TeamBC - 2017 Canada Summer Games

Overview

The Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes and in 2017 will celebrate their 50th anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday. Winnipeg, Manitoba will host the Canada Summer Games July 28 – August 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.


Team Information

Competition Details

 

Team BC Details

 

 

Team Selection

Team Selection Criteria and Standards (Posted March 6, 2017)

Canada Summer Games Selection Trials - June 10 & 11th - Coquitlam, BC (Meet Info)

The Games

Winnipeg, Manitoba will host the Canada Summer Games July 28 – August 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 Canada’s 150th birthday, the Canada Games are this country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes. They will leave a lasting legacy of new and enhanced sport facilities, volunteer and leadership development that will benefit athletes and the broader community for years to come.

Visit the Official Canada Summer Games Website for more information. 

FAQ

  1. Where are the 2017 Canada Summer Games Selection Trials? The 2017 Canada Summer Games Selection Trials will be held at the Jesse Bent Memorial Meet on June 10-11th in Coquitlam, BC. 
  2. How do I qualify for the 2017 Canada Summer Games? View the Selection Criteria & Standards Document Here
  3. What are Automatic Standards and how do they work? Automatic Standards are designed to allow athletes who have performances at a certain level the opportunity to be selected to TeamBC, understanding that athletes may still have competitive obligations such as, but not limited to BC Teams, National Teams and University/College Teams. All athletes have the opportunity to be selected with these standards.
  4. What if I haven’t made either the Automatic Standard or the Team Standard? BC Athletics encourages all athletes to declare for TeamBC as it is a larger team (50 athletes). In many cases, we have selected athletes under Criteria 7 which can include athletes who are close to standard.
  5. Do National College/University Championships (NCAA, CIS, NAIA) count as a “Meet of Greater Importance”? Yes, since these are high level meets, and student-athletes have an obligation to their school to attend these meets upon qualifying, BC Athletics recognizes these meets as a meet of greater importance.
  6. What dates will TeamBC be travelling to and from the 2017 Canada Summer Games? TeamBC will depart from Vancouver on July 27th, 2017 and return after the games on August 5th, 2017. BC Athletics will be arranging transportation for those athletes based outside of the Lower Mainland to travel to Vancouver ahead of time to meet the flight headed to Winnipeg. 
  7. What are the age limits for the Canada Summer Games? Eligible athletes must be under 23 as of December 31, 2017. (Date of Birth: 1995 or later)
  8. Which athletes are excluded from the Canada Games? Excluded from the Canada Games are:
    • Senior National Team Athletes (includes Olympic/Paralympics, IPC/IAAF World Championships, Commonwealth Games, or Special Olympics World Games (in the sport of athletics))
    • Athletes that have held an SR1 or SR2 card (as defined by Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance Program) at any time.
    • ** Athletes who hold a C card (as defined by Sport Canada's Athlete Assistance program) or are in their first year of Senior National Team status may be deemed eligible on a case by case basis.
  9. Can I compete in two (2) different sports if qualfieid to compete in both? Athletes may not compete in two sports at one Canada Games if they are scheduled in the same week.
  10. Which events are included in the 2017 Canada Summer Games? The following events are included:
  11. Men (27 Events) Women (27 Events)
    100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 and 5000 metres 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500 and 5000 metres
    Hurdles 110, 400 metres
    Steeplechase 3000 metres
    Hurdles 100, 400 metres
    Steeplechase 3000 metres
    200, 400, 1500 metres wheelchair 200, 400, 1500 metres wheelchair
    Special Olympics: 100, 200 metres Special Olympics: 100, 200 metres
    Relays : 4 x 100 metres, 4 x 400 metres Relays : 4 x 100 metres, 4 x 400 metres
    High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump, Pole Vault
    Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Hammer
    Para Shot Put, Discus Para Shot Put, Discus
    Decathlon Heptathlon