Team Canada: Getting to Know the World Games Players
Elite players from across Canada are heading to Wroclaw, Poland from July 20 – July 30 to compete along side athletes from the 27 official sports and 4 invitational sports featured in the 2017 World Games.
VC is a proud sponsor of Team Canada and is excited to share stories about the path to Poland.
Author: Brendan Wong
Over the weekend of June 9-10, the Team Canada World Games squad had a training camp in Chiliwack, BC. Against a backdrop of trees and mountains, Team Canada spent the weekend playing frisbee, challenging a ropes course, eating meals together, and sharing lots of laughs. Any time that we get to spend together is important for helping players gel as a team and for getting to know each others' tendencies and preferences both on and off the field. Apart from just playing ultimate frisbee, we spent time together doing other things which further adds to making the team a more cohesive group. For example, when we all sit down for lunch as a big group, it's a great time for teammates to get to know each other in a more relaxed and casual setting.
Ultimate frisbee is not just about playing a sport that we love but also has a huge social impact on all players. Personally, I have met countless people from around the world though playing this sport. Having the opportunity to play with friends locally or internationally is such a privilege and such a joy. For many of us, I imagine ultimate frisbee has had such a huge impact on our lives that it is hard to imagine life without it.
When we're on the field, we want to look like a team. Team Canada is graciously sponsored by VC Ultimate who have provided us with hats, jerseys, shorts, and a warm-up shirt. All of us are proud to wear the red and white gear that represents our nation.
Follow the Team Canada World Games squad on Facebook here!