While the Canada Summer Games are being held on Brock’s main campus and at locations throughout Niagara, the university will continue its commitment in a variety of ways.
In addition to being an official university partner of the Games, Brock is also a presenting sponsor of three major sporting events: rugby 7s, wrestling and beach volleyball.
Lynn Wells, interim president of Brock University, will present the gold medals in the team wrestling competition at Canada Games Park on Wednesday, August 10 at 9 p.m. in the presence of Tim Kenyon, vice president, research, and Ken Chan, vice president, administration will also be presenting the silver and bronze medals for the sevens rugby competition at Alumni Field at 9:00 p.m
On Thursday, August 11, Wells, Chan and Julie Stevens, Brock University Special Advisory to the President – Canada Games, will be at Canada Games Park during ceremonies at 3:00 p.m., 3:50 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to: 12:00 am Medals to be presented for individual wrestling competitions :40 am Kenyon will conclude Brock’s medal presentation on Saturday, August 13 when he presents the silver medals for the beach volleyball competitions at Canada Games Park at 7:30 am
In the meantime, activities will continue to welcome community members to participate in a range of on-campus opportunities related to the games.
Each day, Brock tents at Niagara Place (next to Canada Games Park next to the university’s main campus) invite visitors to participate in a variety of activities, including using cutting-edge technology to test their throwing efficiency; meet Brock’s athletes and view their prestigious 2022 OUA Provincial Championship trophies; Celebrating social and self-acceptance, achievement and pride of LGBTQI2S; and test their jumping skills with trainers from the Brock Sports Performance Centre.
For a complete listing of tented events at Niagara Place and Canada Games Park, visit Brock’s Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games website.
In addition, activities take place throughout the university and in the region.
On August 9th and 16th, a student and research assistant from Brock’s history department will reside at the Brock LINC to demonstrate real-time digitization of historical documents to accurately record the history of the games.
On Wednesday, August 10, Brock’s own Boomer the Badger will be at the Women’s Rugby Bronze and Gold Medal Games at Alumni Field. Visitors with tickets to the Games can have their photo taken with Boomer and other Canada Games memorabilia.
The Lead Like a Girl program will help girls ages 11-13 build confidence, develop leadership and find inspiration from Tuesday, August 9th through Thursday, August 11th.
On August 11, 12, 18 and 19, athletes will be asked to share their experiences with Brock History students in the Rankin Family Pavilion at the Games as part of the university’s Sport Oral History Archive.
In Welland, on the evening of Thursday, August 11, a project by Brock’s Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts will see two Brock student-athletes – one a diver, the other a swimmer – perform a circus act at the Lincoln Street Docks , inspired by the physicality and embodiment of athletes.
On the same day, visitors to the Canada Games Academic Tent at Niagara Place can view art created by Niagara School elementary and high school students to celebrate the Games as part of the PARTicipaction 2022 project, led by Associate Professor of Visual Arts Education Peter is directed by Vietgen and was the result of workshops led by Brock students. The art is also exhibited at locations in the region.
On Saturday, August 13, the Coaching Association of Canada, the Coaches Association of Ontario and the Center for Sport Capacity at Brock University are presenting a free workshop inviting local coaches to learn about self-care and mental health in the University’s Goodman Atrium inform. Also that day, the Brock tent makes a trip to Welland Baseball Stadium, where anyone with a ticket can practice their throwing motion with a rubber chicken while learning about Canadian Girls Baseball and watching the Canada Games baseball semifinals.
On Tuesday 16th August all are welcome at the Niagara Cricket Center in Thorold to watch Brock cricketers in a friendly match between India and Pakistan. The event also features local Indian and Pakistani cuisine and an opportunity to learn how to hold a cricket bat.
A full list of these activities can also be found on Brock’s Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games website.