The 2017 Canada Summer Games came to a close on Sunday, August 13 at Investor’s Group Field in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Team Manitoba saw a record-high 42 medals (including an all-time best of 10 gold medals), and won the Centennial Trophy for the second consecutive Games.
Our athletes, staff and alumni involved themselves heavily in the 2017 Canada Games as participants, coaches, support staff, medical staff, and volunteers, helping to propel many of the country’s best young athletes to podium performances.
Friday, August 4 – With 34 points and 11 rebounds, Niyah Becker led Team Manitoba’s female basketball team to a victory in their bronze medal game against Alberta on the last night of competition in Week 1.
Friday, August 4 – Victoria Tachinski caps off a long week by running a spectacular anchor leg in the 4x400m, propelling Team Manitoba to silver. Tachinski joins relay teammates Tayo Babalola, Erin White and Sophia Mbabaali on the podium to accept her second silver (and third Games) medal.
Our CSCM community played a multitude of roles behind the scenes to support Canada Games athletes:
CSCM staff members:
Adrienne Leslie-Toogood (Canada Games Chief Psychologist)
Dallas Ludwick (Head Coach, Team Manitoba Diving)
Fiona Rettie (Team Manager, Team Manitoba Rowing)
Doreen Bechtle (Venue Chair for Athletics, Medical Staff) Thank you Jorie Janzen and Matthew Davey for organizing
a recovery station for Team Manitoba’s athletes!
Chantal Van Landeghem (Psychology Team)
Nadya Crossman-Serb (Team Manager, Team Manitoba Canoe/Kayak)
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.