2023 Canada Winter Games Sports Selected

The Canada Games Council (CGC) is pleased to announce the final sports and disciplines selected for the 2023 Canada Winter Games that has the opportunity to be hosted in Prince Edward Island (PEI).

The CGC’s Sport Committee adhered to a transparent and objective sport selection process in which it analyzed all sports and disciplines that wished to be included in the 2023 Canada Winter Games. The total number of sports/disciplines selected for the Games are based on a participant quota that each Games must follow.

“The Canada Games play a vital role in the growth of Canadian sport and have evolved to the point where more sports vie for inclusion than any specific Games could possibly include,” says Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Canada Games Council. “The Canada Games looks forward to continuing to build great partnerships among the governing bodies of the sports on the program as we plan towards the 2023 Canada Games.”

The CGC ran a sport selection process that included a core sport review following the 2015 Canada Winter Games, and an assessment sport selection process, in order to determine the final sport program for the 2023 Canada Winter Games.

The core sport review is designed to ensure that the Core sports remain aligned with the mission, vision and values of the Canada Games and the Canadian sport system. Core sports generally meet all of the goals of the Canada Games sport program and provide the Canada Games and the Provincial/Territorial Governments with a stable sport program. The core sport program accounts for up to 70% of the overall Games quota.

The assessment sport selection process is designed to identify sports that generally meet most of the goals of the Canada Games sport program, but that lack alignment in a minority of areas that don’t allow it to achieve core status. The assessment process provides sports not previously on the Canada Games sport program the opportunity to be selected for the program through an objective evaluation. The assessment sport selection process is used to select the remaining 30% of the Games quota.


The final sports selected for the 2023 Canada Winter Games program are:

Alpine Ski Judo
Archery Ringette
Badminton Snowboard
Biathlon Speed Skating – Long Track
Boxing Speed Skating – Short Track
Cross Country Ski Squash
Curling – Female Synchronized Swimming
Curling – Male Wheelchair Basketball
Figure Skating Para Alpine
Freestyle Ski Para Nordic
Gymnastics – Artistic Special Olympics Figure Skating
Gymnastics – Trampoline HOST CHOICE (1 of 4 Options)


Table Tennis & Fencing

Fencing & Target Shooting

Target Shooting & Table Tennis

Hockey – Female
Hockey – Male

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Red Deer 2019

From February 15 until March 3, 2019, Red Deer and central Alberta will welcome the nation for the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

Featuring 19 sports, over 150 events and a major arts and cultural festival, the 2019 Canada Winter Games will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors.

The 2019 Games will be the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and central Alberta and one of the largest events to be hosted in Alberta in over three decades, since the 1988 Calgary Olympics.


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Team Manitoba

Team Manitoba will be made up of One (1) Compound Male, One (1) Compound Female, One (1) Recurve Male and One (1) Recurve Female will be sent to the 2019 Canada Winter Games. There will be one alternate athlete selected for each of the above team spots.

Team Selection

ABAM 2019 Canada Winter Games Team Selection Document (Version 1.9 – Approved and Published October 4, 2018)

Preliminary Team Selection Ranking List 

Team Leadership

Team Coach: Duncan Crawford
Team Manager: Avril Hatherell


Sport History

The history of archery dates back to earliest times when the crude bow and flint arrowhead provided our ancestors with their food. During the Middle Ages, the bow was supreme on the battlefields of Europe. In our present society, archery is the sport and relaxation for thousands throughout the world

Archery began on the program of the Canada Summer Games during the 1977 Canada Games in St. John’s, Newfoundland.Its last appearance as an outdoor sport was at the 1997 Canada Summer Games in Brandon, Manitoba.The 2003 Canada Winter Games was archery’s introduction as an indoor sport on the Canada Winter Games program.


20 years of age and under as of December 31, 2019.


The competition includes Qualification Rounds, followed by Individual Matchplay and Mixed Team Matchplay. The Qualification Rounds shall be the Indoor 18m Round followed by the Indoor Match Elimination and Finals Rounds (WA and Mixed Team Elimination and Finals Rounds (WA as modified by WA

Notable National Alumni

  • Christopher Perkins
  • Ashley Wallace
  • Sylvain Cadieux
  • Kevin Sally