Accession number: 994.291.02
Materials: 50% Cotton, 50% polyester
Measurements: 108 cm L x 59 cm W
Marks/Label: Tag: Dave Epsteir Limited Est'd 1907 / 300-302 Charlotte St. Sydney, NS
Tag: Montreal.Canada / 118595 Canada Inc. / CA 07799 / 50% Polyester.50% Cotton/Coton
Group: Canada Games
Narrative: 1987 Nova Scotia Canada Games Men's Basketball Team The young team had only a few practices together. But under the exceptional coaching of Bev Greenlaw they came out on top winning the gold medal at the 1987 Canada Games in Sydney with a perfect six and zero record. The team, comprised of players from across the province finished first place in their division ensuring them a spot in the medal round. They beat British Columbia with a convincing 116-86 win in the semi-final. Moving on to the championship game marked the farthest that a NS team had ever gone in the Canada Games. The previous high was a bronze medal finish in the 1967 inaugural games. They faced Quebec in the final and were up 38-35 at half but that wasn’t enough. The team returned after the half ready to play and in front of 1,200 cheering fans, they captured the gold with a 91-76 win. Winning the gold medal was a great accomplishment for the underdog team. It was a fantastic finish in the last day of competition in front of a proud home crowd. Members of the team were David Brown, Scott Borden, Keith Donovan, Charles Ikejiani, Augie Jones, Peter Leppard, Grant MacDonald, James McQuaid, Wade Smith, Kevin Veinot, Jason Wilson, Stephen Woodman, Mark Parker (Manager), Bev Greenlaw (Coach)
One home team sweat pants, 1987 from the Nova Scotia basketball team that won gold at the 1987 Canada Games.