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Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame Presents the Class of 2017

April 20, 2017 Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – Toronto, April 19, 2017 – Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame revealed the six Athletes, one Team, and two sport “Builders” who will make up the Class of 2017. Induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame is considered the country’s highest sporting honour and reinforces the incredibly successful athletic careers […]

by pmnationtalk on April 21, 201754 Views

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Inter-school Games May 10 to 14, 2017, at Laval University Quebec

The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is pleased to invite you to the 10th edition of its Inter-school Games taking place from May 10 to 14, 2017, at Laval University’s Pavillon de l’éducation physique et des sports (PEPS) in Québec. details The FNEC is proud to present the sponsors for the 10th edition of the […]

by aanationtalk on April 20, 201756 Views

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Toronto 2017 NAIG Marks 88 Day Countdown to the Games with Official Launch of #TEAM 88

TORONTO 2017 NAIG MARKS 88 DAY COUNTDOWN TO THE GAMES WITH OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF #TEAM 88 Milestone day promotes reconciliation through sport, highlighted by City proclamation Toronto, ON – April 19, 2017 – With 88 Days remaining until the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), the Host Society is commemorating the occasion with its […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 2017114 Views

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Team BC Theme Song Competition for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

Victoria, BC (April 18, 2017) – Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to announce the launch of a competition for Indigenous artists to compose and submit an original drum song to be used as Team BC’s official theme song at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and future Team BC programs. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201756 Views

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2017 NAIG Team MB Badminton – MASRC

2017 North American Indigenous Games Team Manitoba Badminton Coaches: Ocean Albert, Joey Robertson Roster Avery Dick* U16 Charisma Ferland* U16 Garnet Sinclair* U16 Lyndie Beardy* U16 Ashelle Dick U19 Brenden Bighetty* U19 Draven Hayashi U19 Summer Thomas* U19 *spot is pending please contact masrc.teammanitoba@sportmanitoba.ca NT5

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2017 NAIG Team MB Athletics Roster

2017 North American Indigenous Games Team Manitoba Athletics Coaches: Norbert Ross (U14), Ken Stevens (U14), Carter Wilson (U16), Dana Black (U16) Roster Carly-Faye Morriseau* U14 Corbin Lamirande* U14 Leticia Overton* U14 Morey Colomb* U14 Razelle Belanger* U14 Vance Bighetty* U14 Coral Linklater* U16 Creedan Bighetty* U16 Dustin Manakeesick* U16 Hunter Rambow* U16 Jayreid Drake* U16 […]

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Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Partners with the Weather Network

TORONTO 2017 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES PARTNERS WITH THE WEATHER NETWORK One of Canada’s most influential brands forecasts amazing Games Toronto, ON – The Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (Toronto 2017 NAIG) Host Society announced Thursday that The Weather Network has been named official weather partner for the international sport and cultural event taking […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201782 Views

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Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Reveals Official Mascot

Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Reveals Official Mascot Debwe, a turtle, will help to engage and inspire. Toronto, ON — Toronto 2017 NAIG Host Society introduced Debwe (pronounced: DEB-way), a turtle, as the official mascot for the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games scheduled for July 16-23, 2017. The turtle is an important symbol in […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201782 Views

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Team BC Announces Athletics Roster for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

(April 18, 2017) – Team BC is pleased to announce its official athletics roster for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto, Ontario. At the 2014 NAIG, Team BC’s athletics squad won 21 medals with 12 athletes taking home gold. This year, Team BC received over fifty applications and has selected 36 athletes […]

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2017 NAIG Team MB Golf Roster

2017 North American Indigenous Games Team Manitoba Golf Coaches: Braedan Boschman Roster Jose Lacquette*                                           U16 Cameron Riel*                                             U19 Ian Sinclair*                                                 U19 *spot is pending please contact masrc.teammanitoba@sportmanitoba.ca NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201736 Views

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City of Iqaluit: Launch of Jimmy Kilabuk Children’s Recreation Fund

APRIL 18, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern is pleased to announce the launch of the Jimmy Kilabuk Children’s Recreation Fund – a fee assistance program designed to ensure that Inuit children and their families have access to the Aquatic Centre and its programs. “In memory of a beloved former Mayor and Council […]

by pmnationtalk on April 20, 201735 Views

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88 Days Until the North American Indigenous Games

88 Days Until the North American Indigenous Games 550 Indigenous Athletes from Across Ontario Set to Compete April 19, 2017 11:00 A.M. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport Ontario is marking 88 days until the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) begin on July 16th in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), with 550 athletes […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201755 Views

