Since 1967, nearly 50,000 athletes have participated in the Games with hundreds of thousands having engaged in try-outs and qualifying events. Over 90,000 coaches, officials and volunteers have been directly involved in the planning and staging of the Games.
The Canada Games have played a prominent role in developing some of Canada’s premier athletes. The Games have acted as a stepping stone for many of Canada’s celebrated athletes, including: Toller Cranston (1967), Bob Gainey (1971), Catriona LeMay Doan (1983 and 1987), Sylvie Daigle (1979), Bruny Surin (1985), Maryse Turcotte (1995), Hayley Wickenheiser and Marc Gagnon (1991), Marianne Limpert, Annie Pelletier and Anne Montminy (1989), Steve Nash (1993), Adam Van Koeverden (1997), Sidney Crosby (2003) and Alexandre Despatie (1997).
Volleyball at Sherbrooke 2013
Volleyball has always been a part of the Canada Games, with Indoor being an event at the inaugural games in 1967, while Beach was introduced in 1995. The Canada Games have continuously been a stepping stone for the country's best, with numerous players representing their province at the Canada Games before wearing the Canadian red and white, including 2012 London Olympians Josh Binstock and Annie Martin, as well as Paul Duerden, Shanice Marcelle, Maverick Hatch, and Gord Perrin.
INDOOR VOLLEYBALL: Men: 21 and under as of December 31, 2013 (Date of Birth: 1992 or later) Women: 20 and under as of December 31, 2013 (Date of Birth: 1993 or later)
BEACH VOLLEYBALL: Men: 22 and under as of December 31, 2013 (Date of Birth: 1991 or later)
Women: 21 and under as of December 31, 2013 (Date of Birth: 1992 or later)
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