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New Brunswick to Host 2029 Canada Summer Games

The Canada Games will return to New Brunswick in 2029.

“It is exciting to host Canada’s largest biennial multi-sport event right here in New Brunswick,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace. “We cannot wait to show what our beautiful province has to offer and welcome athletes and visitors from across the country. We invite you to join us as we dream big and celebrate New Brunswick’s culture and diversity, along with the communities, values, strengths and pride of the entire country.”

New Brunswick has hosted the Canada Games twice before: the 1985 Summer Games took place in Saint John, while the 2003 Winter Games were held in Bathurst and Campbellton.

“We are thrilled to begin the journey towards the 2029 Canada Summer Games and once again work alongside the government of New Brunswick to realize a transformational event that sparks greatness in the next generation of athletes and leaders,” said Evan Johnston, chair of the Canada Games Council. “The Games will no doubt inspire a new wave of Canadian pride and enduring legacies across the province and beyond, and we look forward to progressing towards the bid process.”

The location for the Games will be chosen by 2025 following a selection process that will unfold over the next three years. Preliminary timelines of the host selection process are available online.

The Games bring together the best young athletes from every province and territory and foster the development of sporting excellence among Canada's youth.

The 2029 Canada Summer Games will feature more than 4,000 athletes, coaches and officials, about 20 sports, and more than 3,000 volunteers.

Team New Brunswick is preparing to compete at the 2022 Canada Summer Games, which will take place in Ontario’s Niagara region this August, and the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

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