Children, Seniors and Social Development
April 15, 2019

Gander to Host 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games

The Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, announced on April 13 that the Town of Gander will host the 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Games are a week-long, provincial, multi-sport event which alternate between winter and summer Games every two years.

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

The Newfoundland and Labrador Games provide key opportunities for athlete development, while building community spirit and delivering economic benefits to the local business community. The Town of Gander also hosted the Games in 2002.

Announcing the host of the 2022 Summer Games three years in advance provides time for the local host committee to plan and prepare for a major event that involves about 1,500 athletes from across the province.

Supporting the Newfoundland and Labrador 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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“Sporting events like the Newfoundland and Labrador Games give our young athletes an opportunity to shine as role models for healthy active living. I’m pleased that Gander will host the 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games, 20 years after they first hosted the Games in 2002. Congratulations to the town for their successful bid, and I look forward to coming to Gander to watch athletes from throughout the province compete.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development

“Hosting major athletic events is an honour for any region of the province. I am delighted that the 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games will be held in Gander. Hosting such an event will allow residents to once again show their world-renowned hospitality.”
Honourable John Haggie
Minister of Health and Community Services

“The Town of Gander is excited and honoured to have the opportunity to host the 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games. These events are extremely valuable as an opportunity for the young people of our province to come together, compete, grow, learn, and have fun. We applaud the Provincial Government for continuing to support this very worthwhile program, and we are committed to ensuring it is the best experience possible and a milestone in the lives of all those who participate. Organizing such an event is a daunting task, but we are confident in the capacity of our community and its volunteers and supporters to rise to the occasion, as they have so many times before, to make the 2022 Winter Games a great success!”
Percy Farwell
Mayor of Gander

“Sport NL congratulates the Town of Gander and the host committee on being chosen to host the 2022 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games. The Newfoundland and Labrador Games, the most prestigious sporting event for young athletes in the province, will not only be a great experience for them but they will also carve the pathway for future excellence. We look forward to working diligently with the Town of Gander and the host committee to ensure the athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers of our province have a world class week of competition and comradery.”
Doug Fowler
President of Sport NL

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

Stephanie Fowler
Sport NL
709-576-3397
sfowler@sportnl.ca

Kayla White
Town of Gander
709-651-5909
kwhite@gandercanada.com

2019 04 15                              11:20 a.m.