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2017 Canada Summer Games – While the temperature returned to normal range, baseball was a hot ticket today, as a momentous matchup between undefeated Ontario and Manitoba forced organizers to change the game’s venue, from scheduled Elmwood Giants Field to Shaw Park. Day 5 also brought multiple medals for Québec and Ontario in Mountain Bike and Diving.

High demand for baseball tickets forces venue change 

2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society announced a venue change for today’s Baseball match ups between Ontario and Manitoba as well as Québec and Alberta. The venue change happened rather quickly this morning when it became apparent that the Elmwood venue would soon be sold out.

Thanks to some teamwork, protocol, and a lot of good will from the teams scheduled to play at Shaw Park, the Host Society was able to confirm the change before noon. Working with its ticketing partner, through e-mail blasts, social media and traditional media, Games organizers were able to get the word out to ticket holders and the general public about the change. 

Attendance at Shaw Park for this evening’s MB v ON game was just over 1,100. With Elwood Giants Field capacity at 500-550, the Host Society can safely say the attendance of today’s game doubled thanks to the change of venue. 

As for the results on the field, Manitoba beat Ontario 3-2, and Alberta defeated Québec 9 to 5 at Elmwood Giants field. 

Quebec finds gold at Bison Butte
In the female Mountain Bike Relay, Québec added a gold medal to its growing tally, while Ontario took silver and British Columbia, bronze. Team Toba finished in 5th place. 

In the men’s competition, BC claimed the top of the podium, with Québec in the silver medal position followed by Ontario for the bronze. Manitoba’s male relay team finished fifth. 

Diving action continues at Pan Am Pool
In today’s 1m Springboard action, Henry McKay from Ontario won gold, BC’s Brian Hattie took silver, and Peter Thach Mai from Quebec won bronze. 

In the 3m Springboard event, Ontario’s Elaena Nancy Dick dominated with a score of 309.15, while her closest competitor Ashley McCool from Alberta scored 303.15 for a silver, and Cora Sturgnell finished in third place with 299.10. 

Medal Standings 
 


MEDIA OUTLOOK FOR DAY 6

Events to watch on August 2, 2017

1. Diving (Pan Am Pool)

Springboard 1m (F) 

  • Preliminary 10:00 
  • Final 15:30

Springboard 3m (M) 

  • Preliminary 12:40 
  • Final 17:15

2. Basketball (Duckworth Centre)

  • Semi-Final (F), 17:15
  • Semi-Final (F), 20:00
  • Semi-Final (M), 17:15
  • Semi-Final (M), 19:45

3. Beach Volleyball (Sargent Park Beach Volleyball Centre)

  • Quarter-Final (F) 16:40
  • Quarter-Final (F) 19:00 
  • Quarter-Final (M) 4:30
  • Quarter-Final (M) 19:00

4. Northern Territories Night (Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Canada Games Festival)

The Festival returns to the Forks for six straight days of FREE music, culture and family fun from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. every night. 

MAIN STAGE 
16:55 Dakhká Khwáan Dancers w/ DJ Dash
17:15 Diyet
18:10 Digawolf
19:15 Leela Gilday
20:30 The Jerry Cans
21:30 Tanya Tagaq
22:30 Fireworks

SATELLITE STAGE
17:45 Traditional Games of the NWT | Jeux traditionnels des Territoires du Nord-Ouest
18:50 Folklorama – McConnell Irish Dancers
20:05 Dakhká Khwáan Dancers w/ DJ Dash
21:20 National Film Board of Canada Short Film – Nort

Main Stage Interview Opportunities

  • Dakhká Khwáan Dancers a national award-winning Inland Tlingit dance group based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Contact: dakhakwaan@gmail.com or (867) 334-9886
  • The Jerry Cans  
  • Tanya Taggaq
  • For an interview with the Jerry Cans or Tanya Taggaq, contact Emily Smart:  416.465.2459 or emilysmart@sixshooterrecords.com.

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“Voices from Nunavut” Exhibit at the Canada Games Festival as of August 2nd!
 
Iqaluit’s Nunatta Sunakkutaangit Museum invites you to discover “Voices from Nunavut”, an exhibition of a 27 channel video installation. Using an iPad and recording tools, youth from each community in Nunavut set out to create a video montage of their community. They recorded snapshots of their community to show: what makes their community special and what makes them proud. These video celebrations, a Canada 150 Signature project, are to be shared throughout Nunavut and other parts of Canada. Each iPad video in this exhibition represents one of the 26 communities spread across Nunavut. 
 
Date:                   August 2 to 12*, 2017 (*closed August 8 & 9)
Time:                   4:30pm- 9:00pm** (**1:30pm – 9pm on Monday, August 7)
Location:             MacDon Family Zone, Canada Games Festival at The Forks
For interviews, please contact: 

New video installation captures youth perspective on Nunavut For media inquiries, please contact:

WINNIPEG
Monique LaCoste
Media Relations Consultant
2017 Canada Summer Games
mlacoste@2017canadagames.ca
Mobile: 204-451-1202