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.
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.
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.
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.
"We chose Western University for the Ontario Summer Games because first, the facilities are excellent. The facilities in the residences, managed by Conference Services were excellent, and provided an Athlete’s Village that would be unparalleled in Ontario Summer Games history."
— Dave De Kelver General Manager, Ontario Summer Games 2018