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Canada Games Council – (February 17th, 2017) Ottawa, ON –Tom Quinn, Canada Games Council Chairman since 2009, was named an Officer of the Order of Canada earlier today.
 
The award recognizes outstanding achievement and dedication to the Canadian community and nation as a whole.

Tom has demonstrated throughout his professional and personal life all the fundamental traits one needs to have in order to effectively service the nation and contribute to one’s community. The Canada Games is in a better place because of his commitment, passion and dedication to the movement.

“I am delighted and humbled to receive this honour, especially for being involved in projects that have enriched my life and provided me the pleasure of meeting many great Canadians across our nation that continue to volunteer in projects to make our country a better place for our youth,” says Quinn.
 
Tom has been a dedicated volunteer who has striven to make positive contributions to the sporting community for over 30 years. His unparalleled leadership is demonstrated throughout the multiple positions he held in a myriad of different sport organizations. Namely, Tom has held such positions as: Chairman of the Canada Games Council, Governor of ski Quebec, Board Member of the Quebec Special Olympics, Governor of the Quebec Sports Celebrities Festival, Co-president of the Fondation des Jeux du Quebec, Chairman of the Institut national Du Sport Du Quebec, among many other positions in which he led volunteer efforts towards the sport community. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognition throughout his life of volunteerism at the community, provincial and national levels. 
 
Through his many professional and charitable endeavors, he was able to have a positive impact to individuals on a national scope. The primary beneficiaries of Tom’s relentless dedication and volunteer initiatives are young developing athletes as well as non-profit sport organizations.
 
Established in 1967 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Order of Canada is the cornerstone of the Canadian Honours System, and recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation.

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About the Canada Games

Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity.

The 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg are the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games and will be held from July 28th to August 13th.

The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer will be held from February 15th to March 3rd.

The organization of the Canada Games is made possible thanks to the contribution and support of the Government of Canada, provincial/territorial governments, host municipalities and the Canada Games Council.

For more Information Contact:

Joel Allard

Communications Coordinator

Canada Games Council

Tel: (613) 526 2320 Ext: 2708

E-mail: jallard@canadagames.ca