The Sport Information Resource Centre
Use double quotes to find documents that include the exact phrase: "aerodynamic AND testing"
The Sport Information Resource Centre

$367,400 in funding to 36 local projects this year

Feb. 28, 2020 – WINNIPEG, Manitoba – The 2017 Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund will allocate $367,400 to 36 different projects in Manitoba this year.

The financial legacy of the Games created the 2017 Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund with an investment of approximately $2.6 million dollars. The Fund, managed by Sport Manitoba and a group of designated trustees, provides financial support to a wide variety of community access, high-performance, and capacity buildingactivities and programs, and this year includes support to the following projects:

  • Master Coach Development
  • Coaching and Officials Mentorship programs
  • Mental Skills Coaches for Athlete Development
  • Women in Basketball High-Performance Education Program
  • Self-defence Training for Blind and Visually Impaired
  • Volunteer Board Governance Workshop
  • High-Performance Athlete Development – Canada Games and Provincial Teams
  • Community Access programs

The Multisport Program that ran from January to May of 2019 is just one example of the kinds of opportunities made possible as a result of the Legacy Fund. The training program allowed children who participated the chance to build on their athletic skills and fitness by engaging in four different sports: speed skating, cross-country skiing, cycling and triathlon.

“The 2017 Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund continues to advance the growth of amateur sport and recreation in Manitoba,” said Helga Van Iderstine, Chair of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund Trustees. “These grants support a wide variety of projects across the province, including new and innovative sport programming, the development of coaches, athletes and officials, and the purchase of equipment that will all play a key role in fostering a strong sport community.”

The 2017 Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund will be distributed in three categories supporting the objectives of community access, high-performance programs, and capacity building, depending on the available resources of the Fund.

The Capacity Building Fund is an open application process and applications are due December 31 of each year. More information on the 2017 Canada Summer Games Legacy Fund can be found on the Sport Manitoba website


Sport Manitoba
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 at 145 Pacific Avenue in Winnipeg, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in the province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba HydroSport Manitoba CoachingTeam ManitobaManitoba Sports Hall of FameFit Kids Healthy Kids, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Manitoba ClinicSport Manitoba PerformanceSport Manitoba Fitness Centre, and the Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.

2017 Canada Summer Games
Winnipeg, Manitoba hosted the Canada Summer Games July 28 – August 13, 2017. Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Games welcomed over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Celebrating the Games’ 50th anniversary and marking Canada’s 150th anniversary, the Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes. They left a lasting legacy of new and enhanced sport facilities, volunteer, and leadership development that will benefit athletes and the broader community for years to come. This event was made possible in part by the Government of Canada, Province of Manitoba, and City of Winnipeg. 

The 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society acknowledged and welcomed our official CoHosts, the First Nation communities of Treaty No.1, Treaty No.3, and the Metis Nation represented by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) whose traditional lands and waters the 2017 Games were held upon. As we celebrated and acknowledged the 50th Anniversary of the Canada Games and the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the Host Society also recognized the thousands of years the First Nations communities called this territory home and the hundreds of years it has been the home of the Métis peoples.
The Host Society and Co-Hosts respectively thank Turtle Lodge and the many Elders and Grandmothers that provided the Games with cultural guidance and teachings that helped make the 2017 Canada Summer Games one of the most inclusive in its 50-year history.
For more information, please contact:

Sam Cortes
Communications Coordinator, Sport Manitoba