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Board of directors named for 2019 Labrador Winter Games

Children, Seniors and Social Development Minister Lisa Dempster speaks Tuesday about changes in legislation aimed at improving conditions for youth in government care.
Children, Seniors and Social Development Minister Lisa Dempster is a past participant in the Labrador Winter Games. - SaltWire Network file photo

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. – Ernie McLean of North West River will chair the board of directors for the 2019 Labrador Winter Games.

Premier Dwight Ball and Children, Seniors and Social Development Minister Lisa Dempster, the MHA for Cartwright-L'Anse au Clair, announced the 15-member board during an event in Happy Valley-Goose Bay today, June 26.

Joining McLean on the board are John Andersen, Janice Barnes, Eugene Hart, Randy Letto, George Russell of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Pauline Russell, Mary Winters and Todd Winters.

Ex-officio members are Andrew Battcock, Jackie Compton-Hobbs, Rex Goudie, Michelle Healey, Michelle Watkins and Lt.-Col. Andrew Wedgewood. Lt.-Col. Stéphane Racle will assume Lt.-Col. Wedgewood’s position on the board following a change of command ceremony at 5 Wing Goose Bay in July.

“As a Labradorian and a past participant in the Labrador Winter Games, I’m especially pleased that we’re moving forward with the preparations for this event, which brings Labradorians together every three years in the spirit of friendly competition and fair play,” Dempster said in a release.

“I always look forward to the Games, and I thank the board members for volunteering their time and expertise to make the 2019 Games a success.”

The Labrador Winter Games are held every three years, usually in March. The board will select the official dates for the 2019 Games soon.

More than 300 participants from communities across Labrador are invited to participate in the Games.

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