Sport for Life
Sport for Life
The first annual Guelph Games: International Masters Multi•Sport Festival will take place in Guelph, Ontario from June 25-28, 2020. Masters, a class of sport for veteran athletes over the age of 30 and sometimes centenarians, provides athletes of all abilities the chance to compete in a world-class multi sporting, social and cultural event.
The Guelph Games 2020 will be a 4-day, multi-sport Games for participants of varying levels to compete in 7 different sports. Over 2,000 athletes, coaches, families, friends and volunteers are expected in Guelph to celebrate sport and the city’s many offerings.
The University of Guelph will provide their first class facilities for the majority of the events, and the downtown core will play a big part as well. The spotlight will be on Beach Volleyball on Carden Street in Guelph’s downtown as the athletes compete as part of a daily Festival of Sports.
Masters Games have become a global movement, encouraging athletes 30 years and up to strive for success in the sport of their choice and promoting a daily active and healthy lifestyle. The ethos is a competitive yet friendly environment welcoming and encouraging of all participants, regardless of age, race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion and ability.
The Guelph Games supports the Canadian Sport for Life philosophy to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Sport and physical activity offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health (mental and physical), stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity.
Guelph will be a great host because of the University of Guelph’s first-class facilities, accessibility to events, public transportation, food, drink and the entertainment scene, which is one-of-a-kind, More importantly, I along with the Guelph community, believe in the power of sport to foster belonging and promote the importance of an active lifestyle at any age.
We can’t wait to host athletes, coaches, families and fans for the annual Guelph Games. We will roll out the red carpet for you – from the world-class athletic facilities at the University of Guelph, to our vibrant downtown full of great restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Get ready to experience the full Guelph treatment!