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    • Red Deer to Host 2019 Canada Winter Games

      September 5, 2014

       (September 4, 2014) Calgary – At a joint media conference this morning held by the Canada Games Council and the Province of Alberta, the City of Red Deer was named host of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. 

      In just over four years, the City of Red Deer will welcome our nation’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions as the best young developing athletes that Canada has to offer will converge to compete in Canada’s largest multi-sport event. 
      “The 2019 bid evaluation process was thorough and competitive,” said Tom Quinn, Chair of the Canada Games Council. “Both communities put forth an impressive bid to Host the Games and everyone involved from both communities should be proud of what they accomplished. It was tremendously rewarding for the Canada Games to see the Movement alive and active in both communities.”
      The host community announcement was made at Canada’s Sport Hall of Fame in front of a supportive Alberta sports community, Canada Games Council representatives, as well as numerous political figures and athletes. Alberta Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation, Dr. Richard Starke, took to the podium to react to the news that Red Deer was named host of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. 
      "Congratulations to Red Deer on this prestigious accomplishment. I know they will do a fantastic job of hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games and showcasing Alberta,” said Dr. Richard Starke, Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation. “I also applaud the tremendous effort and hard work put forward by Lethbridge. I know this was a tough choice with a very competitive bid process. Both of these cities have been shining examples of the great passion Albertans have for sport.” ...