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June 19, 2024


2025 Canada Games Welcomes Official Mascot “Gusty”

(St. John’s, NL - June 19, 2024) — The 2025 Canada Games mascot, Gusty the codfish, made a splash as they were officially introduced to the public on Wednesday. Arriving by boat in downtown St. John’s, Gusty was met with cheers from the crowd, including Mascot Challenge winner Michael Tobin and 2025 Canada Games athletes at the harbourfront.

“It was fantastic to have Michael, the athletes, and the community come together to celebrate Gusty’s first public appearance,” said Kim Keating and Karl Smith, Co-Chairs of the 2025 Canada Games Board. “We are excited for everyone to meet Gusty, and we believe that they will inspire communities throughout the region to celebrate, participate, and embrace the 2025 Canada Games.”

Gusty’s day started with a school assembly at St. Bernard’s Elementary in Witless Bay, as part of the prize for Tobin’s winning design. Tobin's illustration was selected from over 300 entries by a panel of judges earlier this year after the Host Society invited students in grades 4-6 across Newfoundland and Labrador to create a design reflecting the province's identity, culture, and heritage.

“With Gusty’s vibrant green colour, playful demeanour, and welcoming features, we are confident they will capture the hearts of people of all ages,” added Keating and Smith. 

The public can see Gusty spreading the spirit and excitement of the 2025 Canada Games at events in St. John’s and across the province leading up to and during the Games.

About the 2025 Canada Games in St. John’s

From August 8 – 25, 2025, the 2025 Canada Games will bring together over 4,000+ athletes, managers, and coaches, across 19 different sports for the largest multi-sport event in the country. The Canada Games showcase the best of the best in sport and highlight the immense talents of our youth. The Games create a spirit of unity that spans each province and territory. People connect in ways that go beyond the field of play, forming bonds that are deeply rooted in friendship and a collective passion for amateur sport in Canada. The 2025 Canada Games invites Canadians to come and connect through friendship, sport, adventure and the experience that is St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. In a place like no other, you can expect to find a Games