In 2019 Alberta welcomed Canada to Red Deer, the host city for the 27th iteration of the Canada Games. Over the course of 17 days from February 17 to March 3, the Games became the biggest event in Red Deer’s history and Alberta’s largest undertaking since the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Featuring more than 2,000 competitors and 26,000 fans, the sporting spectacle gripped the whole of Canada while the accompanying 52° North Music + Cultural Festival showcased the very best of this proud province.
It was a moment shared by the entire nation, and the legacy of the 2019 Games lives on to this day. Investment in not-for-profits, local businesses and volunteer groups will pay dividends for generations to come. Elsewhere new and revitalized venues such as the state-of-the-art Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre and Canyon Ski Resort, have ensured that sport remains at the heart of this vibrant community.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer brought together 2,377 athletes to participate in 164 events across 20 different sports.
In total, there were 1,108 medals handed out during the 17 day event, which showcased the very best of Canadian sport and spirit. But the 27th iteration of the event will also be remembered for its firsts, such as Nunavut’s first competitive appearance in Canada Games hockey.