St Catharines, Niagara Falls mayors looking ahead to Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games

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Published August 9, 2021 at 2:49 pm

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After the Tokyo Olympics wound down yesterday, St Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik wants to remind everyone that in slightly less than a year – August 6, 2022 – the country will get another look at its best athletes when the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games land in the region.

Millions of dollars from every level of the government are being sunk into building new sporting facilities, as well as upgrading existing ones region-wide.

“It’s been an exciting two weeks cheering on our amazing Canadian athletes during the Olympics,” said Sendzik on social media. “Looking forward to hosting exceptional Canadian athletes – future Olympians in just (362) days here in Niagara for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.”

Down in Niagara Falls, Mayor Jim Diodati was equally pumped, looking ahead to all the athletes landing in the region next summer.

“Did you know that 30 per cent of (the Canadian Olympic team) previously competed in our Canada Games?” Diodati asked.

And while it’s not quite on the scale of the multi-million dollar Walker Sports and Abilities Centre being built at Brock University in St Catharines, Diodati is happy that one of the most popular Summer Olympic sports is landing on his turf.

“The newly refurbished baseball diamond here at Oakes Park will be the host location for baseball of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games next year and the countdown is on,” he said.

“Wishing the over 2,000 athletes preparing for the Niagara 2022 Canada Games best of luck and look forward to hosting you here in Niagara soon.”

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