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Canada implements measures to address Canada – United-States border-crossing issues for First Nations

From: Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada December 12, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Border-crossing issues represent a longstanding set of concerns for First Nations, dating back to the creation of the Canada-United States (US) border in the late 18th century. Acting on recent reports from a Minister’s Special Representative and […]

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TV show inspired by Mi’kmaw arm-wrestler delves into ‘underground phenomena’ – CBC

Trevor Sanipass, originally of Eskasoni First Nation in Nova Scotia, first pitched idea back in 2014 Dec 08, 2018 Arm wrestling often evokes images of burly men straining in dingy bars, but a new documentary series focusing on Indigenous athletes aims to highlight the sport and the people who love it. Trevor Sanipass, originally from […]

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Standing Bear Stories – ASWCO

Standing Bear Stories is a weekly dose of inspiration and hope, from the Standing Bear, Youth Leadership Program. The stories are a quick 1 minute read and come to you from Indigenous communities across Ontario. We hope you enjoy this week’s story! Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario’s canoe and kayak instructor, Keir Johnston, takes a […]

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Peewee hockey game in Neepawa turns ugly as fans hurl racist taunts at First Nations team – CBC

Rough game was stopped before the puck was dropped in the third period Nov 30, 2018 A Manitoba hockey mom says things turned ugly at a peewee hockey game in Neepawa last weekend. Tanis Brandon was watching from the stands when she says she heard players and parents taunting her 12-year-old son’s team, the Waywayseecappo […]

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Discover Squamish: First Nation Snowboard Team seeks pride and podiums on ancestral slopes – Squamish Chief

November 28, 2018 “Even before snowboarding was a part of the culture, it was a very common belief that the mountains were a place to send the youth, and to go ourselves, in order to gain strength and a connection to the earth,” said Court Larabee, vice-president of the First Nation Snowboard Team. Over the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201846 Views

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Sachs Harbour boycotts IRC meetings after failed attempt to oust chair – CBC

Sachs Harbour Community Corp. issues letter in August calling for removal of IRC chair Nov 29, 2018 Board members of the Sachs Harbour Community Corporation (SHCC) are boycotting meetings with the leadership of the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) after a failed attempt to remove IRC chair and CEO Duane Smith from power. Vernon Amos, chair […]

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Bringing us back to tradition and spirit’: A look at Indigenous Sport – APTN News

November 29, 2018 This week, host Melissa Ridgen put Indigenous athletes and sport InFocus. She spoke with Olympic hopeful James Lavallee. The Red River Métis kayaker was named 2017s Male Indigenous Athlete of the year in Canada and won three medals at the 2017 Canada Summer games. “In the sport of kayaking, it’s an Indigenous […]

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Canada earns low ranking in new global childhood physical activity report; screen time and reliance on technology identified as major culprits

Report urges recognition of childhood physical activity as a global health priority; inactivity levels reach crisis proportions worldwide NOVEMBER 26, 2018 – TORONTO – Childhood physical inactivity has reached crisis levels with many children around the world – including in Canada – not moving enough to maintain healthy growth and development, according to a global […]

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Fraser Honours Eight Outstanding Indigenous Youth Athletes!

Fraser Honours Recipients of the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Abbotsford, B.C. (November 20, 2018) – The 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented to eight outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Fraser Region. The Awards were presented during a formal celebration held at the Mamele’awt […]

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AB Government – Sidelines to centre field: Youth attend Grey Cup

The Alberta government is teaming up with the Canadian Football League and local organizations to give kids the chance to be part of the Grey Cup. Nov 19, 2018 Young Edmontonians and their chaperones are receiving 50 tickets to the 106th Grey Cup game. The Amiskwaciy Academy, Kids Up Front, the Multicultural Health Brokers and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 201827 Views

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Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario And CBC Sign Historic Five-Year Agreement

Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario And CBC Sign Historic Five-Year Agreement Agreement will further showcase Indigenous achievement to CBC’s national audiences Ottawa, Ontario – November 19, 2018 – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO – formerly known as Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario) and CBC have reached an exclusive five-year agreement making the […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 2018233 Views

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Six Outstanding Indigenous Youth Athletes Receive Prestigious Award!

