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Director of athletics named chef de mission for Canada Games

Michelle Healey, director of athletics, has been appointed chef de mission for Team Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2011 Canada Winter Games, taking place Feb. 11-27, 2011, in Halifax, N.S.

Terry French, provincial minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, said this is the first time a chef de mission has been selected from outside the provincial department.

“Being named chef de mission is quite an accomplishment,” said Mr. French. “With the previous experience Ms. Healey gained in her role as assistant chef de mission at the 2009 Canada Summer Games, and in her current position as the director of athletics with Memorial, I have every confidence she will lead Team Newfoundland and Labrador to great success at the 2011 Games.”

The Canada Games were established in 1967 and Newfoundland and Labrador has been represented at every event since. The games are held every two years, alternating summer and winter. The province hosted the 1977 Canada Summer Games in St. John’s and the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook.
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