Brock joins celebration of Niagara’s 2021 Canada Summer Games win – Erie Media – Ontario News

Brock joins celebration of Niagara’s 2021 Canada Summer Games win – Erie Media – Ontario News

Brock University photo – Canadian Olympic medalist Adam van Koeverden, left, with Niagara’s bid team in Toronto, minutes before the announcement. From left, front row: bid committee member Matt Hill, Brock’s Tom Arkell, Niagara Region CAO Carmen D’Angelo, Jason Tamming and Niagara Region Chair Alan Caslin. Back row: bid committee chair Doug Hamilton, Brock alumna and Olympic medalist Tonya Verbeek, Thorold regional councillor Henry D’Angela, and Niagara College President Dan Patterson.

Brock University press release – Brock University joins its community partners and neighbours in celebrating the news that Niagara has been selected to host the 2021 Canada Summer Games.

The decision, announced in Toronto Thursday, March 30 by Ontario Tourism Minister Eleanor McMahon, ended a spirited competition among four Ontario communities that had been shortlisted as possible hosts for Canada’s pre-eminent national athletics competition. In the end, Niagara edged out strong bids from Ottawa, Sudbury and Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge.

Brock University was among several partners from across the region who joined and enthusiastically supported the Niagara bid team, which has spent many months identifying potential sites and aligning resources into an ambitious plan to welcome more than 5,000 athletes and 30,000 visitors to Niagara in the summer of 2021.

It has been projected that the Games will have an economic impact of more than $200 million across all of Niagara, creating hundreds of jobs and leaving a significant infrastructure legacy for the benefit of Niagara residents.

Brock, which has residences and food services that normally support thousands…

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