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Guelph to host 'Canada's Master Championships'

Guelph Games in 2020 will bring 1,000 athletes to the city what is to become an annual multi-sport event
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The Guelph Games logo. Supplied Photo

Starting next year, Guelph will be hosting the Guelph Games, a multisport masters tournament.

The event will take place between June 25th to June 28th and bring close to 1,000 athletes to the city.

The inaugural edition of the games will host seven sports those being; athletics, beach and court volleyball, basketball, soccer, basketball, ultimate frisbee and pickleball.

President of the Guelph Games Helen Stoumbos says they plan to grow the event every year.

"This isn't going to be a one-off, this will be an annual event and we want to add more sports and athletes as we go."

She also spoke about why Guelph is the perfect city to host an event like this.

"I've been to many multisport events and I can't think of one where you could easily walk to every sporting venue."

Stoubous has quite the storied athletic career herself, she was the first goal scorer for the Canadian women's national soccer team at the World Cup.

The events will be primarily hosted at the athletic facilities of the University of Guelph, as well they plan to set up the beach volleyball court in downtown Guelph.

The tournament is a masters event, meaning all the competitors will be 30 and older, Stoumbas talked about the importance of events like this for all ages.

"I think activity is so important, I think keeping people active enhances their lives, society, their mental well being and it just elevates people in so many ways."


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