Canada Games Council Announces Host City for 2021 Canada Summer Games

Apr 19, 2017

Niagara Region has been selected as the host of the 2021 Canada Summer Games. The announcement was made this morning by the Canada Games Council and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport at a joint news conference held in Toronto. The City of Greater Sudbury, City of Ottawa, Niagara Region and combined cities of Kitchener and Waterloo were among a total of four bids to host the third ever Canada Summer Games in Ontario.

 “I am proud of our community for the hard work, enthusiasm and support for our bid to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “The Canada Games Council was tremendously impressed with the venues available in our city, and especially with the expertise of our local committee members who worked so hard to advance through the evaluation process.  I would also like to thank the Bid Committee and especially Co-Chairs, Dr. Darren Stinson and Dr. Amanda Schweinbenz for their hard work. We congratulate Niagara Region on their successful bid and we look forward to an exciting Ontario edition of the Canada Summer Games in 2021.”

Following a Technical Phase 1 submission in May 2016, Greater Sudbury was approved for the short list of bidders by the Canada Games Council’s Technical Review Committee in September 2016. Their comprehensive site review determined that Greater Sudbury successfully met the criteria for accommodations capacity, space and sport venues required to host the Games. Greater Sudbury Council reaffirmed their support with the approval of a full bid proposal in January of this year.

“We did a great job showcasing our city and it was amazing to see the community rally to bring home these Games,” said Dr. Darren Stinson, Co-Chair of the Greater Sudbury Bid Committee. Bid Committee Co-Chair Dr. Amanda Schweinbenz agreed.  “Ultimately, the Games have gone to the community with the highest overall score in the bidding process but in my mind, Greater Sudbury will always be the winner in terms of spirit, a love of sport and an abundance of beautiful natural venues.”

About the Canada Games

The country’s largest multi-sport competition for young athletes alternates between Canada Summer Games and Canada Winter Games every two years. This year’s Canada Summer Games will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from July 28 to August 13. The next Canada Winter Games will be held in Red Deer, Alberta in 2019. Amateur competitors from all over Canada will represent the best in their age group, giving spectators their first glimpse of the country’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions.