Children, Seniors and Social Development
October 17, 2016
Supporting our Province's Athletes
Minister Announces Province's 2017 Canada Summer Games Mission Staff
Team Newfoundland and Labrador's mission staff for the 2017 Canada Summer Games were announced today by the Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development. The games will be held from July 28 to August 13, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
"The members of Team Newfoundland and Labrador's 2017 Canada Summer Games Mission Staff are enthusiastic
and dedicated individuals with a keen interest in sport. They will lead our province's top athletes as they
compete at Canada's premier multi-sport event. I wish them all the best as they help Newfoundland and
Labrador's athletes to put their best foot forward in Winnipeg next summer."
- The Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
The mission staff consists of 20 members including: Chef de Mission, Rod Snow, Paradise; Assistant Chefs de Mission, Frank Humber, Corner Brook and Karen Sherriffs, St. John's; Debbie Marnell, St. John's; Don Power, Outer Cove; Gary Martin, Mount Pearl; Tom Godden, St. John's; Allison Sturge, St. John's; Denise May, Corner Brook; Ellis Coles, Paradise; Greg Pittman, Clarenville; Jamie Randell, Clarenville; Mike Summers, Torbay; Peter Butt, Twillingate; Robert Goulding, Grand Falls-Windsor; Brenda Greene, Happy Valley-Goose Bay; Craig Tulk, Grand Falls-Windsor; Leslie Anne Walsh, St. John's; Peggy Wakeham, St. John's; and Gerard Lowe, Corner Brook.
Since their inception in 1967, the Canada Summer Games have been held every two years with Newfoundland and Labrador participating on each occasion. For the 2017 games, Team Newfoundland and Labrador will be represented by approximately 350 athletes, coaches and managers. The province will host the Canada Summer Games in 2025.
The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to supporting our province's athletes as we encourage every citizen in the province to choose healthy, active lifestyles.
- The Provincial Government has announced the 20-member Newfoundland and Labrador Mission Staff for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
- The Canada Summer Games will be held from July 28 to August 13, 2017, in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- For the 2017 Canada Summer Games, Team Newfoundland and Labrador will be represented by approximately 350 athletes, coaches and managers.
- Newfoundland and Labrador hosted the summer games in 1977 in St. John's and winter games in Corner Brook in 1999. The province will host the 2025 Canada Summer Games.
- The Provincial Government continues to support our athletes through several initiatives including, the Athletic Excellence Fund, coaching development, Canada Games funding, and annual grants to provincial sport organizations.
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Director of Communications (Seniors and Wellness)
Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development
2016 10 17 12:35 p.m.