Tune in to Canada Summer Games coverage to see a number of athletes from Westman and central Manitoba participating in theses games, held in Niagara, Ontario from August 6 - 21.
Some of the southwest Manitoba athletes include John Patmore of Pipestone who will be coaching baseball.
Jonah Friesen of Elgin will be on the sailing team. From Rivers, Brianne and Brooklyn Zemliak are on the Rugby Sevens. Danika Nell of Boissevain is on the women’s softball team.
Tyler Robertson of Boissevain will be playing baseball.
Two athletes from Waywayseecappo, Logan Tanner and Trey Cote are on the men’s softball team.
Kathleen Muirhead of Minnedosa is listed as Manager for the Rugby Sevens
In an honoured role, Beach volleyball’s Erika Vermette (Morris, Man.) is Team Manitoba’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2022 Canada Summer Games.
“It’s such an honour to be selected to lead Team Manitoba into the opening ceremony,” said Vermette. “This is my first Canada Games, and I am looking forward to the whole experience - on and off the court. I’ve been training for years for this opportunity and I’m excited to get back into competition coming out of the pandemic.”
Vermette is one of 370 athletes who will compete for Team Manitoba at the Games between August 6-21, and truly exemplifies what the Canada Games are all about: passion, performance, and provincial pride. She has achieved remarkable individual and team success while serving as a role model for those on their way up.
The athletes will join 90 coaches, managers, and technical support staff, and 25 mission staff to participate in all 18 sports over the duration of the 2022 Canada Summer Games.
Chef de Mission Drew Todd is looking forward to his first Games as Chef with Team Manitoba.
“The opportunity to attend an event like the Canada Games is more meaningful now than ever before. We’ve all worked tirelessly over the years with all the starts, stops, and uncertainties in order to make this team and represent our province at the highest level of sport. I am astounded by our athletes’ determination and grit knowing the hard work they’ve put in to get here, and I have the utmost confidence they are ready to shine on the national stage.”
Team Manitoba is proud to partner with Kenora Designs and Kahunaverse Sports as the suppliers for our 2022 Canada Summer Games walkout uniform. This year’s kit is designed to help us look our best while also performing our best. Each team member receives a jacket, two T-shirts, pants, shorts, a baseball hat, and a backpack, which will make the Herd the best-outfitted team at the Games.
TEAM MANITOBA FACTS AND FIGURES
• Youngest: Daisy Larsen, 11, Canoe Kayak, Winnipeg
• Oldest: Stephen Rozniatowski, 31, Athletics, Winnipeg
Technical support staff: 11
Mission staff: 25
1. Attila and Zita Bernatsky, Diving, Winnipeg
2. Merritt and Esme Boning, Canoe-Kayak, Winnipeg
3. Izzi and Kyulin Fust, Basketball, Winnipeg
4. Aidan and Aimee Gauthier, Cycling, Narol
5. Natalie (Athletics) and Lindsey (Softball) Gundrum, Swan Lake
6. Scarlett and Daisy Larsen, Canoe-Kayak, Winnipeg
7. Dustin Morden (Lacrosse) + Dylan Morden (Softball), Winnipeg
8. Kendra and Sydney Schram, Soccer, Brandon
9. Halle and Mia West, Swimming, Winnipeg
10. Hannah and William Wintoniw, Canoe-Kayak, Winnipeg
11. Brianne and Brooklyn Zemliak, Rugby Sevens, Rivers