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The Newfoundland and Labrador Winter Games

The Newfoundland and Labrador Games is a Government program that is held every second year, alternating in the winter and summer months.  It is the largest multi-sport event staged for youth ages 11 to 18 years from all regions of the province. 

About the Games

Designed to generate participation in sport, foster sportsmanship and develop athletic skills, the Newfoundland and Labrador Games is considered by some participants to be the highlight of their sporting experiences.  The Games are also a fantastic opportunity to reinforce messages and practices around healthy eating as the Newfoundland and Labrador Games compete for three awards:

The Premier's Cup

Awarded to the Region that accumulates the highest number of points at the Newfoundland and Labrador Games

The Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Trophy

Presented to the region showing the most improvement from one seasonal Newfoundland and Labrador Games to the next

The Lieutenant Governor's Award

Awarded to the region who best demonstrates the overall spirit of friendly competition and sportsmanship – the essence of the Newfoundland and Labrador Games





Each Newfoundland and Labrador Games involves up to 1600 athletes, coaches, and managers competing in a variety of sports and requires hundreds of enthusiatic and hard-working volunteers.  A successful event entails true dedication and considerable planning by the Host Committee.