Local athletes take part in Games

Team Manitoba is made up of over 300 of the province’s best young athletes, along with 44 coaches, 14 managers, four tech support, and 21 mission staff who will participate in 19 sports over the two phases of the Games. (Time Bandit Photography by Ed, Western Canada Summer Games)

Share Adjust Comment Print

The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games have kicked off and Team Manitoba includes athletes from southern Manitoba.
The games run Aug. 9-18 in Swift Current featuring 16 sports in over 20 venues.
Team Manitoba is made up of over 300 of the province’s best young athletes, along with 44 coaches, 14 managers, four tech support, and 21 mission staff who will participate in 19 sports over the two phases of the Games. As the best in their age group, these young competitors have trained long and hard to be chosen to represent Manitoba at the 2019 Games.
Southern Manitoba athletes include:
Winkler
Brody Janzen – Basketball, Pat Alexander – Mission Staff, Trent Crane – Baseball
Morden
Ashley Hoitink – Basketball coach
Carman
Lexie Nelson – Softball
Sanford
Amy Becker – Swimming, Chloe Reimer – Volleyball Coach, Blake Harris – Triathlon
Morris
Erika Vermette – Volleyball
Altona
Ethan Giesbrecht – Baseball
Dominion City
Denton Mateychuk – Baseball
Portage
Riley Borody – Baseball, Ryan Botterill – Baseball
The Western Canada Summer Games were officially launched in Regina, August 1975, in a pre-Olympic Games year, along with the decision to hold the Games every four years, one year ahead of the Olympic Games and using the same 23 summer sports disciplines.
The 2023 games will be held in Manitoba.

Comments