February 23 to March 10, 2021 ribbon Canada Winter Games 2007
Canada Games Unveil the Hardware for the 2007 Winter Games
2006, June 15th:

The Whitehorse 2007 Canada Winter Games Host Society is pleased to unveil the medal design for next February’s games. A team of Whitehorse designers Adam Green, Rory O’Brien and Neil Robinson with Terra Firma Art Co. submitted the winning medal design.

"Athletes work incredibly hard to win at the Canada Games and we want to be able to present them with a truly memorable souvenir of their achievement," said Jo-Ann Macdonald, Chair of the Medal Committee with the Host Society. "We were looking for a medal design that reflects the games being held in the North while commemorating athletic achievement at the national level."

Choosing the design was a challenging but enjoyable task for the selection committee. The entries were reviewed by a panel of volunteers with expertise in arts, sports, marketing and aboriginal culture as well as members of the medal committee and Host Society staff.

The medal design incorporates the Ulu, a familiar symbol of the North. The medal includes three Ulus, one for each territory, joined in a circle to represent unity. On the blade of each Ulu is a depiction of the official territorial animals: the Raven for the Yukon, the Polar Bear for the Northwest Territories and the Canadian Inuit Dog for Nunavut. The raven is placed at the top, soaring above with the Polar Bear and Inuit Dog below, facing each other in friendship. The Canada Games logo will be on the back of the medal, a standard Canada Games element, to celebrate the national athletic achievement.

"The 2007 Host Society did a great job selecting a design," said Sue Hylland, President and CEO of the Canada Games Council. "We are sure the medalists will be very proud to receive this medal and to keep it, not only with the memory of having achieved a medal worthy performance at one of the most prestigious Canadian events, but also the memories of a truly unique Games hosted by the North."

Now that a formal design has been established, the Host Society will produce a tender for medal production. The 2007 Canada Winter Games will host 22 sports (including snowboarding which is a demonstration sport) which means that 1200 medals will be awarded.