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Tourism, Culture and Recreation
May 30, 2012

The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation:

2013 Canada Summer Games Mission Staff Announced

I rise in this Honourable House today to announce Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s mission staff for the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec.

The 17-member team will be lead by Chef de Mission Michelle Healey of St. John’s and Assistant Chefs de Mission Rod Snow of Mount Pearl and Karen Sherriffs of St. John’s. This is the second time Ms. Healey and Mr. Snow will take on these roles, having also served in the 2011 Canada Winter Games. Ms. Healey is currently Director of Athletics with Memorial University and Mr. Snow is Manager and High Performance Director with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sport Centre. Ms. Sherriffs is a Community Program Supervisor with the City of St. John’s.

Other members joining them are Gary Martin of Mount Pearl, Allison Sturge of St. John’s, Peter Butt of Twillingate, Gregory Pittman of Clarenville, Robert Goulding of Grand Falls-Windsor, Jamie Jewers of Clarenville, Doug Redmond of St. John’s, David Kennedy of Carbonear, Michelle Carroll of St. John’s, Dave Feener of St. John’s, Laura Cole of Outer Cove, Colin Carroll of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Janet Facey of Tilting and Angela King of Flatrock.

The mission staff team will provide logistical support and assistance to over 350 provincial athletes on their quest to reach the podium at the country’s most prestigious sports competition.

The time, effort, and commitment of these volunteers prior to and during the two-week long event will certainly play an important role in the team’s overall Canada Games experience. Their dedication and efforts are commendable and appreciated.

Mr. Speaker, our province continues to produce outstanding athletes who, year after year, compete successfully on the provincial, national, and international stage. We remain committed to the continued growth of athletic excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador as outlined in our recreation and sport strategy, Active, Healthy Newfoundland and Labrador.

We thank everyone involved with this event, including coaches, managers, parents, and volunteers. The dreams of many young athletes in Newfoundland and Labrador will be fulfilled with their support.

2012 05 30             2:20 p.m.

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