Variety Village in Scarborough is thrilled to host the 36th edition of the Lieutenant Governor Games to offer children from various schools across the GTA an introduction to sports, training and fitness for youngsters with special needs (physical, developmental, learning and socio-economic). The Lieutenant Governor Games have been a leading force of adaptive sport and parasport in Ontario for children with disabilities to showcase the athletic opportunities achievable by anyone regardless of physical ability, all while staying in a safe and inclusive environment.

This year, it will be the first time that the Honourable Lieutenant Governor Edith Dumont will be hosting the event with over 800 children from across the greater Toronto area participating.

  • DETAILS

    This annual event, hosted by Tom Brown, promotes participation, physical activity, and social initiatives in a fun, carnival-like atmosphere where children and youth of various abilities can engage in adapted cooperative and competitive activities. More than 30 schools participate in the one-day event, engaging in a wide range of adapted games, sports, sensory activities, and recreational pursuits. Some of the activities include Wheelchair Basketball, Dance, Golf, Bocci, Floor Curling, Baseball, and many more.

    WHEN:

    • Friday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    • Medal Ceremony, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    WHERE:
    Variety Village, 3701 Danforth Avenue, Scarborough

  • Host, the Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor Of Ontario

    The Honourable Edith Dumont is the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The first Francophone to hold the office, she was appointed following a long and distinguished career in education.

    Madame Dumont has been commended for implementing various innovative initiatives to develop school and community leadership. She set new records for the number of high-performing schools, with graduation rates approaching 95 per cent.

    In 2020, she joined the newly established Université de l’Ontario français (UOF) in Toronto, as its Vice-President of Partnerships, Communities, and International Relations. Her three-year term permitted her to establish UOF’s first partnerships: le Carrefour des savoirs et de l’innovation, and a strategy for bespoke training resources for businesses.

  • Emcee, Tom Brown

    Former CTV Weather Anchor, Tom has been the host of the Lieutenant Governor Games since 2009, beginning with the late David Onley, who served as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

    His efforts were recognized when he was presented with a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for his work with Variety Village and Variety Village’s 2011 Spotlight Award. His community work also earned Brown the Lieutenant Governor Community Volunteer Award.

The Lieutenant Governor Games
Est. 1980

Commencing in 1983, the annual Lieutenant Governor Games was inaugurated by the Honourable John Black Aird, 23rd Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1980 – 1985). Succeeding Lieutenant Governors preside over the games to carry on the tradition.

For more information on the event please contact:
Archie Allison
Director, Access & Awareness
Variety – the Children’s Charity of Ontario, Variety Village
3701 Danforth Avenue
Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2
(416) 699-7167 x 236
aallison@varietyontario.ca