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Legendary lacrosse coach headed to North Shore Sports Hall of Fame – North Shore News

February 20, 2019 Xwechtáal Andrew Paull taught his son to revere the jersey of the North Shore Indians lacrosse team, to never let it touch the floor. “The red represents the blood of our ancestors. The white represents the creator. The blue represents Mother Earth – our people have been fighting here for many years.” […]

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From Alberta to Africa: Siksika runner trains for Olympics – APTN News

February 19, 2019 Long-distance runner Rilee Many Bears isn’t afraid to put in the miles. The endurance athlete from Siksika Nation outside Calgary, Alta., spent three months in Kenya, Africa, chasing his dream to make it to the 2020 Olympics. Many Bears said to be the best he had to train with the best. Read […]

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Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Ministers Collaborate to Make Sport Safe and Inclusive

Red Deer, Alberta, February 15, 2019 – Federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation held a two-day conference to advance sport, physical activity and recreation in Canada and re-affirmed their commitment to making sport safe and inclusive. Ministers acknowledged that all Canadians deserve to participate and compete in sport […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 201924 Views

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Jets, Moose celebrate Indigenous culture with special logos – CBC

Logos incorporate the artwork and symbolism of several Indigenous cultures Feb 14, 2019 The logos of Winnipeg’s professional hockey teams have been given a redesign in honour of Manitoba’s Indigenous communities and cultures. On Saturday, the NHL’s Jets will honour the Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre with WASAC night, while on Sunday the Moose host Follow Your Dreams Day. Both initiatives […]

by ahnationtalk on February 15, 201935 Views

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Facing death threats and social media backlash, minor hockey team fined after players forfeit season – Fort McMurray Today

February 13, 2019 Parents of a Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association Team have forfeited the rest of the season following a social media backlash to a viral video included “death threats, threats of harm, and humiliating and degrading comments.” However, forfeiting the rest of the season means the team will have to pay the association […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201955 Views

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Northumberland withdraws bid to host 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games – Northumberlandnews.com

NORTHUMBERLAND — The county and Alderville First Nation have decided to withdraw their joint bid to co-host the 2019 Ontario Indigenous Summer Games. The decision was confirmed at the county level during county council’s latest meeting at the end of January. “With no update from Indigenous Sport and Wellness Ontario on the status of bid […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201949 Views

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The Sport Law & Strategy Group partners with Spirit North to support Indigenous children and youth

February 12, 2019 Sport Law & Strategy Group – The Sport Law & Strategy Group (SLSG) is proud to announce that it is continuing its commitment to give back to the sport community by offering pro-bono consulting services to Spirit North, an organization committed to improving the health and well-being of Indigenous children and youth […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201939 Views

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Mentored Coaches Set to Participate at the 2019 Canada Winter Games

Red Deer, Alberta (February 15) – As part of the Canada Games Apprenticeship Program, 23 women and 12 Indigenous coaches from across Canada will meet in Red Deer, AB to participate in the 2019 Canada Winter Games this February. In an effort to provide women and Indigenous coaches with a practical and integrated major national […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 201937 Views

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ISPARC: Registration now open for 2019 BC Indigenous Wrestling Camp – March 9th in Kamloops

ISPARC is pleased to present this provincial athlete development camp in partnership with the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc and the BC Wrestling Association. Please wear proper indoor shoes and comfortable clothing for physical activity. Instruction will be based on age and wrestling experience. Sanctioned event by BC Wrestling with facilitator Greg Edgelow (1994 Commonwealth Games Gold […]

by pmnationtalk on February 13, 201933 Views

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MASRC: NAIG 2020 Tryout Dates and Age Divisions

Please note that tryouts marked (** Tentative) have not yet been confirmed and are subject to change. Check back here for confirmation on these dates. Athletics Tryouts: June 15th, 2019. U of M Athletics Field – Winnipeg Badminton – South Tryouts: July 28th, 2019. Sport for Life Centre – Winnipeg Basketball – South Tryout: June […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201960 Views

