Today, the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, announced $110,000 in funding to help meet the infrastructure needs of the Town of Bay Roberts as it prepares to host its first Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games. In February 2018, the department also provided an operating grant of $200,000 to support the town with the operating costs associated with the games.
From August 15-22, the province’s top athletes between the ages of 11 and 18 years old will compete in a variety of summer sports, including track and field, swimming and soccer.
As the largest multi-sport event in the province, there will be close to 1,600 athletes, coaches and staff participating in the games, as well as approximately 500 active and dedicated volunteers.
The games, which are coordinated by the Department of Children, Seniors and Social Development in partnership with Sport Newfoundland and Labrador and provincial sport organizations, are held every two years, alternating between winter and summer.
“We are pleased to provide the Town of Bay Roberts with $110,000 to help support their infrastructure work in getting ready for the upcoming Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games. It is through these games that athletes across the province will have the opportunity to participate in the sports they love and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
“I am more than thrilled that an investment like this will bring needed recreational infrastructure to our area. I am confident that this investment, along with the volunteers and the communities of the area, will come together to make this the best Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games yet.”
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“It is fantastic news to receive additional funding from the Provincial Government as we continue preparing for our town’s first ever Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games. The funds will help to provide a legacy for the town and in fact, the entire Conception Bay North area for many years to come. We appreciate the government’s support and their unwavering commitment to our province’s athletes.”
Mayor Philip Wood
Town of Bay Roberts
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Children, Seniors and Social Development
Government Members Office
Mayor, Town of Bay Roberts