Team Sask Chef and Assistant Chef de Mission Announced for the 2019 Canada Winter Games
REGINA, SK (February 1, 2018): The Saskatchewan Games Council is pleased to announce the Team Sask Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission for the upcoming 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB. Saskatchewan Games Council Executive Director Mark Bracken will return as Chef de Mission, with Greg Perreaux of Sask Sport Inc. serving as Assistant Chef de Mission.
Both Bracken and Perreaux come to the 2019 Games with a wealth of multisport games experience behind them. As the Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Games Council since 2015, this will be Bracken’s second assignment as Chef de Mission following the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB. Additionally, Bracken has assumed duties as Assistant Chef de Mission a total of six times at previous Canada Games and Western Canada Summer Games. He has been a regular part of Team Sask mission staff since the 1999 Canada Winter Games in Cornerbrook, NL.
“The entire competition is always incredible, but the parade of provincial and territorial athletes in the Opening Ceremonies – and being a part of the sea of Team Sask green – always makes me so proud to be from Saskatchewan. After such a great experience at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, I look forward to once again leading Team Sask to success in Red Deer,” said Bracken. “For some of our athletes, these Games will be the exciting pinnacle of their sporting careers; for others, they will serve as a major stepping stone on their Olympic journey. I’m grateful for the opportunity to once again support all of our incredible athletes and coaches who have worked so hard to earn their spots at the Canada Games and get the chance to compete against the best in the country.”
Perreaux works as both Executive Director of the Coaches’ Association of Saskatchewan and Coaching and Officials Development Coordinator with Sask Sport Inc. In addition to his post as Team Sask Assistant Chef de Mission at the 2015 Western Canada Summer Games in Wood Buffalo, AB, Perreaux has been a part of the Team Sask mission staff for the 2009 Canada Summer Games in Prince Edward Island, the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games in Kamloops, BC, and the 2013 Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, QC.
The Chef and Assistant Chef will lead a mission team of approximately 20 support staff, whose names and roles will be released in mid-spring. As well, they will serve as official spokespeople, team leaders, administrators and champions of the approximately 350 athletes, coaches, managers and technicians who will compete for Team Sask.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games will run from February 15th – March 3rd, and will feature Canada’s best amateur athletes competing in 20 different winter sports. For more information, visit teamsask.ca and canadagames.ca/2019.
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Saskatchewan Games Council