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Sport Manitoba – Daily Media Outlook – Phase Two

Day Eight Recap

Yesterday, Team Manitoba brought home a few more medals from athletics, tennis, and rowing. Our boys baseball team played two games yesterday, and won their first against Saskatchewan and unfortunately fell short to Alberta in the evening 13-9. Our female volleyball team lost their first game of the day to Alberta but redeemed themselves in the afternoon when they defeated Yukon in straight sets. Meanwhile, our male volleyball team also defeated Northwest Territories in straight sets. The crowd was on fire at Team Manitoba’s first wrestling match of the Games, where Manitoba had five male wins and four female wins but unfortunately could not catch up to Alberta in the final scores of the duels. 

Our diving and triathlon athletes had a day filled of practice as they prepare for a big day of competition tomorrow.

For interview requests, photos and more, contact Jessica Bednarski,  Team Manitoba Communications Lead at 204-801-7401 or jessica.bednarski@sportmanitoba.ca

 

Today’s schedule

Saturday, August 17

Today will be a very busy day for Team Manitoba at the Games. Athletics, baseball, diving, rowing, triathlon, volleyball wrestling and golf will all compete tomorrow. Our baseball team will be competing in the gold medal game while our tennis athletes have the day to take in different sports around the Games as they have officially finished competing. 

In an effort to share the most up-to-date competition schedule, please refer to the online version as it will always have the most current details and times. 

Sport Schedule
*schedule subject to change
 

Story/Interview Opportunities

Athletes/Teams/Coaches To Watch

  1. Yesterday, our wrestling team faced off against Alberta. This was an extra special match for our head coach Dave Elder as he was facing off against his brother Owen Dawkins, the head coach of the Alberta team. Unfortunately, Manitoba was bested by Alberta in the match but the two will be reunited later in the Games to compete against each other again. 
  2. Rowing athlete Katie Sierhuis is a cancer survivor who was diagnosed when she was 13 years-old. Before her diagnosis, Katie was the assistant captain of her hockey team and during her treatments, her fitness weakened. It took a lot of hard work and determination to get back to where she was. She started the sport of rowing in 2017, and competed in the Canada Summer Games that same year. Katie is actively involved in dragon boat races where “Katie’s Crew” raises funds (more than $130,000) and awareness for cancer. Katie Sierhuis’ brother Tyler Sierhuis is also on the team as well.
 

Photo Highlights

Access Team Manitoba’s photos on our website and Facebook page. Photos are available for use by media. Please contact jessica.bednarski@sportmanitoba.ca to inquire about proper photo attribution. Photos may be available in higher resolution.

 

Important Links

2019 Western Canada Summer Games links

 

Media Contact

Jessica Bednarski
Games Assistant, Sport Manitoba
Team Manitoba Communications Lead
204-801-7401
jessica.bednarski@sportmanitoba.ca