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Sport Manitoba – Over 300 Manitoban Athletes to Compete  

July 24, 2019 – WINNIPEG, MB – Team Manitoba has announced the Opening Ceremonies flag bearer and unveiled their team uniform for the Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) occurring on August 9-18, 2019 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.
 
“All the hard work from the athletes, coaches, volunteers and Games staff has led up to this moment,” said Sport Manitoba President & CEO Jeff Hnatiuk. “We are very excited to cheer on Team Manitoba as they compete at these Games and we will support them every step of the way.”
 
Team Manitoba is sending over 300 athletes, 44 coaches, 14 managers, four tech support, and 21 mission staff to participate in 19 sports over the duration of the 2019 WCSG.  
 
Swimmer and past Games alumni Quinlan Roberts (La Salle) is Team Manitoba’s flag bearer for the Opening Ceremonies.
 
“From being 14-years-old and one of the youngest athletes on the team at the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Vancouver, to now being selected as the flag bearer for Team Manitoba for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games is such an honour,” said Roberts. “I am really excited for the Games and looking forward to racing, bonding with my teammates, seeing the sights around Swift Current and overall having a great time.” 
 
Chef de Mission, Patrick Kirby, has been involved in Games for over 30 years and these Games mark his first year as a Chef.
 
“Quinlan’s leadership, hard work and dedication to her sport solidified her as an excellent representative for Team Manitoba at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games’ Opening Ceremonies,” said Kirby. “Our team has been training extremely hard in preparation for these Games. We’re proud of our Herd and are excited to see the results of their hard work in Swift Current next month.”
 
Also unveiled today was Team Manitoba’s walkout uniform for the Games. Mondetta Clothing, Team Manitoba’s official uniform provider, designed seven pieces for this year’s squad: a jacket, two T-shirts, pants, shorts, a baseball hat and backpack, that make the Herd the best outfitted team at the Games.

About

Sport Manitoba is a not for profit organization and the lead planning, programming and funding agency for the development of amateur sport in Manitoba. Located in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, Sport Manitoba partners with over 100 organizations to deliver sport in our province and is responsible for programs including the Manitoba Games powered by Manitoba Hydro, Coaching Manitoba, Team Manitoba, Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame, and KidSport. Services provided include the Sport Medicine Clinic, Sport Performance Centre, and Paul Robson Resource Centre for Leadership and Coaching.

Photo of Jeff Hnatiuk, President & CEO, Sport Manitoba
Photo of Patrick Kirby, Chef de Mission, Team Manitoba
Photo of Jon Mead, Director of Business Development, Mondetta Clothing
Photo of Jon Mead and Team Manitoba athletes showcasing their uniforms (Left to right: Jon Mead, Lexie Nelson, Trent Crane, Michael Resler, Brianna Tynes, Quinlan Roberts)
Photo of Quinlan Roberts, Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer 1 
Photo of Quinlan Roberts, Opening Ceremonies Flag Bearer 2
Photo of Team Manitoba athletes showcasing their uniforms  (Left to right: Lexie Nelson, Trent Crane, Michael Resler, Brianna Tynes)
Photo of Team Manitoba athletes in the crowd at the media conference (Left to right: Lexie Nelson, Michael Resler, Brianna Tynes, Trent Crane)
 

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For more information, please contact:

Jessica Bednarski
Games Assistant, Sport Manitoba
(204) 925-5619 (office)
(204) 801-7401 (cell)
jessica.bednarski@sportmanitoba.ca
www.sportmanitoba.ca