Photos: Long weekend of well attended community sporting events in Calgary

The Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 goalkeeper makes a big leap to save a shot on net by a Foothills FC player at the Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Cycling, soccer, and hockey took over city streets and fields over the Heritage Day long weekend in Calgary.

Drawing athletes from across the nation were the Tour de Bowness, Play On, and the Calgary Minor Soccer Assocation Calgary Cup.

And although the weekend began with concerns from residents over parking for the Play On event, thousands of Calgarians visited Marda Loop, Bowness, and surrounding communities to take in the sporting events.

Kim Kerr, competition event organizer for the CMSA Calgary Cup, called their weekend of soccer a great weekend of team building and friendship making.

“We have a team here from that flew from Montreal—they were making friends, and they even had a family from the other team they were playing bring them homemade cookies,” she said.

“We’re seeing that across the board teams with cheering on each other teams, and medal presentations, teams congratulating the other teams that won gold, silver, bronze.”

Kerr said that she hoped the the positive experience of competing in Calgary would translate to future interest for next year.

“I hope the Montreal teams and the Winnipeg teams all want to come back and bring more teams out here,” she said.

For full results from the weekend of sport, see the Calgary Cup, Play On, and Zone4 websites.

Photos from the CMSA Calgary Cup

The Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 goalkeeper makes a big leap to save a shot on net by a Foothills FC player at the Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 takes on Foothills FC at the Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 takes on Foothills FC at the Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Montreal’s Lakeshore Soccer Club U17 girls take on the Sherwood Park Soccer Club at Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association’s Calgary Cup on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Montreal’s Lakeshore Soccer Club U17 girls take on the Sherwood Park Soccer Club at Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association’s Calgary Cup on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Montreal’s Lakeshore Soccer Club U17 girls hoist the Calgary Cup after winning their tier at Shouldice Athletic Park during the Calgary Minor Soccer Association’s Calgary Cup on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Photos from the Play On street hockey tournament

The Play On street hockey tournament in Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Play On street hockey tournament in Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Play On street hockey tournament in Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Play On street hockey tournament in Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Photos from the Tour de Bowness event and Criterium race

Jamin Soehn, centre, leads the start of the Men’s Category 1/2 Tour de Bowness Criterium in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Andrew Davidson, left, edges ahead of Warren Muir in the early stages of the Tour de Bowness Criterium in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. Muir would finish second in the Men’s Category 1/2 race with a time of 59:49. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Sarah Goodridge leads the Women’s Category 1/2/3 Tour de Bowness Criterium race in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. Goodridge would win the Women’s race, having completed her 25 laps with a time of 40:12. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Women’s Category 1/2/3 riders turn off Bowness Road into the residential section of the Tour de Bowness Criterium in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Philipp Wloka with Peloton Racing presented by Momentum, races ahead of the pack during the Men’s Category 3 Cycling Tour de Bowness Criterium race in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. Wloka finished third. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Fire Department accelerant detection dog Willow does some public outreach at the Tour de Bowness in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. The Calgary Fire Department was on hand to show off a fire truck, and talk to Calgarians. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Rondel Roberts Band performs at the Tour de Bowness in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
YYC Princess performers make some magic for visitors to the Tour de Bowness in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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