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I·SPARC: Spring 2019 Host Applications

February 12, 2019 ndigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council – I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit organizations serving Indigenous youth from across the province to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in […]

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201938 Views

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Wood Buffalo will host the 2022 Arctic Winter Games

(Fort McMurray, AB – February 8, 2019) – The Arctic Winter Games are coming to Wood Buffalo. John Rodda, the vice president of the international organizing committee, made the official announcement that the RMWB will be the host region for the 2022 Games at a press conference at MacDonald Island Park this morning. Mayor Don […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201924 Views

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New documentary explores the potential Mi’kmaq origins of hockey – HalifaxToday.ca

A Nova Scotia woman is making a new documentary that investigates the origins of Canada’s favourite sport, and tracing it back to its Indigenous roots A Nova Scotia woman is making a new documentary that investigates the origins of Canada’s favourite sport, and tracing it back to its potential Indigenous roots. Mi’kmaw political science professor […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 201924 Views

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Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation unite to make dreams come true for three B.C. Indigenous youth in once in a lifetime trip to meet Carey Price

Feb 08, 2019 MONTREAL, Feb. 8, 2019  – To inspire children and youth to dream big, Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation joined forces to welcome three Indigenous youth from British Columbia on an exceptional trip to meet Club Ambassador, Carey Price. The fifth edition of the Shooting for the Stars event […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201997 Views

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Pimicikamak Cree Nation member designs Jets, Moose logos for weekend celebrating Indigenous culture – Thompson Citizen

February 8, 2019 The Indigenous culture of Winnipeg and Manitoba will be celebrated on the ice Feb. 16-17 as the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose play host to Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre (WASAC) Night on Saturday and Follow Your Dreams Day on Sunday. For WASAC Night Feb. 16, the Winnipeg Jets will welcome 30 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 8, 201984 Views

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Winnipeg Jets celebrate Indigenous culture with WASAC Night on Feb. 16

Manitoba Moose will host Follow Your Dreams Day on Feb. 17 WINNIPEG, As part of the NHL’s “This is Hockey” initiative, which promotes diversity and inclusiveness in hockey, True North Sports + Entertainment will host two hockey games that celebrate Indigenous culture in Manitoba: Winnipeg Jets WASAC (Winnipeg Aboriginal Sport Achievement Centre) Night on Saturday, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201948 Views

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Halifax Regional Municipality: Zatzman Sportsplex public art now on display

February 7, 2019 The Zatzman Sportsplex is just days away from its official opening, and already the excitement is building with last night’s unveiling of a new public art installation for the facility. “This truly remarkable Jordan Bennett piece underscores the importance of continued investment in public art,” said Halifax Mayor Mike Savage. “The Zatzman […]

by pmnationtalk on February 7, 201937 Views

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NAHC 2019 Team Manitoba Roster

NAHC 2019 TEAM MANITOBA Congratulations to the following athletes for making the 2019 Team Manitoba for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship in Whitehorse, Yukon. Female Team: Name P Community 2018-19 Team Mackenzie McCallum F Morden (Metis) Pursuit of Excellence Emily Daniels F Winnipeg (Peguis FN) Winnipeg Avros Carrigan Umpherville F Cross Lake First Nation Pilot […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201951 Views

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2018 Coach of the Year – Willem Konrad

It has been an incredible year for Willem Konrad of Winnipeg, Manitoba. To sum it up, Konrad went 45 Wins and zero losses, winning three national championships, one provincial championship, one high school tournament and two club tournament championships in the spring and summer of 2018. Konrad started off his year by coaching Kelvin High […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 201938 Views

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Largest sports complex on southern Alberta First Nation nears completion – CBC

