Local Athletes Competing in 2017 Canada Summer Games – July 24, 2017

Local Athletes Competing in 2017 Canada Summer Games

July 24, 2017

OTTAWA:  Jim Eglinski, Member of Parliament for Yellowhead, is excited to cheer on local athletes participating in the 2017 Canada Summer Games. In one week, Winnipeg will host athletes, coaches, and visitors from across Canada who are coming together to take part in our largest domestic multisport event.

“Canada’s next generation of national team members at the Olympic and Paralympic Games often get their start at the Canada Games. This is an exciting opportunity for young competitors to showcase their skills on a national stage,” stated MP Eglinski.

This will be the 50th anniversary of the Games, which are held every two years and alternate between winter and summer events. More than 20,000 visitors are expected to watch the 3,900 athletes, who will participate in 16 sports and more than 250 events from July 28 to August 13.

Five athletes from the riding of Yellowhead will be competing:

Local Athletes Participating in 2017 Canada Summer Games

Community Athlete Sport
Town of Drayton Valley Mr. Royden Radowits Athletics
Town of Drayton Valley Ms. Avery Wiseman Swimming
Town of Edson Ms. Xana Beran Wrestling
Parkland County Ms. Mikhayla Doroshuk Softball
Yellowhead County Ms. Tiana Bryant Wrestling

“I want to encourage residents to tune in to the games and join me in cheering on these talented individuals as they represent our local communities!” concluded MP Eglinski.

For more information on the Games, including the competition events schedule, visit http://canadagames.ca/2017/.

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