February 9, 2017 – Over the next two and a half weeks, the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba will be featuring Manitoba-connected athletes who are on the path to PyeongChang. In one short year, the Opening Ceremonies will signify the beginning of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.
This means Canada’s best athletes now have less than a year to secure an
winter olympics 2018 berth and prepare themselves to perform on the world’s most prestigious stage in winter olympics 2018 sport. Three years ago in Sochi, Canada performed memorably, collecting 10 gold medals and finishing fourth in the overall medal standings. Now less than a year away from the 2018 Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee is expecting more than ever from Canada’s winter athletes, who have been on top of the world at World Cup and World Championship events in recent months. We are all looking forward to 2018 olympics
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.