NLAA Canada Games Program

Canada Summer Games

The 2017 Canada Summer Games are scheduled from July 28 to August 13, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Athletics is in week #1: Friday, July 28 - Friday, August 4 (Arrivals Thu, July 27 / Turnaround Day Sat, August 5). Athletes age 22 and under will compete in 25 track and field events for men and women.


TO-DO: Important “paperwork” that needs to be done ASAP

  1. ATHLETES, COACHES and MANAGERS interested in the Canada Games Program must registrar on the GemsPro Registration System before mid June:
  2. True Sport Clean 101 Drug Awareness Course - REQUIRED COURSE BY ALL ATHLETES, COACHES, MANAGERS, AND OTHER STAFF (forward Certificate to Jennifer Stender)
    • Course:
    • The True Sport Clean 101 Drug Awareness Course as provided by the Canadian Center For Ethics In Sport is a required course for all TeamNL athletes, coaches, managers and other staff participating in the Canada Games.
    • This version of the course is not tracked so the only proof of completion will be the certificate issued to the participant at the conclusion of all modules. We ask that each participant provide a copy of their completion certificate to their Team Manager, and that the Team Manager in turn submits certificates to Glenn Smith with the respective TeamNL Member Agreement for each participant.
  3. Team NL Member Agreements - Athletes / Head Coaches / Assistant Coaches / Team Managers:
    1. FORM - 2017 Games Participant Release
    2. FORM - Team NL Medical Consent Form
    3. FORM - Team NL ATHLETE Member Agreement

Head Coach

NLAA Head Coach - Jennifer Stender

Age Categories

  • Able Bodied - Under 22 as of December 31, 2016. Year of Birth: 1995 or later
  • Para - Under 30 years of age as of December 31, 2016. Year of Birth: 1987 or later
  • Special Olympics - Under 30 years of age as of December 31, 2016. Year of Birth: 1987 or later


Eligibility Restrictions

  • Eligibility restrictions are aligned to the “Train to Compete” phase of the sport’s Long Term Athlete Development Model, or other suitable phase of LTAD, as justified by NSO and approved by the Canada Games Council.
  • The Canada Games Council Sport Committee has approved the eligibility restrictions for the following sports on the 2017 Canada Summer Games program:
    • Senior National Team Athletes are not eligible for the Canada Games*
    • All registered Athletics Canada athletes are eligible to compete except those who are over the age of 23 and those who have represented Canada at Olympic/Paralympic Games; IAAF and IPC World Championships; Pan - Am Games; or Commonwealth Games. In addition, those who have held an SR1 or SR2 card are not eligible to compete.
    • *Athletes who hold a C card (as defined by Sport Canada’s Athlete Assistance program) or are in their first year of Senior National Team status, may be deemed eligible on a case by case basis. Requests must be submitted the respective Provincial/Territorial Chef de Mission and approved by the Canada Games Council’s Sport Committee.