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August 25, 2009
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A Successful Day for Team PEI

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour

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With approximately 50 Team PEI athletes competing today, the spot light shone on PEI athletics. Two athletes, Matthew Caseley and Kurt McCormack, earned PEI’s first medals, gold and bronze respectively. The Minster Responsible for Sport, Carolyn Bertram, had the honour of presenting Kurt with his bronze medal.

“Our athletes have trained hard and it is so exciting to see all their hard work and dedication paying off,” said Minister Bertram. “It was my great pleasure to present the bronze medal to Kurt. He is a two-time national Canadian triple jump champion and tonight – an inspiration to young athletes on PEI.”

The women’s 4 X 100 metre relay team was also successful today; by placing third in their heat they have qualified for Friday’s championship race. Members of the women’s relay team include Meghan Boswall of Charlottetown and sisters Kaitlyn Sobey, Stephanie Sobey and Susan Sobey, from Searletown.

“I encourage all Islanders to take in the amazing competitions occurring this week on Prince Edward Island. From swimming to soccer, wrestling to canoeing, there is something for everyone to enjoy; including a full lineup of cultural activities.”

For more information on the activities this week with the Canada Games, visit

Media Contact: Autumn Tremere
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