27 quick facts and statistics — 2019 Canada Winter Games
Let's celebrate the 27th edition of the Canada Games with 27 facts and statistics.
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2019 Canada Winter Games facts & statistics
- 2019 is the 52nd anniversary of the Canada Games.
- The 2019 Canada Winter Games are the 27th edition of the Canada Games.
- Red Deer is the third city in Alberta to host the Canada Winter Games. Previously, Alberta hosted the Canada Games in 1975 (Lethbridge) and 1995 (Grande Prairie).
- The first-ever national MNP Canada Games Torch Relay will visit over 48 communities across Canada before making its way to Red Deer for the Opening Ceremony.
- The 2019 Canada Winter Games open February 15 and close March 3; that makes it a 17 day event!
- Red Deer will provide national competitive opportunities for athletes from 19 sports to achieve excellence in their sport.
- The 2019 Canada Winter Games will use 13 competition venues for athlete development and hosting competitions, of which 4 received funding from the Host Society for new or upgraded facilities.
- Over 3,600 athletes, coaches, managers, and support staff will participate in the Games.
- The 2019 Canada Winter Games will require approximately 500 sport officials to ensure fair play.
- Red Deer is expecting over 20,000 visitors to attend the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
- The 2019 Canada Winter Games will require over 5,000 volunteers.
- 8 of the 13 provincial and territorial delegations have female Chefs de Mission.
Canada Games facts and statistics
- The first Canada Games were held in Québec City in February of 1967.
- The first Canada Games motto was "Unity Through Sport".
- The Canada Games are held every two years alternating between summer and winter.
- The sports are selected approximately six years before the games.
- The Canada Games are the country's largest domestic multisport event for young athletes.
- 9 of 19 Canada Games alumni left the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games with one or more medals around their neck.
- Canada Games Alumni contributed to 10 of Canada's 28 medals at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games.
- 37 percent of Canada's roster at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games were Canada Games alumni.
- Canada Games alumni contributed to 11 of Canada's 29 medals at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
- In 1991, Canada Games added both women's hockey and ringette, substantially adding to female team sports.
- 122 of the 148 medal events at the 2017 Canada Summer Games featured female athletes.
- 47 percent of the 2017 Canada Summer Games athletes were female.
- Bathurst-Campbellton, and 12 other municipalities, staged the 2003 Canada Winter Games – the largest number of communities to ever come together to host.
- The first and only time to date one of Canada's territories hosted the Canada Games was the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon.
- Team Ontario has won the most Canada Games medals with a total of 3,127. The next closest province is Quebec with 2,762.
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