Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hello from Halifax!

Nova Scotia vying for the Centennial Cup!
by Your Team Nova Scotia Mission Staff

The first week of competition has ended and our week two athletes have arrived and are ready for competition. The first week of the games has been fantastic on all levels. Sportsmanship, gamesmanship and good old maritime hospitality are in abundance and Team Nova Scotia athletes have performed extremely well. The first week brought many personal bests, best ever finishes in team and individual competition and of course our first two medals of the Games.
Nova Scotia currently sits atop the Centennial Cup rankings with a point change of plus 12. With one week to go, Team Nova Scotia has the opportunity to secure the cup for the host province. The Centennial Cup exemplifies the spirit of the Canada Games. Forged from parts of 37 precious metals and wood laminations representing 10 provinces and three territories, the Centennial Cup is presented to the provincial or territorial team that shows the greatest improvement from one Winter (or Summer) Games, to the next.

Donated to the Canada Games by the City of Kingston, Ontario in 1970, the Centennial Cup has been won by 10 different provinces and territories since it was first added to the Games in 1971. It is awarded based on the point difference for each province in each sport, combined to give an overall measure of change. The province with the greatest positive change is the victor.

Best of luck to our athletes competing this week along with our friends from across the country.

Check out SIRC's Canada Games webpage for more information!

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