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Team Manitoba – From July 28 to August 13, 2017, Winnipeg will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches, hundreds of media, and thousands of volunteers to the city for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. For the first time since 1997, Team Manitoba will have the hometown advantage as 330 of the province’s best young athletes, along with 54 coaches, 22 managers, three tech support, and 31 Mission Staff will gather in familiar surroundings to compete in 16 sports over the duration of the Games.
 
The following information and links will assist you in covering this important Canadian amateur sport event, taking place in our own backyard:

Meet the Team

Team Manitoba will host a media conference Wednesday July 19th @ 10:30 am in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame at the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre. We will introduce our Opening Ceremonies flag bearer, unveil our team uniform and introduce our team for the 2017 Canada Summer Games. A media release with that information will be sent out that morning as well.

Rosters

You can find a full list of our Team Manitoba roster including city, position, language spoken, and more. Download the full Excel document here

However, once registration is fully setup online in the coming weeks, you will be able to search individual team information, as well as full athlete, coach, and manager profiles which include bios, achievements, and more on the 2017 Canada Summer Games GEMS.pro website: https://cg2017.gems.pro/default.aspx

Results

We will be tweeting results from the Team Manitoba Twitter account (@teamtoba) however official results should be obtained from the Canada Games.  We will also provide a direct link from www.teammanitoba.ca.

The online results system provides multiple search features.  You can search by an athlete’s name, team name, sport, or city.  It also provides a printable media report that sorts results by day, sport and/or event.

We encourage you to join our media email list to receive results and photos via email.  Please subscribe through our website media centre.

Interviews & Contact Information

Media Accreditation:

In order to be given media access and accreditation during the Games, photographers/videographers and journalists will need to complete the media registration process. Please follow directions from the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society to apply for accreditation: http://canadagames.ca/2017/content/apply-media-accreditation

Schedules:

Sport

The most up to date sport schedules can be found here:
https://cg2017.gems.pro/Result/Sport_List.aspx?SetLanguage=en-CA

By selecting the “Calendar” tab, you can sort the schedule by sport, location, team, date, and more.

Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies – Friday July 28, 2017 7pm CST, TSN2
Location: Bell MTS Place

Titled “We are Canada!”, the two-hour show will celebrate 50 years of amateur sport at the Canada Games and mark Canada’s 150th anniversary at The Hottest Summer in Half a Century. Featuring hundreds of performers from all parts of Manitoba’s community, the show will also feature sports celebrities and Canada Games alumni.

Musical headliners for the Opening Ceremony include Ontario’s Serena Ryder, Québec’s Coeur de Pirate, and Winnipeg’s own JUNO Award-winning The Bros. Landreth, who will perform with a youth chorus from StudioWorks and young dancers in a special collaboration with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.  

Closing Ceremonies – Sunday Aug 13, 2017 2pm CST, TSN2
Location: Investors Group Field

The ceremony will bring to a close the 26th edition of the Canada Games, celebrate athletes’ successes and pass the torch to the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta. Titled “Grand Summer Party”, the Closing Ceremony will transform Investors Group Field into a summer festival site that will celebrate The Hottest Summer in Half a Century. The two-hour show will also celebrate the natural beauty of the province and call attention to the vibrant culture of its capital city Winnipeg.

Perennial favourite Fred Penner and Manitoba’s star fiddler Sierra Noble are among the local artists who will share the stage with Alberta’s country music sensation Brett Kissel.

On-going Sources of Information:

Team Manitoba Website

Our Team Manitoba website is a centralized hub of information will be updated frequently in the coming weeks: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/team-toba
For profiles of some of our Team Manitoba athletes, take a look at our Toba Profile page here: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/team-toba/toba-profiles

Social Media

Twitter: www.twitter.com/teamtoba will share everything Team Manitoba for those who want frequent updates regarding schedule changes and results.

Instagram: www.instagram.com/teamtoba/ will share the visuals of Team Manitoba, before, during, and after Games.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teammanitoba will contain a daily photo album and videos.

