Governor General to Attend Closing Ceremony of 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg

OTTAWA, Aug. 11, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will officially close the 2017 Canada Summer Games. The ceremony will be held at the Investors Group Field, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 2 p.m. (CDT).

His Excellency will address Canada's next generation of national, international and Olympic champions and officially declare the 26th edition of the Canada Games closed.

"I'm looking forward to celebrating and thanking the athletes, coaches, organizers and volunteers who have worked so hard to make these Canada Games such a success," the Governor General said. "Once again this event has proved to be a wonderful stage for our talented young Canadian athletes to compete, excel and achieve their dreams."

About the 2017 Canada Summer Games
Winnipeg, Manitoba will host the Canada Summer Games July 28August 13, 2017. Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors. Celebrating the Games' 50th anniversary and acknowledging Canada's 150th anniversary, the Canada Games are this country's largest multisport event for young athletes. For more information, visit canadagames.ca/2017.

Media wishing to attend the Closing Ceremony are asked to confirm their attendance with the Canada Games Media Relations Department.

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SOURCE Governor General of Canada

For further information: Media information: Marie-Ève Létourneau, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-998-0287, 613-302-0912 (cell), marie-eve.letourneau@gg.ca; Monique LaCoste, Canada Summer Games, 204-451-1202 (cell), mlacoste@2017canadagames.ca


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