The University of Ottawa had a chance to welcome the 2021 Canada Games Selection Committee caravan as it departed from Ottawa City Hall this morning for its tour of the nation’s capital. Mayor Jim Watson first welcomed the selection committee at City Hall, where a unanimous vote of the City Council supported the bid to host Canada’s largest multi-sport event.
“The University of Ottawa is ready to support the Canada Games in any way we can, joining with our great partners across the City of Ottawa,” said Michel Guilbeault, Associate Vice President of Student Services as he addressed the visiting selection committee. A crowd of students and staff gathered outside of the uOttawa Minto Sports Complex to greet the selection committee, which arrived on the new OC Transpo Ottawa 2021 bus.
The University is being considered as a venue for basketball, volleyball, and soccer events for the 2021 Games.
Since 1967, the Canada Games and their lasting legacies continue to be the catalyst for the growth of sport and recreation across our country. Held every two years, alternating between summer and winter, the Games work to create the ultimate impact on Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic Champions. Since 1967, nearly 100,000 athletes have participated in the Games.
The final decision of the selection committee, which is evaluating four remaining bid cities, is expected at the end of March.