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The 2019 Canada Winter Games welcomed Woody's RV World, Stantec, Red Deer Orthodontics, Q2 Artificial Lift Services, Finning Canada and Parkland Fuel to the sponsor roster.

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For photos from this announcement, check out our Flickr album here.

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The 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society celebrated another major milestone with the renaming of the Canada Games Celebration Plaza to the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza following a significant contribution from central Alberta businessman Gary W. Harris.

“The 2019 Games is extremely grateful to Gary W. Harris for this meaningful contribution, which helps us create an accessible celebration space in the heart of downtown Red Deer,” said Lyn Radford, Board Chair with the 2019 Games. “The Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza is going to be an incredible legacy for our community and is a true tribute to volunteerism in central Alberta, with volunteer recognition as an important component of the plaza design.”

“I believe in volunteerism and Central Junior High School was an integral part of my youth, so supporting this initiative that marries two of my passions was an opportunity for me to make a meaningful contribution to my community and leave a legacy,” said Gary W. Harris. “I am incredibly proud to have this future community gathering space called the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza in recognition of the valuable contributions of volunteers and to celebrate the 2019 Games.”

The Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza is an inclusive and accessible gathering place for all in downtown Red Deer. An exciting legacy project of the 2019 Games, the plaza is currently under construction and scheduled to open in November 2018. During the 2019 Games, the plaza plays host to the major arts and cultural festival of the Games.

News Release:



The 2019 Canada Games, along with our partners from MNP, are undertaking the first national torch relay in the over 50 year history of the games.

The Torch will cover over 7000 kms and stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific with 26 relays and will visit 49 communities.

Our goal is to engage champions of sport and community across the country and share their stories as they carry the torch during this historic relay.

The torch will be lit in Ottawa on October, 4 2018 and the relay is divided into 4 legs and will feature 10-15 torch bearers per stop:

Ottawa, ON - October 4, 2018 
Halifax, NS - October 9, 2018 
Montreal, QC - October 11, 2018 
Niagara Region, ON - October 20, 2018 
London, ON - October 23, 2018  
Thunder Bay, ON - October 25, 2018
Winnipeg, MB - November 1, 2018 
Regina, SK - November 6, 2018 
Saskatoon, SK- November 10, 2018
Victoria, BC - November 21, 2018 
Kelowna, BC - November 30, 2018
Prince George, BC* - December 8, 2018
Grand Prairie, AB - January 5, 2019 
Edmonton, AB - January 8, 2019 
Lloydminster, AB - January 9, 2019 
Medicine Hat, AB - January 12, 2019 
Lethbridge, AB - January 16, 2019 
Calgary, AB - January 18, 2019 
Rimbey, AB - January 23, 2019 
Leduc, AB - January 25, 2019 
Blackfalds, AB - January 29, 2019 
Olds, AB - January 31, 2019 
Lacombe, AB - February 2, 2019 
Sylvan Lake, AB - February 5, 2019 
Ponoka, AB - February 7, 2019 
Red Deer, AB - February 15, 2019
If you are interested in carrying the torch, or know someone that should please fill out the nomination form online here and please share this across your networks.
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