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Canada Games Council – (August 29, 2017) Ottawa – The Canada Games Council (CGC) would like to welcome the Honourable Kent Hehr as the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

“On behalf of the CGC, I would like to congratulate Minister Hehr on being appointed as the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities,” says Tom Quinn, Canada Games Council Chairman. “We look forward to working closely with his office as preparations for the 2019 and 2021 Canada Games continue.”

With the 2017 Canada Games having just taken place in Winnipeg, attention is focusing on the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer Alberta.

“The 2019 Canada Winter Games are excited to welcome Kent Hehr as the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities,” said Lyn Radford, Board Chair of the 2019 Canada Games. “With the next Canada Games being hosted in Alberta, Minister Hehr’s home province, we look forward to working closely with the Minister’s team.”

The Canada Games would also like to thank the Honourable Carla Qualtrough for her phenomenal support of the Canada Games Movement and sport as a whole during her tenure as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and wish her success as Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

“Minister Qualtrough has greatly lent her support to the Canada Games Movement and we would like to thank her for her unwavering support,” says Quinn. “From helping us launch the Canada Games Activity Challenge; a Canada 150 Signature Project, to spearheading the Federal Government’s support of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, our 50th anniversary Games, Minister Qualtrough has been a true champion and friend of the Canada Games.”

The CGC thanks the Federal Government for their partnership of the Canada Games’ 150 Signature project funded by the Government of Canada and for their ongoing support of the Canada Games property.

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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 Games recently took place in Winnipeg Manitoba July 28, 2017 – August 13, 2017.

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

The 2021 Canada Summer Games will be held in the Niagara Region.  

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, corporate partners and the Canada Games Council.

For more Information Contact: Joel Allard

Communications Coordinator

Canada Games Council

Tel: (613) 526 2320 Ext :2708