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March 1, 2007
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Week 1 Team PEI Athletes Arrive Home Early Sunday

Community and Cultural Affairs

Week one athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff will be returning home from the 2007 Canada Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon early Sunday morning with at least three medals.

Participants in the first week of the games endured frigid temperatures but came away with Patrick Knox’s gold medal in judo, Carrie Callahan and Alicia Wilbert’s bronze medals in judo, personal bests and provincial record-breaking times in speed skating, and Chris Doyle’s five-point effort against the Yukon in men’s hockey. They also leave with lots of great memories of the people they met and sights they have seen.

“Team PEI has a lot to be proud of,” said Chef de Mission Francois Caron. “They performed well and conducted themselves in a very well behaved manner everywhere they went. The Mission Staff have been very proud of them.”

The 98 members of Team PEI who are returning to Prince Edward Island will be arriving on a charter flight at 3:10 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, 2007. In case of inclement weather, parents should check the web site: and click on departures and arrivals for information on any flight delays.

The Team PEI mission desk in Whitehorse is open daily from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. pacific standard time (11 a.m. to 4 a.m. PEI time) until Saturday, March 10, 2007. Parents, friends and supporters can send messages to Team PEI members through the Mission Office at the following locations:

Tel: 867-393-8524

Fax: 867-393-8550


For information about Team PEI, game schedules and up-to-date results check out the website at

Media Contact: Connie McNeill
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