Team Alberta ready for 2022 Canada Summer Games

Ron Orr, Alberta’s Minister of Culture with Team Alberta coaches

Athletes took part in information sessions and presentations July 9 in the lead up to the Games. The event also featured the unveiling of the Team Alberta uniforms. Minister of Culture Ron Orr, the minister responsible for sport, met with Team Alberta athletes, coaches and mission staff to extend his best wishes on behalf of the government and all Albertans.

Provincial flag bearer named

Delaney Gibb will be the team’s flag bearer. Gibb, from Raymond, is a point guard for the Team Alberta women’s basketball team and recently led the Canadian national women’s basketball team to a silver finish at the 2022 FIBA Americas event.

Calgary’s Sophie Howell (triathlon) and Edmonton’s Martyna Ostrzagalo (tennis) will be the team’s banner carriers.

Getting to Games a team effort

In his address to athletes, Minister Orr noted that while the athletes have qualified on their own merit, they each have teams whose efforts helped them reach this level of achievement.

“It is no small accomplishment that you have been selected to wear the Team Alberta uniform. You have been chosen because you have the determination, commitment and skill to succeed in your sport. However, Team Alberta includes a number of people who are cheering you on and supporting your dreams – provincial sports organizations, mission staff, parents, coaches and managers. I know you will make us all proud in Niagara this August.”

Ron Orr, Minister of Culture

“After being postponed by a year, the athletes are excited to finally be going to the Niagara Region to compete in the Games. This is a unique group of athletes who combine veteran leadership with youthful energy and drive. These athletes have already achieved much success provincially and nationally, and for many, this is the next major step on a journey towards achieving their athletic dreams.”

Cam Berwald, chef de mission, Team Alberta

Quick facts

  • This year’s Team Alberta complement is 487. This includes:
    • 385 athletes representing 18 sports and 25 teams
    • 84 coaches, managers and technical support staff
    • 18 mission staff
  • Alberta’s government invests $900,000 in the years leading up to the Games to support the development of Team Alberta for the Canada Games.