Interview with Chris Morrissey

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Title

Interview with Chris Morrissey

Description

Chris Morrissey is a veteran of the Canada Games, involved in organizing both Summer and Winter Games for over two decades. Starting as a facilities coordinator in 1999 Chris has also filled the roles of General Manager and Games CEO, working more recently as a consultant for host societies and sitting on the Board of the Canada Games Council from 2016-2019. In this interview Chris shares his array of experiences at the Canada Games and explains their importance for young Canadian athletes.

Subject

Canada Games Council
Media
Technology
Sponsorship
Organizing the Canada Games
Canada Games & the Environment
Health & Healthcare
Canadian Identity
Built Legacy
Government Relations
Francophones and Anglophones
Career Impacts

Date

2020-09-01

Format

video

Identifier

CGOH-007

Interviewer

Vlossak, Elizabeth
Linzel, Jessica

Interviewee

Morrissey, Chris

Location

Recorded over Microsoft Teams in St. Catharines (Ontario, Canada) , Grimsby (Ontario, Canada) and Dartmouth (Nova Scotia, Canada).

Language

English

Temporal Coverage

1999-2021

Spatial Coverage

Canada -- Nova Scotia -- Dartmouth
Canada -- Newfoundland -- Cornerbrook
Canada -- Manitoba -- Winnipeg
Canada -- Ontario -- London
Canada -- New Brunswick -- Bathurst/Campbellton
Canada -- Yukon -- Whitehorse
Canada -- Nova Scotia -- Halifax
Canada -- Ontario -- Niagara
The United Kingdom (UK)

Rights

Permission from the SOHA is required for publication or reproduction.

Conversion

This oral history interview was conducted digitally via Microsoft Teams. The video was edited in Adobe Premiere Pro, at which point an introduction sequence and question slides were added, and the interviewer's video and audio removed.

Duration

01:07:18

Interview Keyword

Coaching
Operations Manager
Event Management
Volunteers
Canada Games Family
Host Society
Athletes
Marketing
Budget
Community
Capacity
Relationship


Citation

“Interview with Chris Morrissey,” Sport Oral History Archive, accessed August 10, 2022, https://sportoralhistory.ca/items/show/50.