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Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games Sport Schedule

The Sport Schedule is a living document that lists the detailed breakdown of sport schedules and venues by week, day, time and event for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. It also includes the date and times of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. This document is subject to change, and updated versions of the schedule will be posted in our Games Management System as soon as new information becomes available.


Athletics, Para-Athletics and Special Olympics

Canada Games Park

Athletics, or Track and Field, is a staple sport at any multi-sport competition worldwide. Athletics has been a part of the Canada Summer Games since the second edition in 1973. In 2022, there will be opportunities for para-athletes and Special Olympic athletes to compete as well. Athletics will be held at the new Canada Games Park.

  • Greg Joy | 1973
  • Angela Bailey | 1977
  • Bruny Surin | 1985
  • Heather Moyse | 1997/2001
  • Lisa Franks | 1999/2003
  • Brianne Thiesen Eaton | 2005
  • Renee Foessel | 2013
  • Andre de Grasse | 2013
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Welland Baseball Stadium, Oakes Park

Although the first official set of rules for baseball were published in New York, an early version of the sport was first played in southern Ontario, giving it strong Canadian roots. Featured since the inaugural Summer Games, baseball is set to be played at the Welland Baseball Stadium and also at Oakes Park in Niagara Falls.

  • Corey Koskie | 1993
  • Jeff Francis | 2001
  • Adam Loewen | 2001
  • Russell Martin | 2001
  • Jeff Allen | 2009
  • Mike Soroka | 2013
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Meridian Centre, Niagara College Welland Campus

Basketball is a sport with deep, historic Canadian roots, being invented by Dr. James Naismith, who hailed from Almonte, Ontario. Canada has always enjoyed a strong women's program, with the men's program experiencing a resurgence in recent years, producing top talent to the NCAA, NBA, and WNBA. The basketball games will be hosted at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines and at the Niagara College Welland Campus during the Niagara 2022 Games.

  • Todd MacCulloch | 1993
  • Steve Nash | 1993
  • Kim Gaucher | 2001
  • Lisa Thomaidis | 2001
  • Anthony Bennett | 2009
  • Philip Scrubb | 2009
  • Bridget Carleton | 2013
  • Shay Colley | 2013
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Beach Volleyball

Beach Volleyball

Canada Games Park

One of the many sports to be featured at the newly built Canada Games Park, beach volleyball was first popularised in Canada in the 1950s along the shores of Lake Ontario. The sport was first introduced to the Games in 2001. After a brief hiatus, beach volleyball returned to the Games in 2009, and has been a fixture ever since.

  • Annie Martin | 1995/2001/2017
  • Josh Binstock | 2001
  • Shanice Marcelle | 2009
  • Sophie Bukovec | 2013
  • Sergey Grabovsky | 2013
  • Megan McNamara | 2013
  • Nicole McNamara | 2013
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Box Lacrosse

Box Lacrosse

Canada Games Park

Box lacrosse will be making its proud return to the Summer Games in 2022 for the first time since 1985, with games slated to take place at the Canada Games Park. Known as Tewaaraton and Baggataway by Indigenous communities, box lacrosse will be played on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Ojibway/Chippewa and Haudenosaunee peoples.

  • Gary Gait | 1985
  • Paul Gait | 1985
  • Thomas Marechek | 1985
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Canoe Kayak

Canoe Kayak

Welland International Flatwater Centre

Internationally, canoe kayak has been one of Canada's top performing sports, and are long time events at the Canada Summer Games. Taking place at the picturesque Welland International Flatwater Centre, there will be multiple events across a variety of disciplines, showcasing the best Canada has to offer.

  • Hugh Fisher | 1973
  • Chelsea Kirkby | 1997
  • Adam van Koeverden | 1997
  • Michael Drouin | 2005
  • David Lemay | 2005
  • Blaine Patriquin | 2005
  • Todd MacDonald | 2009
  • Alanna Bray-Lougheed | 2013
  • Katie Vincent | 2013
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Town of Pelham, Brock University, Port Colborne

Cycling is a staple of the Canada Summer Games. In 2022, Niagara is set to host a series of individual cycling events, one of which is the Road Race. This event will pit rider versus rider, taking them on an endurance course through the town of Pelham.

