A look at what the 2018 Alberta Winter Games is all about.
On February 16 the opening ceremonies will kick off the 20th biennial Alberta Winter Games. People all over Alberta ages 11 to 17 will be able to compete. Next year the AWG will take place in the Wood Buffalo area. It’s a great experience for anyone interested in archery, alpine skiing, artistic gymnastics, badminton, biathlons, boxing or any of the other 15 sports.
“It’s a great opportunity and it’s cool” said Olivia Winczura a returning archery coach for Calgary. The opening ceremonies are a spectacular sight to see. They take place on February 16 at 8:00 pm at the Shell Place Baseball Stadium. Tickets are on sale now so get them while you still can. Competitions start on the 17th and end the 19th when the winner will be decided. The amount of volunteers needed to run this event is a tremendous 2000. During the 2014 AWG there were more volunteers then there were contestants. The economic impact of this event is huge. Approximately 2.7 million dollars were spent by visitors participating in the AWG in 2014, most of it for accommodations. Anyone can enter if they are between the ages of 11 and 17 as of December 31 the year of the competition.
For more information on the Alberta Winter Games go to https://albertasport.ca/alberta-games/winter-games/.
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