16 incredible days of The 2022 Canada Games and The Closing Ceremony at Queen Victoria Park In Niagara Falls
By Wayne Baggs
The 28th edition of the Canada Games was highlighted by many incredible stories that will undoubtedly be remembered for years to come. They included 16-year-old pitcher Jaida Lee from Newfoundland and Labrador breaking barriers by becoming the first female to play in the male baseball competition at a Canada Games, Eekeeluak Avalak earning the first-ever gold medal in Canada Games history for Nunavut, and Ottawa swimmer Julie Brousseau matching a record by winning 11 medals in a single Canada Games.
The accomplishments along with all of the athletes were celebrated at Queen Victoria Park in Niagara Falls (available to watch live on the Niagara 2022 website, CBC Gem, CBCSports.ca and Radio-Canada.ca/Sports), where the Closing Ceremony will officially mark the conclusion of these highly-anticipated 2022 Canada Games.
The Closing Ceremony featured musical performances from Paul Langlois(Tragically Hip) and Toronto singer-songwriter POESY, who wrote, produced and recorded the anthem of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games titled ‘Steel Heart’. Along with another “Parade of Teams” and a set of speakers, representatives of the PEI 2023 Canada Winter Games will be on hand to accept the traditional handover of the Official Canada Games Flag, paying tribute to the next Canada Games that will be taking place in just six months.
The Centennial Cup was awarded to Alberta. The Centennial Cup is presented to the provincial or territorial team that shows the greatest improvement from one Summer Games to the next, or from one Winter Games to the next, and it exemplifies the pan-Canadian sport development objective of the Canada Games. The final medal standings of the 2022 Canada Games can be found here.
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