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Day Three Recap

Softball spent the day playing two games, they won the first against Saskatchewan with a final score of 3-2 and then won in their final game of the day against Alberta 10-4.

Our swimmers had an exciting day on top of the podium taking home 12 medals: three gold, four silver, and five bronze. 

Canoe/kayak continued to dominate, collecting nine medals for the day: two gold, five silver and two bronze.

Our cyclists had a big day as well, with an over two hour long road race, where Team Toba managed to secure the Gold in the All Men’s. 

Beach Volleyball barely let anything hit the sand as the female teams won two out of their four matches of the day and the male teams won three out of four of their matches.

Finally, the male and female basketball teams played their hearts out, with Saskatchewan winning 65-47 over the female team and the boys coming up short with a 62-59 loss. The crowds at the basketball games were a sea of gold, packed with Manitoba fans including parents, mission staff and athletes. The male Yukon basketball team also came out to cheer on the male basketball team, encompassing the Games theme of “The Spirit of Play”.

 

Today’s schedule

Monday, August 12

Canoe/kayak, female and male basketball, swimming, softball, cycling, female and male beach volleyball and female and male soccer will all compete today.

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. The boys basketball team won against Yukon 120 – 29 on August 10th. Later that evening, both teams got together and paired up. They practiced together, and gave each other tips on how to improve their game. Later that evening, the Manitoba boys went to support Yukon in their game against Alberta, cheering for them loud and proud. At the end of the game the boys celebrated together, and have now formed an incredible friendship. The two teams really embodied the Games theme “Spirit of Play”.
  2. Chantal Ip and Kailee Ip are sisters who are both on the canoe/kayak team. Since their first races on August 10th, the girls have been continuously on the podium adding to their collection of medals. Chantal Ip won silver in Canoe/Kayak K-2 1000m All Female, silver in Canoe/Kayak K-4 1000m All Female and bronze in Canoe/Kayak K-2 500m All Female as well. Meanwhile her sister Kailee Ip also got on the podium by winning silver in the Canoe/Kayak C4 1000m All Female and bronze in the Canoe/Kayak C2 500m All Female race.
  3. Beach volleyball player Erika Vermette brings a lot of experience to the team, as she has competed in: Junior Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina 2018, U19 FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships in Nanjing, China 2018, 18U FIVB Norceca Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifier in Havana, Cuba 2018, Women’s OVA Grand Slam at Horseshoe Bay, Ontario 2018, Volleyball Canada Beach Volleyball Nationals 2015-2018 in Toronto and Ottawa and VC Beach Volleyball National Qualifiers in 2018, in Toronto.
 

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