Team Alberta makes history at 2019 Canada Winter Games

Team Alberta took home 100 medals, surpassing the all-time medals count for the province.

The 2019 Canada Winter Games were held in Red Deer February 15 to March 3. The event attracted more than 20,000 spectators and/or participants to the area.

Team Alberta took home 100 medals, with a record 36 gold, finishing third behind Quebec and Ontario. Team Alberta also won the Centennial Cup for showing greatest improvement and took home the Jack Pelech Award for best combination of good sportsman ship, fair play, cooperation and competitive performance.

“As the minister responsible for sport, I couldn’t be more proud of our athletes’ inspiring display of strength, courage and skill. There were many surprises and a few heartbreaks along the way, but our athletes and everyone involved helped make these Games among the best in recent memory. This was our moment and you made us all proud,” said culture and tourism minister, Ricardo Miranda.

The event was made possible by the Winter Games Host Society, the City of Red Deer and thousands of volunteers. The province gave $11 million towards the games through the Alberta Sport Connection.

“Congratulations to all of the athletes, coaches and support staff on Team Alberta, as well as the City of Red Deer, for your historic 2019 Canada Winter Games. The province is thrilled to celebrate your accomplishments and excited for your future success,” Premier, Rachel Notley.

This year’s Games were made possible with the support of the Winter Games Host Society, the City of Red Deer and more than 5,000 volunteers. The Alberta government, through the Alberta Sport Connection, contributed $11 million to the Games.

The Canada Games takes place every two years alternating between winter and summer events and is the largest event for amateur athletes. Alberta hosted the 1975 games in Lethbridge and then they were held in Grand Prairie in 1995.

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