Vancouver Coastal Honours Recipients of the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Vancouver, B.C. (November 16, 2018) – The 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to six outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Vancouver Coastal Region. The Awards were presented by Spencer Chandra Herbert, […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201841 Views

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Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario Embarks on Multi-Year Wellness Initiative with the City of Ottawa

Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario Embarks on Multi-Year Wellness Initiative with the City of Ottawa The City of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism and the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation, a shining example of collaboration and reconciliation, with commitment to a multi-year Indigenous wellness initiative with ISWO. Ottawa, Ontario – November 19, 2018 – Indigenous Sport & […]

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The New Pathways Foundation – Minister Sylvie D’Amours supports Aboriginal children at the New Pathways Foundation benefit

WENDAKE, QC, Nov. 17, 2018 – Minister Responsible for Indigenous Affairs Sylvie D’Amours participated today in the Tournée des anciens Canadiens, a benefit organized by the New Pathways Foundation. Former Montreal Canadiens hockey players and a team made up of First Nations players faced off in a friendly hockey game. Minister D’Amours took advantage of the opportunity […]

by pmnationtalk on November 19, 201854 Views

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The Next Step: Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario Announces Multi-Year Agreement with City Of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism and the CBC

The Next Step: Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario Announces Multi-Year Agreement with City Of Ottawa, Ottawa Tourism and the CBC WHO: Arlene Closter – Elder, Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Councillor Jim Meness – Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation Jim Watson – Mayor of the City of Ottawa Michael Crockatt – President and CEO, Ottawa […]

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What now for Calgary, Canada and Olympic Games after 2026 rejection? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 14, 2018 By Donna Spencer THE CANADIAN PRESS Calgary will redefine its reputation as a winter sport powerhouse in the aftermath of a vote rejecting a bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In a city where recreational, domestic and international athletes ski, board and skate in the legacy venues from […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201845 Views

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Minister Duncan talks about the future of sport in Canada at the symposium The Values Proposition – Strengthening Sport in Canada

From: Canadian Heritage OTTAWA, Ontario, October 16, 2018 Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with the Government of Canada’s communications policy. Good afternoon everyone, and what a privilege to be here. Before I begin, I would like to […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201837 Views

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McGill students vote overwhelmingly for change to Redmen team nickname – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 MONTREAL _ Pressure is growing on McGill University to shed its sports teams’ Redmen nickname after students voted overwhelmingly in favour of the change in a referendum. In a statement announcing results of the vote Monday night, the Students’ Society of McGill University said it will continue pressing the university […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201846 Views

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McGill students vote overwhelmingly for change to Redmen team nickname – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 13, 2018 MONTREAL _ Students at McGill University have voted by a large majority in favour of changing the Redmen nickname for the school’s sports teams. The 79 per cent vote in favour of the change follows a campaign by Indigenous students to shed the name, which they say is derogatory. The […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201834 Views

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Winnipeg high school football team honours slain player after championship win – CTV News

November 13, 2018 WINNIPEG — A layer of snow covered the field as the St. John’s Tigers fought off the opposition to win a high school football championship and keep a promise for a former quarterback who was murdered. The last time the Tigers played on Investors Group Field in Winnipeg was in 2016 when […]

by ahnationtalk on November 13, 201838 Views

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Interior Honours 8 Outstanding Indigenous Athletes!

Interior Honours Recipients of the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Eight Outstanding Indigenous Athletes Receive Prestigious Award Penticton, B.C. (November 8, 2018) – The 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to eight outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Interior Region. The Awards were […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201858 Views

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First Nations cite ‘racial tensions’, file lawsuit against upstart junior hockey league – Winnipeg Free Press

A divisive junior hockey league dispute has moved a north versus south rivalry from the ice into a courtroom. After the Keystone Junior Hockey League split in half along geographical borders in May, the remaining teams in the league, backed by northern Manitoba First Nations, are asking the court to shut down the Capital Region […]

by ahnationtalk on November 10, 201861 Views

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McGill University to hold referendum on changing team nickname – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 8, 2018 By John Chidley-Hill THE CANADIAN PRESS Ross Montour says the time is right for McGill University to change its team nickname. Montour, a chief on the Mohawk Council of Kahnawa:ke, says that his First Nations community south of Montreal would welcome a move from McGill to stop calling its men’s […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201845 Views

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Oakville Hockey Cares players visiting Attawapiskat – InsideHalton.com

Bantam-age players hosted hosted northern Ontario team in July The Attawapiskat First Nations flag is flying high at Oakville Town Hall this week. This is to recognize the local Hockey Cares team which is traveling north to the remote Ontario community located on James Bay. The 1,070 kilometre journey to Attawapiskat this month is for […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201856 Views

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Northwest Honours 9 Indigenous Youth Athletes!

