Edmonton and Montreal to Host Next Canada Deaf Games

Montreal, February 27th, 2018 – The Canadian Deaf Sports Association was pleased to announce the host cities for the next two Canada Deaf Games during the closing ceremony of this year’s Games on Feb. 24 in Winnipeg where more than 400 people attended the ceremony.

The Alberta Deaf Sports Association (ADSA) and the City of Edmonton will welcome the Canada Deaf Games in the spring of 2020 while the Association sportive des Sourds du Quebec (ASSQ) and the City of Montreal will host the Games in 2022. The Games are sanctioned by the Canadian Deaf Sports Association (CDSA).

“On behalf of the Alberta Deaf Sports Association I’m happy that the Canadian Deaf Sports Association chose us to host the next Canada Deaf Games. We look forward to the event,” said the ADSA President, Grant Underschultz.

The 2022 Canada Deaf Games will be the third major event that the ASSQ will host after the 2011 World Deaf Cycling Championships in Mont-Tremblant and the 2006 Pan American Games for the Deaf in Montreal. It will be the second time that the City of Montreal will welcome a sport event for Deaf and hard of hearing.

“The ASSQ team is very happy to welcome this national event. In line with the objectives of our strategic plan, it is the ideal opportunity to focus on the development of our future generation of athletes,” said the ASSQ Executive Director, Audrey Beauchamp.

It was important for CDSA to announce the host cities of the next two Canada Deaf Games for several reasons, including increase participation of athletes in competitions and contribute to the promotion of Deaf and hard of hearing sports.

“Now that Provincial Deaf Sports Associations and athletes know where and when the next Games, this will allow them to prepare ahead of time and this is very important. In addition, CDSA in line with its strategic plan, will be able to ensure the Long Term Athlete Development Model is used as well as awareness and glowing of our Canadian athletes,” said CDSA Executive Director, Alain Turpin.

The 2018 edition of the Games was held from February 21st to 24th in Winnipeg.

About CDSA: The CDSA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of high performance Deaf and hard of hearing athletes. Through direct financial support CDSA helps athletes participate in international sport events sanctioned by the International Committee of Sports for the Deaf, and the Pan American Sports Committee for the Deaf.

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