Test events provide valuable lessons for Games organizers
The conclusion of a trio of test events in preparation for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games has provided Games organizers with some valuable information on how to better prepare for the 16 sport competition in August of next year.
This past weekend a two-day cycling competition was hosted by the Swift Current Cycle Club, including a Time Trial road race in Wymark, a criterium race in Swift Current, plus a Road Race from Hazlet along Highway #332. It was the third pre-competition test event following an Open Water Swim on July 15 and Triathlon on August 12.
“What we really wanted to do was test out the courses and the venues for those three outdoor sports which are newer to this region,” explained Denise Barbier, Games Manager. “And because they were all outdoor sports, looking at how did the weather impact us, and the logistics around the set up, and the transportation, and some of those pieces.”
A trio of cycling events over the weekend were the final three test events planned for 2018 in preparation for the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games next August.