Hoist­ing the colours

Team P.E.I. Canada Games of­fi­cials an­nounce Summerside’s Lo­gan MacDougall as flag bearer

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

Lo­gan MacDougall will carry the Prince Ed­ward Is­land flag dur­ing the 2017 Canada Sum­mer Games open­ing cer­e­mony this week.

The Summerside na­tive will par­tic­i­pate in base­ball dur­ing Week 1 and in­door vol­ley­ball for Week 2 of the July 28 to Aug. 13 games in Win­nipeg. The open­ing cer­e­mony will be this Fri­day, July 28 at 9 p.m. and broad­cast live from Win­nipeg’s Bell MTS Place.

“I put on the P.E.I. uni­form in any sport I play and wear it with a ton of pride, much like any ath­lete on Team P.E.I.” Lo­gan MacDougall

“To be named the flag bearer for P.E.I. is a huge hon­our for me – it’s very spe­cial be­cause I’m rep­re­sent­ing much more than my­self, my team and my city – I get to rep­re­sent the en­tire prov­ince,” MacDougall said. “I put on the P.E.I. uni­form in any sport I play and wear it with a ton of pride, much like any ath­lete on Team P.E.I. I’m thrilled to be given the op­por­tu­nity to rep­re­sent all these great Is­land ath­letes at the Canada Games!”

MacDougall is the 17-yearold son of Dale and Krista MacDougall. He is a three-time male ath­lete of the year from Three Oaks High School and the 2016 Vol­ley­ball P.E.I. un­der-16 male ath­lete of the year.

He has rep­re­sented P.E.I. at the base­ball na­tion­als from 2013 to 2016. MacDougall is a Sport P.E.I. 2016-17 schol­ar­ship re­cip­i­ent, a 2017 Craswell-Ma­cLean Me­mo­rial Bur­sary win­ner from Base­ball P.E.I., and will be at­tend­ing the Univer­sity of Cal­gary in the fall to play base­ball.

His younger brother, Ben, is also play­ing on the base­ball and in­door vol­ley­ball teams at the 2017 Canada Games.

“Lo­gan and the en­tire Team P.E.I. del­e­ga­tion have worked long and hard to pre­pare for these games,” Health and Well­ness Min­is­ter Robert Hen­der­son said. “We are so proud of the skill and de­ter­mi­na­tion of our ath­letes, coaches and mis­sion staff who are great am­bas­sadors from our prov­ince to the rest of the coun­try. Good luck and let the games be­gin.”

Team P.E.I.’s del­e­ga­tion num­bers 316 in­di­vid­u­als in­clud­ing 231 ath­letes, 60 coaches, man­agers and sup­port staff, and 15 mis­sion staff.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Team P.E.I. and to fol­low their progress as they com­pete in 15 sports. Visit www. team­pei.ca. Check out www. canadagamestv.ca for the event broad­cast sched­ule.


Summerside na­tive Lo­gan MacDougall will carry the P.E.I. at the Canada Games open­ing cer­e­monies later this week in Win­nipeg, Man.

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