Statement by Minister Duncan on Erica Wiebe being Named Canada’s Flag-Bearer for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony


OTTAWA, April 14, 2018

Tomorrow night, members of Team Canada will join athletes representing 70 nations and territories at Carrara Stadium in Gold Coast, Australia, for the closing ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Congratulations to Erica Wiebe, who will carry the Canadian flag. She won gold in wrestling, and is a talented athlete, fierce competitor and wonderful ambassador for sport in Canada.

Our government is proud to support the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada and the athletes who made up the Canadian team. Along with Canadians from coast to coast to coast, we congratulate them on their remarkable achievements and celebrate their contributions to the world of sport.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games were held in Gold Coast, Australia, from April 4 to 15. These games saw 6,600 athletes compete in 18 sports and 7 para-sports. Canada was represented by 283 athletes.

For more information (media only), please contact:

Annabelle Archambault
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Science and
Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

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