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2017 Canada Summer Games – Unveiling at Dufferin School kicks off naming challenge open to Manitoba and Kenora students K-8

WINNIPEG (May 4, 2016) – Excitement filled the air at Dufferin School this morning, as over 250 students and staff gathered to take part in the official unveiling of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Mascot. Inspired by Manitoba’s unique culture and climate, the 2017 Games Mascot is a magical creature created by the summer heat who also embodies the spirit and youthful energy of the Canada Games. Such energy was in ample supply as students cheered wildly as the mascot took the stage.

The celebration also marked the kickoff of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Mascot Naming Challenge. The submission period for mascot names runs from May 4 – 27, 2016, and is open to all students currently enrolled in Kindergarten to Grade 8 residing in Manitoba and Kenora, Ontario.

For more information, or to arrange interviews/media availability, please contact:

Martin Lussier
Manager, Communications
2017 Canada Summer Games
Office: 204-594-4241
Mobile: 204-396-5736