The East Coast Games is Saint John's major tournament weekend and Atlantic Canada's largest annual sporting event.
“I can’t say I have ever seen a tournament, especially one of this scale, pulled off so effectively. The organizers, volunteers, and referees were top-notch, the complex was phenomenal, and you could really feel the excitement around the city. It’s always great when rugby is given positive publicity, and the East Coast Games really showed what the sport is all about; the competition was fierce, the atmosphere was exciting, and it truly was an elite level venue. I know all of us from PEI were truly impressed, and you’ll definitely continue seeing a PEI team going forward.”
Coach of the PEI Mudmen (Rugby)
“It’s a new avenue and it’s something that we’re excited about in terms of creating an event that people in the city get behind. It’s an exciting event that we are happy to be part of.”
Coach of Saint John Track Club and UNB Varsity Reds
“I think the whole concept of developing the East Coast Games is a real plus for Saint John. It’s the biggest thing since (the 1985 Canada Summer Games) with regard to the number of athletes coming into the city. We will have over 1,000 athletes participating.”
Head Coach Saint John Labatt Trojans Rugby Club