Another cycling event to take place during the Niagara 2022 Games is the Criterium. A wildly entertaining event and a crowd favourite, criterium has cyclists complete multiple laps for a shorter race, versus a direct opponent. The Criterium will be held at Brock University.

In the Time Trials, individual riders will race against the clock to earn the best time. The event will be held along the Welland Canal in Port Colborne with the start and finish at HH Knoll Lakeview Park.

  • Brian Walton | 1985
  • Cindy Klassen | 1995/1999/2001/2019
  • Raphaël Gagné | 2005/2009
  • Andrew L'Esperance | 2005/2009/2013
  • Karlee Gendron | 2007/2009/2013
  • Leah Kirchmann | 2007/2009
  • Lex Albrecht | 2009
  • Guillaume Boivin | 2009
  • Gillian Carleton | 2009
  • Hugo Houle | 2009
  • Denise Ramsden | 2009
  • Annie Foreman-Mackey | 2013
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Brock Sport Facilities

Diving will offer spectators captivating competition at the Niagara 2022 Games. The springboard and platform diving events will be held at Brock University's Eleanor Misener Aquatics Centre, and are fan favourites for their aesthetically pleasing and graceful nature.

  • Linda Cuthbert | 1973
  • Janet Nutter | 1973
  • Michael Larouche | 1977/1989/1993
  • Paige Gordon | 1985/1989
  • Anne Montminy | 1989
  • Jason Napper | 1989
  • Annie Pelletier | 1989
  • Alexandre Despatie | 1997
  • Riley McCormick | 2001/2005
  • Jennifer Abel | 2005
  • Meaghan Benfeito | 2005
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Legends on the Niagara Golf Course - Battlefield Course

One of the world's most popular sports, golf will feature two events at the Niagara 2022 Games. Both the team event and individual event will be played at the Legends on the Niagara Battlefield Course in Niagara Falls with four rounds of play.

  • Celeste Dao | 2017
  • Jaclyn Lee | 2017
  • Brigitte Thibault | 2017
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Mountain Bike

Mountain Bike

Twelve Mile Creek

Mountain biking is a fairly new sport, rising in popularity in the mid 1990s when it was first added to the Olympic Games. Races are typically off-road and involve a moderate degree of technical riding, with the Niagara 2022 Games hosting the event near Brock University through Twelve Mile Creek.

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Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course

First making its appearance at the Canada Summer Games in 1989, rowing has grown from five events featuring only men to six disciplines contested by both men and women. Taking place at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course, the Canada Games regatta is a benchmark event for many provinces and territories and serves as a stepping stone to Canada's national rowing team.

  • Darren Barber | 1985
  • Kirsten Barnes | 1985
  • Dominic Seiterle | 1993
  • Kyle Hamilton | 2001
  • Fraser Berkhout | 2005
  • Doug Csima | 2005
  • Hilary Whetung Cole | 2005
  • Patricia Obee | 2009
  • Lisa Roman | 2009
  • Hilary Janssens | 2013
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Rugby Sevens

Rugby Sevens

Brock Sport Facilities

One of the oldest sports to be featured at the Niagara 2022 Games, Rugby Sevens has exploded in recent years, partly due to the success of the national Canadian women's team. Hosted on the playing fields of Brock University, 2022 will be the inaugural Rugby Sevens competition for the Canada Games.

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Sailing, Para-Sailing

Sailing, Para-Sailing

Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club

Sailing is one of the Summer Games original sports, debuting at the inaugural Games in 1969. Taking place at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club, in partnership with the Dalhousie Yacht Club, sailing will have events for both able-bodied and para-athletes.

  • Robert Paul Thomson | 1981
  • Richard Clarke | 1985
  • Jeff Eckard | 1985
  • Ross MacDonald | 1985
  • Penny Stamper | 1985
  • Rod Davies | 1989
  • Murray McCaig | 1989
  • Shona Moss | 1989/1993
  • Marty Essig | 1993/1997
  • Paul Hannam | 1993
  • Brian Storey | 1993
  • Nikola Girke | 1997
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Youngs Sportsplex

The world's game and all of its popularity will accompany Canada's best soccer players to Niagara in 2022, showcasing the country's best young talents. Soccer has been a part of the Canada Summer Games since they were first held in 1969. Games will be played at Youngs Sportsplex in Welland.

