Athletes from around the province bid Mississauga adieu yesterday as the 2016 Ontario Summer Games (OSG) came to an end. The four-day event celebrated sport and culture in the city, with opening ceremonies kicking off on August 11.
“We’re so proud to have hosted the Province’s largest Games in history,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It’s given Mississauga the opportunity to showcase features that make our city so special including our sports facilities, parks, community centres and waterfront.”
Mississauga welcomed more than 3,500 athletes, ages 12 to 18, with 500 officials and thousands of spectators from across Ontario. There were a total of 34 sport events that took place throughout 16 venues in Mississauga and surrounding municipalities including Brampton, Caledon, Etobicoke, Innisfil and Welland.
“As the largest Ontario Summer Games in our province’s history comes to a close, I’m very grateful to the City of Mississauga for their superb delivery of a memorable event,” said Eleanor McMahon, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “I’m proud to support events of this nature and know that these Games will leave a lasting legacy for local volunteers, officials and athletes who travelled from across the province, experiencing the important role sport can play in bringing us together.” Continue reading Amateur Athletes Excel During the 2016 Ontario Summer Games in Mississauga