Final Roster Announced for Team New Brunswick
The final roster for the 2015 Canada Winter Games has been announced! Athletes from communities throughout the province will compete in Prince George, British Columbia from February 13 – March 1.
Like the Olympics, the Canada Games alternate between Summer and Winter competitions every two years. Roughly 3,000 athletes compete in 19 sports throughout the competitions. Lead by Chef de Mission Sherry Doiron, Team New Brunswick will include 205 athletes, 60 coaches, managers and technical staff, and 16 mission team members.
“These talented youth have developed their skills in every corner of our province thanks to the many community partners and organizations that are helping families and making sport affordable and accessible to New Brunswickers,” said Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Cathy Rogers. “I am also particularly proud that this team represents one of the most inclusive teams we have ever had, with a clear recognition of the amazing talent of our para-athletes.”
In preparation for the event, Team New Brunswick held its Rally to Salute last month where athletes received their final briefing before the event and the ceremonial uniform was unveiled. As part of the ceremony Atlantic Lottery, a sponsor of Team New Brunswick, presented a $20,000 cheque in support of the athletes.
Congratulations to all of our local athletes attending the games including:
- Hailey Baisley and Sarah MacDermaid for Archery
- Emma Septon for Biathlon
- Andrea Dinan, Lindsey Donovan, Catherine Hache, and Caitie McCabe for Women’s Hockey
- Jade MacDonald for Ringette
- Miranda Dedam for Figure Skating
For more information including a full list of Team New Brunswick Athletes, please visit the Team New Brunswick Website.
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