Countdown to the 2017 Games: One Year To Go Celebration

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 by The Forks Market

Guest Post: Sara from Canada Summer Games

Countdown to the 2017 Games: One Year To Go Celebration

Winnipeg will host the Canada Games next summer and the kickoff celebration is happening at The Forks! This event is one you can’t miss. Join us July 28, 2016 from 4 – 9PM for a free concert, games, giveaways, and a special mascot appearance by Niibin!

Headlining acts for the free show include some of Manitoba’s biggest talents:

Free, fun, family activities will fill the Forks Market Plaza. You can test the speed of your pitch, perfect your rowing technique, and vie for soccer’s hardest kick while trying out the Canada Games sports.

After you’ve listened to some tunes and played some games, you can get your official Games Gear and take selfies with Niibin (the Games’ mascot).

The Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes and in 2017 will celebrate their 50th anniversary along with Canada’s 150th birthday. We can’t wait to welcome the athletes, coaches, officials, spectators, volunteers and everyone who will join us for the 2017 Canada Summer Games!

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