2010 Win­ter Games host named

The Compass - - SPORTS -

The Town of Grand Falls-Wind­sor will host the 2010 New­found­land and Labrador Win­ter Games in March next year.

Tourism, Cul­ture and Recre­ation Min­is­ter Clyde Jack­man was joined by

Grand Falls-Wind­sor-Buchans MHA Su­san Sul­li­van for the Fri­day morn­ing an­nounce­ment.

Oth­ers present were Grand Falls-Wind­sorGreen Bay South MP Ray Hunter and Grand Fall­sWind­sor Mayor Rex Barnes.

Mr. Jack­man in­di­cate “The Town of Grand Fall­sWind­sor sub­mit­ted a strong bid and has the fa­cil­i­ties re­quired to ac­com­mo­date all the par­tic­i­pants and sport­ing events to be of­fered at the Games.

“The New­found­land and Labrador Games con­tinue to be im­por­tant to coaches, of­fi­cials and sport en­thu­si­asts, but most par­tic­u­larly to the youth who par­tic­i­pate, and to the com­mu­ni­ties which build sig­nif­i­cant ca­pac­ity work­ing with vol­un­teers who build im­por­tant event man­age­ment skills.”

The pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment will pro­vide the town with $350,000 to off­set op­er­at­ing costs and the trans­porta­tion and trav­els costs of all the ath­letes, coaches, of­fi­cials and man­agers.

The 2010 New­found­land and Labrador Win­ter Games will pro­vide the op­por­tu­nity for up to 1,500 young New­found­lan­ders and Labrado­ri­ans to par­tic­i­pate in the prov­ince’s high­est level of com­pe­ti­tion.

The New­found­land and Labrador Games pro­gram was es­tab­lished in 1976 and is held ev­ery two years, al­ter­nat­ing win­ter and sum­mer games. Ath­letes from all ar­eas of the prov­ince, ages 1118, com­pete in a range of sports se­lected by the Depart­ment of Tourism, Cul­ture and Recre­ation in con­junc­tion with pro­vin­cial sports or­ga­ni­za­tions.

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