Opening of the 2019 Canada Winter Games

February 15 and 16, 2019

The Governor General visited Red Deer, Alberta to officially open the Canada Winter Games and to encourage athletes at a variety of sporting events.

“The Canada Winter Games is our nation at its best, and brings together young athletes, their families, coaches, organizers and volunteers to showcase their dedication and love of sport,” said the Governor General. “Whether through exciting, large-scale events like this one, or through nail-biting hockey games at the local rink, winter sports are a way to bring our communities together and celebrate our Nordic traditions.”