2019 Canada Winter Games Declared a True Sport Event

(Red Deer, Alberta – January 8, 2019) – In recognition of the belief that good sport can make a great difference, the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society has declared the 2019 Canada Winter Games a True Sport event. This means that the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun are at the heart of the Canada Games. Athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and spectators of the 2019 Games are encouraged to bring the True Sport Principles to life through their actions, thereby making a statement about the kind of sport they want to be a part of.  

“To create a life-shaping Games experience for all, we commit to uphold the True Sport Principles at the 2019 Games,” said Scott Robinson, Chief Executive Officer of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society. “Fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun are essential to the delivery of good competition in 2019 and are in line with the 2019 Games values of innovative, collaborative, sustainable, frontier spirit, inclusive, authentic and tenacious. Together, we create a positive and memorable sporting experience.”

“We are very pleased that the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer has demonstrated a commitment to values-based and principle-driven sport by making a True Sport Declaration,” said Karri Dawson, Executive Director of True Sport. “We hope to see all provincial and territorial teams that attend the Games bring True Sport to life – whether it is athletes using sport to give back to their communities or taking anti-doping education programs to ensure they are playing fair and staying healthy. Good luck to all the athletes who will be competing this winter – we’ll be cheering you on as you pursue personal excellence.”

For more information on the 2019 Canada Winter Games, please visit canadagames.ca/2019


About the 2019 Canada Winter Games: 

From February 15 until March 3, 2019, the eyes of the nation are on Red Deer, Alberta as we host the 2019 Canada Winter Games - the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada and the largest event to be hosted in Red Deer’s history. Featuring over 150 events in 19 sports and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games welcomes up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 100,000 spectators, with a significant forecasted economic impact. The 27th edition of the Canada Games, the 2019 Games is set to provide a stage for Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions to compete and leave a legacy for athletic and leadership greatness in Red Deer and central Alberta. This is our moment. For more information on the 2019 Games, please visit: canadagames.ca/2019.

About True Sport:

Dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference, it is our responsibility, as Canadians, to ensure we intentionally create a sporting environment that is built on fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun. Through shared values and principles, True Sport promotes a common language to advance and activate a values-based sport system that will increase the positive benefits of sport in Canada.

For further information, please contact:

Miguel Chavez
Communications Coordinator
+1 613-521-3340 x3299