As the Canada Summer Games take place on Brock’s main campus and at venues in Niagara, the university will continue its involvement in a variety of ways.
In addition to being the official university partner of the games, Brock will be the presenting sponsor of three key sporting events: rugby sevens, wrestling and beach volleyball.
Brock University Interim President Lynn Wells will present the gold medals in the team wrestling competition at Canada Games Park on Wednesday, August 10 at 9:00 p.m., while Vice-President, Research Tim Kenyon and Vice-President, Administration Ken Chan will be present to present the silver medals, respectively and the bronze medals for the Rugby 7s competition at Alumni Field also at 9 p.m
On Thursday, August 11, Wells, Chan and Julie Stevens, special advisor to the president of Brock University – Canada Games, will be at Canada Games Park to present individual wrestling medals during ceremonies at 3 p.m. 3:50 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. Kenyon will wrap up Brock’s medal presentation on Saturday, August 13, when he hands out the silver medals for the beach volleyball events at Canada Games Park at 7:30 a.m.
In the meantime, activities will continue to welcome community members to participate in a range of gaming-related opportunities on campus.
Each day, the Brock tents, located at Niagara Place (next to Canada Games Park next to the university’s main campus), will invite visitors to participate in a variety of activities that include using cutting-edge technology to test their throwing performance; meeting Brock’s female athletes and checking out their prestigious 2022 OUA Provincial Championship trophies; celebrating LGBTQI2S social and self-acceptance, achievement and pride; and testing their jumping skills with coaches from the Brock Sports Performance Center.
A full list of marquee events at Niagara Place and Canada Games Park can be found on Brock’s Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games website.
Activities will also take place throughout the university and the region.
On August 9 and 16, a student and research associate from the Brock History Department will take up residence at the Brock LINC to demonstrate the real-time digitization of historical documents to accurately chronicle the history of the Games.
On Wednesday, August 10, Brock’s very own Boomer the Badger will be at Alumni Field for the Women’s Rugby Bronze and Gold Medal Games. Attendees with tickets to the games will be able to take pictures with Boomer and other Canada Games memorabilia.
The Lead Like a Girl program will use sport to help girls aged between 11 and 13 build confidence, develop leadership skills and find inspiration from Tuesday 9 August to Thursday 11 August.
On August 11, 12, 18 and 19, athletes will be asked to share their experiences with Brock history students at the Rankin Family Pavilion at the Games as part of the university’s sports oral history archive.
In Welland, on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 11, a project from Brock’s Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will see two Brock student-athletes—one a diver, the other a swimmer—put on a circus performance at the Lincoln Street Docks inspired by physics and the embodiment of athletes.
On the same day, at the Canada Games Academic Tent at Niagara Place, visitors can see art created by students from Niagara’s elementary and secondary schools to celebrate the Games as part of the PARTicipaction 2022 project, which is led by Associate Professor of Visual Studies arts Peter Vietgen and is the result of workshops led by Brock students. The art is also on display at venues throughout the region.
On Saturday, August 13, the Canadian Coaches Association, the Ontario Coaches Association and the Center for Sport Capacity at Brock University will present a free workshop inviting local coaches to learn about self-care and mental health in the university’s Goodman Atrium. Also that day, the Brock Tent will take a trip to the Welland Baseball Stadium, where anyone with an admission ticket can practice their throwing motion with a rubber chicken while learning about Canadian girls baseball and watching the semi-finals of the Canadian baseball games.
On Tuesday, August 16, everyone is welcome to the Niagara Cricket Center in Thorold to watch Brock’s players compete in a friendly between India and Pakistan. The event will also feature local Indian and Pakistani cuisine and an opportunity to learn how to hold a cricket bat.
A full list of these activities can also be found on the Brock’s Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games website.