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All Nova Scotians involved with the Canada Games between 1967 and
1997 are invited to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the
national sporting event.

"We are very excited about reuniting past Nova Scotian
participants of the Canada Games and reliving some of their
experiences," said Nancy Margeson, reunion event co-chair. "Nova
Scotia has a rich history with the Games and Nova Scotians should
celebrate this fact."

With the Sport and Recreation Commission and the Canada Games
Management Group, Ms. Margeson and event co-chair Gordon Hamlin
invite Nova Scotians to help mark the anniversary at a rally and
reunion July 26 at Exhibition Park in Halifax.

The rally, to begin at 7:30 p.m., is to honour the 420 members of
the 1997 Canada Summer Games Team. The event will feature a
march-in by the athletes and speeches by dignitaries and past
Canada Games participants.

All Canada Games alumni are invited to attend a reunion
celebration following the rally. Whether a past athlete, coach,
manager, organizer or even spectator, you are invited to share in
some of Nova Scotia's finest athletic moments.

"The Summer Games in Halifax-Dartmouth left a terrific legacy for
both cities," said Keith Lewis, general manager of the 1969
Summer Games in the Nova Scotia cities. "Along with the
improvements to the Commons in Halifax, Dartmouth could now boast
as being a top sporting centre with the creation of an
all-weather track and grandstand at Beazley Field and the
improvements to Lake Banook, which is recognized as being one of
the finest lakes in the world for aquatic events."

"The 1987 Canada Games in Cape Breton were an incredible boost to
the economy and spirit of the island," said Carl (Bucky)
Buchanan, president of the 1987 Games. "This being the 30th
anniversary of the Games, it is only fitting that Nova Scotia
stage a celebration marking our tremendous contributions."

There's no charge to attend the rally. Reunion tickets are $20
and include food, entertainment, a commemorative glass stein and
anniversary pin and chance to renew old friendships. Tickets must
be obtained by July 21.

For more information on tickets, please contact:

The Canada Games Reunion
14 Parkdale Ave.
Timberlea, N.S.
B3T 1B9


Sport and Recreation Commission
5516 Spring Garden Rd.
Second Floor
Halifax, N.S.
B3J 3G6

Nova Scotia's 1997 squad will be among more than 5,000 athletes
from the 10 provinces and two territories at the 1997 Jeux du
Canada Games, to be held in Brandon, Man., in August.


Contact: Darryl Braunmiller
         Communications Officer
         Team Nova Scotia
         902-425-5454, ext. 205
         Cell: 902-483-1040

trp                      June 24, 1997 - 12:30 p.m.