Statement by Minister St-Onge on the Opening Ceremony of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

The Canada Summer Games bring together the best amateur athletes in the country

NIAGARA, ON, August 6, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – What an exciting day! The Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games have begun. This event allows us to celebrate the determination of more than 5,000 up-and-coming athletes, their coaches and their support staff, who will compete for the podium at the largest multi-sport event in Canada.

From now until 21st of Augustwe will see the strength, talent, courage and incredible perseverance of 5,000 athletes, para-athletes and Special Olympics athletes from across the country.

The Games will give us reason to rejoice, because sport unites us. It allows us to form friendships and pushes us to surpass ourselves. Sport is a great way to promote our vision of an open and inclusive society where everyone can thrive and prosper.

Our government is proud to support the Canada Summer Games in Niagara, as they will have significant positive impacts for communities in sport, economic, cultural, community and social terms. This event will inspire the next generation of athletes and people of Canada lead a healthy and active life. I can’t think of a better investment than this.

Let the games begin!

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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