Toronto, Ontario is thrilled to be hosting the 8th Canadian Transplant Games August 8 – 13, 2016! We invite transplant recipients, families, friends and donors from across Canada to be a part of this memorable event in Ontario’s capital city. Here, you will find everything you need to know for the upcoming Games.
The Transplant Games provide an opportunity for organ transplant recipients from around the country to come together for competition and fun in a celebration of health. The transplant athletes, ranging from age 4 to 80+, will choose from sports such as Track and Field, Swimming, Golf, Tennis, Table Tennis, Pickleball, Badminton, Bowling, Cycling and Lawn Bowling.
The athlete’s village will be at the University of Toronto’s Chestnut Residence. Some activities will be on campus but competitions and tourist excursions will also take our guests across the region. In addition to the competitions for recipients there are activities designed for family members and other supporters including Opening Ceremonies, Family Fun Days, a Gala Dinner and Closing Ceremonies.
Participants may choose up to 5 individual medal events to participate within their age group.
About the Canadian Transplant Games
Since 2000, the CANADIAN TRANSPLANT GAMES (CTG) has been a showcase where organ transplant recipients from across the country come together to enjoy competition and camaraderie while celebrating a second chance at life. Held every two years, the CTG is a family oriented event. In addition to the competition for recipients there are activities and education opportunities designed for family members and other supporters.
The purpose of the Games is to:
- Increase organ & tissue donation in Canada and beyond
- Demonstrate the active and healthy lifestyle that may be achieved following transplantation
- Promote the success of organ donation and transplantation
- Offer hope to the thousands of Canadians on transplant wait lists
- Provide an opportunity to thank donors and donor families for their precious gift of life
The CTA is a registered charity comprised of transplant recipients, donors, donor families, health care professionals and supporters. These volunteers are dedicated to promoting organ and tissue donation through public advocacy, educational programs, and awareness events such as the CTG. The CTA provides a support network for organ transplant recipients before and after transplantation while promoting organ and tissue donation, as more than 4,000 Canadians await a second chance at life.