Feb
6
2019

Team PEI’s Canada Games flag bearer announced

Cameron Davis will carry the Prince Edward Island flag during the 2019 Canada Winter Games opening ceremony next week.

Davis will participate in men’s artistic gymnastics during week one of games in Red Deer, Alberta. The opening ceremony will be on Friday, February 15th and broadcast live from the Centrium on Canada Games TV.

“It is a tremendous honour to be named the flag bearer for Team PEI. I'm representing much more than myself, my team and my city – I get to represent the entire province,” Davis said. 

Davis is a grade 12 student at Colonel Gray High School and son of Paula Clark and Pat Davis of Charlottetown. He is a three-time medalist at 2018 Eastern Canadian Gymnastic Championships (2 silver, 1 bronze) and a remarkable inspiration to his team mates.

“Cameron and the entire Team PEI delegation have worked long and hard to prepare for these games. Their time in Red Deer will be full of new experiences, new friends and many lasting memories,” Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell said. “We are so proud of the skill and determination of our athletes, coaches and mission staff, who will be great ambassadors for our province.” 

Team PEI’s delegation totals 222 individuals, including 153 athletes, 54 team officials and 15 mission staff.

“The 2019 Canada Games will be your opportunity to showcase and celebrate our athletes,” Minister Mitchell said.   “Team PEI will compete in front of roaring crowds and, regardless of the results, they will come out of the Games better athletes because of their experiences.  I wish our athletes and the entire Team PEI delegation the best of luck.”

For more information about Team PEI and to follow their progress as they compete in 15 sports, visit Team PEI.

Media contact:
Autumn Tremere
Department of Health and Wellness
agtremere@gov.pe.ca 
902-368-5610

Backgrounder

BIO - Cameron Davis 

Cameron Davis
Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
Charlottetown
3 time medalist at 2018 eastern Canadian championships (2 silver, 1 bronze)
Honours student in grade 12 at Colonel Gray
Completed sport credit through Sport PEI this year 
His parents are Paula Clark and Pat Davis

Cameron has lived his entire life with cystic fibrosis (CF). He spends 45 minutes every morning and evening going through a regimented medical routine to help deal with  CF. He has three off-island doctor’s appointments each year and has to take a couple of dozen pills every day. He has to be more aware of his daily calorie intake than most Olympians. Yet, you’ll never hear one complaint about any of this from him. He carries himself with a maturity level far beyond his years.  

In the gym, Cameron is a natural leader and a walking example of a hard worker. He comes to practice every day with a great attitude and provides leadership throughout the gym. 

In addition to training 18.5 hours every week, he spends one of his two days off from training coaching a group of young boys in our club recreation program. He is idolized by the athletes he instructs and is revered among the junior coaches in our club for his professional approach and demeanor in the gym. 

Team PEI 

Team PEI consists of 19 teams in 15 sports: 

Week 1 Teams – Biathlon, Gymnastics (M) (W), Hockey (m), Ringette, Speed Skating (long track and Short Track), Table Tennis 

Week 2 Teams – Alpine Ski, Archery, Badminton, Cross Country Ski, Curling (M) (W), Figure Skating, Hockey(f), Judo, Snowboard, Squash. 

Total Contingent: 222, 153 athletes, 54 Team Officials and 15 Mission Staff 

Location:  Red Deer, Alberta Athlete’s Village Red Deer College, Host Canada Games website:  Canada Games 2019.

Travel:
Week 1: Departing Thursday morning, February 14th at 9 a.m., Arrival at 12:35 p.m. (Alberta time), returning home to Charlottetown Saturday, February 23 at 9 a.m. 

Week 2: Departing Saturday, February 23 at 10 a.m. Arriving at 1:45 p.m. (Alberta Time), returning home Sunday, March 3 at 6:35 p.m.

Ceremonies:
Opening Ceremonies - Friday, February 15, 2019, 7 p.m., Centrium, Westerner Park 
Closing Ceremonies - Saturday, March 2, 2019, 7 p.m., Centrium, Westerner Park 

Social Media:
Follow Team PEI on: 
Facebook - www.facebook.com/Team-PEI-Canada-Games-176351129056630/   
Twitter - @Team_pei  
Instagram - Team_pei  

General Inquiries

Department of Health and Wellness
4th Floor North, Shaw Building
105 Rochford Street
Charlottetown, PE   C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6414
Fax: 902-368-4121

DeptHW@gov.pe.ca