Children, Seniors and Social Development
April 11, 2019

Provincial Government Announces Funding for 2020 Summer Games

Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary for Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced that the Town of Bay Roberts will receive $200,000 in operating funding from the Provincial Government to support planning and preparation for the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Games is a week-long, provincial, multi-sport event which alternates between winter and summer Games every two years. The 2020 Summer Games were awarded to Bay Roberts in March 2018.

The Games are delivered in partnership with the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Sport Newfoundland and Labrador, a host community organizing committee and provincial sport organizations.

Supporting the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to deliver better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca.

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“I wish everyone involved in organizing the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games the best of luck, and thank them for dedicating their time and talents to ensuring the Games are a success. I look forward to coming back to Bay Roberts in August 2020 to watch athletes from throughout Newfoundland and Labrador compete.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“It is an honour that the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games will be held in my district of Harbour Grace-Port de Grave in the Town of Bay Roberts. This funding will help ensure that the Games are a huge success. I wish all the organizers and participants the best of luck as we prepare for this event.”
Pam Parsons
MHA for Harbour Grace-Port de Grave

“We’re very excited as a community to host the 2020 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games. It is an opportunity to showcase what Bay Roberts and indeed, the entire Conception Bay North area has to offer. Our dedicated group of volunteers and our town staff are working extremely hard to make it a very memorable Games for all participants, visitors and residents.”
Philip Wood
Mayor of Bay Roberts

"The Bay Roberts Summer Games committee looks forward to our continued partnership with the Provincial Government in our efforts to provide the best possible experience to the youth of our province at the 2020 Summer Games."
Co-Chair Neil Kearley
2020 Summer Games Host Committee

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Media contacts
Gina MacArthur
Children, Seniors and Social Development
709-729-3768, 730-2977
GinaMacArthur@gov.nl.ca

Philip Wood
Mayor, Town of Bay Roberts
709-786-0204
pwood@nf.sympatico.ca

Neil Kearley
Co-Chair, 2020 Summer Games Host Committee
709-680-4702
NeilKearley@nlesd.ca

2019 04 11                              8:55 a.m.