(Accra, 8 October 2011)
Team Canada took part in the 2nd Annual Inter-Embassy Games in Accra, Ghana. The event was organised by the British High Commission and hosted at the El-Wak Sports Stadium on Saturday, October 8, 2011. This year’s games were organised as a tribute to the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Team Canada consisted of 40 employees, spouses and dependants from the Canadian High Commission in Accra. It was a fun filled day with some great wins for Canada!
Ruby Antwi-Boateng, Team Canada’s organiser stated, “The enthusiasm for the games was palpable and we gave our best. Team Canada is ecstatic with its six trophies and three medals won. I would like to congratulate everyone for their efforts. And, I hope we will perform even better next year!”
A total of 16 teams from various diplomatic missions participated in a myriad of events, including scrabble, tug of diplomacy, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, football and monopoly. Early Saturday morning Team Canada was spotted completing an intense aerobic session in preparation for the tough competitions ahead.
Canada won first in scrabble, monopoly, the men and women’s 4x100 meters race, and the women’s “tug of diplomacy”. Third place positions were also won in the men’s tug of diplomacy, volleyball and basketball.
The High Commission of Canada to Ghana commended the British High Commission for their successful organisation of the games, which served not only as a platform for families to-get-together, but also enabled staff of various diplomatic missions to network.