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Winnipeg celebrates One Year To Go until 2017 Canada Games

Posted on 28 July 2016 in Around the Soccer World

The City of Winnipeg has celebrated the One Year To Go Countdown until next year's 2017 Canada Games. The multi-sport competition will feature 16 summer sports, including soccer tournaments featuring U-18 select teams from provinces and territories from across Canada (players born 1999 or later).

To mark the 28 July milestone, Winnipeg hosted a One Year To Go event at The Forks featuring musical artists Mama Cutsworth, JP Hoe and guests, Leonard Sumner, Kelly Bado, and Dirty Catfish Brass Band.

Men's soccer has been part of the Canada Games since 1969, with British Columbia winning five of the first 12 editions. Québec, however, has won the last two editions in 2009 and 2013, with notable alumni including Karl W. Ouimette, Maxim Tissot, Charles Joly, and Marco Dominguez.

Women's soccer has been part of the Canada Games since 1993, with British Columbia winning five of six editions of the competition. Notable winners through the years include Andrea Neil, Karina LeBlanc, Kara Lang, and Diana Matheson.

From nearly 50 years of history, more than 450 Canada Games alumni have been part of Canada Soccer's national program, whether as players or staff from the youth teams up through to the Men's National Team and Women's National Team.

The City of Winnipeg also has a proud tradition of hosting national soccer championships from more than 100 years, including the second edition of Canada Soccer's National Championships back in 1914. More recently, Winnipeg hosted the 2012 edition of the Sport Chek National Championships featuring both the men's Challenge Trophy and women's Jubilee Trophy competitions.

 

PAST CHAMPIONS

MEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT
1969 British Columbia
1973 British Columbia
1977 British Columbia
1981 British Columbia
1985 Alberta
1989 Ontario
1993 British Columbia
1997 Québec
2001 Alberta
2005 Ontario
2009 Québec
2013 Québec

WOMEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT
1993 British Columbia
1997 British Columbia
2001 Ontario
2005 British Columbia
2009 British Columbia
2013 British Columbia

PLAYER RECOGNITION (2009 & 2013)
Canada Games Top Player
Canada Games Top Scorer
Canada Games All-Star Team - Men’s Soccer
Canada Games All-Star Team - Women's Soccer

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