Over 1,300 participants from eight regions across the province, as well as from Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, are descending on Grand Falls-Windsor for the 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games, to be held March 20-27.
Tourism Minister Terry French will be in Grand Falls-Windsor Saturday to officially open the games. He will be joined by Susan Sullivan, MHA for the District of Grand-Falls Windsor-Buchans and Ray Hunter, MHA for the District of Grand Falls-Windsor-Green Bay South.
The opening ceremonies will take place at the newly renovated Windsor Stadium, beginning at 7 p.m.
"The Newfoundland and Labrador Games encourage participation in sport and the pursuit of excellence, as well as the promotion of recreation and community development," French said. "I wish all the athletes the best of luck as they get set to compete and excel in one of the province's most highly-anticipated athletic events."
The Newfoundland and Labrador games program was established in 1974 and is held every two years, alternating winter and summer games. Athletes from throughout the province, ages 11-18, compete in a range of sports selected by the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation in conjunction with provincial sports organizations.
For more information on the 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games, including schedules and venues, visit: www.nlwintergames.com.
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