Andrew Leslie

Your member of parliament for


Orléans

Andrew Leslie

Your member of parliament for


Orléans

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Five Orléans athletes and one coach participate in the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg

The Canada Summer Games, the largest domestic multisport and cultural event ever held in Manitoba, are a highlight on Canada’s sport calendar in 2017. They will showcase the spirit of competition among the country’s top young athletes, many of whom are preparing for a future as one of Canada’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

Today, Andrew Leslie, Member of Parliament for Orléans, on behalf of the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, is proud to support five Orléans athletes and one coach as they head to Winnipeg to take part in an experience of a lifetime that will help our young athletes on their path to success.

Hosting the Canada Games will bring people from across the country together to share in the spirit of competition, demonstrate our sporting excellence and celebrate our cultural diversity. The Canada Games will also bring direct and significant economic, cultural and social benefits to the host community and leave a lasting legacy through new and improved sport facilities, and the spirit of sport and recreation.

Supporting major games is a collaborative effort that involves the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, municipal governments, the private sector, multisport organizations and national sport organizations. A great example of this collaboration is the matched funding agreements with all 13 provinces and territories to support community-level physical activity and sport opportunities, with a specific focus on opportunities for those in under-represented groups, such as Indigenous people and Canadians with disabilities.

Budget 2017 demonstrated, once again, how proud the Government of Canada is to support our high-performance athletes as they focus, day in and day out, on pushing for the podium whenever and wherever they compete.

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“I would like to wish the best of luck to each and every participant at these Games. Canada’s athletes are a continuous source of pride and inspiration for all Canadians. Thank you.”
– Andrew Leslie, Member of Parliament for Orléans

Quick Facts

  • Five Orléans athletes and one coach are headed to the Canada Summer Games, the largest domestic multisport and cultural event ever held in Manitoba.
  • Hosting the Canada Games will not only bring people from across the country together, but will also bring direct and significant economic, cultural and social benefits to the host community.
  • All 13 provinces and territories matched funding agreements to support community-level physical activity and sport opportunities, with a specific focus on opportunities for those in under-represented groups, such as Indigenous people and Canadians with disabilities.

Orléans’ Athletes

  • Kayza Massey (Soccer)
  • Alex St-Denis (Volleyball)
  • Max St-Denis (Volleyball)
  • Haider Kadhom (Soccer)
  • Taylor Featherstone (Basketball)
  • Scott Searle (softball coach)

Associated Links

2017 Canada Summer Games

Canadian Heritage