  • Patrice Bernier | 1997
  • Karina LeBlanc | 1997
  • Diana Matheson | 2001
  • Allysha Chapman | 2005
  • Desiree Scott | 2005
  • Doneil Henry | 2009
  • Shelina Zadorsky | 2009
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Southward Park

Softball, played at the inaugural Canada Summer Games of 1969, will continue to be played at Niagara 2022. The fast-pitch variety and its quick natured pace of play will see Canada's best players compete in front of a region known for its passionate softball community.

  • Sheena Lawrick | 2001
  • Danielle Lawrie | 2005
  • Jennifer Salling | 2005
  • Jennifer Yee | 2005
  • Emma Entzminger | 2013/2017
  • Janet Leung | 2013
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Swimming, Para-Swimming and Special Olympics

Swimming, Para-Swimming and Special Olympics

Welland International Flatwater Centre, Brock Sport Facilities

Swimming has come a long way in recent years, and is now in an exciting time for Canadian swimmers across all the provinces and territories. One of the original sports of the modern Olympic Games, swimming has been a staple of the Canada Summer Games since 1969. The event has grown at the Games to include not only able-bodied swimmers, but also para athletes and special Olympians. Swimming events will be held at Brock University at the Eleanor Misener Aquatics Centre and at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

  • Brent Hayden | 2001
  • Ryan Cochrane | 2005
  • Valérie Grand'Maison | 2005
  • Katarina Roxon | 2005
  • Kylie Masse | 2013
  • Markus Thormeyer | 2013
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Welland Tennis Club, Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club

Niagara is deeply ingrained in the history of tennis in Canada. It was one of the first communities to form a tennis program and send athletes to the Canadian Championships in 1890. For the Niagara 2022 Games, tennis will be taking place at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club and the Welland Tennis Club where Niagara will continue to develop its proud tradition of excellence in tennis.

  • Stacey Allaster | 1989
  • Rebecca Marino | 2005
  • Eugenie Bouchard | 2009
  • Gabriela Dabrowski | 2009
  • Brayden Schnur | 2013
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Welland International Flatwater Centre

Canada has been at the forefront of triathlon ever since the sport’s early days in the 1980s and 1990s. First taking place at the Canada Summer Games in 2009, triathlon consists of an endurance race of swimming, cycling and running performed in a continuous format. Triathlon will be held at the Welland International Flatwater Centre.

  • Sarah-Anne Brault | 2005/2009
  • Joanna Brown | 2009
  • Amélie Kretz | 2009
  • Ellen Pennock | 2009
  • Matthew Sharpe | 2009
  • Tyler Mislawchuk | 2013
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Canada Games Park, Niagara College Welland Campus

Initially played at both the Canada Summer and Winter Games, volleyball has since found its home within the summer sports program. With Canada Games Park and Niagara College Welland Campus set to be the stage in Niagara 2022, one of the world's most popular sports is guaranteed to provide entertainment with its unpredictable nature.

  • Fred Winters | 2001
  • Marie-Pier Murray Méthot | 2005
  • John Gordon Perrin | 2009
  • Marie-Alex Bélanger | 2013
  • Alexa Gray | 2013
  • Nick Hoag | 2013
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Canada Games Park

Originally a winter sport, wrestling was featured at the first Canada Games in 1967, with women's wrestling joining the competition in 2005. For Niagara 2022, the wrestling events will take place at the new Canada Games Park, which continues a long tradition of wrestling excellence in Niagara and at Brock University.

  • Chris Rinke | 1979
  • Sunny Dhinsa | 2009
  • Justina Di Stasio | 2009
  • Linda Morais | 2009
  • Michelle Fazzari | 2005
  • David Tremblay | 2005
  • Darthe Capellan | 2013
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