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The Canada Games (French: Jeux du Canada) is at multi-sport event held every two years, alternating between the Canada Winter Games and the Canada Summer Games. The 2019 games took place in Red Deer, Alberta, between February 15 – March 3, 2019. The 2021 will take place in Niagara, Ontario, from August 6 – 21, 2021.

Canada Games
Opening Ceremonies Red Deer 2019.jpg
Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, officially opens the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta on February 15, 2019.
StatusActive
GenreSports event
FrequencyBiennial
Location(s)Various
CountryCanada
Inaugurated1967 (1967) (winter)
1969 (1969) (summer)
Organised byCanada Games Council

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OrganizationEdit

The governing body for the Canada Games is the Canada Games Council, a non-profit private organization incorporated in 1991.[1] The individual games are run by the local Host Society, a non-profit private organization that is established 2–4 years prior to the event. The Host Society functions in accordance with an agreement between the Canada Games Council, the government of Canada, the government of the province or territory and the government of the municipality. The Canada Games Council maintains and secures long-term partnership agreements with governments, corporations and national sport organizations. For example, the 2011 Halifax games were run by the Halifax 2011 Canada Games Host Society on the basis of an agreement between the host society and the Canada Games Council, Canada, Nova Scotia, and the city of Halifax. In 2015, for the first time, there was also a local host First Nation, Lheidli T'enneh.

Funding for the games comes from the several levels of government together with donations and corporate sponsorships. A considerable portion of the work during the games is performed by local volunteers.[2]

HistoryEdit

The Games were first held in 1967 in Quebec City as part of Canada's Centennial celebrations. For the first time in Canada's history, 1,800 athletes from 10 provinces and two territories gathered to compete in 15 sports. Since 1967, over 75,000 athletes have participated in the Games. Facilities built for the Games include the Saint John Canada Games Aquatic Centre (1985), the Hillside Stadium and Aquatic Centre in Kamloops, B.C. (1993), the Corner Brook Canada Games Centre and Annex (1999), and the TD Waterhouse Stadium in London, Ontario (2001).

Host cities and provinces/territoriesEdit

Summer sportsEdit

Sports for the 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara, ON. Box lacrosse will be making a return to the Summer Games for the first time since 1985.[6]

Winter sportsEdit

Former sportsEdit

Participating Teams Medal Results Summary – All GamesEdit

Rank Province/territory  Gold   Silver Bronze Total −1 1   Ontario 1227 1033 972 3232
2   Quebec 1070 939 899 2908
3   British Columbia 712 765 743 2220
4   Alberta 470 539 633 1642
5   Saskatchewan 195 255 335 785
6   Manitoba 163 215 294 672
7   Nova Scotia 187 199 216 602
8   New Brunswick 69 87 157 313
9   Newfoundland and Labrador 19 42 71 132
10   Prince Edward Island 11 21 26 58
11   Yukon 15 21 19 55
12   Northwest Territories 7 6 9 22
13   Nunavut 0 0 1 1

Participating Teams Medal Results Summary – All Summer GamesEdit

Rank Province/territory  Gold   Silver Bronze Total −1 1   Ontario 763 576 547 1886
2   Quebec 436 483 468 1387
3   British Columbia 474 465 394 1333
4   Alberta 232 274 310 816
5   Nova Scotia 153 145 135 433
6   Saskatchewan 100 147 181 428
7   Manitoba 60 103 139 302
8   New Brunswick 33 45 59 137
9   Newfoundland and Labrador 4 19 26 49
10   Prince Edward Island 5 5 2 12
11   Yukon 2 1 3 6
12   Northwest Territories 0 0 0 0
13   Nunavut 0 0 0 0

Participating Teams Medal Results Summary – All Winter GamesEdit

Rank Province/territory  Gold   Silver Bronze Total −1 1   Quebec 634 456 431 1521
2   Ontario 464 457 425 1346
3   British Columbia 238 300 349 887
4   Alberta 238 265 323 826
5   Manitoba 103 112 155 370
6   Saskatchewan 95 108 154 357
7   New Brunswick 36 42 98 176
8   Nova Scotia 34 54 81 169
9   Newfoundland and Labrador 15 23 45 83
10   Prince Edward Island 6 16 24 46
11   Yukon 13 20 16 49
12   Northwest Territories 7 6 9 22
13   Nunavut 0 0 1 1

List of Canada GamesEdit

For per Games medal standings see List of Canada Games.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-03-02.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://www.canadagames.ca/2019/volunteer
  3. ^ "Ontario to Host the 2021 Canada Summer Games". news.ontario.ca. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  4. ^ "Niagara Region Named Host of the 2021 Canada Summer Games". canadagames.ca. Retrieved 2017-03-30.
  5. ^ http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/pdf/sportspage/2007/Apr2.pdf
  6. ^ "SUMMER SPORTS". Canada Games Council. Retrieved 2019-08-13.
  7. ^ "SPORTS". Canada Games Council. Retrieved 2019-08-13.

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