2019 Labrador Winter Games

March 17-23, 2019

About the 2019 Games

Board Members

  • Ernie McLean
  • John Andersen
  • Janice Barnes
  • Eugene Hart
  • Randy Letto
  • George Russell
  • Pauline Russell
  • Mary Winters
  • Todd Winters


  • Andrew Battcock
  • Jackie Compton-Hobbs
  • Rex Goudie
  • Michelle Healey
  • Michelle Watkins
  • Lt Col Stephane Racle

Community Coordinators

Each community participating in the Games selects a Community Coordinator. The current list of coordinators is available below. Note that this list will expand as planning proceeds.

» Community Coordinators List (PDF) - Updated Jan 18, 2019


Committee Chairpersons

There are numerous committees responsible for different aspects of the Games. The current list of chairpersons is available below. Note that this list will expand as planning proceeds.

» Committee Chairpersons List (PDF) - Updated Jan 30, 2019


History of the Labrador Winter Games

Every three years, the Labrador Winter Games are hosted in the community of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Each community puts together a team of up to 17 athletes and one coordinator to compete in a series of traditional and modern events important to the lives of Labradorians. In total, some 500 athletes, 600 volunteers, and many more spectators, make the Labrador Winter Games one of the biggest events in all of Labrador.

Nicknamed the "Olympics of the North", and the "Friendship Games", the Labrador Winter Games are full of intense athletic competition and lots of celebration. The coming together of peoples from all the regions of Labrador, competing for community pride and in the fellowship of sportsmanship and respect make the Labrador Winter Games an event not to be missed.

Started in 1983, the Labrador Winter Games was launched by the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador as a way to celebrate the cultures and talents of Labrador. From its initial years, Labradorians have unanimously embraced the Games and made it into a uniquely Labradorian event.

Labrador Winter Games