Major sporting events happening soon in Mississauga

Published April 28, 2022 at 10:03 am

2022 Ontario Parasport Games and 2022 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga

Mississauga residents who can’t get enough sports action and fierce competition are in for a treat – the 2022 Ontario Parasport Games and 2022 Ontario Summer Games are happening right here in our city this spring and summer.

Supported by the Government of Ontario, both events will see top athletes from all over Ontario come together to compete in a wide variety of sports at multiple venues across Mississauga. Admission to all events will be free for everyone to enjoy!

The 2022 Ontario Parasport Games will happen first from May 13 to 15, with hundreds of participants and volunteers contributing toward nine Parasport events:

  • 5-a-side Soccer
  • Boccia
  • Goalball
  • Para Athletics
  • Para Karate
  • Sitting Volleyball
  • Sledge Hockey
  • Wheelchair Basketball
  • Wheelchair Tennis

2022 Ontario Parasport Games and 2022 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga

The event will kick off on May 13th with an Opening Ceremony at Mississauga’s Celebration Square, led by the parade of athletes and a headlining concert with Alex Porat, the Mississauga YouTube star-turned-pop artist.

The 2022 Ontario Summer Games happen two months later from July 21 to 24, featuring even more events and thousands of participants.

Competitors will strive to take home the gold in a variety of competitive sports, including athletics, baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, and soccer.

Other sports include:

  • Archery
  • Box Lacrosse
  • Canoe Kayak Sprint
  • Field Hockey
  • Field Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Softball
  • Table Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball (Indoor & Beach)

2022 Ontario Parasport Games and 2022 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga

The 2022 Ontario Summer Games will also start off with its own Opening Ceremony at Celebration Square on July 21st, and headlining musical acts to be announced closer to the date of the event.

Both events are expected to bring a sizeable boost to Mississauga’s tourism sector and economy, with an estimated $5 million in economic activity from the 2022 Ontario Summer Games and an additional $500,000 from the 2022 Ontario Parasport Games.

Spectators from outside the city are encouraged to take the opportunity to explore the best tourism spots in all of Mississauga, which recently ranked among the top most-loved destinations in Canada for its restaurants and diverse culinary options.

From the old-school charm of Streetsville to the spectacular waterfront district of Port Credit, there’s no shortage of things to do and places to check out: Landmarks, parks, trails and some of the best local businesses and restaurants in the province.

2022 Ontario Parasport Games and 2022 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga

“Mississauga is proud to be hosting both of these Games, allowing us to welcome sports and tourism events back to Mississauga, while showcasing our world-class venues, staff and volunteers,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.

“I look forward to the Games and the opportunity for Mississauga residents and visitors to celebrate safely together, show their support and cheer on the province’s talented athletes.”

Residents who want to go above and beyond with supporting these events can apply to become a volunteer. While volunteer opportunities are finalized for the Ontario Parasport Games, a number of positions will soon be open for the upcoming Ontario Summer Games, ensuring the events run smoothly in all aspects from the sports themselves to transportation to food.

This will be the city’s second time hosting the Ontario Summer Games, having previously hosted them back in 2016.

For more information and upcoming announcements for both events, visit and keep an eye on Instagram and Twitter.

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