It was February 1967 in Quebec City that the history of the Canada Games began. With its motto “Unity through Sport,” the first Canada Winter Games paved the way for what is now the largest multi-sport competition for young Canadian athletes. Beyond being a unique sporting event, the Games promote healthy living among young people and leave behind an important infrastructure, sport, and social legacy for the host region. To host the Games means highlighting our culture and our diversity, and at the same time encouraging the development of our communities.
Since 1967, the Canada Games have played a central role in the promotion of sport and physical activity in our provinces and territories. Presented every two years (alternating between Winter and Summer Games), in a different province or territory, the Games have united, since their start, more than 100 000 athletes.
In Sherbrooke in 2013, 4200 athletes will come to compete for honours in 20 disciplines on 20 different venues. During the 16 days of competition, pleasure, perseverance, team spirit, sweat, surpassing limits, entertainment, and success will all be on the menu. This is a great recipe for a spectacular event!