Hamilton prepares for CANUSA Games in Flint, Michigan

The annual athletic invasion between Hamilton and Flint is set for the August 11 – 13 weekend in the Michigan city.

Tryouts for the 49th edition of the CANUSA Games, a friendly competition between the two cities since 1958, have started for most of the sports which will make up this year’s events.

The Games alternate sites each year. Next year, Hamilton will stage the 50th anniversary of the competitions. The first Games involved 200 athletes from each city competing in seven sports. The competitions have grown to as many as 25 events with upwards of 1,500 athletes, plus a small army of dedicated volunteers, taking part.

Since Flint and Hamilton staged their first event, nine other Ontario and U.S. cities have linked for similar competitions. The Hamilton-Flint event is considered the largest and longest running international games. In the spirit of friendliness, athletes are usually billetted in the homes of their host competitors.

Tryout Information for CANUSA
(August 11-13, 2006 in Flint, Michigan)

Baseball (boys)
Call Glenn @ 905-662-4213 for more info.

Basketball (girls)
Email Kelly (276crd@sympatico.ca) for more info.
Wednesday Nights: Sir Allan McNab High School
6:00pm – 10-12 year olds,
7:15pm – 13-14 year olds,
8:30pm – 15-16 year olds

Basketball (boys)
Tryouts – Call Jason @ 905-920-7813.
Wednesday Nights: Westdale High School
6:00 pm – 10-12 years olds,
7:20 pm – 13-15 years olds,
8:40 pm – 16-17 years olds
NO PRACTICE – June 28th

Darts (girls & boys)
Call Joyce at 905-572-9249 for more info.
Every Second Saturday starting April 30th
9-11am @ VSL. Girls 11 – 13 still needed!

Call Garry @ 905-387-6335 or Erv @ 905-304-0683.
July 17th & 23rd – Chedoke G & C.C. 12pm (noon)

Call Joe @ 905-387-2895 for more info.
Kata & Weapons needed!

Lawn bowling
Call Peter @ 905-523-5276 for more info.
Location: Dundas L.B.C.

Skeet (male)
Call John 905-545-4129 for more info.
Sunday July 2nd – Hamilton Gun Club 10am-3pm

Call Mario @ 905-574-4694 for more info.

Soccer (girls)
Call Megan @ 905-962-1775 for more info.
June 23, July 7 & 14 (6pm-8pm), and June 24 (9am-11am)
Mohawk Sports Park

Soccer (boys)
Call Ray @ 905-383-1858 for more info.
June 23, July 7 & 14 (6pm-8pm), and June 24 (9am-11am)
Mohawk Sports Park

Softball (girls)
Call John at 905-544-1928 for more info.
14 & up and 16 & up – Every Saturday in June
Gage Park Diamonds – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Call Michael @ 905-389-4873 for more info.
June 28th – Jimmy Thompson Pool Warm-up @ 5pm

Table tennis
Call Agostino @ 905-387-2677 for more info.
Mondays 6pm-8pm, Thursdays 4:30pm-6:45pm
Central Memorial Recreation Centre

Call Betty @ 905-388-4959 for more info.
June 24 (Adults) – 9am-11am @ Rosedale Tennis Club.

Track & field
Call Phil @ 905-527-3344 for more info.

Volleyball (girls)
Call Greg @ 905-308-8032 for more info.
Hill Park H.S. 6:30pm-8:30pm June 28-29th, July 6, 13th, 20th, 26th, 27th, 31st and Aug. 1 & 10th.

10 pin bowling
Call Jeanette @ 905-385-4020 for more info.
Mondays – Skyway Lanes 6:30pm

For other inquires contact the CANUSA Games 905-546-2424 ext. 2537 or by email at canusa@hamilton.ca