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Waterloo Region bid Committee – (Waterloo Region, ON) – Leaders of Waterloo Region’s 2021 Canada Games Bid joined the Mayors of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge to celebrate the official bid submission and to call on the community to help Waterloo Region come out on top.

Delegates from the region’s bid travelled to Ottawa yesterday to make the submission. And, today, they were with the children at St. John Elementary Catholic School for a pep rally and to announce the proposed venue locations for their bid.

“We felt an elementary school that was home to one of Canada’s top golfers Moe Norman was the perfect place for this event because the Canada Summer Games are all about inspiring young people to have and achieve their dreams,” said bid committee member and community leader Tim Jackson, “And, now that our bid has officially been submitted, we have to focus on showing the selection committee we have the community behind us.”

The winning host community will receive $6-million from the federal and provincial governments to enhance and improve sport facilities — a legacy that the people of the Waterloo Region will get to enjoy and benefit from for many years to come. As well, the games generates more than $100-million in economic activity for the host city with 4500 athletes, coaches, officials and spectators accounting for thousands more.

“Our cities are behind this bid all the way,” said Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, Kitchener Mayor Berry Vrbanovic and Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig – in a joint statement, “Our Region already has buzz and momentum on the national stage — something the Canada Summer Games will only enhance. And, the excitement and legacy this will create is an opportunity we simply can’t pass up. We hope all residents join us in getting behind this bid that will provide so many great benefits for this Region.”

The majority of Games venues will fall within the three cities in Waterloo Region — with a few events being hosted in nearby venues that are considered some of the best in the extended region for those sports: Brantford (swimming), Hamilton (sailing) and Guelph (track and field).

Today’s pep rally began a crucial phase for the bid. The Canada Games Evaluation Committee will visit Waterloo Region on February 28 with community support expected to play a key role in the ultimate decision and with Ottawa, Sudbury and the Niagara Region also in the running.

The Waterloo Region bid encourages people to visit the website at www.WeRally2021.ca 

It encourages people to register their support today and to signup for updates, to volunteer, and follow on Facebook and Twitter #WeRally2021

For more information, contact Bid Committee Spokesperson Teddy Katz at 416 523 3188 or at canadagames@waterlooregion.ca