The International Children’s Games (ICG) were founded in 1968 by Metod Klemenc, a Slovenian sports instructor, better known as the father of the games. His aim was to promote peace and friendship through sports, to the world’s youth. In the past 50 years, the Summer Games have attracted over 45,000 participants, representing 450 cities in over 80 countries on five continents.The ICG events, (summer and winter), are considered to be the world’s largest gatherings of young people taking part in sport.
In July 2016, the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo sent two delegations to the ICG Summer Games held in New Taipei City, Taiwan. KW’s participants included four Kitchener TopSpin able tennis athletes and their coach, KW Vipers basketball players (10 boys and 8 girls and their coaches) and four ROW swimmers and their coach. Robbie Mulder and Kathy Stilwell served as the delegation heads.
We would like to thank our sponsor, JP Engineering Solutions Inc. for their support in our adventure to New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Kitchener/Waterloo delegation to New Taipei City, Taiwan 2016
Front row: Noran Hassan, Sam Orend, Patrick Ibrahim, Robbie Mulder, Matthew Berton, Mannat Sukhija and Carmen Read.
Middle row: Atilla Mosonyi, Michael Lu, John Tulipano, Carson Reid, Kyle Saunders, Marcus Umana, Marina Ilyas, Sarah Hopkins, Jordan Ham, Aliya Misheal, Devanshi Singh, Andrew Kuiper and Kathy Stilwell.
Back row: Marshall Barrick, Ryan Beach, Landon Atkinson, Joel Izere, Leonard Pataca, Matthew Buckley, Alexander Johnson, Savannah Meadus, Malak Dahawy, Kennedy Robinson, Susan Robinson and Laura Barroso.
Submitted by Robbie Mulder