Chief Jim Starlight Centre on the Tsuut’ina First Nation will be a 228,000-square-foot sportsplex Feb 04, 2019 Construction workers are building, painting, drilling and making adjustments throughout the newest facility on the Tsuut’ina First Nation — the Chief Jim Starlight Centre. The 228,000-square-foot sportsplex is 90 per cent complete. Along with two NHL-sized ice rinks, […]

by pmnationtalk on February 4, 201959 Views

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IPACC Health and Fitness 2019 Challenge

Jan 30, 2019 IPACC is promoting the Health and Fitness Challenge starting Febraury 18th, 2019. Registered participants in the Challenge will be competing independently and this is open to all people across the nation. The main purpose of this challenge is to motivate you with your fitness and health goals and create a partner, IPACC, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201953 Views

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MASRC: Aboriginal Athlete of the Month

The MASRC wants to recognize Indigenous athletes and their outstanding achievements in sport throughout the province. This recognition will be highlighted monthly on all our social media portals. It will go to an individual who has excelled in their respective sport over the past month. For more information about this award or to make a […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 201964 Views

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N.W.T. sending its first archery team to Canada Winter Games – CBC

Jan 30, 2019 Games run from Feb.15 to March 3 in Red Deer, Alta. Northwest Territories sports fans will notice something different about this year’s Canada Winter Games: next month the territory will be sending an archery team to compete for the first time. Cynthia White, one of the team’s coaches, said she expects the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201933 Views

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MacEwan hockey player died of heart attack, family says – CBC

Nakehko Lamothe, 23, died in hospital following a hockey game in Calgary Friday Jan 28, 2019 A 23-year old MacEwan University student and hockey player, Nakehko Lamothe, died of cardiac arrest Friday after a hockey game in Calgary, the young man’s family said Sunday. “He just went into cardiac arrest. His heart just stopped,” his […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201958 Views

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Chateh RCMP partner with Dene Tha’ First Nation to bring recreational sports to the community

January 28, 2019 Chateh, Alberta On Jan 28, 2019 Chateh youth skated on a brand new public rink thanks to a partnership between the local RCMP and the Dene Tha’ First Nation Recreation and Cultural Society. A first of its kind in the community, the rink will facilitate sports year-round thanks to contributions from the Rink of Dreams […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201936 Views

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Apply to Become a FitNation Leader Today!

April 2 – 4, 2019 Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel Musqueam Territory, Richmond, BC FitNation Leader Application Form Deadline to apply: Feb. 6th, 2019 at 4:00 pm Submit your application today and join 100+ FitNation leaders delivering programs across the province! Twelve successful applicants will enjoy 3 days of experiential learning, mastering the dynamic movements of FitNation, led by Master Facilitators […]

by pmnationtalk on January 24, 201946 Views

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NunatuKavut makes significant contribution to the 2019 Labrador Winter Games

HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, January 23, 2019 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) announced today that will it be providing funding for the 2019 Labrador Winter Games. The Games are hosted by Happy Valley-Goose Bay and will take place in the Lake Melville Area from March 17-23, 2019. Up to $10,000 is being made available […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201959 Views

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Outdoor game embraced by community – Prince George Citizen

January 22, 2019 Winter Classic a hockey revival for Fort St. James, Nak’azdli Whu’ten First Nation It’s tough being a hockey goalie, especially when the sun is in your eyes just as the other team lets go a shot. Devin Chapman found himself blinded by the light late in the second period in the Winter […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201939 Views

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Calls for Bids 2021 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship

The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is excited to announce the call for bids for the 20th Annual National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The Aboriginal Sport Circle established the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in 2002 to serve as the premiere competition for young Aboriginal hockey players in Canada. It provides a forum for elite Bantam/Midget aged […]

by pmnationtalk on January 23, 201981 Views

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Some Alberta minor hockey players getting heat for Indigenous locker room dance – National Post

January 22, 2019 FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. — The Fort McMurray Minor Hockey Association has apologized after a video of three players doing an Indigenous dance in a locker room caused an uproar. In the video, a boy is seen beating his hockey stick against a trash can lid as he and others jump around and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 201960 Views

