Sport Oral History Archive
August 9-11 & August 16-19, 2022
Located in the Athletes Village and Canada Games Park during the Games, the SOHA Studio was open to athletes and volunteers who were eager to be apart of History. Participants recorded their story for the online open access Canada Games Collection. For more information about the Niagara 2022 Athletes Corner, visit the SOHA website.
Community Events during the Games
August 7 – August 20, 2022
Throughout the two weeks of the Niagara 2022 Canada Games, Brock-Canada Games Academic will host activities for all at various venues across the region. See the schedule of past events below!
Honouring Indigenous Athletes Art Exhibit
June 17, 2022 from 12:30pm-1:30pm
Soaring Eagles Secondary presented this event which featured artwork from students inspired by their favourite Indigenous Athlete. This project was supported by the Peter Vietgens’s Canada Games Research Grant.
The Centre for Sport Capacity’s Sport Conference Day
May 17, 2022 from 9:30AM-1:15Pm
The Sport Conference Day is an innovative program delivered by Brock University Centre for Sport Capacity for secondary school students. This day will consist of a keynote speaker, workshops and a student panel to provide insight into the business components of the sports industry. The Sport Conference Day featured relevant and interactive group workshops in various career areas of sport. Students completed a case study to with a connection to the upcoming 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games.
Canada Games 2022 Volunteer Launch Event
March 30, 2022 from 2:30PM-4:00PM
At the heart of every Games are thousands of dedicated volunteers who help to provide the best Canada Games experience for athletes, spectators and guests. There are various types of volunteer positions available during Games-time: from Sport Operations to Transportation, from Ticketing to Food Service, from Uniform Distribution to Merchandise Sales, just to name a few. Barry Wright, CEO of the 2022 Canada Summer Games, Kelly Vlaar, Senior Manager, People & Culture and Julia Medves, Coordinator, Volunteer Services from Niagara Canada Games 2022 presented on the many volunteer opportunities leading up to and during the Canada Summer Games in August 2022.
2 Days of Canada Conferences
March 25, 2022 from 2:30pm to 9:15pm
March 26, 2022 from 8:30am to 6:00pm
In anticipation of the Canada Summer Games being held in Niagara in 2022, participants at this gathering will explore the many ways that Canadians play. It is an annual interdisciplinary conference that brings together scholars from across Canada and around the world to present current research in Canadian Studies. Attendees met leading thinkers from across the country and around the world, all discussing something unique about Canada. The conference included a documentary screening of Keepers of the Game followed by a moderated discussion.
Luncheon Speaker Series: Dr. Potwarka
March 25, 2022 from 12:00pm-1:30pm
The Luncheon Speaker Series has provided the Goodman community with an informal and engaging opportunity to listen and discuss recent advances in research, teaching, and practice with international business colleagues. In March, they had Dr. Luke Potwarka, from the University of Waterloo speak to students. His presentation, “In Search of Inspiration: A Realist Synthesis Approach to Understanding Demonstration Effects” spoke to themes related to the upcoming Canada Games.
Innovation & Creativity in the Sport Industry Webinar
March 24, 2022 from 1:00pm-2:30pm
This webinar generated a conversation about sport organizations and entrepreneurs harnessing creativity within their respective fields. Our panel of speakers, ranging from analytical and private sector backgrounds, provided case examples regarding innovative processes within their organizations. Two members of the Canada Games Council spoke on the panel and discussed their work surrounding the upcoming Niagara 2022 Canada Games.
Brock Cares: Canada Games 2022 Volunteer Opportunities
January 27, 2022 from 11:00am-12:30pm
At the heart of every Games are thousands of dedicated volunteers who help to provide the best Canada Games experience for athletes, spectators and guests. There are various types of volunteer positions available during Games-time: from Sport Operations to Transportation, from Ticketing to Food Service, from Uniform Distribution to Merchandise Sales, just to name a few. Brock Cares is pleased to have Julia Medves, Coordinator, Volunteer Services and Kelly Vlaar, Senior Manager, People & Culture from Niagara Canada Games 2022 present on the many volunteer opportunities leading up to and during the Canada Summer Games in August 2022.
Rethinking Assessment: Canada Games Exemplars from Across Brock
April 12, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm
Location: Microsoft Teams
Brock-Canada Games Academic Committee members, Canada Games Teaching and Learning Grant Recipients, faculty and staff held a session focused on assessment design. Keynote speakers Dr. Elizabeth Vlossak and Dr. Teresa Russo will spoke about their course innovations that harnessed Canada Games content and themes to enhance student engagement and learning. Following the keynotes, small breakout sessions were facilitated by other grant recipients for participants where CG grant course assignment ideas and options were discussed. This was followed by an overview of the Canada Games Teaching and Learning Grants criteria.
Brock Student Leadership Summit
March 26, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm
March 27, 2021 from 10:30am to 3:00pm
The theme of the Brock Student Leadership Summit (BSLS) is “Leadership in a Changing Society”. Students had an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and explore topics of innovation, inclusion, and excelling as a leader. The event included synchronous interactive workshops and asynchronous TED Talk style sessions that focused on building leadership skills. This was a student organized session created for students. The planning team consisted of student volunteers from different areas of expertise, including several students from the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA)!
Virtual On-Campus Jobs Fair
March 4, 2021
The virtual job fair was hosted for students looking for an on-campus job or ways to get involved at Brock. This virtual event provided students with the information needed to find and successful in an on-campus job. Kristen Smith presented about the Brock University Volunteer Association.
Starting at Love: (Re)discovering Tennis as a Lifelong Sport – A Tennis Story with Gianluca Agostinelli
December 2, 2020
The Italian Studies Program of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (MLLC) at Brock University invited Gianluca Agostinelli to speak to students of Italian Canadian Studies and the community on sports industry in Canada in anticipation of the Summer Canada Games in Niagara. Agostinelli, growing up in an Italian family of athletes, focused on his career as a top-ranked junior tennis player in Canada, as a former member of Team Ontario and Tennis Canada, and his return to tennis at Brock University.
VPR Information Session
November 10, 2020
Information session about the VPR Canada Games Grants program. The event discussed the second round of funding and had previous recipients Dr. Karen Fricker and Dr. Brian Roy speak about their research related to the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.
- Dan Wilcock, President and CEO of Canada Games Council
- Barry Wright, CEO, Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
- Previous grant recipients – Dr.’s Karen Fricker (Faculty of Humanities) & Brian Roy (Faculty of Applied Health Sciences)
- Sharlee Cranston-Reimer, Research Officer in ORS
Brock Cares: BUVA Informational Session and Panel
September 10, 2020
Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA) is a dynamic group of trained Brock students committed to improving the local community through volunteering. Attendees of the information session learned more about the organization and heard from the BUVA student leaders about their experiences in the 2019-2020 inaugural year!
VPR Information Session
October 7, 2019
Information session for Brock University staff and faculty to learn about the Vice President, Research (VPR) Canada Games Grant program. The event included Aaron Bruce (Canada Games Council) and Barry Wright (Niagara 2022 Summer Canada Games) addressing potential Games-related research needs and opportunities, details about the internal grant program, and a Q&A session.
- Tim Kenyon, Vice-President, Research at Brock
- Katherine Hunter, Research Officer in ORS
- Julie Stevens, Special Advisor to the President, Canada Games
- Aaron Bruce, Vice President of Sport, Canada Games Council
- Barry Wright, CEO, Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games
BUVA Information Session
September 18, 2019
Information session for students interested in joining the Brock University Volunteer Association (BUVA). Students learned more about the vision of BUVA, training, volunteering, and social opportunities in its inaugural year.