Northwest Honours Recipients of the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Smithers, BC (November 5, 2018) – The 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to nine outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Northwest Region. The Awards were presented by during a formal celebration held […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201852 Views

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I·SPARC awarded the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award!

November 02, 2018 I·SPARC has been awarded the Premier’s Innovation and Excellence Award in the category of Organizational Excellence along with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture! We are honoured to accept this award and wish to thank everyone who has support and participated in I·SPARC programs. The Premier’s Awards celebrate the best examples […]

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Toronto teens sending 70 bags of used hockey equipment to Fort Albany – CTV

November 2, 2018 Two grade eight students from Toronto have collected about 70 bags of used hockey equipment to send to Indigenous kids in northern Ontario — an initiative that has garnered attention from a former Maple Leafs goalie. Ethan Kowatsch, 13, started collecting used equipment for kids in Fort Albany three years ago. He […]

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Thunderhawks Women’s Hockey Host Invitational Tourney

THUNDER BAY, ON, November 1, 2018 – Confederation College’s Thunderhawks Women’s Hockey team will host seven teams at an invitational tournament on November 2 – 4 at the Fort William First Nation Arena. The Thunderhawks Invitational Women’s Hockey Tournament will include the Gray Owls and the Prairie Blaze from Manitoba, and the St. Thomas Aquinas […]

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When we’re training, we’re free’: Instructor fights to save Indigenous martial art – CBC

It’s ‘intimidating’ to be one of the last people qualified to teach Okichitaw, George Lepine says Nov 01, 2018 George Lepine looks on as his students learn how to flip an attacker coming at them with a weapon. The class looks similar to karate or tae kwon do, right down to the black martial arts […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 201842 Views

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Ottawa, Alberta reach agreement on funding proposal for Calgary 2026 Olympic bid – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 31, 2018 THE CANADIAN PRESS Calgary city council will decide Wednesday whether a last-minute revamping of financial terms is enough to save a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. A bid seemed destined for the dustbin after Tuesday’s meeting of the city’s Olympic assessment committee. Coun. Evan Woolley, […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201855 Views

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Halifax council takes first step toward stadium for potential new CFL team – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 30, 2018 By Brett Bundale THE CANADIAN PRESS Halifax council has voted to take a closer look at a proposed 24,000-seat stadium, the pivotal component of a bid to land a Canadian Football League team for the East Coast’s largest city. In a unanimous decision, council has directed municipal staff to complete […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 201850 Views

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iSPARC: Northeast Honours 8 Oustanding Indigenous Athletes

Northeast Honours Recipients of the 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Eight Outstanding Indigenous Athletes Receive Prestigious Award Prince George, B.C. (October 29, 2018) – The 2018 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport were presented last night to eight outstanding Indigenous youth athletes from British Columbia’s Northeast Region. The Awards […]

by pmnationtalk on October 30, 201851 Views

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Call for applications: Dog Mushing – Arctic Winter Games

The Department of Community and Government Services, Sport and Recreation Division is accepting applications for Team Nunavut in the sport of Dog Mushing at the 2020 Arctic Winter Games. Dog mushers for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games must be born between April 1, 2000 and March 31, 2009. For more information on participation requirements and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 26, 201854 Views

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Coquitlam wrestler says eating vegetables and wrestling boys key to her world title – CBC

Justina Di Stasio hopes her new gold medal will provide the confidence boost needed to make the 2020 Olympics Oct 25, 2018 It goes without saying that Coquitlam wrestling phenom Justina Di Stasio is a lean, mean fighting machine. But to become a world champion in the 72 kilogram weight class — something she accomplished […]

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Sagamok hosts sixth annual Fall Walleye Classic – Londoner

October 24, 2018 Picture this. A damp cold morning fog slowly lifts over the silent water of the Spanish River in Sagamok Anishnawabek First Nation; it’s a frosty Saturday morning the last weekend in September. It’s cold and it’s dank. With a delay because of fog, more than 80 fishing boats with teams of folks […]

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North American Indigenous Games Council Elects First Female President to Lead Turtle Island to New Heights in Sport

North American Indigenous Games Council Elects First Female President to Lead Turtle Island to New Heights in Sport The Aboriginal Sport Circle and the North American Indigenous Games Council, two of the largest Indigenous sport organizations in Canada and across Turtle Island, recognize strong Indigenous women in leadership. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island – October 24, […]

