We now know who will represent New Brunswick at the Canada Winter Games.
Team New Brunswick announced the final rosters of its 23 teams for the games, which take place from Feb. 18 to March 5 on Prince Edward Island.
“The Canada Games provide a unique opportunity for our talented youth to compete against the very best athletes in the nation,” said Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace.
“I hope that their participation will allow them to achieve their goals.”
The Canada Games are a national sports competition held every two years with participation from every province and territory. They alternate between winter and summer.
In total, this year’s games will bring together about 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers.
The province says New Brunswick is represented by 210 athletes, 70 coaches, managers and technical staff and 22 mission team members.
A complete roster, which can be found here, includes athletes, coaches and staff from across the province.
Sports on New Brunswick’s calendar include alpine skiing, archery, badminton, biathlon, boxing, cross-country skiing, curling, fencing, figure skating and gymnastics.
The province will also compete in hockey, judo, karate, ringette, speed skating, squash, table tennis and wheelchair basketball.
Nicole Smith, who leads Team New Brunswick for its fourth consecutive Canada Games, said they are a once-in-a-lifetime experience that creates a high level of competition.
“ [It] will provide our athletes with valuable experience that will help them immensely at future competitions,” she said.