2023 Alberta Summer Games

Okotoks/Black Diamond to host the 2023 Alberta Summer Games

This is only the third time since the first Alberta Summer Game’s in 1974 two communities will share hosting duties for the 2023 Alberta Summer Games. Okotoks also hosted with two neighboring communities in 2004.

Alberta’s government will provide a $420,000 operating grant to the host society to support the 2023 Alberta Summer Games, including $70,000 designated for cultural activities. The games are expected to generate about $3 million in economic benefits in Okotoks, Black Diamond and surrounding areas.

“The Alberta Summer Games are an important part of our province’s culture. The taxpayer dollars invested into local events, like the Summer Games, help to build strong communities and to support our live events and sport sectors. Okotoks and Black Diamond are dynamic communities filled with amazing people and tremendous athletics infrastructure. The warmth and vibrancy of these communities make them a perfect fit for hosting the 2023 Alberta Summer Games. ” – Ron Orr, Minister of Culture

 Athletes compete in 14 different sports at the Alberta Summer Games including baseball, mountain biking, rugby, swimming and beach volleyball. Participants qualify to attend the games through zone playoffs held throughout the province.

“As the Chair of the 2023 Alberta Summer Games host society, we are looking forward to ‘rocking the games’ in the communities of Black Diamond and Okotoks.” – Sandi Kennedy, chair, 2023 Black Diamond/ Okotoks Alberta Summer Games Society

The event is coordinated by the Okotoks/Black Diamond Alberta Summer Games Society with support from the Ministry of Culture and Status of Women.

Athletes who have participated in the Alberta Summer Games and gone on to represent Canada at the Olympics include:

  • Kyra Christmas, 2008/10 Alberta Summer Games – 2021 Tokyo Olympics
  • Allison Beveridge, 2006 Alberta Summer Games – 2021 Tokyo Olympics, 2016 Rio Olympics (Bronze)
  • Sage Watson, 2010 Alberta Summer Games – 2021 Tokyo Olympics, 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Morgan Bird, 2006 Alberta Summer Games – 2012 and 2016 Paralympics
  • Stefan Daniel, 2012 Alberta Summer Games – 2016 Paralympics (Silver)

 

 

 

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Okotoks/Black Diamond

Okotoks/Black Diamond is proud to welcome the young athletes, coaches, volunteers and families to our beautiful area and  sharing the amazing community with all.