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MASRC: Hockey Equipment Donations

Gateway Arena – 1717 Gateway Rd, Winnipeg Canlan Ice Sports – 1871 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg River Heights Community Centre – 1370 Grosvenor Ave, Winnipeg Allard Arena – 80 Allard Ave, Winnipeg MASRC Office (Sport for Life Centre) – Office 105 -145 Pacific Ave, Winnipeg Your donations make it possible for youth who do not have […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 201950 Views

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Postponed! 2019 BC Indigenous Wrestling Camp – Kamloops

POSTPONED! NEW DATE March 9, 2019 ISPARC is pleased to present this provincial athlete development camp in partnership with the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc and the BC Wrestling Association. Please wear proper indoor shoes and comfortable clothing for physical activity. Instruction will be based on age and wrestling experience. Sanctioned event by BC Wrestling with facilitator […]

by pmnationtalk on January 22, 201943 Views

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The countdown is on – Little NHL tournament is fast approaching! – Anishinabek News

January 21, 2019 SARNIA – The 2019 Little Native Hockey League tournament is just around the corner. Officials with the Indigenous youth hockey event, better known simply as the Little NHL, held a news conference in Sarnia. along with Hydro One representatives, on Thursday, Jan. 17, launching a 50-day countdown to this year’s event. Aamjiwnaang […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 201948 Views

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Team BC Coaching Staff confirmed & registration now open for Player Selection Camp for 2019 NAHC

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce its Team BC Coaching Staff and to announce that registration is now open for the Player Selection Camp to select Indigenous athletes to Team BC to participate in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).  The 2019 NAHC […]

by pmnationtalk on January 21, 201948 Views

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Capitalizing on sports tourism to help businesses grow in Sioux Lookout

Government of Canada investment helps municipality plan for expansion of local sports tourism sector January 18, 2019 – Sioux Lookout, ON — Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor Businesses and residents in the Municipality of Sioux Lookout and neighbouring First Nation communities will benefit from improved economic development opportunities thanks to a Government of […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 201945 Views

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Hydro One and Aamjiwnaang First Nation mark the 50-day countdown to the 2019 Little Native Hockey League tournament, the largest Indigenous hockey tournament in Ontario

SARNIA, ON, Jan., 17, 2019  – Today, Hydro One announced it is returning as the presenting sponsor of the 48th Little Native Hockey League tournament. To mark the 50-day countdown to the tournament, Hydro One joined the Aamjiwnaang First Nation and players of the Little Native Hockey League for a kick-off game of shinny at […]

by pmnationtalk on January 18, 2019379 Views

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Dr. Wilton Littlechild set to share wisdom at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit

January 15, 2019 Sport for Life Society – GATINEAU, QC – Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild will share his wisdom with attendees of the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit, speaking to its theme “Moving to Action”. The Summit will be held in Gatineau, Quebec on January 23 and 24. Dr. Littlechild is a long-time champion […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201982 Views

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Collingwood, minor hockey discussing potential change from Indigenous-themed logo – Simcoe.com

Jan 15, 2019 Mississauga recently banned Indigenous-themed logos from building A decision by the City of Mississauga to ban indigenous-themed symbols, names and imagery from its facilities could have an impact in Collingwood. Last month, the Ontario Human Rights Commission reached a settlement with Bradley Gallant who launched a complaint against the city over the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201964 Views

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Announcing the Chief Executive Officer of the 2020 North American Indigenous Games

January 13, 2019 Aboriginal Sport Circle – (Halifax, NS) The Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia is delighted to announce the appointment of Kevin Sandy as the Chief Executive Officer of the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society. “I am tremendously excited and honoured to play a key role in planning the […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201975 Views

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2019 BC Indigenous Wrestling Camp – Kamloops

ISPARC is pleased to present this provincial athlete development camp in partnership with the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc and the BC Wrestling Association. Please wear proper indoor shoes and comfortable clothing for physical activity. Instruction will be based on age and wrestling experience. Sanctioned event by BC Wrestling with facilitator Greg Edgelow (1994 Commonwealth Games Gold […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 201953 Views

