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Sports Announced for NL Winter Games

September 19, 2017

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to announce that the 2018 Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games will be hosted by the town of Deer Lake from March 10-18th, 2018.

“Bringing the 2018 Games to the West Coast is certainly an exciting announcement and promises to be a great event,” says Doug Fowler, President of SportNL. “Deer Lake will see approximately 1400 young athletes compete in 15 sporting events during the week, displaying incredible talent and dedication.”

The following sports will be participating:
• Alpine
• Badminton
• Basketball (Male)
• Basketball (Female)
• Bowling
• Cross Country Skiing
• Curling
• Gymnastics
• Hockey (Male)
• Hockey (Female)
• Skating
• Table Tennis
• Volleyball (Male)
• Volleyball (Female)
• Wrestling

Deer Lake will be busy getting the town and facilities ready for the Games over the next seven months.

Dean Ball, Mayor of Deer Lake, noted that the Winter Games are “a great opportunity for our local athletes and a showcase for the Town of Deer Lake. We are excited to host so many people from other parts of the province and I am certain the hospitality for which the Deer Lake area is known will shine through.”

“This event will see our province’s top athletes compete, as the Games are NL’s largest multisport competition. Placing in the Winter Games can act as an important stepping stone in their sporting careers,” says Fowler.

For up-to-date Winter Games information follow us on Facebook @nlgames.ca and Twitter @nlgames. To learn more, please visit http://www.nlgames.ca/

Sport Newfoundland and Labrador is a volunteer organization committed to the promotion and advancement of amateur sport throughout the province. Sport NL represents 46 provincial sport organizations and over 70,000 individual members, while promoting the health benefits associated with physical activity and sport to the youth of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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