Canada Games Park (CGP) partners are excited to announce Canadian Tire Financial Services (CTFS) as the facility’s newest naming sponsor. As the home of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, the state-of-the-art complex is gearing up to welcome 5,000 of the nation’s top athletes this August.
CTFS, the financial arm of Canadian Tire Corporation (CTC), is the naming sponsor of CGP’s reception and gymnasium, both aptly named after the bank’s Triangle Credit Cards.
CGP’s multi-purpose, four-court gymnasium features the largest sprung floor in Canada and will host activities such as wrestling, basketball, volleyball, combat sports, and para sports. Each of the four courts in the gymnasium have been individually named after CTC’s various retail banners and charitable organization: Canadian Tire, SportChek, Mark’s, and Jumpstart. CTFS is also the naming sponsor for the reception desk at CGP – the first friendly point of contact to welcome guests to the facility.
In support of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, CGP, a new state-of-the-art sport facility – was built to support the activities of the Games, taking place from August 6 to 21, 2022. Held every two years, the Games are designed to bring together thousands of up-and-coming Canadian athletes who will compete for the right to be a national champion.
Located at the corner of Merrittville Highway and Sir Isaac Brock Way in Thorold, Ontario, CGP will be the main venue for four of the 18 sports featured at the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games, which were delayed one year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the Games, CGP will be a legacy for the community and provide opportunities for accessible recreation, cultural events, and endless activities for decades to come.
Niagara Region, along with the City of St. Catharines, the City of Thorold and Brock University, formed a long-term agreement and a Consortium to manage and operate CGP following the 2022 Canada Summer Games. Additional funding for CGP was provided by the Government of Canada and Government of Ontario.
Visit the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games website for more information.
"On behalf of Regional Council, I would like to thank the Canadian Tire Corporation for being leaders in the business community and committing to the health and well-being of not only the outstanding athletes that will be a part of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games but also the residents and businesses of Niagara. Contributions such as this allow us to leave a legacy long after the games are over for residents and visitors to our amazing region."
~ Jim Bradley, Regional Chair, Niagara Region
"Thank you to the Canadian Tire Corporation for this transformational contribution to the Walker Sports and Abilities Centre at Canada Games Park. In securing naming rights for the state-of-the-art gymnasium and sport courts, Canadian Tire will be connected to the health and well-being of all abilities and ages for decades to come. A wonderful way to celebrate 100 years of Canadian Tire in Canada."
~ Walter Sendzik, Mayor, City of St. Catharines
"Projects like the Canada Games Park would not be possible without the financial support from our partners. Having the Canadian Tire Corporation, one of Canada’s leading retail brands, as a key strategic partner, will ensure that this world-class facility will be used not only for the Canada Games, but by the residents of Niagara for years to come into the future. My sincerest thanks go out to the CTC for their commitment to the Niagara region."
~ Gary Comerford, Immediate Past Chair, Brock University
"Having started as a company over 60 years ago in the Niagara region, CTFS is incredibly proud to invest in the community where we live and work. This world-class facility will create opportunities for athletes participating in the Canada Summer Games and will be a central hub of activity for the local community, supporting their health and well-being for years to come."
~ Aayaz Pira, President of Canadian Tire Financial Services and CEO, Canadian Tire Bank