Top Athletes Named To Carry Canada Games Flag at Opening Ceremonies
Prince George, B.C. – Five Olympic medalists and one World Champion have been chosen to carry the Canada Games flag during the opening ceremonies of the Winter Games this Friday.
The flag bearers are:
- Susan Auch, three time Olympic Medalist, Speed Skating,
- Eric Bedard, four time Olympic Medalist, Speed Skating,
- Robert “Bo” Hedges, two-time Paralympic Medalist, Wheelchair Basketball,
- Cathy Preistner, Olympic Medalist, Speed Skating,
- Kelsey Serwa, Olympic Silver Medalist, Ski Cross,
- Joy Ward-Fera, Hall of Honour Inductee, two-time World Championship Medalist, Rowing
These athletes are also Canada Games Alumni.
“We are very excited that these tremendous Canada Games alumni are here to soak in the spirit of the Games that meant so much to them and their athletic development,” says Tom Quinn, Chairman of the Canada Games Council. “Walking in to the crowd cheering them on will definitely bring them back to their youth where they marched in wearing their Province’s team colours, ready for their first taste of multi-sport competition.”