August 6-21, 2022
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by: Niagara Host Society


The Niagara 2022 Host Society is delighted to announce its partnership with CAA Insurance Company, who will be providing a Ford F-150 truck and fuel to celebrate the Torch Relay Land Program of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. Taking place over the next six weekends in each of the Niagara Region’s 12 municipalities, the event will celebrate the upcoming 2022 Canada Summer Games and the Torch’s Niagara journey to the Games’ Opening Ceremony, scheduled to take place at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines on August 6.

The Torch Relay’s land program will run from June 25 through to the end of July, traveling to every corner of Niagara, visiting each municipality before finishing its journey in St. Catharines on July 31 (see schedule and the list of torchbearers here). Having arrived in Port Colborne last Friday by boat on CSL St-Laurent, the Torch will continue to forge a distinctive path ahead of the 2022 Canada Games, making its way across the region by foot, bike and even tractor. Over 150 community members from Niagara will proudly carry the Torch, each carrying it approximately one kilometre across one of the municipalities in the Niagara Region and will play an important role in welcoming Canada’s largest multi-sport event to Niagara.

Since its inception, CAA has been a community-focused organization and a strong proponent of supporting local organizations and businesses. Niagara’s been home to a CAA club for more than 110 years, and there is no better way to tie in CAA’s community support than with the Torch Relay, which hits all 12 local municipalities in the lead up to the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

“We are incredibly excited to support the final leg of the Niagara 2022 Torch Relay program,” said Daniela Escobar, Insurance Product Manager, CAA Niagara. “Throughout our club’s history, we’ve remained dedicated to keeping Niagara residents moving. Our drivers are out on the roads everyday, and it is only fitting for us to join the torchbearers along their journey through our communities.”

“We are excited to have CAA Insurance join the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games as a sponsor,” added Doug Hamilton, Board Chair of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. “We are proud that CAA Insurance will partner with us for the Niagara leg of our Torch Relay program, which will lead us to the Games and to welcoming Canada’s next generation of athletes to Niagara.”

Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games are the country’s marquee event for amateur sport representing the highest level of national competition for thousands of up-and-coming Canadian athletes. The 28th edition of the Canada Games will mark just the third occasion in the event’s history that it will have taken place in the province of Ontario and the first time in 21 years. In total, more than 5,000 participants and close to 4,500 volunteers are expected to take part in the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games scheduled for August 6-21. The 2022 Games will take place at 19 different venues across the Niagara Region and feature 18 different sports, including an inaugural rugby sevens competition and the return of lacrosse after a 37-year absence from the Games.

Tickets for this summer’s Games are currently available for purchase online.

About the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

At the peak of Niagara’s boldest summer yet, more than 5,000 up-and-coming athletes, their coaches and support staff will gather to compete for the podium in Canada’s largest multi-sport event. From August 6 to 21, 2022, Niagara will surge stronger than ever on the national stage. The 2022 Games, made possible thanks to funding and support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Niagara Region, and the Canada Games Council, will give rise to new legacies of ambition, confidence, and compassion that will inspire generations to come. 

For further information, visit us at or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@2022canadagames).

Media Contact:

Christopher Séguin, Manager, Media & Communications


About CAA Insurance Company

For over 45 years, CAA Insurance Company has provided dependable and trustworthy service to protect Canadians and what matters to them. CAA Insurance Company believes in following their responsibilities to help customers and distribution partners with the highest level of respect, fairness, and attention for the best coverage.

For further Information on CAA Insurance, contact: 

Nadia Matos

Manager of External Communications

C: (416) 523-0663


About CAA Niagara

Founded in 1911 as the St. Catharines Automobile Club with just 16 members, CAA Niagara has grown to more than 145,000 Members with five Niagara locations; St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Thorold and Grimsby. A not-for-profit membership organization, CAA Niagara provides emergency road services, travel, insurance and Member rewards.

For further Information on CAA Niagara, contact: 

Desiree Swance

PR Specialist

C: (289) 547-8478


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