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BROOKVALE, P.E.I. — With one month till the P.E.I. 2023 Canada Winter Video games kick off in P.E.I., this Video games’ medals had been revealed.
The host society unveiled its design at a ceremony on the Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park at Brookvale on Jan. 18. The newly renovated lodge is a legacy venue from 1991 when P.E.I. hosted the Canada Winter Video games for the primary time.
Greater than 2,500 athletes can be competing for the medals, which had been designed by native artist Christina Patterson.
“With the groundswell of pleasure that each one Islanders have been feeling round internet hosting the Canada Video games, I really feel very honoured to have discovered my distinctive method as an artist to contribute to this occasion. It’s going to give me immense pleasure to see all these achieved athletes sporting my design,” mentioned Patterson in a media launch.
Do you know?
• Greater than 2,500 athletes can be competing on the P.E.I. 2023 Canada Winter Video games.
• The Video games will run from Feb. 18 to March 5.
• That is the twenty ninth version of the Canada Video games.
• There can be competitors in 20 sports activities.
• There are 19 venues, together with one every in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
• 5 thousand volunteers are collaborating.
• P.E.I. hosted the Canada Video games in 1991 (winter) and 2009 (summer season).
The 2023 medals replicate the wonder, tradition and historical past of Prince Edward Island, whereas additionally representing the perfect in Canadian sport, mentioned a information launch from the host society on Jan. 18.
“We couldn’t be extra excited and proud to share the P.E.I. 2023 Canada Winter Video games medals with the remainder of the nation. An enormous congratulations and thanks to Christina Patterson for designing a medal that encompasses the wonder, tradition, and historical past of Prince Edward Island, whereas additionally representing the dedication and exhausting work of younger Canadian athletes,” mentioned Kateri Coade, volunteer vice-president of protocol with the 2023 Canada Video games host society, in a media launch.
The medals can be equipped by Teck Sources Restricted (Teck), a Canadian mining firm. Teck has been the unique medal provider of the Canada Video games since 2012.
“These stunning medals not solely replicate the spirit of Prince Edward Island however will ignite a spark in Canada’s high younger athletes from far and extensive as they pursue greatness on the Canada Video games. We commend designer Christina Patterson, the 2023 host society and Teck for his or her collaboration in bringing this imaginative and prescient to life,” mentioned Kelly-Ann Paul, president and CEO of the Canada Video games Council, in a media launch.