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Team Ontario – Team Ontario will be generating excitement for the Games with a celebratory pep rally

Event:              Team Ontario Pep Rally

Date:               July 27 2017

Time:               5:00 – 6:00 pm

Location:          Fletcher Argue Building, Room 200, University of Manitoba

Team Ontario will be generating excitement for the Games with a celebratory pep rally in advance of competitions beginning later this week.

Team Ontario, in partnership with Team BC, will be donating one pair of athletic shoes from each member of the teams to the Winnipeg Boys and Girls Club as a thank you to the host community. Jennifer Bennett, Chef de Mission from Team Ontario will be making a presentation to Michelle Schmidt, Director of Programs, and some young participants of the Boys and Girls Club at the pep rally.

The Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, will be attending the pep rally.

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Contacts:

Jennifer Bennett, Chef de Mission

(416) 799-5596

teamontario2017@gmail.com

Marlene Stirrett-Matson, Communications

(647) 688-9411

goteamontario@gmail.com

Team Ontario Quick Facts:

  • Funding for Team Ontario is provided by the Province of Ontario through Games Ontario, the Government of Ontario’s Centre of Excellence for sport events.
  • Team Ontario at the 2017 Canada Summer Games will be comprised of 450+ athletes, coaches, managers, chaperones, technicians and mission staff.
  • Former Team Ontario athletes who qualified to compete for Team Canada at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro included: Michelle Williams, Kylie Masse, Martha McCabe, Kennedy Goss and Mackenzie Darragh (Swimming), Andre De Grasse (Athletics), Michelle Li (Badminton), Adam Van Koeverden (Canoe-Kayak) and Michelle Fazzari (Wrestling).