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Canada Games Alumni

Canada Games has played a prominent role in the development of some of Canada’s premier athletes and coaches, including some from the Niagara Region. Find out more about alumni from across the country who’ve excelled in athletics and beyond.

7/21/21

Journeying to Tokyo for one final run — Jennifer Salling

13 years ago, the dream of the Canadian Women’s National Softball Team seemed lost forever.

7/19/21

Canada Games alumni to watch at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

Many Canadian hopefuls headed to Tokyo are a large number of athletes who once upon a time competed at the Canada Games

6/17/21

Alumni Spotlight: Sharon Firth

This past winter marked the 50th anniversary of Sharon Firth’s first appearance at the Canada Winter Games.

5/13/21

Alumni Spotlight: Peter Stefaniuk

Stefaniuk still has his mementos from the 1971 Games in Saskatoon, Sask.

3/8/21

Growing the Game - Stacey Allaster

A look at Stacey Allaster's journey from Welland, Ont., to becoming the US Open's first-ever female tournament director.

2/25/21

Inspiring the NextGen — Shanice Marcelle

To understand the importance Marcelle places on her Black roots, one must understand her journey.

2/8/21

Celebrating the accomplishments of Black Canada Games alumni

In honour of Black History Month, we look back at the amazing achievements of Black Canada Games athletes and coaches.

12/17/20

RISING TO THE OCCASION - CÉLESTE DAO

A look at Céleste Dao's winding path from the 2017 Canada Games to the University of Georgia.

11/19/20

Alumni Spotlight: Brian Bleich

Brian Bleich is giving back to the Canada Games 33 years after competing in them.

9/10/20

Alumni Spotlight: Michelle Fazzari

Michelle Fazzari credits the 2005 Canada Games as the turning point in her wrestling career.

8/27/20

From Podiums to Parliament - Adam Van Koeverden

Adam van Koeverden was once just a teenager trying to find his way.

7/30/20

ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: GREG FRANCIS

Greg Francis thought he was a hard worker until he met Jay Triano.

7/9/20

Alumni Spotlight: Richard Dalton

Twenty-seven years after competing as a 13-year-old in the Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, B.C....

6/29/20

FOREVER CONNECTED BY THE CANADA GAMES

How Lisa Thomaidis’ and Carly Clarke’s worlds collided at the 2001 Canada Games.

6/18/20

Alumni David Thibodeau on his Canada Games Experience and Advancing LGBTQI2S Awareness in Sport

Read about how Canada Games Alumni David Thibodeau is making waves in the LGBTQI2S community.

6/11/20

Spotlight: Don Goodwin

Without the late Don Goodwin, there would likely be no Canada Games.

6/6/20

Persevering Through a Pandemic - The Megan Van Heyst Story

How one Niagara 2021 hopeful, her parents and coach have adjusted amidst the outbreak of COVID-19

5/28/20

Alumni Spotlight: Makiah Hunt

The moment is indelibly etched in the memory of Makiah Hunt.

5/14/20

Alumni Spotlight: Jayson Hilchie

Get to know Jayson Hilchie, Team Nova Scotia's 4x100m gold medalist at the 2001 Canada Summer Games!

4/30/20

Alumni Spotlight: Siobhan McLaughlin

Siobhan McLaughlin’s Canada Summer Games resume is impressive.

4/16/20

Alumni Spotlight: Hannah Taylor

Hannah Taylor was a Canada Games athlete for all seasons.

4/9/20

Alumni Spotlight: Nancy Kessler

Get to know Nancy Kessler, a St. Catharines native and 2013 Canada Games gold medalist!

4/2/20

Canada Games Alumni Spotlight: Swede Burak

Get to know Swede Burak, Team Ontario's rowing coach at the 2017 Canada Summer Games!

3/19/20

Canada Games Alumni Spotlight: Sarah Wiley

Get to know St. Catharines native and 2009 Canada Games gold medalist, Sarah Wiley!

3/12/20

Canada Games Alumni Spotlight: Clayton Pye

Get to know Brock Wrestling athlete and 2013 Canada Games Alumni Clayton Pye!

2/27/20

Canada Games Alumni Spotlight: Trevor Van Nest

In our first Alumni Spotlight series, get to know 1989 Canada Games Alumni and Niagara Falls resident, Trevor Van Nest.

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