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2011 Canada Winter Games

Halifax, NS
Halifax, NS

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The 2011 Canada Winter Games was the largest multi-sport event held in Nova Scotia and Halifax's first Canada Winter Games. From Feb. 11 to 27, 2011, more than 2,700 athletes competed in more than 20 sports, attracting thousands of visitors, VIPs, officials and media.

Team Ontario maintained its powerhouse status winning the Canada Games Flag, Team Nova Scotia was awarded the Centennial Cup for most improved team and also the Jack Pelech Award for combining competitive performance, good sportsmanship, and a spirit of fair play, co-operation, and friendship.

The 2011 Canada Games were complimented for many accomplishments including:

  • infrastructure improvements for the Halifax and surrounding region with particular highlights being the Canada Games Oval, the Canada Games Centre and the freestyle moguls at Ski Wentworth,
  • the bilingual efforts of Games staff and volunteers that were commended by Team Quebec and the delegation from Sherbrooke 2013, host of the next Canada Summer Games,
  • the strong attendance at sporting events, with sold-out events at Games venues,
  • 400,000 people streaming Games action live via the web,
  • an estimated 50,000 people attending free concerts in Celebration Square at Grand Parade,
  • more than 16,000 conversations on twitter,
  • more than 11,500 people visiting Halifax for the Games, and
  • an economic activity in Nova Scotia of more than $130 million, created more than 1,100 jobs, and $40 million in wages and salaries.

Halifax, NS
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