Team NS at Canada Games

"A record-breaking Canada Games for Team Nova Scotia means the athletes and coaches will be coming back to make sports stronger than ever in the province, said the delegation head.

Team Nova Scotia placed fifth in the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg which wrapped up Sunday, tallying the third-best medal count in the province’s history.

The athletes collected 49 medals: 13 gold, 21 silver and 15 bronze at the Games, and every athlete in the canoe and kayak competition received at least one medal.

This was the most silver medals at a Games collected by the team, beating the old mark of 18.

“It shows that Nova Scotia has a great sport system, part of very strong coaches and organizations that allow athletes from a small jurisdiction like Nova Scotia to compete with all the bigger players,” chef de mission for Team Nova Scotia, Stephen Gallant, said in a phone interview with Metro from the closing ceremonies." (By: Kashmala Fida For Metro Published on Sun Aug 13 2017)

Two medals were won by the wrestling team: Wolfville’s Makayla Levy won silver and Hannah Hubley of Sheet Harbour won bronze.