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PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games Conclude with ‘Party on the Dock’ Closing Ceremony

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The Host Society

PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games Conclude with ‘Party on the Dock’ Closing Ceremony

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.

A limited number of tickets are still available and the event will be live-streamed on CanadaGames.ca/Watch, CBC Sports, Radio-Canada Sports, and CBC Gem.

Charlottetown, PE (March 5, 2023) – Over the last two weeks, Islanders from tip-to-tip opened their hearts to Canadians from far and wide and put on a dazzling display of sport, friendship, and hospitality for  the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

Since February 18, the province has been buzzing with excitement in a collective celebration of excellence in sport and culture in Canada. Over 3,600 participants, 5,000 smiling volunteers, and thousands of visitors experienced Canada’s largest multi-sport event and PEI’s unique Island spirit and charm. The 2023 Games marked the third time PEI has hosted the Canada Games.

Featuring 20 sports, over 150 events and the 14-day IllumiNATION Festival, records were smashed and many incredible and historical moments took place over the two weeks of competition. The PEI 2023 Games featured the first-ever Karate, Mixed Doubles Curling, and Women's Boxing competitions in the history of the Canada Games.

Tonight, it’s time for a PEI music celebration as the Games will officially end with the Closing Ceremony at Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown at 7:30 PM AST. The Closing Ceremony will be a ‘Party on the Dock’, featuring the music and sounds of PEI and Canada’s East Coast while celebrating all the amazing athletic achievements of Canada’s best young athletes.

Representatives from the St. John’s 2025 Canada Summer Games will also be on hand to accept the traditional handover of the Official Canada Games Flag, as we celebrate the Canada Games moving from “Island to Island.”

Tickets for the Closing Ceremony can be purchased through Ticketmaster and the show will be live-streamed on CanadaGames.ca/Watch and CBC’s digital platforms: CBC Sports, Radio-Canada Sports, and CBC Gem.

Ahead of tonight’s festivities, at Sunday’s Closing Press Conference, the Centennial Cup was awarded to Nova Scotia. The Centennial Cup is presented to the provincial or territorial team that shows the greatest improvement from one Games to the next, and it exemplifies the pan-Canadian sport development objective of the Canada Games. The final medal standings of the 2023 Canada Games can be found here.

As a province famed for its hospitality, the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games saw 3,600 participants from over 750 different communities across Canada compete for the right to be a national champion. Together, we celebrated the very best in Canadian sport and sparked a wave of greatness that showed every Canadian what it means to be an Islander.

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