Maritime athletes on medal rush at Canada Games
Athletes from the three Maritime provinces are bringing home a pile of medals from the 2013 Canada Games in Sherbrooke, Que.
The two-week competition is wrapping up this weekend. The national sporting event is held every four years, with top young athletes from around the country taking part.
Team Nova Scotia won a total of 56 medals, beating its previous best of 52 set in 2009. This includes 16 gold, 18 silver and 22 bronze.
Susan Tate, spokeswoman for Team Nova Scotia, said the athletes are focused and are getting a lot of support.
"They're performing on demand," she said.
Team New Brunswick is coming back with 16 medals, far more than the seven it won in 2009. This makes it the second most improved team at the Games, behind Manitoba. Its total includes five gold, five silver and six bronze.
Team Prince Edward Island has two silver medals.