The 2017 Canada Games are set to go in Winnipeg next month, but before it does, the Canada Games Flag is making its way to previous host cities.
On Wednesday, the flag arrived at Regina City Hall where it will be proudly waving over the next couple of days before moving to Mosaic Stadium for the Riders-Bombers game on Saturday.
Regina hosted the games back in 2005 and with that event came the legacy of both Wascana Lake as “The Big Dig” was held, and the Center for Kinesiology Health and Sport at the University of Regina.
Mayor Michael Fougere was not mayor when the 2005 games were held, but he remembers them well saying they were marvellous and set the bar for Regina to host other major events.
Team Saskatchewan Chef D’Mission Mark Bracken says over 400 athletes will be representing the province in Winnipeg in 17 different sports and that the province should do quite well in several areas.
One athlete who did well for herself in the 2005 Regina event was Humboldt’s Brianne Theisen-eaton. She went on to become an Olympic bronze medallist in the heptathlon and was considered one of the top athletes in her sport before retiring earlier this year