Monday, February 14, 2011

Hello from Halifax!

Celebrating Nova Scotia Day!
by Brandie Adams, SIRC Reference Librarian

Today was Nova Scotia Day and what a day it was! The Games started early with Artistic Gymnastics, Biathlon, Curling, Freestyle skiing, Hockey, Long Track Speed Skating, Ringette, Short Track Speed Skating, Squash, Target Shooting and Wheelchair Basketball all competing around the city.

In the evening “Celebration Square at Night” was alive as crowds of people streamed into the Square to show their love for the province. Everyone cheered for the Canada Games athletes who medaled today as they took centre stage. This was just a warm up for Joel Plaskett & The Emergency, a well-known group from Halifax. JPE set the bar very high for the shows that will take place in Celebration Square over the next few weeks.

Tonight also kicked off the professional development series at Coach House. Gary Ness spoke to coaches about the National Coaching Institute. Additional speakers for this week include Mark Smith, Wayne Parro, Ken Bagnell and Sheilagh Croxon.

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

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