About the 2023 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.


Board Members

  • Todd Winters - Chairperson
  • Pauline Russell - Vice Chairperson
  • Tyler Edmunds
  • Randy Letto
  • George Russell
  • Eugene Hart
  • Mary Winters
  • John Andersen
  • Joan Hibbs


  • Lt Col Guy Parisien
  • Rex Goudie
  • Michelle Watkins
  • George Andrews
  • Andrew Battcock
  • Michelle Healey
Labrador Winter Games