Niagara-on-the-Lake is excited to announce that the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club, located at Memorial Park, and the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club, located along the Niagara River on Melville Street, have been selected as venues for tennis and sailing events in the upcoming Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games is a multi- sport competition that features teams from each province and territory competing against each other for medals, much like the Olympics. The Games is the largest multi-sport event in the country and represents the highest level of national competition for thousands of up-and- coming Canadian athletes. Originally planned for 2021, the Canada Games in Niagara was rescheduled for August 6-21, 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more about the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, please visit niagara2022games.ca/.
“I am delighted two of our local clubs are being awarded this great opportunity, although I never doubted that both the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club and Sailing Club operate at a high calibre worthy of such a platform,” stated Lord Mayor Betty Disero. “I know they will make our community proud when they host the 2022 Canada Summer Games and show the world how special our town is.”
“We are overjoyed that elements of the Games will be happening right here in Niagara-on-the- Lake,” stated CAO Marnie Cluckie. “Town Staff is committed to supporting these clubs as they prepare to host Canada’s most elite athletes from across the country.”
“On behalf of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club, it is a privilege to be a host venue for sailing in the 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games,” stated James Day, Commodore for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club. “Our members are very excited to support the Summer Games by volunteering their time and effort not only with sailing but with additional sport taking place throughout the region as well. I would like to thank the Summer Games for selecting our club as a venue. We look forward to 2022!”
“We are thrilled to have been selected to host the tennis event for the 2022 Canada Summer Games,” stated Hugh Dow, President of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club. “With the recent addition of our two new courts, we are confident that we can provide the very best facilities for this prestigious event.”
“We are excited about the additions of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tennis Club and the Niagara- on-the-Lake Sailing Club as competition venues for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games,” said Doug Hamilton, Board Chair of the Niagara Host Society. “With close to 5,000 of Canada’s best young athletes set to compete in Niagara in August of 2022, we are eager to host a Games that will inspire, transform and unify our community.”