HAPPY CANADA GAMES
Hey everybody, Happy Canada Games!
Yes, I know, at this time of year, I’m supposed to wish everyone a Happy New Year. So, yeah, Happy New Year! However, it is also Canada Winter Games time and here in Manitoba that’s probably more exciting that the ushering in of a new calendar. In fact, there were a lot of people working so hard on Team Toba’s trip to Red Deer for the Games in mid-February, that they missed the New Year’s celebrations entirely. For those who haven’t yet marked the Games down on their 2019 calendars, the CWG (as they are referred to) will run from Feb.15 to March 3, in Red Deer and central Alberta.
Manitoba will have some very promising teams as well as some outstanding individual athletes and could be the surprise group at the 2019 CWG, an event involving up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches. In this issue of SportsLife, we introduce you to Manitoba’s Mission Staff – all of it – plus the highly-regarded Team Toba Archery squad as well as Figure skater Yohnatan Elizarov.
We have a run-down of the 2018 Winnipeg High School Football League’s award winners; a story on beach volleyball star Anna Maidment’s decision to accept a scholarship to the University of Hawaii; a re-visit with football star Brady Oliveira, basketball player Raizel Guinto, volleyball professional Alicia Ogoms and future NBA player Emmanuel Akot; and some good news for Assiniboia Downs, the University of Manitoba and basketball coach Tanya McKay.It’s a jam-packed issue of SportsLife to open up 2019 and with that in mind, have a Happy Canada Games!!