Children, Seniors and Social Development
August 14, 2017

Canada Summer Games Wrap Up for Team Newfoundland and Labrador

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, today congratulated members of Team Newfoundland and Labrador on their participation in the 2017 Canada Summer Games, which took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, from July 28 to August 13.

On Friday, August 11, wrestler Angel Hiltz-Morrell from Avondale took home a silver medal in the women’s wrestling 84-kilogram division. She advanced to the finals after beating the national champion from Ontario. Also, Team Newfoundland and Labrador mission staff were presented with the Claude Hardy Award, which is bestowed upon the Provincial or Territorial Mission Team that best exhibits leadership, cooperation, integrity and esprit de corps.

The Team Newfoundland and Labrador contingent comprised nearly 400 athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff representing a total of 16 sports including athletics, men’s baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s beach volleyball, diving, rowing, sailing, triathlon, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and women’s softball, road cycling, golf, swimming, tennis, men’s and women’s volleyball and wrestling.

Minister Dempster acknowledged the dedication, commitment and support of coaches, managers and provincial sport organizations in preparing the athletes and teams for the games. The minister also thanked family members and supporters for their encouragement and contribution to the athletes’ success, as well as the volunteer mission staff team for their commitment and hard work leading up to and during the games.

The development of elite athletes in Newfoundland and Labrador is supported through funding for Canada Games teams, the National Championship Travel Subsidy program and the Athletic Excellence Fund, which includes the Premier's Athletic Awards, the Elite Athlete Assistance Program, the Team Gushue Awards and Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Scholarships.

The next games will take place from February 15 to March 3, 2019, where Red Deer, Alberta, will welcome participants to the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

“The Canada Games present a unique opportunity for athletes from this province to participate in a national multi-sport games, to showcase their athletic abilities and compete against athletes from other provinces and territories in high level competition. Team Newfoundland and Labrador performed well during these games, with a number of athletes achieving personal bests in their sport. Team members not only competed, but established friendships and memories that I’m sure will last a lifetime. The athletes were great ambassadors for the province and have likely been inspired to maintain the values of healthy active living that are inherent in sport participation as they move on to the next stages of their sporting lives.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

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