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2017 Canada Summer Games – Brandon, MB, July 20, 2017 – The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay made a return visit to the Wheat City today, twenty years after the Canada Games were held in the province’s second largest city.  2017 Games mascot Niibin was on hand along with dignitaries and residents to cheer on the torchbearers and bring the excitement of the 2017 Canada Summer Games to Brandon.

Torchbearers included: James Shearer, defenseman for the Brandon Wheat Kings who is also an active member of the community, volunteering and helping raise awareness and funds for various organizations; Malcom McKinney is a local swimming coach and official who has officiated Olympic Trials and the Commonwealth Games; several young athletes who are making their mark in speedskating, athletics and triathlon, basketball and rugby to name a few.

The Manitoba Hydro Torch Relay carries the excitement of the Games throughout Manitoba. The torch was lit in Ottawa on June 6, 2017 for the official lighting ceremony. On June 21, Indigenous Elders and Grandmothers infused the Torch Relay with the spirit of the Sacred Fire, while honouring the land and waters the 2017 Canada Summer Games will be held upon.  Between June 23 and July 26, the Roly McLenahan Torch will travel to 10 communities around the province, as well as to Kenora, Ontario. 

*Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all information regarding the torchbearers including the correct spelling of their name. Events and participants are subject to change.  We regret any error that may have found its way into the list or any other communication material.

For more information about the 2017 Canada Summer Games: Call our bilingual information service 233-ALLO at 204-233-2556. Service is available 7 days a week, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. until August 15, 2017.

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2017 Canada Summer Games
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