Team Nova Scotia leads Atlantic Canada in the all-time medal standings with 602 medals since the inaugural Games in 1967 (169 at winter Games and 433 at Summer Games), including 187 Golds. Nova Scotia’s most successful Games were the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, QC, where they won 56 medals, and the 1991 Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown, PE, where they won 21 medals.
Team Nova Scotia has won the Centennial Cup (awarded to the Province/Territory with the greatest improvement from the preceding same season Games) four times: in 1975, 1981, 2001 and 2011.
Nova Scotia has been awarded the Jack Pelech award three times, in 1987 (shared with Team Newfoundland and Labrador), 2011 and 2013. The award is given to the Province/Territory that best combines competitive performance, good sportsmanship and a spirit of fair play, cooperation, and friendship. In addition, Nova Scotia has won the Claude Hardy award (an award that recognizes the talent and dedication of a Provincial/Territorial Mission team) twice, in 2001 (the first time it was awarded) and in 2003.
Team Nova Scotia’s colours are royal blue and white.