Ontario Athletes Tee Off at Canada Summer Games
Sherbrooke, QC – Six Ontario athletes are representing the province this week as part of Team Ontario at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Carter Simon of Sutton, Jake McNulty of Port Perry, and Austin James of Bath will comprise the boys’ team, while Alyssa Getty of Leamington, Grace Chung of Richmond Hill, and Samantha Spencer of Georgetown will make up the girls’ side. Medals will be awarded for individual boys’ and girls’ medalists as well as boys’ and girls’ team medals. The competitors are part of a multi-sport athlete contingent that features 4,200 athletes from across Canada competing in 20 different disciplines over 16 days of competition.
The 72-hole Canada Summer Games golf competition will take place at Milby Golf Club and will begin on Wednesday August 14th, concluding on the final day of Games competition on Saturday August 17th.
First contested in 1969, the Canada Summer Games is a multi-sport and cultural event that brings together the best athletes and artists age eighteen and younger from each Canadian province and territory. Golf, which will make its debut at the PanAm Games in Toronto in 2015 and the Summer Olympic Games in Rio in 2016, first appeared at the Canada Summer Games in 2009 in Prince Edward Island. Ontario took home the silver medal in the girls’ team championship, the bronze medal in the boys team championship, and Augusta James (Austin James’ older sister) earned the individual silver medal in the girls’ competition.