For Immediate Release: February 16, 2023
On Saturday February 18th the 2023 Canada Winter Games will kick off in Prince Edward Island. Competition in 20 sports continues until March 6th. The Games will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches to PEI. Team Alberta is comprised of 330 athletes, coaches, and managers, representing all corners of our province.
The Lethbridge region will be represented at the Games by 13 athletes, 3 coaches and managers. We will be cheering loudly for team Alberta with an extra loud cheer for our local athletes. Speed skating events will be held in WEEK 1, while judo, female hockey, and figure skating will be held in WEEK 2.
- Addyson Tamura, Athlete - Judo
- Aden Kim, Athlete - Judo
- Aliya Koliaska, Athlete - Judo
- Callie Render, Athlete - Judo
- Charlize Isabelle Medilo, Athlete - Judo
- Connor Hazell, Athlete - Judo
- Ewan Beaton, Manager - Judo
- Kendal Davidson, Athlete - Hockey - Female
- Loic Beaton, Athlete - Judo
- Maralgoo Batbayar, Athlete - Judo
- Mikka Eaves, Athlete – Speed Skating
- Olea Taboulchanas, Coach - Figure Skating
- Russ Gallant, Coach - Judo
- Summer Fomradas, Athlete - Hockey - Female
- Troy Gallant, Athlete - Judo
- Zakhary Adelman, Athlete - Speed Skating - Short Track
Those wishing to cheer and watch from home can catch over 1,200 hours of live event coverage and can be streamed for free on any device at CanadaGames.ca/watch. Additional coverage will be on CBC Gem and cbcsports.ca. Anyone wanting to send their well wishes to the athletes are invited to watch the Lethbridge Sport Council Instagram (@lethbridgesport) for individual athlete posts leading up to their competition.
About the Canada Games
- Held once every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up-and-coming Canadian athletes.
- The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada’s Centennial in 1967.
- The 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg were the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games.
- The Canada Games have been hosted 3 times in Alberta. Alberta hosted the Canada Games in 1975 (Lethbridge), 1995 (Grande Prairie), and 2019 (Red Deer).
Communication Manager, Lethbridge Sport Council
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