David Kennedy has been named to Team Newfoundland and Labrador’s mission staff for the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
The 17-member team was announced today (May 30) in the House of Assembly by Recreation Minister Derrick Dalley.
The will be lead by Chef de Mission Michelle Healey of St. John’s and Assistant Chefs de Mission Rod Snow of Mount Pearl and Karen Sherriffs of St. John’s. This is the second time Healey and Snow will take on these roles, having also served in the 2011 Canada Winter Games.
Kennedy is a teacher at Carbonear Collegiate, and is a member of the Carbonear town council. He's also involved in planning for the 2012 Newfoundland and Labrador Summer Games, which will be co-hosted by the towns of Harbour Grace and Carbonear.
Other members of the mission staff include the following: Gary Martin of Mount Pearl, Allison Sturge of St. John’s, Peter Butt of Twillingate, Gregory Pittman of Clarenville, Robert Goulding of Grand Falls-Windsor, Jamie Jewers of Clarenville, Doug Redmond of St. John’s, Michelle Carroll of St. John’s, Dave Feener of St. John’s, Laura Cole of Outer Cove, Colin Carroll of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Janet Facey of Tilting and Angela King of Flatrock.
The mission staff team will provide logistical support and assistance to over 350 provincial athletes on their quest to reach the podium at the country’s most prestigious sports competition.
"The time, effort, and commitment of these volunteers prior to and during the two-week long event will certainly play an important role in the team’s overall Canada Games experience. Their dedication and efforts are commendable and appreciated," said Dalley.