With the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games officially underway, the Canada Games Council (CGC) and the 2023 Host Society are thrilled to celebrate the nation’s top young athletes and their families and friends with the launch of Canada Games House, presented by Canadian Tire.
“We are so proud to unveil Canada Games House and provide a home away from home where Canadian athletes and their families can connect at the Canada Games,” said CGC President and CEO Kelly-Ann Paul. “The true legacy of the Games goes well beyond the field of play. With the collaboration of the 2023 Host Society, we are delighted to create a welcoming and inclusive space to bring the Canada Games family together in PEI. Thank you to our partner Canadian Tire for their commitment to making life in Canada better with their support of Canada Games athletes and their family and friends.”
Located within the stunning Confederation Centre for the Arts in downtown Charlottetown, Canada Games House is a new, dedicated venue for athletes, friends, families, teams and guests to gather, celebrate, watch and relax during the Canada Games.
“We’re so pleased to be welcoming the country to PEI for the Canada Winter Games,” said the Landry family. “To have a dedicated place to bond at Canada Games House with other families and friends of athletes from across Canada adds something extra special to the experience of supporting Elliot in his fencing competition.”
“It’s so exciting to be able to celebrate the next generation of Canadian athletes and their families,” said Leslie Bradshaw, Manager of Sport Partnerships at Canadian Tire Corporation. “No athlete gets to the Games by themselves, so celebrating and honouring the friends and family of these athletes is important to us, and to be able to provide them with this dedicated space at Canada Games House. The ups and downs of an athlete’s journey has brought them to this point and their family has been behind them the entire way.”
From a gaming area and livestream zone, to theme days, team events, Games memorabilia and appearances by special guests, there’s something for everyone at Canada Games House over the two weeks of the Games.
“With the support of Canadian Tire, we are proud to host the first-ever Canada Games House in beautiful Prince Edward Island, creating a welcoming space for athletes, teams, friends, and families to come together and celebrate the power of sport,” said Wayne Carew, Chair, PEI 2023 Canada Games Host Society.
As a private venue, guests must have a Games accreditation or an Athlete Family and Friends pass to access Canada Games House. For more information, visit .2023canadagames.ca/venues/canada-games-house.
The 2023 Canada Winter Games take place from February 18 to March 5, 2023 and will gatwelcome more than 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches to Prince Edward Island to compete in 20 sports.
After 16 incredible days, the 29th edition of the Canada Games will officially conclude tonight with the Closing Ceremony from Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown at 7:30 PM AST.
There have been records smashed and countless debuts made by athletes here at the 2023 Canada Games, but yesterday, history was made when female boxing got underway on P.E.I.
Curling in Canada is rich in history, with the first curling club established in Montreal in 1807. This morning, 216 years later, another first in Canadian curling history took place as Mixed Doubles Curling made its Canada Games debut at the Montague Curling Club.
Women’s hockey at the Canada Games returns to P.E.I. where it made its original debut in 1991. In the tournaments since then, numerous Canadian hockey idols have laced up and begun their glorious careers at the Canada Games.
In just six contests this Winter Games, McKenna recorded 29 points including 14 goals, smashing a Canada Games record that stood for 28 years. The previous record for points in a tournament was 27, set by Francois Methot of Quebec in 1995 and tied by Kelsey Tessier of New Brunswick in 2007.
Let the Games begin! Reminiscent of an Island kitchen party, the athletes were all smiles and a capacity crowd was brought to its feet during the Opening Ceremony of the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games.
After many years of planning, the town of North Rustico reached a historic milestone today with the opening of Eliyahu Wellness Centre at Canada Games Place.
The PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games Host Society is ready to give a warm Maritime welcome to over 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches as they descend on PEI’s friendly shores for the 29th edition of the Canada Games.
The PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games Host Society and Canada Games Council are proud to unveil the new cauldron that will house the flame to ignite the spirit of Canadian sport throughout the 2023 Canada Games, February 18 - March 5, 2023.
It’s only fitting that boxing occurred during Week Two of this year’s Canada Winter Games, coinciding with Women’s History Month, which runs the month of March.
Team Alberta’s figure skater, Lia Cho, is this year’s youngest athlete at Canada Winter Games. She is only 10 years old and stands just over four rulers high.
For the first time in Canada Games history, medals will be awarded in mixed doubles curling. The event made its historic debut this week at the Montague Curling Club.
On day 13 of the 2023 Canada Winter Games, the host province, Prince Edward Island, landed on the podium for the first time. Lucas Macdonald of Stratford, claimed the silver medal in the Men’s +81 kg Judo division Thursday afternoon.
Chants of “Novaaa Scotiaaa” echoed throughout Chi-Wan Young Sports Centre in Charlottetown as proud fans watched Ritu Shah and Thomas Ashton add two silver medals to Team Nova Scotia’s growing medal count.
When people speak of the legacy of the 2023 Canada Winter Games the conversation usually focuses on two things, the lifelong memories people take away from the Games and the new sports facilities the Games leave behind.
At the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, Alberta’s Evelyn Beaton took home a gold medal for the individual female - 44 kg Judo division.
Sport and competition often draw metaphoric comparisons to life. For PEI’s Crawford family, it’s remarkable how a sport with a tiny target has brought life’s bigger picture into clear view.Sport and competition often draw metaphoric comparisons to life. For PEI’s Crawford family, it’s remarkable how a sport with a tiny target has brought life’s bigger picture into clear view.
Sporting bright green and blue uniforms, the PEI 2023 volunteers are a dedicated and committed group, intent on making sure the Games provide the best possible experience for the young athletes representing their respective provinces and territories.