Michelle Healey, director of athletics at Memorial, and Rod Snow, manager and high performance director with the Newfoundland and Labrador Sport Centre, have been selected as chef and assistant chef de mission to lead Team Newfoundland and Labrador in the 2013 Canada Summer Games from August 2-17 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. This is the second time the pair will be taking on these roles, having also served in the 2011 Canada Winter Games.
"On behalf of the provincial government, I am honoured to appoint Ms. Healey and Mr. Snow to the roles of chef and assistant chef de mission," said Derrick Dalley, minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation. “As leaders of Team Newfoundland and Labrador and as respected contributors to the sports community, they will provide our athletes with the guidance and support needed to prepare and compete at the country’s most prestigious amateur sporting competition. I wish them the best of luck.”
Born in St. Joseph’s, St. Mary’s Bay, Ms. Healey is a graduate of Memorial University with both a bachelor's (honours) degree and master's degree of physical education. From 1991-96 she was a dedicated member of the Sea-Hawks women’s basketball team. In 1989 she played with Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s basketball team at the Canada Summer Games in Saskatchewan.
Since 1999 Ms. Healey has been a volunteer member of the Team Newfoundland and Labrador mission staff and, excluding the 2007 Canada Winter Games in the Yukon, she has attended all the games since that time. Ms. Healey was appointed assistant chef de mission for the 2009 Canada Summer Games in P.E.I. She was appointed chef de mission for the 2011 Canada Winter Games in Nova Scotia. Ms. Healey accepted her current position as the director of athletics at Memorial University in 2006.
The Canada Games were established in 1967. Newfoundland and Labrador has been represented at every event. The games are held every two years, alternating between summer and winter. The province hosted the 1977 Canada Summer Games in St. John's and the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook. Newfoundland and Labrador will again host the Canada Summer Games in 2021.
For more information about the 2013 Canada Summer Games, visit www.sherbrooke2013.ca/en.