Canada Games Age Eligibility Update!

posted Nov 25, 2020, 7:51 AM by SportNL Games

"The Canada Games Council has announced today new age eligibility requirements for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

Where practical, sports have adjusted their age categories so that the same cohort of athletes that was eligible for the Games in 2021 will remain eligible for the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.

Approved age categories for sports on the 2022 Canada Games program can be found here:

It's also worth noting that age categories for baseball, cycling, golf and rugby sevens have yet to be identified, but we expect a decision to be announced for each of these sports by early 2021."

-Canada Games Council

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games Postponed

posted Sep 18, 2020, 7:24 AM by TeamNL Admin

"The Canada Games Council and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society have decided to postpone the 2021 Canada Summer Games until the summer of 2022" 
For complete news release click here! 

As more information becomes available it will be distributed to all stakeholders. 

Inquiries regarding age eligibility: 
  • "The CGC Sport Committee, in consultation with Provincial/Territorial governments and National Sport Organizations will be reviewing the eligibility requirements of the athletes to determine whether or not adjustments are necessary." 

Reminder: Closing Date for RFP Team NL Canada Summer Games Clothing

posted Jun 23, 2020, 4:59 AM by TeamNL Admin

All RFPs for TeamNL Canada Summer Games Clothing are due on or before June 26, 2020 (3pm NST)
Complete document can be found on the TeamNL site:

Mission Staff Applications

posted Jun 18, 2020, 8:05 AM by TeamNL Admin

2021 TeamNL Mission Staff Applications are now available.
All applications are due June 30th, 2020. Applications can be found here!

2021 TeamNL Chef Team Announced!

posted Jun 18, 2020, 7:59 AM by TeamNL Admin

Minister Dempster announces the 2021 TeamNL Chef Team!! 
Congratulations to:

Chef de Mission – Gary Martin,

Assistant Chefs – Tom Godden and Brenda Congram

Chef Team Advisor – Karen Sherriffs

Check out the complete news release below!

Rant N Roar Newsletter - March 3rd, 2019 - Thank You Red Deer!

posted Mar 5, 2019, 11:27 AM by TeamNL Admin   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

How do I sum up the past few weeks of the 2019 Canada Winter Games? Team NL hands down have the best athletes, coaches, managers, team supports and mission staff of the entire games. You represented Newfoundland and Labrador proudly, wore our team colors with pride and exhibited true sportsmanship.  It was an honour to watch you compete. Your years of hard work was displayed on the national stage and through lots of ups and some downs you held your heads high.  To witness Melanie receiving a gold medal in Figure Skating and Emma a Bronze in Judo were very proud moments. From personal bests to outstanding displays of perseverance you captured the meaning of the games.  Congratulations to each of you and thank you for your commitment and dedication to your sports. 

Red Deer was a welcoming host and wanted to ensure each team member had an enjoyable experience. Red Deer put off a great Games with impressive facilities for our athletes to compete and outstanding volunteers who were always there to greet us with a smile and go out of their way to help.


The games focus is about the competition, but the experience goes way beyond the field of play.  To witness the support that provinces and territories provided to each other confirms the importance of our involvement in the largest multi-sporting event in Canada for our youth.  Ensure you never forget what you had the privilege to be part of.

Congratulations to our mission staff team who received the Claude Hardy Award.  This award recognizes the talents and dedication of a provincial or territorial Mission Team. We are extremely proud of this recognition and is a true testament to each individual who was part of this team.

On behalf of myself, Gary and Frank it was a privilege to lead Team NL!

Let’s Rant N Roar all the way to the 2021 Canada Summer Games in the Niagara Region. 

Go Team NL Go!


Rant N Roar Newsletter - March 1st, 2019

posted Mar 1, 2019, 9:10 PM by TeamNL Admin   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

What an exciting Friday at the games!  The female hockey team took on Team PEI in a nail biter that went down to a heartbreaking loss in a shoot out.  On the other side of the Downtown arena, our male curling team kept the momentum moving forward securing themselves in a medal match.  The determination witnessed this week by our athletes, solidified the fact that they very much wanted to compete at these games.  I have seen the acknowledgment of the magnitude of competing at the Canada Games and what that really means.  Within the contingent of the 3600 athletes that have the opportunity to attend the games,  there is a realization that future Olympians are within this group.  Let's continue to finish on a strong note.  Team NL has people cheering for them from coast to coast.

There will be lots to celebrate tomorrow evening at the closing ceremonies!


Rant N Roar Newsletter - February 28th, 2019

posted Mar 1, 2019, 8:37 AM by TeamNL Admin   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 7:58 AM ]

The count down is on to the close of the games and our teams were still in full competition mode.  Sports saw some key moments in their competition that determined final finishes and progression in their pools.  We are continuing to cheer on our teams as they head into the last days of the games.  Our Trampoline athletes competed for the first time in the synchro event and had outstanding results with a 5th placed finish on the standing.  Team NL also took some time to recognize all the coaches, managers, sports support personnel and mission staff.  The commitment and dedication that all of these individuals have put into each of their sports is amazing.  Without them, our athletes would not have the opportunity to compete at the Canada Games.  On behalf of Team NL, thank you for making this experience a reality for over 200 athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador and for your continued support to develop sport in our province.  We look forward to the last few days of the games and witnessing positive results from our teams. 

Go Team NL Go!


Rant N Roar Newsletter - Feb 27th, 2019

posted Feb 27, 2019, 8:20 PM by TeamNL Admin   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 7:59 AM ]

Bronze it is!

Team NL is gaining momentum as we draw close to the end of the 2019 Canada Games.  Another exciting day as we saw Emma Mullett capture a bronze medal in Judo in an NL vs NL match up.   Opponents are determined for you and regardless of the provincial/territorial colors, you leave nothing on the line.  Both Emma and Natalie were ready to compete despite being teammates. We cap our day off with 2 athletes being awarded gold and bronze medals.  

I also got the opportunity to watch our Alpine Ski athletes compete on an unforgiving giant slalom

course, in a spectacular setting.  What an opportunity they have been given to ski in the beautiful Kananaskis area of Alberta.  

What a day for Team NL!

Let’s keep it going - a few more days left!


Rant N Roar Newsletter - February 26th, 2019

posted Feb 27, 2019, 10:06 AM by TeamNL Admin   [ updated Mar 7, 2019, 7:59 AM ]

What a day for Team NL!  As our teams have many highs and lows through their journey of the games, there are moments that ensure the integrity of the games is real.  Last night in a section full of provincial colours we cheered on Melanie Taylor as she skated in the Special Olympics figure skating competition.  She shined on the ice with a flawless routine.   As we waited anxiously for the results, the athletes, coaches, managers, and mission staff were abuzz with what we had witnessed, only to be topped with the announcement she came first - the place went up.  Congratulations Melanie for capturing gold and Team NL’s first medal.  In addition to Melanie’s accomplishment, our team came out to support and in a big way! The arena staff had to politely ask us to leave as the celebration did not want to end.   Team NL you were loud and proud!

Way to go Melanie and Team NL!


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