Commonwealth Games 2022

It’s the year of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games in the West Midlands, and we are #GamesOn showcasing our miles of canals across the region.

Perry Barr stadium Perry Barr stadium

With over 1.5 million people expected to visit Birmingham for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, we are uniquely placed to make a significant contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of millions of people.

Our canals and rivers run through some of the most heavily populated and deprived communities in the West Midlands, providing accessible green and blue space where it’s needed most.

We are proud to be a founding member of United by Birmingham 2022, the community brand of the Commonwealth Games. This initiative celebrates community and wellbeing activities like ours that are having a positive impact on the communities that they serve.

We are putting on three main areas of activity:

  • Games volunteers
  • Our 'Let’s' community engagement and activity programme
  • Our #PlasticsChallenge
Birmingham 2022 logo United by Birmingham 2022

There will be lots of activities along our canal network and a number of festivals to enjoy, so keep checking back here for more updates.

You can also help us to build a legacy for the future by getting involved as a corporate partner through a wide range of opportunities we have. For more information, see below.

Last date edited: 17 March 2022