Canada Games Council Welcomes the Honourable Kent Hehr as New Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities

Tuesday, 29th August 2017

The Canada Games Council (CGC) would like to welcome the Honourable Kent Hehr as the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.

 

“On behalf of the CGC, I would like to congratulate Minister Hehr on being appointed as the new Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities,” says Tom Quinn, Canada Games Council Chairman. “We look forward to working closely with his office as preparations for the 2019 and 2021 Canada Games continue.”

 

With the 2017 Canada Games having just taken place in Winnipeg, attention is focusing on the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer Alberta.

 

"The 2019 Canada Winter Games are excited to welcome Kent Hehr as the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities," said Lyn Radford, Board Chair of the 2019 Canada Games. "With the next Canada Games being hosted in Alberta, Minister Hehr's home province, we look forward to working closely with the Minister's team​."

 

The Canada Games would also like to thank the Honourable Carla Qualtrough for her phenomenal support of the Canada Games Movement and sport as a whole during her tenure as Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities and wish her success as Minister of Public Services and Procurement.

 

“Minister Qualtrough has greatly lent her support to the Canada Games Movement and we would like to thank her for her unwavering support,” says Quinn. “From helping us launch the Canada Games Activity Challenge; a Canada 150 Signature Project, to spearheading the Federal Government’s support of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, our 50th anniversary Games, Minister Qualtrough has been a true champion and friend of the Canada Games.”

 

The CGC thanks the Federal Government for their partnership of the Canada Games’ 150 Signature project funded by the Government of Canada and for their ongoing support of the Canada Games property.