2017 Canada Summer Games News From Team Toba • Winnipeg, MB • July 28 - Aug 13, 2017
In this Issue
- Opening Ceremonies
- Tonight's entertainment
- Happy Birthday
- Photo Highlights
- Toba Gear
- Connect With Us
30% chance of showers. Risk of thunderstorms.
Male Softball, Baseball, and both Female and Male Basketball all begin competition today!
MB vs NS - 7:00pm @ Elmwood Giants Field [WATCH LIVE]
MB vs NS - 7:45pm @ Canada Games Sport for Life Centre [WATCH LIVE]
MB vs ON - 7:45pm @ Duckworth Centre [WATCH LIVE]
A fantastic show kicked off the Games at Bell-MTS Place
Canada Games athletes from all provinces and territories marched through downtown Winnipeg last night, from RBC Convention Centre to Bell-MTS Place, before entering the arena floor to a swell of applause and excitement for the Opening Ceremony of the 50th Canada Games. Once seated, all in attendance including our 330 Team Toba athletes, accompanied by over 100 coaches, trainers, and mission staff, were treated to a spiritual and patriotic celebration of the Canada Summer Games.
After the teams filed in, highlighted by a raucous Team Manitoba hometown entrance, the program began with a prayer and blessing delivered by indigenous elders. Dignitaries that spoke to the athletes and fans at Bell-MTS Place tonight included Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba Janice FIlmon, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister. The ceremony also featured a trio of Canadian entertainers, including the Bros. Landreth, Coeur de Pirate, and Serena Ryder, who wrapped up the evening’s events.
The program was highlighted by the lighting of the torch, which was followed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declaring the Games open officially kicking off competition. Competition begins today with Team Toba male and female basketball, male softball, and baseball teams in action.
Free at the Forks!
Entertainment on the Main Stage at the Forks begins at 5:30pm, and finishes up at 10:30 with Fireworks! Acts for the evening include Attica Riots, Kardinal Offishall, Skydiggers, and Serena Ryder! Click below for the full festival schedule!
Happy Birthday, Kendall!
Happy birthday to Kendall Yasui from the Female Softball Team! Competition for Kendall and her team starts next week - have a great day!
Highlights from Day #2!
Get your Team Toba gear!
Purchase yours at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame
Parents, families and Team Toba fans: we're selling Follow the Herd t-shirts ($20), cowbells ($10), and car flags ($20) at the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in the Canada Games Sport for Life Centre! Get yours today and join the united front of yellow in the stands at Team Toba games when competition starts today! Click here for hours and contact info
Latest Tweets from Team Manitoba
- #TeamToba Male Basketball tipping off now against Nova Scotia @CanadaGamesSFLC. See it live: https://t.co/Dt78B17mgm #HerdOfUs #CGBasketball7:45PM
- #TeamToba Female Basketball is live at Duckworth Centre at 7:45! Watch here: https://t.co/DR3W2deZdp #HerdOfUs #CGBasketball7:20PM
- First pitch for #TeamToba Baseball coming up at 7:00 p.m. at Elmwood Field. Watch it live: https://t.co/G0361o3my3 #HerdOfUs #CGBaseball6:45PM
- #CGAthletics head coach Claude Berube honoured with @TrueSportpur Standing "O" after giving coach's oath at Opening… https://t.co/tuYDBp41Li6:43PM
- These guys are ready to #PlayBall! #TeamToba Baseball warming up at Elmwood Giants Field. First pitch at 7 p.m.… https://t.co/l6BYfi4eGe6:31PM
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