Frequently Asked Questions for 2018 CANUSA Games in Hamilton, Ontario August 10-12, 2018

Are there tryouts or all athletes who register going to play in the CANUSA Games?
Most sports do not have tryouts, but those that do, will communicate this to all interested athletes.

Does everyone have to billet?
Yes, all athletes must be billeted. The tradition of billeting is what has made the CANUSA Games unique for 61 years. The Housing Committees from Flint and Hamilton have screened the hosts’ families so that both the host and guest have a positive and fun weekend. The housing committees have designed the registration forms to accommodate allergies and medical needs of the athletes.

When do we pay?
Tryouts and practices will be starting at various times and venues in May and June. The Sports coordinators and coaches will be handing out registration forms once the teams have been chosen. ALL FORMS and payments $60, (hockey and Golf $70) must be in the HAMILTON CANUSA OFFICE BY JULY 15 so that we are able to send our numbers to Flint and start on housing.

What do we do with our billets for CANUSA weekend?


How do the athletes get to Flint? (N/A for this year as it is a home year)
All Hamilton athletes must travel to Flint on the team bus. There will be CANUSA coaches and/or Sports coordinators supervising the athletes on the bus. The athletes must be courteous and respectful at all times especially when the Customs Officers board the bus at the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron/Sarnia. NUT/PEANUT products are prohibited on the buses.

Do we need a Canadian Passport to participate?  (N/A for this year as it is a home year)                                 The Canadian Border Services and the United States of America Border services have listed on their website that an original or copy of his or her birth certificate, a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, a Naturalization Certificate, or a Canadian Citizenship Card can be used for those under 15 years of age. Canadian Landed Immigrants, and anyone over 15, must have a passport.


Any other questions or concerns, please contact the Sports Coordinators or the CANUSA office:

905-546-2424 x 2537 or email canusa@hamilton.ca