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Tourism, Culture and Recreation
February 12, 2014

Supporting Athletes at the National Competition Level

Minister Announces Mission Staff for 2015 Canada Winter Games

Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s mission staff for the 2015 Canada Winter Games were announced today by the Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. Leading the 16-member team will be Rod Snow of Paradise as Chef de Mission, along with Karen Sherriffs of St. John’s and Frank Humber of Corner Brook as Assistant Chefs de Mission. The games will take place in Prince George, British Columbia, February 13 - March 1, 2015.

“Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s mission staff will help support and guide our province’s elite athletes and coaches as they prepare for and compete at the country’s most prestigious amateur athletic competition. I have every confidence this group of dedicated volunteers will put forth every effort to lead our province’s young athletes to great achievement at these games.”
- The Honourable Terry French, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation

Mr. Snow was Assistant Chef de Mission for Team Newfoundland and Labrador at the 2011 and 2013 Canada Games. He is currently the manager of the Newfoundland and Labrador Sports Centre (Powerplex). Ms. Sherriffs served as Assistant Chef de Mission in 2013 and was a mission staff member in 1999, 2007 and 2011. Mr. Humber was also a mission staff member for the 1999, 2001 and 2007 Canada Games.

The other members of the mission staff are Simon Blanks, Mount Pearl; Tony Flood, Paradise; Jeffrey Milley, Labrador City; Gary Martin, Mount Pearl; Janice Turner, Corner Brook; Dave Tilley, Conception Bay South; Laura Cole, Outer Cove; Robert Goulding, Grand Falls-Windsor; Lynette Hiscock, Clarenville; Peter Butt, Twillingate; Dean Lear, Conception Bay South; David Kennedy, Carbonear; and, Angela King, Flatrock.

Team Newfoundland and Labrador will have a contingent of approximately 280 athletes, coaches and managers for the 2015 Games. Held every two years, Newfoundland and Labrador has participated in the Canada Games since its inception in 1967. The province will host the 2021 Canada Summer Games.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting important social programs, strong communities and the health and well-being of children, families and seniors.


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Media contact:

Melony O’Neill
Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 689-0928

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