Alexa McQuaid selected as Team PEI flag bearer
Winnipeg, Manitoba - Alexa McQuaid, the 15 year old daughter of Randy and Katherine McQuaid of Charlottetown, has been selected to carry the flag and lead Team PEI into the Canada Games Closing Ceremony on Sunday. Alexa won a silver medal in the 50 metre breaststroke, finished sixth in the 100 metre breaststroke and made a number of B finals in a variety of disciplines.
“Alexa’s accomplishment in the pool this week is a moment all of Team PEI will remember for many years,” stated Brian McFeely Chef de Mission. “With this being only the 2nd medal we’ve ever won in the pool and the fact her mother won the first one 32 years ago makes it pretty special.”
Alexa’s mother Katherine had won a silver medal at the 1985 Summer Games in Saint John, NB in the 100 metre Freestyle event. With the medal, Alexa joins a small group of Prince Edward Island athletes and teams who’ve won a Canada Games Summer medal. Prior to the 2017 Games, PEI has taken home 11 Summer Games medals (five athletics, four wrestling, one swimming and one softball) up to this point.
“What a great honor it is to carry the flag into the closing ceremony for my province,” said Alexa. “I want to take this opportunity to thank my family, my coaches, my teammates and all the members of Team PEI for the support I received this week.”
The closing ceremonies will take place at 2:00 pm (Central Time) at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg on Sunday Aug 13.