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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
With thousands of athletes and visitors descending on Winnipeg in the coming days for the 2017 Canada Summer Games, traffic volumes are expected to peak in the city. Several street closures are in effect for planned events, such as the Torch Relay on Wednesday.
From 6 a.m. until 3 p.m., northbound Edmonton Street from Portage Avenue to Graham Avenue will be closed to traffic.
WINNIPEG — Some could say it takes a village to get the 2017 Canada Summer Games Athletes’ Village ready in time, but with just days before the first competitors arrive, the finishing touches are nearing completion.
The University of Manitoba is offering up three of its student residences to house athletes from across Canada, ranging in age from 11 to 21. Arthur V. Mauro, Pembina Hall and Mary Speechly Hall will all act as hubs for athletes during their downtime.
It’s one of the first places Mayor Brian Bowman is likely to snap a selfie for his Instagram later this week.
Winnipeg is getting a new, giant sign at The Forks to tell visitors that they’re, well, in Winnipeg.