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Letter to the editor: Time for Indigenous mascots is over – Press Herald

The Skowhegan Area High School Indian mascot is a caricature. I am a member of the Diné Nation, part of the Honághááhnii clan, raised in both the Southwest and in Maine. I am the mother of four children, all students in Portland schools and all aware of the challenges Indigenous people face in our state […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 201933 Views

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WHL: Celebrate Blades doubleheader with Video Game Night & First Nations Night

The Saskatoon Blades have a big weekend ahead as they host the Calgary Hitmen on Friday, January 11 (7:00 p.m. CT) and the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday, January 12 (7:00 p.m. CT) for their doubleheader at the SaskTel Centre. On Friday, the Blades play host to the Calgary Hitmen for Video Game Night where fans […]

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2019103 Views

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UWinnipeg and Wesmen Athletics to host fourth annual Indigenous Night

The University of Winnipeg and Wesmen Athletics are pleased to once again host a night celebrating the Indigenous people and culture that contribute to our campus and teams. In conjunction with UWinnipeg’s Aboriginal Students Council and Anishinabe Pride Basketball, the fourth annual Indigenous Night will take place Friday, January 11 for the Wesmen basketball games […]

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201961 Views

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2020 North American Indigenous Games Team Ontario Coaches Call Out

Deadline to Apply: January 15, 2019 ISWO will be accepting applications for the following volunteer positions: Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches. These positions are available for various sport categories for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), set to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12-18, 2020. As the recognized Province/Territorial Aboriginal Sport […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 2019109 Views

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NU Government: Grants and Contributions call for applications, Sport and Recreation Division

07 January 2019  The Department of Community and Government Services, Sport and Recreation Division, is currently accepting applications that support the planning and delivery of sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives. Eligible applicants are Nunavut Municipalities and Nunavut non-profit organizations in good standing with legal registries. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 7, 201960 Views

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ISPARC: Call for Team BC Coaches – Halifax 2020 NAIG

ISPARC seeking volunteer Team BC coaches for Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games Tuesday, December 18, 2018 – ISPARC is seeking committed and enthusiastic sport leaders for volunteer coach positions to serve on Team BC in various sports for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) to be held in Halifax, July 12-18, 2020. ISPARC is […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 2019143 Views

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Nawash Ice Rink Project Underway – Bayshore Broadcasting News Centre

January 4, 2019 A community volunteer project to build an ice rink at at the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation at Cape Croker is well on its way. Nawash Rink Project Volunteer Committee Co-chair Scott Lee says so far, they’ve done about $700,000 worth of work on the roughly estimated $1.4 million dollar project. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201958 Views

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2019 Coaching Courses Offered by Sport Manitoba

Sport Manitoba will be offering the following Coaching Courses in 2019 For more information or to register please visit: https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/coaching/events Jan. 4, 2019. Making Ethical Decisions Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, 6:30pm-9:30pm, Conference room A Jan. 7, 2019. Managing Conflict Canada Games Sport for Life Centre, 6:00pm – 9:00pm, Conference room A Jan. 12, 2019. […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201977 Views

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I·SPARC announces Team BC Player Selection Camp for 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

I∙SPARC is pleased to announce the details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).  The 2019 NAHC will be hosted in Whitehorse, Yukon, May 6-12, 2019. 2019 TEAM BC PLAYER SELECTION CAMP Top Indigenous male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201964 Views

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MPAL coordinator aims to enhance Glooscap community through active living – Nova News Now

GLOOSCAP – Jordan Smith has an important role with a complicated title. She’s with the Mi’kmaq physical activity leadership program and is an active living coordinator or MPAL coordinator. She’s essentially in charge of getting the community more physically active through sport and active living, but it also touches on the community’s rich culture and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 2, 2019105 Views

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