By Chad Feehan
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
October 6, 2023 Edition
The Town of Paradise will host box lacrosse in addition to the beach volleyball it was already tapped for when the Canada Summer Games come to Newfoundland in 2025.
Mayor Dan Bobbett and other councillors were joined by Games co-chair Kim Keating, St. John’s Mayor Danny Breen, some local athletes and others to make the announcement Thursday.
Beach volleyball will occur at Paradise Park, and box lacrosse will be played at the Paradise Double Ice Complex.
Bobbett said he is looking forward to welcoming athletes, coaches, and spectators from across the country to the town.
“We see it as a win-win for all involved and we look forward to working with the 2025 Canada Games Host Society and our municipal neighbours to bring the Games to the region,” Bobbett said.
Keating noted the importance of collaboration and support between community partners in making the games happen.
“We look forward to working with the Town of Paradise and showcase not only the town but it’s sporting facilities to a national audience in 2025,” she added.
The games will run from August 8th to the 25th, and will feature 4,800 athletes, managers, and coaches coming together across 19 different sports.
This will be the third time Newfoundland has hosted the games. St. John’s hosted the Summer Games in 1977, and Corner Brook hosted the Winter Games in 1999.