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Team Newfoundland And Labrador Enjoys Success At 2009 Canada Summer Games In P.E.I.

by NationTalk on September 1, 2009394 Views

Tourism, Culture and Recreation
September 1, 2009

As the 2009 Canada Summer Games officially came to a close in Prince Edward Island this past weekend, Team Newfoundland and Labrador (Team NL) had many reasons to celebrate, including six medal wins.The Honourable Clyde Jackman, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, today congratulated Team NL members on their performance at the games, and thanked the Canada Games mission staff, as well as volunteer coaches and managers, for their commitment to the athletes.

“I am very proud of Team Newfoundland and Labrador and what they accomplished at these games,” said Minister Jackman. “The dedication, endurance and self-sacrifice this team has shown over the past two weeks have been incredible. Not only did they make it to the podium, many individuals and teams placed higher than their rankings going into the event. Just as significantly, team members forged new friendships and made great memories that they will treasure forever.”

Team Newfoundland and Labrador took home a total of six medals – four silver and two bronze. Erica Noonan, who was Team NL’s flagbearer for the closing ceremonies, won three silver medals in women’s SWAD (swimmer with a disability), in the 100-metre breaststroke, 100-metre butterfly and 200-metre individual medley. Ryan Brockerville won a silver medal in the 3,000-metre steeplechase, while the women’s four rowing team (Alison DeLong, Jane Brodie, Stephanie Davis and Alyssa Devereaux) and the men’s rugby team each took home a bronze medal.

At each Canada Games, the province or territory with the highest number of points from all the events is declared the champion and presented with the Canada Games Flag. With a total of 95 points, Team Newfoundland placed ninth overall, ahead of Team Prince Edward Island, Team Yukon, Team Northwest Territories and Team Nunavut. Ontario was named 2009 Canada Games champions with a total of 274 points.

The 2011 Canada Winter Games are set to take place February 11-27, 2011 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For more information about Team Newfoundland and Labrador and of the 2009 Canada Summer Games, visit: www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/canadagames

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Media contact:
Heather May
Director of Communications
Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation
709-729-0928, 697-5061
heathermay[at]gov.nl.ca

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