August 6-21, 2022
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by: Niagara Host Society


The Niagara 2022 Host Society is delighted to announce its partnership with John Deere Canada, who will be the presenting sponsor for Grimsby’s 13 For 13 Cultural Festival event celebrating the cultural heritage of Grimsby and Prince Edward Island. Taking place on Saturday, August 20 at the Grimsby Peach King Centre, this event will be held on the final night of the 13 For 13 Festival and will celebrate the future host of the 2023 Canada Winter Games, which will be taking place in P.E.I. just six months after the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

The 13 For 13 Cultural Festival is a one-of-a-kind initiative that will see each of Niagara’s 13 municipalities host a free event on separate days throughout the duration of the Games (visit website for schedule). These nightly events will celebrate the cultural heritage and identities of Canada's 13 provinces and territories through entertainment, food, art, dance and more.

In addition to supporting 13 For 13, John Deere Canada will also serve as the title sponsor of Grimsby’s leg of the 2022 Canada Games Torch Relay. Beginning at John Deere’s Grimsby facility on Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 a.m., the Torch will travel through Grimsby and eventually complete its journey at the Grimsby Peach King Centre.

“John Deere is absolutely delighted to be involved in the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games,” said Greg Tooke, President of John Deere Canada ULC. “Much like the talented and inspirational young athletes participating in this year’s Games, John Deere consistently strives for excellence in all that we do. We take great pride in the work that goes into bettering the lives of our employees, customers and communities across Canada and beyond. Since the opening of our Canadian headquarters here in 1976, John Deere Canada has been a proud member of the Niagara Region, and the growing Grimsby community. The 2022 Canada Games is an exciting once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our region, and we are honoured to be part of history in the making!”

“We are very excited for John Deere Canada to join our Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games as a sponsor,” said Doug Hamilton, Board Chair of the Niagara 2022 Host Society. “With its long-standing and close connection to Grimsby, John Deere Canada will be a wonderful partner to support Grimsby’s leg of the Torch Relay and its 13 For 13 Cultural Festival. These events will help to bring together all of our Niagara communities for what will be a phenomenal celebration at this summer’s 2022 Canada Games.”

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, 2022. 

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 Deere & Company

Deere & Company ( is a global leader in the delivery of agricultural, construction, and forestry equipment. We help our customers push the boundaries of what’s possible in ways that are more productive and sustainable to help life leap forward. Our technology-enabled products including John Deere Autonomous 8R Tractor, See & Spray™, and E-Power Backhoe are just some of the ways we help meet the world's increasing need for food, shelter, and infrastructure. Deere & Company also provides financial services through John Deere Financial.

For more information on Deere & Company, visit us at

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