Mr. Speaker, on March 7, 23 teams representing communities large and small from every region of Labrador gathered in Happy Valley-Goose Bay for the 10th Labrador Winter Games. During the week that followed, they showed their skills, athletic ability and good sportsmanship in 14 different team and individual events.
The Labrador Winter Games bring together athletes, coaches, trainers, officials, volunteers and spectators from across Labrador and Canada. The games are a show of strength, agility, teamwork and fair play. They build community spirit and highlight the cultural richness of our region. They are a unique expression of what it means to be a Labradorian.
I extend special congratulations to team Cartwright for successfully defending the Labrador Cup from 2006. To the medallists, the teams, all the athletes who competed, the winter games board, the coordinators, the volunteers and the sponsors who make it all possible, I offer congratulations on their success and thanks for their hard work.
We all look forward to 2013 for the 30th anniversary Labrador Winter games.