SSNL Hosts National Conference

September 25, 2019 by  
Filed under Canadian Sport Features

This week, leaders in interscholastic sports will travel across the country to St John’s for the School Sport Canada national meetings. This conference is an annual event that brings delegates together for networking opportunities, information sessions and the organization’s Annual General meeting.

“These meetings are a great opportunity to bring everyone together to discuss new developments in the industry, as well as the opportunities and challenges faced in each of the delegates’ specific areas”, says Lyle McKellar, President of School Sport Canada. “It’s also a great opportunity to get to know the local culture of a particular province or territory. We’re very excited to be in the Newfoundland and Labrador this year.”

The conference kicks off on Thursday morning with a welcome on behalf of School Sports Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Child, Seniors and Social Development, will bring greetings on behalf of the Province. Conference attendees will include the Executive Directors, Presidents and Board Members of the individual school sport organizations in each province/territory. This years, delegates will travel from PEI, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia and Yukon. Outside of Canada, there will be a representative from the National Federation of High Schools who will provide updates on issues facing high school athletics south of the border.

This is the 3rd time School Sport Newfoundland and Labrador will host this conference. “It’s always an honour to host this event”, states Karen Richard, Executive Director of School Sports NL. “With 50 years’ experience in school sports, we have a lot of knowledge to share, but we also offer one of the more culturally unique experiences available throughout the country and we can’t wait to show it off.”

The conference will run from Thursday, September 26 to Saturday, September 28.

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