• The North American Indigeneous Games
Jul 28, 2017

Wendake, July 28, 2017 – As the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto have now ended, the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) would like to acknowledge the outstanding work of all those who contributed to the realization of this important sporting and cultural event that took place on July 16 to 23, 2017. 

 

The FNQLHSSC would like to salute the work done by the host society, which managed to organize and successfully carry out these Games despite the many logistical challenges. The FNQLHSSC also wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the 2,000 volunteers who were deployed across the various competition and accommodation sites throughout the NAIG, as well as all the coaches, assistant coaches and team managers who supported and encouraged the young athletes over the course of the months of preparation that preceded the NAIG, and during the competitions.

 

The work of the mission staff and other employees of the organization who worked for several months to coordinate the participation of team Eastern Door and the North (EDN) in the 2017 NAIG cannot be ignored. “Beyond the many hours that were invested through their involvement in the NAIG, it’s the heart that they put into it that made all the difference! Their work is reflected in the success of the Games, which I am sure will be etched in the memories of all those who participated,” said Marjolaine Siouï, Executive Director of the FNQLHSSC.

 

Finally, the FNQLHSSC would like to thank its financial partners, the governments of Canada and Quebec, as well as its sponsors, Resolute Forest Products, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., NBP Financial Group, Canadian Malartic Mine and Médi-Sélect.

 

About the NAIG

  • The North American Indigenous Games is the largest continental sports and cultural gathering of indigenous peoples in which participate more than 5,000 Indigenous athletes ages 12 to 19 years from across Canada and the United States (http://naig2017.to/en/).

    About team EDN

  • Team EDN is comprised of nearly 300 athletes representing 28 First Nations communities in Quebec. For more information: http://pen-edn.com/.

 

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INFORMATION

Waseskon Awashish
Communications Advisor
418-842-1540, extension 2308
waseskon.awashish@cssspnql.com