The Canada Games flag is set to arrive in Charlottetown tomorrow as part of celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of the Canada Games, Canada’s largest multi-sport and cultural event for youth. As a Canada 150 Signature project, a unique 50th anniversary Canada Games flag is travelling across Canada celebrating each of the past Host Communities. Its ultimate destination will be the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on July 28.
The official flag raising ceremony will be held at City Hall (199 Queen Street) on Wednesday, May 17 at 5 p.m., followed by a small reception. The event will also include the Canada Sports Hall of Fame travelling exhibit featuring history and memorabilia from the 50 years of the Canada Games. The ceremony is open to the public and will run from 5 to 6 p.m. In attendance will be a number of individuals with the 2017 PEI Canada Games group, along with Charlottetown athletes and former Canada Games participants, staff and volunteers.
For more information about when the Canada Games were held in our city, visit: canadagames.ca/host-societies
To find out where the flag will travel next, visit: canadagames.ca/events-calendar
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