Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes.
The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967, and feature events for able-bodied athletes as well as athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities.
The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada’s sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity.
Canada Games Host Communities
Since the inaugural Canada Games in 1967, Team Manitoba has amassed 672 medals (370 at Winter Games and 302 at Summer Games), including 163 golds. Team Manitoba’s most successful Games are the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB, where they won 42 medals as the host province, and the 1991 Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown PEI, where they won 40 medals.
Manitoba has won the Centennial Cup a record six times, in 1985, 1991, 1999, 2005, and back-to-back in 2013 and 2017. The cup is awarded to the Province/Territory with the greatest improvement from the preceding same season Games.
The Western Canada Summer Games are no longer being held. More information on the future of Western Canada competition will be shared when it becomes available.
The Western Canada Summer Games were created in 1973 primarily as an opportunity for Western Canadian athletes to test their skills in Olympic standard competition, improve sport facilities in Western Canada, foster volunteerism, and provide for high quality sport events. Following the 1987 Western Canada Summer Games in Regina, the Games' purpose evolved to provide the province’s developing athletes with an opportunity to compete in competitions that might lead to higher competitions at the national level.