Newsletters

Team Manitoba will put out a daily newsletter for our athletes and parents called Team Toba Talk

You are welcome to subscribe here: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/team-toba/newsletters

The Power of Games: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/newsletters/subscribe offers our ‘multi-sport games junkies’ an overview of all multi-sport games.

Canada Games Website

Historical sport results data can be found here: http://canadagames.ca/host-societies
Historical Awards data: http://canadagames.ca/awards

2017 Canada Summer Games Website

To keep up with everything related to the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society, their Canada Games Festival, merchandise, ticketing, etc., be sure to check out their website: http://canadagames.ca/2017/

Canada Games TV

Don’t miss a single event – all competition from all 16 sports well be live-streamed by the Canada Games! The live-streams are organized by sport, which you can find at: http://sportscanada.tv/canadagames/

Awards

In addition to the individual sport competition and personal best performance, Team Manitoba, as a whole, will be striving for excellence.

The Canada Games Flag

The Canada Games Flag is awarded to the province or territory that accumulates the greatest number of points over the two weeks of competition. At the conclusion of each sport in the Games, each province is ranked according to the system outlined in the Canada Games Sport Technical Package. Canada Games Flag Points are then awarded, as noted below, with men and women ranked separately when they compete separately. When men and women compete together in a sport, the points are doubled.

1st place 10 point                    7th place 4 points
2nd place 9 points                   8th place 3 points
3rd place 8 points                   9th place 2-1/2 points
4th place 7 points                    10th place 2 points
5th place 6 points                    11th place 1-1/2 points
6th place 5 points                    12th place 1 point

When all the sport competitions are complete, the points for each province or territory are added together. The team achieving the highest point total is awarded the Canada Games Flag.

Centennial Cup

Centennial Cup is awarded to the province or territory that makes the greatest improvement from Summer Games to Summer Games. In determining the change in a province’s improvement from Games to Games, each province’s performance in a sport is compared to its performance at the last Games.

The point differences for each province in each sport are combined to give an overall measure of change and the province with the greatest positive change is awarded the Centennial Cup.

Jack Pelech Award

The International Sport and Recreation Council presents this award to the provincial or territorial team whose athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff best combine competitive performance, good sportsmanship and a spirit of fair play, cooperation and friendship. Ballots received from the Chef de Mission from each province and territory determines the award.

Claude Hardy Award

Claude Hardy, who passed away on December 5, 1999, was a pioneer of the Canada Games from their very beginning. He began his Canada Games experience as an athlete at the inaugural Canada Games in Quebec City in 1967. He was then a coach for Team Quebec in 1969 and led Team Quebec as Chef de Mission from 1971 to 1999 excluding only the 1979 Canada Winter Games. This award is to recognize the talents and dedication of a provincial or

Roland Michener Award

This award is presented every two years to young Canada Games participants who exemplify leadership, cooperation and achievement. The Roland Michener Canada Games Award was established in 1992 in recognition of Roland Michener’s contribution to Canada as Governor General. A modest athletic bursary intended to assist with the ongoing training and living expenses of its recipients accompanies the award. The award is a replica of the 1992 Roland Michener Commemorative Stamp.

TEAM MANITOBA RESULTS AT CANADA SUMMER GAMES – 1969 to 2013 (Click to download Excel document)



About

Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Sport Performance Centre, and Sport Resource Centre.

The Canada Games is a multi-sport and cultural event that brings together the best athletes and artists in a specified age group from each Canadian province and territory. The primary objective of the Games and the Games movement is national and provincial sport development of Canadian youth. The Games provide the stimulus for Canadian youth to reach their athletic potential, pursue personal excellence and develop socially and culturally within the context of ethical competition. The Games rotate across the country and facilities built for the Games often serve as a sporting legacy to the host communities. Click here to read the full Canada Games backgrounder

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For more information please contact:

Joey Traa
Communications/Public Relations
Team Manitoba
(204) 925-2906 (office)
(204) 230-5036 (cell)
joey.traa@sportmanitoba.ca
www.sportmanitoba.ca