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August 28, 2009
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Gold and Silver for PEI Wrestlers

Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour

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Team PEI has once again made it to the medal podium at the 2009 Canada Games. The Honourable Carolyn Bertram, Minister of Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour, had the pleasure of presenting gold and silver medals to members of Team PEI’s women’s wrestling, that brings Team PEI’s medal winnings to a total of 4.

“It was a thrill to be in Montague watching these amazing athletes compete,” said Minister Bertram. “Both Veronica and Jillian are excellent role models for other young people who aspire to achieve great things. Congratulations to you both.”

Veronica Keefe, an 18 year old from North Winsloe, took home the gold medal in women's wrestling up-to-80 kg weight class. Veronica defeated Holly Clark of Alberta in her gold medal championship.

Jillian Durant, an 18 year old of Powal, was awarded the silver medal in the women’s wrestling up-to 65 kg weight class after a challenging bout with Quebec’s Dori Yeats.

“This has been a record breaking week for Team PEI. Our athletes have demonstrated incredible determination and enthusiasm,” said Minister Bertram. “I want to congratulate all of Team PEI, for their outstanding performances.”

For more information on Team PEI, visit

Media Contact: Autumn Tremere
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