Executive Council
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

March 2, 2018

Premier Ball Recognizes Snowmobilers Battling the Big Land in Search of Cain's Quest

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today wished all the competitors participating in Cain’s Quest 2018 the best of luck as they pursue the world’s most challenging snowmobile endurance race.

This year’s event will see a record 41 teams from across the world compete for a $100,000 cash prize. Running from March 2 to 9, Cain’s Quest covers over 3,000 kilometres of spectacular terrain and unforgiving elements.

Cain’s Quest showcases Labrador as a premium winter tourism destination, and the Provincial Government is proudly supporting the race with a contribution of $98,700.

“Government is committed to fostering a climate that is conducive to economic growth, one where communities flourish, and the business community is empowered to cultivate sustainable development and long-term strategic growth. That is why we support Cain’s Quest, and the great economic boost it provides for the entire region. I commend the organizers and volunteers for their tireless work to support and stage such a wonderful event, and I congratulate all competitors for their commitment to win the world’s longest snowmobile endurance race.”
Honourable Dwight Ball 
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Events like Cain’s Quest have tremendous benefits for the region, such as increased hotel bookings, bustling restaurants and more people accessing shops and community amenities. Cain’s Quest combines the spectacular natural features of Labrador, the fantastic snowmobile conditions and the exhilaration of exploring the great outdoors.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“We are excited to once again welcome Cain’s Quest to Labrador. Through its hundreds of thousands of social media followers, this extreme endurance race brings the world to Labrador. Race participants can expect a warm welcome from several checkpoints throughout my district, including my hometown of Charlottetown. We are so excited to welcome this year’s racers and wish all teams the best of luck.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and MHA for Cartwright - L’Anse au Clair

“Cain’s Quest is the most anticipated winter event in Labrador West. This year 41 teams are competing, and while the majority are from Newfoundland and Labrador, snowmobilers from Ontario, Quebec, the United States and Finland have registered for this grueling northern adventure. I wish all participants a safe and exciting race.”
Graham Letto
MHA for Labrador West

“Cain’s Quest holds a special place in the heart of all Labradorians, as it celebrates winter and the rich cultural and historical connection to the land.  I would like to thank event organizers, sponsors and racers, and wish all participants the best of luck.”
Honourable Perry Trimper
MHA for Lake Melville

“Cain’s Quest has become a world renowned snowmobile race that Labradorians are quite proud of. This extreme snowmobiling adventure profiles the land, people and communities of Labrador, and I am looking forward to following this event as it unfolds over the next week. Good luck to all racers.”
Randy Edmunds
MHA for Torngat Mountains

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Learn more
Cain’s Quest 2018 - cainsquest.com External Link Icon

Investments Announced in Labrador West for Recreation, Tourism and Business Support - gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/btcrd/0913n03.aspx

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Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier

Eric Humber 
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation 
709-729-4819, 725-9655

Kristina George
Government Members Office
709-729-5306, 693-7488


2018 03 02                                                    4:25 p.m.