[Calgary. AB] Cheered on by coaches, managers, mission staff, parents and family, an excited Team Alberta will depart Calgary early Thursday morning, July 27, on route to Winnipeg and the 2017 Canada Summer Games. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Games, which run from July 28 – August 13.
“As the minister responsible for sport in Alberta, I wish our athletes, coaches and mission staff the best of luck as they head to the Canada Games in Winnipeg. I know they will represent Alberta well, and demonstrate the passion, sportsmanship and excellence we value in our province,” said Ricardo Miranda,
Minister of Culture and Tourism. “I also hope that you get the opportunity to explore the many sights Winnipeg has to offer, and that you enjoy the adventure you have embarked upon.”
The team is comprised of 344 athletes, representing 73 Alberta communities, competing in 17 sports. They will be supported by 75 coaches and managers, along with 19 mission staff. The Flag bearer for Team Alberta at the 2017 Canada Summer Games is Aaron Hernandez from Coaldale, a member of the Athletics team.
Team Alberta is scheduled to depart Calgary International Airport on two flights, one at 6 a.m. and one at 9 a.m.
“Alberta Sport Connection knows the value and benefit of sport and we are proud to support Team Alberta in their pursuit of athletic excellence,” said Andrew Ference, Chair of the Alberta Sport Connection. “The challenges and friendships that our young athletes will experience and develop at the 2017 Canada Summer Games will stay with them forever, and we wish them all the best in Winnipeg and in their future careers.”
Team Alberta is represented by the best young athletes in our province. They have all achieved success provincially, and many of them nationally. The Canada Games is the next step in their journeys to compete at the international level.
For a full list of Team Alberta athletes and for more information, please visit Team Alberta on the ASC website. It features event schedules, up-to-date details on the Games and will highlight Team Alberta’s results and progress.
Team Alberta’s involvement in the Games is coordinated by Alberta Sport Connection, a provincial corporation dedicated to the development of sport in Alberta. Its vision is for Alberta to be the premier sport delivery system in Canada. Alberta Sport Connection helps Alberta’s high-performance athletes train and pursue excellence. More information on Alberta Sport Connection at: www.albertasport.ca.
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