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(June 14, 2021)- The Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, and Sport Nova Scotia are pleased to announce that Lori Lancaster will be Nova Scotia’s Chef de Mission for the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.

Lancaster is an experienced marketing and communications professional who works in the Alumni Relations department at Mount Saint Vincent University. She’s the head coach for the Lockview High School varsity girls’ basketball team and is passionate about sport.

Lancaster is a two-time Canada Games athlete, with five years of experience leading the UPEI women’s basketball program in the early ’90s. She’s also worked with Atlantic University Sport as an assistant coach for UPEI and DAL women’s basketball programs and has over 20 years of community coaching involvement. She was part of the 2015 Canada Games mission staff for Team Nova Scotia, sits on the Soccer Nova Scotia board of directors and is the current Chef de Mission for Team Nova Scotia at the 2022 Summer games in Niagara.

The Chef de Mission is the head of the delegation for Team Nova Scotia’s contingent of athletes, coaches, and managers who represent the province at the Canada Games. As chef, Lancaster will lead a team of mission staff who manage logistics, disseminate information, organize events, handle administrative tasks, troubleshoot, and liaise with the host society to support and promote Team Nova Scotia.

Quick Facts:

  • The 2023 Canada Winter Games will take place in Prince Edward Island from February 18 – March 5, 2023
  • The competition is Canada’s largest multisport event, hosting over 3,600 athletes and coaches and 4,000 volunteers.
  • Over 20 sports will be on display in PEI during the winter of 2023.


“I feel extremely fortunate to be able to continue to support Team Nova Scotia in 2023. With such a short time frame between the Summer 2022 and Winter 2023 Games due to the postponement, I will now have the wonderful opportunity to be a consistent voice and dedicated presence as we prepare for PEI.”
– Lori Lancaster, Canada Games 2023 Chef de Mission.

“We are extremely pleased the minister has accepted our recommendation. The passion, experience and commitment Lori will bring to this position will have an immensely positive impact on our Team Nova Scotia athletes.”

-Luke Anthony, Nova Scotia Canada Games Management Committee Chair

“I am pleased to see Lori Lancaster continuing with her role as Chef de Mission for the 2023 Winter Games on Prince Edward Island. She is an incredible mentor and supporter for the athletes, coaches and managers on Team Nova Scotia. Lori’s passion and commitment will serve as motivation for our winter games team, just like it will for our 2022 summer games team.”

– The Honourable Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, Nova Scotia Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage


Kate Trask

Manager, Public Relations & Communications

Sport Nova Scotia

5516 Spring Garden Rd. 

Halifax, NS

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