With just seven months to go until Swift Current officially begins their role as hosts of the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games, an important addition was unveiled yesterday.
The medal design for the southwest Sask-hosted games was selected, seeing the winning design go to freelance graphic designer Brandon Wiebe.
The medal's theme is "The Ru'ach of Swift Current".
"There is no better analogy for spirit than wind," said Wiebe in the official release from the WCSG committee. "The Hebrew language actually uses its word for wind as its word for spirit - "ru’ach" (roo-ahck). Swift
Current is known for its wind--from jaw-dropping waves seen in a sea of wheat, to our annual Windscape Kite Festival. What better way to show case Swift Current’s generous spirit than with a strong gust of ru’ach?"
Wiebe went on to explain how not only his design encompasses the theme, but also the games staff has led with that spirit.
"In the same way, many workers and volunteers have spent over a year bringing the summer games to life, the athletes put their heart and soul into their training and performance and spectators bring an electric energy to each individual event," said Wiebe.
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The 2019 Western Canada Summer Games run August 9-18, 2019.