• March 24th | Aquatics Centre Water Polo Spring Jamboree

    Friendly Reminder: We're excited to be hosting the Water Polo Spring Jamboree on Saturday, March 24th in the Competition Pool  (5 lanes) from 12pm to 5pm. Come out and cheer on our Swim Academy Water Polo Team! Please be sure to look at our Aquatics schedule, and note that Lane Swim is limited from 12pm-5:30pm. Good luck to all the teams.

  • Field House Schedule Changes | March 24th & 25th

    Friendly Reminder: We're excited to be the host venue for the 2018 Halifax Open Volleyball Tournament (Dalhousie Tigers Senior Men's & Women's) on Saturday, March 24th from 8:30am to 10pm and Sunday, March 25th from 8am to 8pm in the full Field House. Drop-in Fitness classes that regularly run in the Field House will be relocated and the Track will be open during the Tournament. For more information on the tournament, see the event listing.

  • Upcoming Maintenance | March 19th-27th

    From March 19th-27th, we'll be tackling maintenance tasks in the Change Rooms and Mainstreet (lobby) area that are impossible to complete while open. For all the details, click here. Thank you for your understanding.


Our Biggest Bite Yet

Food Run 2017 - Sunday, October 15th

October 20, 2017

For most of us, we start to wonder what’s for dinner around 4pm every day. We think about ingredients on-hand and whether we need to pick something up, or whether we opt for takeout because it’s easy. While we have these options, many Nova Scotians do not. In 2016, Food Banks Canada reported that 23,840 Nova Scotians accessed a Food Bank and usage in Nova Scotia had increased by 40.9% since 2008.

On October 15th, 2017, Canada Games Centre celebrated its fifth Food Run and the 35,700 meals that event participants have provided to children, adults and families in our communities over the years. This year’s Food Run saw 1,131 registered participants help us donate 1,788kg of food and $4,814 in cash donations to FEED NOVA SCOTIA.

“Year after year, this event reminds us what an incredible community we live in,” said Karen Theriault at FEED NOVA SCOTIA. “The staff and volunteers at Canada Games Centre pour their heart and soul into organizing the event, and the community responds with such incredible spirit and generosity. Once again, they’ve made a huge difference in helping us to reduce hunger in our communities, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”

The Food Run continues to feature a 2.5km/5km walk/run and Community Festival for free with a food or cash donation to FEED NOVA SCOTIA. Participants of the 2017 Food Run also enjoyed delicious smoothies and chocolate milk courtesy of Booster Juice and Agropur; were treated to individualized messages on their coffee cups by Starbucks; and topped the morning off with a slice of pumpkin or apple pie. Any leftover pie was donated to Metro Turning Point and Barry House.

2017 FOOD RUN Sponsors:

Jack 92.9, Lifemark Sport, Agropur Dairy Co-operative, Big Kahuna Sport Co., Booster Juice, Credit Union Atlantic, Print 101, Starbucks, Halifax Water

2017 FOOD RUN Community Booths:

Canadian Blood Services, Chebucto Community Health Team, Diabetes Canada, Engage Mainland North, Halifax North West Trails Association, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Immigration Services Association of Nova Scotia, Joint Emergency Management Mainland North, Keshen Goodman Public Library, Lifesaving Society of Nova Scotia, Parkland Clayton Park, RBC Training Ground, Rope Skipping Association of Nova Scotia, Seniors College Association of Nova Scotia, Start Pickleball, Victorian Order of Nurses

Photos of the 5th Annual Food Run are posted to the CGC Halifax Facebook page.

 Thank you and see you next year!


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