The 2019 Canada Winter Games is the largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth in Canada featuring more than 150 events in 19 sports and up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches who have come together in Red Deer, Alberta.

Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua recognizes local athletes participating in the 2019 Canadian Winter Games.

“The City of Vaughan has a proud tradition of supporting and nurturing our youth athletes. We join with Vaughan residents across the city in recognizing our fellow neighbours participating in this year’s games – Julia Ng competing in badminton, Rio Morita competing in figure skating, Rachel Krapman competing in judo, Brandt Clarke competing in hockey and Vanessa Grancaterini competing in wheelchair basketball. I am pleased to wish Vaughan’s young athletes the very best as they embark on a competitive journey that will no doubt create lifelong memories and experiences, regardless of where they may place on the podium,” said Bevilacqua.

“Vaughan is a rapidly growing city with a great passion for physical activity. We are excited to be part of this event that will unite people from across the country in a celebration of sport and culture. We have a strong network of more than 60 sports groups that specialize in everything from tennis and lacrosse to aquatics and figure skating. These organizations, along with their dedicated team of coaches, mentors and staff, play an important role in providing opportunities for youth to excel in organized team sport. I am confident that these young athletes will take forward with them in life the many valuable lessons that come from participating in high-level competition. Together, they represent the diversity that Vaughan so proudly stands for and remind us all that no matter where we are from, we can succeed with drive and discipline.”

Photo: Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua recognizes local athletes.

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