(March 02, 2019 – Red Deer, AB) Team Alberta had their best-ever performance at the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, earning 100 medals, including a record 36 golds and finishing third overall.

“Congratulations to all our young athletes, coaches and mission staff on their outstanding performances at the 2019 Canada Winter Games,” said Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, responsible for sport in Alberta. “Congratulations, too, to the City of Red Deer on hosting an exceptional event. This has truly been a team effort, and reflected what is best about Albertans. To everyone involved in the Games, thank you for being tremendous ambassadors of our province.”

Team Alberta’s performance earned them 36 gold, 33 silver and 31 bronze medals at the Games, which were hosted in Alberta for the first time in more than 20 years (Grande Prairie, 1995).

“We couldn’t be prouder of Team Alberta’s performance and the outstanding job both they and the community of Red Deer did in representing our province at these Games,” said Dr. Stephen Norris, Chair of the Alberta Sport Connection (ASC).  “For many of our athletes these Games were an important step in their journey to represent Canada at future international competitions, and we look forward to supporting them in the years to come.”

The 17-day competition, featuring the best young athletes in Canada, saw our 250 Team Alberta athletes proudly representing their province, competing hard, demonstrating true sportsmanship, and delivering, many personal bests and impressive individual and team performances.

The Games offered many special moments for participating athletes, coaches, mission staff, and members of the Red Deer community who were the consummate hosts, creating an exciting and welcoming environment that future hosts will be working hard to emulate.

Team Alberta’s involvement in the Games is coordinated by Alberta Sport Connection, a provincial crown corporation dedicated to the development of sport in Alberta. Its vision is for Alberta to be the premier sport delivery system in Canada.

Alberta Sport Connection helps Alberta’s high-performance athletes train and pursue excellence.

More information on Alberta Sport Connection at www.albertasport.ca.