The 50th Annual Southern Alberta Summer Games took place from July 3rd – 6th, 2019 in the Town of Pincher Creek. There were over 2200 athletes competing at this year’s Southern Alberta Summer Games in 20+ events from 13 regions from within Southern Alberta.
The City of Lethbridge sent a 350+ strong contingent to the Games, finishing first overall with 302 medals! The MD of Pincher was second with 256 medals, with the MD of Taber finishing third with 155 medals.
Some highlights from the Games included:
3/5/10 KM Run – 9 medals total
Badminton – 3 gold, 5 silver, 2 bronze
Ball Hockey – Silver for U10 and Gold for U12
Beach Volleyball – Two of three teams medaled
Cycling – 14 individual medals and 3 team medals
Pickleball – One gold and 3 bronze
Mini Soccer – Silver and Bronze in both U9 and U11 (two teams in each age group)
Soccer – Silver for U13 and Bronze for U15
The four-day grassroots celebration of community and sport kicked off
with the Opening Ceremonies and Athlete March at the Memorial Community
Centre Arena. Team Lethbridge
was walked out by Regional Director, Jordan Calladine and our Heart of a
Champion winner, Evelyn Leffingwell. Evelyn is a champion shooter who
has been involved in the Southern Alberta Summer Games since 1970 in the
following capacities; acting as a sport chair and organizer, coach,
participant, and coach. There are very few Games that Evelyn has not
been a part of.
Every day at 12 pm and 2 pm, there were activities in the Athletes
Village. Yoga, Fitness, Barre in the Park, and live music were featured
each day! Due to some weather issues, the Thursday and Friday activities
were moved into the gymnasium at Town Hall, but still enjoyed by all
The Closing Ceremonies saw the torch get extinguished and passed onto
the host community of the 2020 Southern Alberta Summer Games… the Town of Raymond!
The 51st edition of the Games will be July 8th-11th, 2020 in the Town
and MD of Raymond. Registration will open again in May 2020.