Photos: Long weekend of busy community sporting events in Calgary

Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 goalkeeper leaps to save a shot at the net from a Foothills FC player at 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 to the streets and grounds of the city during Calgary’s Heritage Day long weekend.

The Tour de Bowness, Play On and Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup attracted athletes from across the country.

And although the weekend started with residents worrying about parking for the Play On event, thousands of Calgarians visited Marda Loop, Bowness and surrounding communities to watch the sporting events.

Kim Kerr, Competitive Events Organizer for the CMSA Calgary Cup, called their weekend of soccer a great weekend of team building and building friendships.

“We have a team here that came from Montreal. They made friends and they even asked a family from the other team they were playing with to bring them homemade cookies,” she said.

“We see that across the board, teams are cheering each other on and presenting medals, with teams congratulating the other teams who have won gold, silver and bronze.”

Kerr said she hopes the positive experience of competing in Calgary will translate into future interest next year.

“Hopefully the Montreal and Winnipeg teams will all want to come back and bring more teams here,” she said.

For complete sports weekend results, check out the Calgary Cup, Play On and Zone4 websites.

Photos from the CMSA Calgary Cup

Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 goalkeeper leaps to save a shot at the net from a Foothills FC player at 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 take on Foothills FC at Shouldice Athletic Park in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup on Monday August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Edmonton Scottish United SC U15 take on Foothills FC at Shouldice Athletic Park in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Calgary Cup on Monday August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The U17 Girls of Lakeshore Soccer Club of Montreal take on Sherwood Park Soccer Club at Shouldice Athletic Park in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Cup Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The U17 Girls of Lakeshore Soccer Club of Montreal take on Sherwood Park Soccer Club at Shouldice Athletic Park in the Calgary Minor Soccer Association Cup Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Lakeshore Soccer Club of Montreal’s 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 at Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Play On Street Hockey Tournament at Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Play On Street Hockey Tournament at Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
The Play On Street Hockey Tournament at Marda Loop on Sunday, July 31, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Photos from the Tour of Bowness event and the Criterium race

Jamin Soehn, center, leads the start of the Category 1/2 Tour of Bowness Men’s Criterium in Calgary on Monday August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Andrew Davidson, left, edges out Warren Muir in the early stages of the Criterium du Tour de Bowness in Calgary on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Muir would finish second in the men’s Class 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 race from Bowness Criterium 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
Category 1/2/3 female riders depart Bowness Road for 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 peloton in the men’s Category 3 race at the Bowness Criterium Cycling Tour in Calgary on Monday August 1, 2022. Wloka finished third. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgary Fire Department accelerator detection dog Willow does public awareness at Bowness Tower 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 perform magic for visitors to Bowness Tower in Calgary on Monday, August 1, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS/FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY