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Games Ontario

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The London 2020 Ontario Summer Games is supported by the Government of Ontario, through its Games Ontario program. This program delivers or supports multi-sport events, including the Ontario Summer and Winter Games for youth, the Ontario 55+ Summer and Winter Games, and the Ontario Parasport Games.

Ontario Summer Games

The Ontario Summer Games were first delivered in 1973 by the City of Oshawa. Since then, the Games have grown to host over 3,400 participants competing in 19 sports. The London 2020 Ontario Summer Games will be the 26th edition.

Ontario Summer Games Logo

For many young athletes, the Ontario Summer Games is the highpoint of their sporting career, while for others the Games are a stepping stone for the Pan Am Games or even the Olympics.

Games at a Glance / Key Stats:

  • 3,400 Participants
  • 19 Sports
  • 4 Days
  • Athletes aged 12-18
  • $5 Million is Estimated Economic Activity
  • 700+ Volunteers

Meet PACHI

Illustration of PachiPACHI is head cheerleader of Games Ontario events, all of which showcase Ontario athletes competing in sports at the Ontario Summer Games.

PACHI also supports the athletes and coaches on Team Ontario at the Canada Games.

PACHI’s is a porcupine and like other porcupines, has a visual impairment and difficultly seeing people and objects that are far away.

His white hat and wristbands feature the Games Ontario logo, modelled on the iconic Ontario trillium and highlighted with red, green, and blue:

  • Red represents “inspiration” and it’s Team Ontario’s official colour
  • Green represents “opportunity”
  • Blue represents “community”

 


London, Ontario

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The London 2020 Ontario Summer Games mark the fourth time this event has been hosted in London, with the most recent being 2018. Along with the Ontario Summer Games, London has also played host to the Canada Summer Games in 2001, Ontario Winter Games most recently in 2005, and the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games back in 2010.

Located in the heart of Southwestern Ontario, two hours from Toronto and Windsor, London is easily accessible and has a variety of transportation options to provide access into the city.

London has plenty to offer with its unique restaurants, attractions, and events! For information on what to see and do while in the city, visit www.londontourism.ca

Distance of locations surrounding London, Ontario


Legacy

Stay tuned as details on the legacy plan from the London 2020 Ontario Summer Games will be revealed soon!


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