2010 Winter Games host named
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.