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Canada Summer Games Leave $800K in Equipment for Athletes

Canada Summer Games Leave $800K in Equipment for Athletes

Swimming
Women’s swimming competition at Pan Am Pool during the Canada Summer Games on August 8, 2017. (MATT DUBOFF PHOTO)

WINNIPEG — The lasting legacy of the 2017 Canada Summer Games will benefit Manitoba athletes for years to come.

About $800,000 in equipment used for the Games will remain through the Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries Sport Equipment Legacy program.

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Canada Summer Games Draw to a Close as Manitoba Clinches 10th Gold

Canada Summer Games Draw to a Close as Manitoba Clinches 10th Gold

Team Manitoba Gold
Team Manitoba erupts on the court after clinching the gold medal against Team Alberta volleyball at Investors Group Athletic Centre on Saturday, August 12, 2017. (FACEBOOK)

Winnipeg rolled up its welcome mat as more than 2,000 Canada Summer Games athletes, coaches and their families departed on Sunday.

The two-week competition came in two waves, with the first group of athletes arriving in late July. The closing ceremonies Sunday afternoon at Investors Group Field officially closed out the “Hottest Summer in Half of a Century.”

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Following the Path Set by Oleksiak, Chaput Leads Next Wave of Canadian Swimmers

Following the Path Set by Oleksiak, Chaput Leads Next Wave of Canadian Swimmers

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Oksana Chaput
Manitoba swimmer Oksana Chaput trains at the University of Manitoba for the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on Sunday, Aug 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – If Oksana Chaput is exhausted after yet another gruelling swimming practice, she only has to go into her basement for a pick-me-up.

On the wall of her Winnipeg home hangs a photo of herself with Olympic swimming sensation Penny Oleksiak, whom Chaput met in April at the Canadian swimming trials in Victoria.

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Kayaking Runs Deep in Vincent Family at Summer Canada Games and Beyond

Kayaking Runs Deep in Vincent Family at Summer Canada Games and Beyond

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Vincent Family
Members of the Vincent family, from left, Fiona, Lexy, Kenzie and Fearghus (father Mike is missing) carry their boats beside the Red River at the Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre, home of the Canada Games races, Sunday, August 6, 2017. Kayaking runs deep in the Vincent family at this summer’s Canada Games and beyond. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Lexy Vincent was excited and proud to watch her parents win a 200-kilometre marathon canoe race last month in Ontario.

This week, Fiona Vincent will experience the same emotions as she cheers on her daughter when she competes in kayak at the Canada Games.

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Canada Games Transitioning for Second Week of Competition

Canada Games Transitioning for Second Week of Competition

Brian Bowman - Volleyball
Mayor Brian Bowman congratulates 2017 Canada Summer Games beach volleyball teams who won gold, silver and bronze on Friday, August 4, 2017. (STEVE CARMICHAEL / CANADA SUMMER GAMES FLICKR)

WINNIPEG — Saturday is turnaround day for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, as 2,000 athletes bid farewell to Winnipeg after the first week of competition.

The Athletes’ Village and field of play are all undergoing changes by the host society, along with thousands of travellers leaving and arriving at James Richardson International Airport.

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Ontario Pitcher Zack McQuaid Bouncing Back at Canada Games After Car Crash

Ontario Pitcher Zack McQuaid Bouncing Back at Canada Games After Car Crash

By Judy Owen, The Canadian Press

Zack McQuaid
Ontario baseball player Zack McQuaid pitches against PEI on opening day of Canada Games action in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The Oshawa pitcher returned to mound after a devastating car accident last summer. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – A year ago Zack McQuaid was lying immobilized in a hospital bed, wondering if he’d ever walk again.

The 17-year-old from Oshawa, Ont., had been in a head-on collision that fractured three vertebrae and broke his right hand in three places.

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Winnipeg Welcomes the Nation at Canada Summer Games

Winnipeg Welcomes the Nation at Canada Summer Games

Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremonies
The 2017 Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg on Friday, July 28, 2017. (MONIQUE LACOSTE / CANADA SUMMER GAMES)

Winnipeg is welcoming the nation over the next 17 days as the 2017 Canada Summer Games kicked off Friday at Bell MTS Place.

About 10,000 people were expected to attend the opening ceremonies, which included a parade of competitors from provinces across the country, plus the sounds of Serena Ryder, Quebec singer Coeur de Pirate, and Winnipeg’s own The Bros. Landreth with two members of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancing in front of them.

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Trudeau to Attend Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremonies

Trudeau to Attend Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremonies

Justin Trudeau
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau kayaks on the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the Lake, Ont., on Monday, June 5, 2017. Trudeau will attend the 2017 Canada Summer Games opening ceremonies in Winnipeg on Friday. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is one of the thousands of visitors arriving in Winnipeg this week for the start of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Before flying in Friday afternoon, the prime minister will receive a boat tour of Lake of the Woods in Kenora, Ontario, where rowing competitions will be held.

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