2009 Canada Summer Games in PEI
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Prince Edward Island hosted the Games from August 15-29, 2009. The first week was centered in Summerside with events staged throughout the western half of the province and the second week was based in Charlottetown with events in the eastern part of the province.
Over 4,400 athletes, coaches and managers came to Prince Edward Island to compete in 18 sports. 5,500 volunteers were recruited to run the two-week event.
Team Ontario took home the Canada Games flag, for earning the most points amongst the other provinces and territories.
In addition to infrastructure, equipment and human legacies that have resulted from the 2009 event, the 2009 Canada Games Host Society announced a $3.3 million dollar surplus from the Games that will help fund emerging athletes on Prince Edward Island. The 2009 Canada Games Dreams & Champions Legacy Trust was established to assist provincial sporting organizations help emerging, Island athletes develop, train, and compete at increasing levels.
In addition, the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance also released its Economic Assessment, revealing that the total economic activity (Industry Output) generated by the event was $81.5 million throughout Prince Edward Island.
Islanders will long benefit from the significant legacies that result from the success of hosting this important national event. The success of the Games could not have happened without the efforts of the athletes, coaches, staff and volunteers; their dedication has ensured a lasting legacy that includes better sport infrastructure, increased opportunities for athlete development, and the opportunity for Islanders to develop lifelong skills through volunteering.