The Canada Games Collection

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The Canada Games Collection

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The Canada Games Collection is part of the Sport Oral History Archive (SOHA) at Brock University - a digital, fully accessible, interactive archive that will be available to the public starting in October, 2021.

As historians, our aim in gathering this data is to better understand the impact of the Canada Games on people and host communities across the nation, and to share our findings with the public.

Collection Items

Interview with Guylaine Bernier
Olympic rower Guylaine Bernier was born in Quebec's Saint-Léon-le-Grand in 1948. She talks about her career as a professional rower, then moves on to discuss her involvement with the Canada Games as a member of the Canada Games Council from 2007 to…

Interview with Jonathan Younker
Jonathan Younker is a former Canada Games athlete who participated in the triple jump at the 1997 Canada Summer Games in Brandon, Manitoba. Jonathan discusses his experiences as a Canada Games athlete on Team Quebec, including the relationships he…

Interview with Rosemary Goodwin
Rosemary Goodwin is the wife of the late Don Goodwin, a CBC broadcaster and Canada Games founder. The pair retired in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, where Rosemary is a key member of the NOTL Tennis Club, and an advocate for sport and recreation…

Interview with Ryli Valliere
Archer Ryli Vallière participated as an athlete for Team Ontario at the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer, Alberta. In this interview, Ryli shares her experience as an athlete and medalist at the Canada Games.

Interview with Danielle Merasty
Danielle Merasty participated in the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Charlottetown, PEI as a swimmer for Team New Brunswick. This interview covers her memories of those Games including relationships with her coaches, teammates, family and friends.…

Interview with Andre Gallant
Andre Gallant has worked as an organizer of the Canada Games for over two decades. Beginning as a summer intern in the 1980s and leaving to pursue other ventures in 2008, Andre supported, attended, and contributed to the Games at a federal level, and…

Interview with Piers McDonald
Piers McDonald was the President of the Host Society for the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon. In this interview, Piers shares his experiences and challenges in hosting the Canada Games for the first time north of 60th parallel. As…

Interview with Julie Stevens
Associate Professor of Sport Management at Brock University, Julie Stevens has experienced the Canada Games from a variety of angles since 1999. A women's hockey coach, academic researcher and observer, in this interview Stevens provides insight into…

Interview with Katie Tanner
Katie Tanner is the Museum & Communications Coordinator at the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in Halifax. In this interview, Katie talks about the Canada Games materials in their museum collection, and the various exhibits they've put on in relation…

Interview with Randy Nelson
Randy Nelson is a retired fisheries officer from Kamloops, British Columbia. Randy participated in the 1993 Canada Summer Games in Kamloops as a volunteer doing security for the wrestling venue. In this interview, Randy reminisces about the 1993…
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