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88 Days Until the North American Indigenous Games

April 19, 2017 550 Indigenous Athletes from Across Ontario Set to Compete Ontario is marking 88 days until the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) begin on July 16th in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), with 550 athletes from across the province set to compete. Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport was […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 201754 Views

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MNO citizen Rebekah Trudel continues her success in high school wrestling

April 18, 2017 MNO citizen Rebekah Trudel of Sault Ste. Marie is enjoying great success as a high school Steelhawk athlete, in particular as a wrestler. Most recently, on March 3, 2017, in Brampton, Rebekah won a gold medal at the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) wrestling championships. OFSAA is the pinnacle of […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201741 Views

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88 Days from North American Indigenous Games

April 19, 2017 On April 19, Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle and the Government of Yukon will bring together the Indigenous sport community at a #Team88 event to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 88, which recognizes the North American Indigenous Games as an important pathway to reconciliation. Celebrating the athletes and support […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201750 Views

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Investing in the health and well-being of Indigenous youth through the power of sport

TORONTO, April 19, 2017 Sport has the power to unite Indigenous youth, helping to improve health, education and economic outcomes for all involved. Today, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, and the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced the Government of Canada’s Budget 2017 commitment to […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201752 Views

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2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships – AWSCO

MISSISSAUGA, ON (Apr. 12, 2017) Aboriginal Team Ontario (ATO) girls hockey manager Gloria Hendrick Laliberte announced the organization is extremely pleased to announce the girls roster for the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). “Team Ontario female has top players in the province and is looking forward to being very successful at the 2017 NAHC in BC. […]

by pmnationtalk on April 19, 201741 Views

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Nominations Open for Sport Awards

Public Service Announcement Do you know an outstanding athlete, coach or volunteer in your community? Nominations are now open for the 2016-17 Sport Awards! The Sport Awards recognize the accomplishments and contributions of Nunavut athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers in the following categories: Male/Female Athlete of the Year Team of the Year Coach of the […]

by pmnationtalk on April 18, 201750 Views

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Toronto 2017 NAIG to Celebrate 88 Days to The Games And Launch of #TEAM88 Campaign in The Heart of Downtown Toronto

April 17, 2017 TORONTO 2017 NAIG TO CELEBRATE 88 DAYS TO THE GAMES AND LAUNCH OF #TEAM88 CAMPAIGN IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN TORONTO Milestone day promotes reconciliation through sport, highlighted by City proclamation WHO: John Tory, Mayor of the City of Toronto Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, CEO, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Michael Cvitkovic, GM, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 17, 2017120 Views

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Happy Birthday Canada! 150 Bags of New Hockey Equipment for Nunavut Young People

Scotiabank, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and the National Hockey League are partnering with Project North and First Air to celebrate hockey with the North, April 26-29 IQALUIT, NU, April 13, 2017 – Scotiabank®, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, the NHL®, Project North and First Air are teaming up to deliver 150 bags of new hockey equipment […]

by pmnationtalk on April 13, 2017148 Views

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Toronto 2017 NAIG Mascot

Toronto 2017 NAIG Mascot In January 2016, the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society welcomed more than 100 entries from Indigenous youth across Ontario for the Official Mascot Design Contest for Toronto 2017 NAIG. Representing the rich culture and heritage of the Indigenous communities across the Province of Ontario as host to the 9th […]

by ahnationtalk on April 13, 2017118 Views

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Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Announces Official Mascot

MEDIA ADVISORY April 13, 2017 TORONTO 2017 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL MASCOT Mascot unveiling represents a significant milestone in the journey to hosting this years’ Games. WHO: Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, CEO, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Michael Cvitkovic, GM, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Duke Redbird, Wisdom keeper, Elder – Indigenous Arts […]

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2017179 Views

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ASWCO: The Aboriginal Coaching Module is coming to Rama on Saturday Apr. 22nd.

