One-Year Countdown

City Celebrates One-Year Countdown to Canada Winter Games
Posted on 02/10/2022

Sprit Day activities scheduled for February 17th

The City of Charlottetown will be celebrating the one-year countdown to the 2023 Canada Winter Games by showcasing its excitement and commitment to the upcoming Games. The celebrations, taking place against the backdrop of the Ice City Festival and downtown winter lights, will begin with the raising of a 2023 Canada Winter Games flag at City Hall.

What: Spirit Day to celebrate the one-year countdown to the Canada Winter Games

Activities will include:

  • Flag raising, including the first official meeting of the mascots – Charlie Town and Wowkwis – at City Hall, February 17 at 9am
  • Staff and residents encouraged to wear blue and green, all day
  • Winter Games-themed projection on the plaza at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, February 17 and 18, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Lighting the tower at City Hall, February 17 to 22, dusk
  • Street banners, on display from February 14 to 22

Who: Mayor Philip Brown and Members of Council, along with City staff

The one-year countdown begins February 18 and marks a significant milestone along the road to the Games. The City of Charlottetown looks forward to welcoming athletes and their families, officials, volunteers and partners next year.

The City is a proud partner of the 2023 Canada Winter Games that will be taking place across the province from February 18 to March 5. In addition to being the host for the Opening and Closing Ceremony, the City is hosting a number of sport competitions across several facilities. The City will also house both the Cultural Hub and the Athletes’ Village.

For safety, residents are reminded to follow physical distancing guidelines, to avoid large gatherings and to follow COVID-19 protocols. For more information, visit