The competition venues were examined closely by the Canada Games Council in the summer of 2010 in order to ensure that each venue met Canada Games technical criteria. Minor changes were made to meet certain requirements (such as medical, emergency services, water and food services, VIPs, etc.) required by a major event such as this.
"Each time I come to Sherbrooke, I’m always impressed with your sports infrastructure.”
- Kelly-Ann Paul, Canada Games Council -
All of the competition venues, except the Claude-Robillard Complex (10m diving) are a maximum of 30 minutes from the Games Village. Almost 75% of the venues, including the Village, are within a 4 km radius, and 80% within a 10 km radius.
A subsequent meeting took place last September where the technical representatives from the National Sport Organizations visited Sherbrooke for a technical review of the competition venues. This was an essential part of the planning and organizational process of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013.
One thing is for certain – Sherbrooke has all the qualities necessary to host a very successful Summer Games in 2013!