2013 Canada Summer Games

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The Games have Begun!

Thousands of participants, volunteers, visitors, and residents will gather together, starting at 7 p.m., for a memorable experience The opening of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 201320130802_C3408_PHOTO_EN_29490

Thousands of participants, volunteers, visitors, and residents will gather together, starting at 7 p.m., for a memorable experience: The opening of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013! “The dream that has inspired and motivated us for many years is now a reality,” remarked Monique F. Leroux, President of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013 and Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group.

We are proud and honored to welcome Canada to our region for this great celebration of amateur sport!

Since the initial Games’ bid efforts and the announcement of the host city in 2009, the community has banded together and been deeply involved in helping produce a top-notch Summer Games.

“We are grateful to the 5500 volunteers and our esteemed partners who believed in this project and so ardently supported it. Their collective efforts mean that starting today, we can be part of an event that leaves its mark on the history of the region, Quebec, and Canada.”

– Tom Allen, Chair of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Canada Summer Games–Sherbrooke 2013 –

“All the preparation and hard work of so many has certainly culminated into the growing awareness of the Canada Games in the heart of Sherbrooke, the province of Quebec and even across all of Canada. This is truly a wonderful day in the lives of these young athletes who will be competing and representing their province or territory with the greatest of pride and determination. Congratulations to the Host Society of Sherbrooke for a job well done with all the preparations for these Games.”

– Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Canada Games Council –

MESSAGE OF HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT

The messages we heard that day were directed at young athletes. When I met Annie Pelletier and Pierre Harvey, I asked them a single question: If you were speaking to a Canada Games athlete, what would you tell him or her? Both champions answered practically the same thing: it is important to stay focused on your event and give 100%, but after that you should remember to relax, have fun, and above all meet the other Canadian athletes.

CANADA GAMES COUNCIL – 2009-2017 STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

The Canada Games Council mandate is outlined in the 1997 Clear Lake Agreement. This strategic framework reflects the Canada Games Council’s strategy to deliver its mandated functions.

Mission

The Canada Games Council ensures the Canada Games are delivered as a unique, premium, nation-building, multi-sport event and are strengthened as a property.

Vision

The Canada Games are a premium, nation-building, multi-sport event that enrich Canadian culture and create lasting legacies.

Values

We are ethical, inclusive and strive for excellence in all that we do while acting with integrity, honesty and respect for others. We work collaboratively with our partners in an accountable and responsive manner.

Strategic Goals

1. To be widely recognized by Canadians as a unique, premium, nation-building multi-sport event for youth, that creates enduring legacies for the Canada Games property and sport in host communities, provinces and territories.

2. To maximize the leadership role of the Canada Games in connecting Canadians and increasing the value they place on sport while ensuring the Canada Games is a significant contributor to the Canadian sport system.

3. To implement an efficient, effective and interactive Canada Games Transfer of Knowledge Program to support host societies in delivering the Canada Games.

4. To create a sustainable organization through efficient and effective operations, mechanisms for stakeholder engagement and government relations and the development of innovative investment opportunities for individuals and strategic partners.

Operating Principles

1. Hosting standards and Sport Technical packages will be consistent with the Canada Games brand and support the vision, mission and values of the Canada Games Council.

2. In our decision making:

-We give priority to athletes’ optimal care, comfort, safety and enjoyment;
-We are inclusive with regards to participation and allocation of resources;
-We seek input from stakeholders at the formative stages;
-We consider sustainability;
-We are innovative, flexible and support informed risk taking.

3. Volunteers will be valued and recognized for their critical contribution to the success of the Canada Games

4. Continuous improvement will be an integral part of the Canada Games Council culture.

Key Success Measures

KSM #1 Athlete/Team Satisfaction

Provincial/Territorial teams’ satisfaction with the service levels at the Games is at least an average of 4 out of a 5 point Likert scale.

KSM #2 Key Partner Evaluation

F-P/T Governments, Host Societies and NSOs rate the CGC an average of 4 on a 5 point Likert scale with respect to Council’s performance in delivering on its goals.

KSM #3 Marketing Perception and Presence

Polling identifies the Canada Games as one of the top Canadian amateur sporting events of importance to Canadians.

KSM #4 Sponsor and Fund Development Growth

A roster of multi-games sponsors resulting in minimum $5.0M in sponsorship/suppliers for each Games through CGC/Host sponsorship team approach. Sustainable fundraising initiatives generate $500,000 to CGC operations annually.

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“All the preparation and hard work of so many has certainly culminated into the growing awareness of the Canada Games in the heart of Sherbrooke, the province of Quebec and even across all of Canada,” said Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Canada Games Council. “This is truly a wonderful day in the lives of these young athletes who will be competing and representing their province or territory with the greatest of pride and determination. Congratulations to the Host Society of Sherbrooke for a job well done with all the preparations for these Games. “

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