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.
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.
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.
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.