The Aboriginal Coaching Module (ACM) is an essential resource to those that work with, coach and/or supervise Aboriginal peoples in physical activity, recreation and sport. This one day workshop will provide a greater understanding of coaching through an Aboriginal lens, which is designed to motivate, inspire and lead Aboriginal peoples in sport, recreation, physical activity […]

by ahnationtalk on April 11, 201755 Views

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Moose Cree FN: 2018 Little Native Hockey League Host Community

April 07, 2017 The Little Native Hockey League Executive and the Moose Cree First Nation are pleased to announce that the host community will remain with Moose Cree First Nation for the 2018 Little NHL Event in Mississauga, Ontario! Read More. NT5

by pmnationtalk on April 10, 201760 Views

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ISPARC – Spring 2017 Host Applications – All Regions

SPRING 2017 HOST APPLICATIONS I·SPARC invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in their community. Each of our six Regional Committees have identified priority sports for their respective region, as indicated below.  These priority […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201764 Views

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Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway Workshop

April 5, 2017 Sport for Life Society – Victoria, B.C. – The Sport for Life Society and Aboriginal Sport Circle invites you to attend the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway Workshop on May 13, as a post-conference session to the National Aboriginal Physical Activity and Wellness Conference. The workshop is designed to help sport and physical […]

by pmnationtalk on April 6, 201755 Views

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Former Team BC Athlete Produces Video Profile On U19 Female Lacrosse Team – ISPARC

One of Team BC’s former athletes who competed at the 2008 NAIG in Cowichan, BC, Haley Lewis produced a story about Team BC’s first women’s box lacrosse team! Team BC is extremely grateful to have such an inspiring community of past and present athletes. Read More: http://isparc.ca/former-team-bc-athlete-produces-u19-female-lacrosse-feature-video/

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NEC & SFU Native Basketball Tournament

The NEC & SFU All Native Basketball Tournament continues to grow with interest from across the province. The Wellness Warriors program at Native Education College (NEC) held its first basketball tournament four years ago, in partnership with Musqueam Nation. Starting out with a minimum number of teams participating left others wanting to join. In 2014, […]

by aanationtalk on April 5, 201776 Views

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NAIG Insider March/April Newsletter – NAIG

With more than 5000 participants, 2000 volunteers and 14 sport categories, the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is expected to be the largest sport and cultural gathering of Indigenous Peoples from across North America. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Toronto 2017 NAIG Host Society honours the traditional lands and homelands on which the 2017 North American Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201749 Views

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Millbrook teen takes stellar hockey season to the next level – CBC

‘It’s pretty cool because I always wanted to play for the Bearcats, my hometown team’ Apr 05, 2017 A Millbrook First Nation teen is carrying his stellar play during the major midget hockey season on to a more elite level after being called up by the Truro Bearcats during their playoff run. G Blackmore led […]

by ahnationtalk on April 5, 201760 Views

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Team BC Seeks Female Golf Athletes for 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

17U and 19U female golf athletes invited to attend Team BC’s tryout for the 2017 NAIG The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) oversees the Team BC Program for the North American Indigenous Games. I·SPARC and our Team BC coaches are seeking female (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) golf athletes born 1998 through 2005 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201765 Views

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Local hockey player to participate in Canadian Aboriginal championships on Vancouver Island in May – Belleville Intelligencer

April 03, 2017 Belleville’s Braedyn Irwin has played in a world championship in her own backyard. Now, she’ll play in a Canadian championship on the West Coast. Irwin, a 17-year-old Grade 12 student at Moira Secondary School, has been selected to play for the Team Ontario women’s hockey team at the 2017 Canadian Aboriginal championships, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 201762 Views

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1st Annual FHQTC Sports, Culture and Recreation Symposium

Apr 06, 2017 @ 8:00 am – Apr 07, 2017 @ 5:00 pm Event Navigation 1st Annual FHQTC Sports, Culture and Recreation Symposium “Sharing Knowledge to Enrich Lives” Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 Treaty Four Governance Centre KEYNOTE: 1. PROGRAM PLANNING 2. CULTURAL/ART PROGRAMMING 3. COACHING ASSOCIATION of SASKATCHEWAN “Creating Healthy Communities Through […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201756 Views

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Call for Cultural Performers for NAIG

We are inviting Yukon Aboriginal youth to submit an application to participate in the cultural program at The North American Indigenous Games in Toronto, Ontario. July 16-23, 2017. The Games are a great occasion to bring together bright and young artists from each contingent to share their talents, originality and creativity with the community and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201767 Views

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Aboriginal Sport Circle Announces New Executive Director

Aboriginal Sport Circle – (OTTAWA, March 30, 2017) – The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, brings together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. ASC President Alwyn Morris and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the re-emergence of the ASC as a viable and valuable member […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201752 Views

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DFC Thunder Hawks Indigenous Basketball Wins Big – NetNewsledger

29 March 2017 THUNDER BAY – The Dennis Franklin Cromarty Thunder Hawks have completed a major win. MLSE Foundation has announced that the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council are this year’s recipient of the Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation at Air Canada Centre. MLSE Foundation representatives were joined by Just […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201755 Views

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Minister’s statement on representative’s report

March 30, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux released the following statement in response to the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) latest report, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How Resourcing Affects Service Delivery: “I thank the representative for this report. We agree, overall, that Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs) require additional support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201742 Views

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NAN, GCT#3 Call for Resignation of Senator Lynn Beyak

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 28, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT#3) Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh are calling for the resignation of the Hon. Lynn Beyak as a member of the Senate of Canada following repeated statements by the Senator in defense of the Indian Residential School system. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 201763 Views

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I·SPARC’s Spring Intake of Equipment Grant Applications Now Open!

