina's Jacqueline Rennebohm won two bronze medals at the 2005 Games and three years later finished top ten in the 50m freestyle and 100m freestyle swimming events at the Beijing Paralympics. She later transitioned from swimming to athletics, medalling in three sprint events in the T12 class at the 2011 Canadian Track & Field Championships.
- Brad Johner performs at the 2005 Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremony