On top of its production role with Niagara 2022, Niagara College will also be a valued VIP Hosting Hospitality Partner and deliver support to the Games’ sustainability and accessibility programming
January 27, 2022 (Niagara, ON) — The Niagara 2022 Host Society is thrilled to announce a partnership that will see Niagara College become the Official Experiential & Digital Production Partner of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, where it will be responsible for management and oversight of the full digital production of the 28th edition of the Canada Games.
Led by Peter VandenBerg, the program coordinator of Niagara College’s Broadcasting – Radio, Television, and Film Production program, the 2022 Canada Games will aim to broadcast live as many of the Games’ competitions and events, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, such that all Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast can enjoy the Games online.
In addition to its production role with Niagara 2022, Niagara College will also be a valued VIP Hosting Hospitality Partner and provide support to the Games’ sustainability and accessibility programming by collaborating on exciting initiatives such as the March 2022 Sustainability Summit, community clean-ups, accessibility audits, and the N22 Green Team — which will be a group of volunteers responsible for undertaking sustainability programs during the Games.
“We are very excited that Niagara College has partnered with our Host Society to strengthen many inspiring Games programs,” said Doug Hamilton, Board Chair of the Niagara 2022 Host Society. “Not only will our collaboration elevate the experience we deliver for Games’ participants and fans alike, it will also enable us to provide once-in-a-lifetime learning and professional development opportunities to Niagara College faculty and students.”
“Niagara College is pleased to sponsor the Canada Summer Games and to strengthen our incredible partnership,” added Sean Kennedy, President of Niagara College, who recently became a member of the Niagara 2022 Host Society’s Board of Directors. “As a leader in applied, experiential learning,
Niagara College is deeply embedded in the fabric of our community. Our students, staff and faculty are committed to make a difference in this transformational event that will inspire the next generation of Knights athletes, and leave a great legacy in the Niagara Region.”
Over the better part of the last decade, Peter VandenBerg and his Niagara College students (whether currently enrolled or graduates of Niagara College’s Broadcasting – Radio, Television, and Film Production program) have delivered many phenomenal production programs, including for major sporting events in the Niagara Region such as the 2016 IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship, the 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championship, and the 2019 Canadian Wrestling Trials.
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.
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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 Canada 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 niagara2022games.ca or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram (@2022canadagames).
About Niagara College
Niagara College offers more than 150 diploma, bachelor degree and advanced level programs; as well as more than 600 credit, vocational and general interest Part-Time Studies courses. Areas of specialization include food and wine sciences, advanced technology, media, applied health and community safety, supported by unique learning enterprises in food, wine, beer, distilling, horticulture and esthetics. For more information visit niagaracollege.ca.