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.
“A wide variety of venue/facilities-related equipment to support sport delivery and sport assets will be passed on to local sports organizations which, in turn, benefit young athletes as well as promote physical activity,” said Jeff Hnatiuk, president and CEO, 2017 Canada Summer Games.
What’s being left behind?
- Athletics: swiss timing electronics to create and verify results
- Baseball: upgrades to the scoreboard at Whittier Park and Elmwood Giants Field
- Beach Volleyball: referee stands and nets
- Rowing: docks, pontoon boat, start tower
- Softball: a batting cage and breakaway fencing
- Soccer: upgrades to the scoreboards
- Swimming: lane rope markers and timing equipment upgrades including electronic
- Tennis: roller squeegees for tennis courts
- Wrestling: one set of mats has been earmarked for the school in Cross Lake, MB.
- Baseball: 480 competition level baseballs
- Basketball: 144 competition basketballs
- Beach volleyball: 24 high-level beach volleyballs
- Soccer: 184 competition soccer balls
- Softball: 340 competition level softballs
- Tennis: 1,500 tennis balls
- Volleyball: 120 competition volleyballs
The Canada Summer Games ran July 28 to August 13 and featured 4,000 athletes competing in 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, and more than 20,000 visitors.