Victoria, BC (March 24, 2017) – I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is now accepting applications for its Spring edition of the Equipment Grant Program. The Equipment Grant Program offers First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Aboriginal Friendship Centres and some other not-for-profit organizations serving indigenous communities across British Columbia the opportunity to apply […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017258 Views

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Independent evaluation of Nunavik hockey program offers another view – NunatsiaqOnline

March 28, 2017 “A higher level of evidence is needed to be definitive” A professor of kinesiology and physical education has launched an independent evaluation of the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program to offer another “viewpoint” on Joé Juneau’s well-known hockey program. The evaluation comes in response to a recent decision to cut almost half […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 201746 Views

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Métis Youth wins Gold

March 27, 2017 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Labour Market Manager Tammy Webb is very proud of her niece Chasity King. On February 26, 2017, Chasity competed at the provincial level in the Youth Bowl Canada (YBC) competition in Sault Ste. Marie. Chasity won the Gold medal bowling with an average of 181. She will […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201790 Views

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Student-Athletes Come Together for 2017 Northern and Dene Games Summit (Results Included)

March 23, 2017 With the overall goal of instilling greater pride in heritage, the 2017 Northern and Dene Games Summit brought together over 235 students and chaperones from across the Beaufort Delta region for four days of friendly competition. Held in Inuvik at East Three Elementary and Secondary School from March 12 to 15, 2017, the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 201762 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation to Invest in North End Hockey Program

March 23, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is proud to make a $10K investment in families and youth in Winnipeg’s North End. Today President David Chartrand made this presentation to the youth and leaders of the North End Hockey Program (NEHP). This donation will help address costs associated with registration, equipment, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 201781 Views

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ISPARC: Registration Extended for 2017 Player Selection Camp

Team BC Player Selection Camp Registration Extended Until Monday, March 27, 2017 I·SPARC seeking top Indigenous male and female hockey players from across the province. Registration for the Team BC Player Selection Camp for the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) has been extended and will remain open until midnight, Monday, March 27th. Indigenous male and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 201759 Views

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Community Sport Development Performance Sport Programs Healthy Living Activities Grants & Recognition Event Calendar B.C. and I·SPARC Honour Provincial Recipients of Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

Twelve Outstanding Aboriginal Athletes Receive Prestigious Award Kelowna, B.C. (March 21, 2017) – The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented this evening to twelve outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, during a formal celebration held during the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2017258 Views

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Hackner stays busy in sport of curling – The Chronicle Journal

March 22, 2017 These days Al Hackner is enjoying the sport of curling as much off the ice as he does on the ice. Don’t get it wrong, the Thunder Bay curling legend who has won multiple Canadian and world titles over the years still likes the competitive aspect of the game evident this year […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201756 Views

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Twelve Outstanding Athletes Honoured with Prestigious Award! – ISN

B.C. and I·SPARC Honour Provincial Recipients of Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented this evening to twelve outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, during a formal celebration held […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201769 Views

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FHQTC: Soccer For Life Aboriginal Coaches Program

Apr 01, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Apr 02, 2017 @ 5:00 pm Event Navigation The Aboriginal Coaches and Officials Program assists with coach and official training plus provides development opportunities for Aboriginal people in the province of Saskatchewan. Becoming a coach or an official is a rewarding experience and helps the younger generation grow, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201770 Views

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ISPARC: Registration Open for Lace ‘Em Up 2017

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to present the Lace ‘Em Up Hockey Program – An Introduction To Canada’s National Game! Sanctioned by BC Hockey, this one-day camp is for Indigenous youth between the ages of 6 – 12 years old who are beginners or first time hockey players that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 201783 Views

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Organized sport bringing Indigenous students back to school in northern Alberta – Yahoo News

When Danielle Cardinal started at the reserve school at Peerless Lake First Nation, she rarely stayed late. Now, as she finishes Grade 12, the 19-year-old regularly finds herself in the gymnasium after class. Cardinal plays for the school’s senior girls volleyball team, which became part of a formal league this year under a joint partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201753 Views

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