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 games will take place in Niagara, Ontario, from August 6 – 21, 2021.
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.
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The governing body for the Canada Games is the Canada Games Council, a non-profit private organization incorporated in 1991. 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.
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/territories
Participating Teams Medal Results Summary – All Games
Participating Teams Medal Results Summary – All Summer Games
Participating Teams Medal Results Summary – All Winter Games
List of Canada Games
For per Games medal standings see List of Canada Games.
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