Ontario Summer Games 2018

Sporting Event Case Study

Getting Game Ready with 3000+ Athletes

In August 2018, we transformed our campus into an Athlete’s Village for 3,000+ youth athletes, parents and coaches who came to campus. From fueling up in accommodations to gearing up at opening ceremonies, the spirit was high all weekend for everyone involved.

Competing on Campus

With 21 sporting events happening across the city of London, Western was proud to host hockey, volleyball, lacrosse and more right on campus. Our athletic facilities provide the right environment for athletes to compete—and for over 6,000 attendees to watch and cheer them on.

Volleyball game in WRSC indoor gym
Student athletes at the self-serve bar in the cafeteria

Building an Athlete’s Village

All athletes came well rested and well fed for each of the weekends’ events. Seven of our residence buildings were transformed to house all athletes, coaches and officials for all four days. More than just beds, we provided breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets, or meals to go, to ensure everyone was fueled to play their best.

A Home for the Headquarters

In addition to the goals and cheers, a lot of work was done by the Games Organizing Committee behind-the-scenes. London Hall was made into the Summer Games Headquarters and set up to host daily recap and planning meetings for the entire committee.

London Hall building

By the Numbers

3,400+ Top Youth Athletes
21 Sports Across the City
6,500+ Attendees Came to Watch
7 Residence Buildings Used
4,319 Lunches in Dining Halls
3,500+ Boxed Lunches
8,196 Breakfasts Provided
8,298 Dinners Served