The Provincial Government today congratulated Team Mighty Haulers for winning Cain’s Quest 2020. Comprised of Darryl Burdett and Roddrick Pye, from Cartwright and Lodge Bay respectively, Team Mighty Haulers crossed the finish line first in Labrador City to claim the $50,000 cash prize.
Starting on March 6th, Cain’s Quest 2020 covered over 3,100 kilometres of spectacular terrain and unforgiving elements for a chance to win a snowmobiler’s ultimate bragging rights. Considered the world’s most challenging snowmobile endurance race, this year’s event saw 48 teams from around the world compete for a cash prize, including two all-female teams.
The Provincial Government supported Cain’s Quest 2020, an economic generator and season extension initiative in Labrador, as an international event that attracts sled adventurers from across the globe. This race is a fantastic example of making the most of our natural conditions, and turning them into an opportunity in tourism, community development and economic diversification.
Cain’s Quest showcase’s Labrador as a premium winter tourism destination. Tourism is a pillar in the provincial economy with over 2,700 businesses and nearly 20,000 jobs in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Our government is pleased to support Cain’s Quest again this year, as it provides an economic boost to numerous communities in Labrador and showcases this beautiful region of the province to national and international audiences. Congratulations to Team Mighty Haulers, as well as the organizers and volunteers for attracting a record number of teams to this year’s event. I commend all competitors for their determination to tackle the elements and cross the finish line.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier, Newfoundland and Labrador
“A great finish to an unbelievable event. Congrats to the two competitors from Southern Labrador, this year’s Cain’s Quest winners. This event has grown to attract sled adventurers from all over the world and is a fantastic example of a successful season extension initiative which is supporting tourism development in the region.”
Honourable Bernard Davis
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
“Congratulations to Darryl Burdett and Roddrick Pye of Team Mighty Haulers on winning this year’s race, and to all the teams who participated in Cain’s Quest 2020. For all competitors, you have withstood the world’s most extreme winter endurance race, and for that, you should all be proud.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development
MHA for Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair
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