This Thursday, the Chefs de Mission and their assistants from Canada’s 13 provinces and territories will get a peek at the preparations underway for the 2019 Canada Winter Games as they attend the Mission Conference #1 in Red Deer.
“This is an important opportunity for the Chefs de Mission to visit the central Alberta region and check out the Games time amenities on behalf of their provincial or territorial team,” said Scott Robinson, CEO of the 2019 Canada Winter Games Host Society.
During the conference, Chefs de Mission will visit a number of venues that will be used during the Games. They will also receive planning updates from the Host Society staff and Canada Games Council.
The role of the Chefs de Mission is to coordinate their provincial or territorial team, which includes mission staff and the athletes. Their responsibilities go beyond the sport competitions to the overall organization of the Games in regards to logistical planning areas, including transportation, food services and athlete services.
“The 2019 Canada Winter Games will bring together the best that Canada has to offer, from coast to coast to coast,” said David Patterson, Canada Games Council President and CEO. “This conference is the first chance of many to show the nation what Red Deer is capable of. We know that Red Deer is going to do a great job of showing the Chefs de Mission how they are going to make this a life changing experience for the 3,600 participants that will gather here one year from now.”
Thursday’s Chefs de Mission visit coincides with the “One Year Out” celebrations at Bower Ponds. Officials will also be announcing six new sponsors for the 2019 Canada Winter Games on Thursday.
(Troy Gillard - With file from 2019 Canada Winter Games media release)
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