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Speech: Minister Duncan talks about the future of sport in Canada at the symposium The Values Proposition – Strengthening Sport in Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario, October 16, 2018 Check against delivery. This speech has been translated in accordance with the official languages policy and edited for posting and distribution in accordance with the Government of Canada’s communications policy. Good morning everyone, and what a privilege to be here this morning! Before I begin, I would like to acknowledge […]

by pmnationtalk on October 23, 201856 Views

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ITK President, Natan Obed, Congratulates Jordin Tootoo On His Retirement From The NHL

Statement by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami President Natan Obed “Jordin, through his play on the ice and openness to talk about difficult issues off it, is an inspirational role model. I appreciate his commitment to promoting wellness and mental health through sport, and I look forward to areas where we can collaborate in improving outcomes for […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201886 Views

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018 Honoured Member: Wilton Littlechild – Builder, Indigenous Peoples’ Sports

Credits: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame 2018 Honoured Member: Wilton Littlechild – Induction Vignette Watch the full Induction Celebrations on Sportsnet 360 November 14 at 7pm EST Thanks to our sponsors: Scotiabank, Toronto Maple Leafs, The Toronto Star, Sportsnet, BMO Financial Group, Honda Canada, LIUNA, Molson Canadian, Canadian Olympic Committee, 2019 Canada Winter Games – […]

by ahnationtalk on October 21, 2018285 Views

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MASRC: Grant Application

Funding Opportunity: Deadline October 31 Does your community or organization need help to build, revitalize, expand or refine a safe play space for children or youth? If so fill out this: http://file:///C:/Users/MASRC.TeamManitoba/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/Content.Outlook/3HQIH2A2/2019_Field_of_Dreams_Initial_Application.pdf If you have any questions please email Leah Ferguson at: leah.ferguson@sportmanitoba.ca NT5

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201853 Views

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Toronto Wolfpack forward Cory Paterson retires, says it’s been a ‘fun ride’ – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Oct 15, 2018 By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS Toronto Wolfpack forward Cory Paterson has announced his retirement from rugby league. “It’s been a dream come true to play the sport I love professionally for the last 13 years but it’s time for me to hang the boots up,” the 31-year-old Australian wrote […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201882 Views

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Right To Play’s The Heroes Gala raises a record sum of $2.825 million to help children rise above their challenges

Decorated Olympian Caroline Ouellette; National Bank President & CEO Louis Vachon; and youth leaders honoured TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2018 – For a fifth consecutive year, Right To Play hosted last night its annual fundraising event, The Heroes Gala, which this year raised a new record sum of $2.825 million to protect, empower and educate children […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2018104 Views

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I·SPARC: Fall Regional Sessions & Premier’s Awards

I·SPARC is hosting a Regional Engagement Session & the Premier’s Awards in your area – Register Today! This fall, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is conducting a province-wide engagement process that will result in a renewed provincial strategy for Indigenous sport, physical activity and recreation in BC. These Regional Engagement Sessions […]

by ahnationtalk on October 12, 2018105 Views

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Halifax Coaches needed- NAIG 2020

An open letter to all our coaches Dear Community Coaches, As an organization one of our promises to our athletes, coaches and chaperones from NAIG 2017 was to have more time together training, playing and getting to know each other. In order to do so we must select our coaches fairly far in advance. At […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201874 Views

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U of Waterloo: Olympians and Paralympians headline human rights in sport conference

October 10, 2018 Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau, Bruce Kidd, Beckie Scott and Josh Vander Vies have all represented Canada at the world’s biggest sporting event: The Olympic and Paralympic Games. These four superstar athletes will share their valuable views and insight with fellow athletes, academic researchers and sports industry leaders on Thursday, October 11 when Western University’s […]

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Student athlete navigating the waters of success – UM Today

October 9, 2018 — Since summer 2017, kayaking superstar – and current University of Manitoba student – James Lavallée has shown no signs of slowing down. The 21-year-old Métis science student won three medals for Team Manitoba at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, was named one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 finalists and received the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201863 Views

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ASWCO Announces Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations for Board of Directors

October 9, 2018 – Mississauga, Ontario – The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) announced Tuesday official notice of its 2018 Annual General Meeting, which is scheduled for Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 9:30 am in Thunder Bay, Ontario at the Valhalla Inn Hotel. 2018 ASWCO AGM Agenda i. Welcome and Introduction by the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 9, 201870 Views

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Meet one of the real lacrosse players behind the film The Grizzlies – CBC

Born and raised in Kugluktuk, Kyle Aviak says it was surreal seeing his story on the big screen Oct 08, 2018 Inspired by true events, The Grizzlies follows a group of Inuit youth in Kugluktuk, Nunavut, depicting their struggles, as they gain a sense of pride and purpose through the sport of lacrosse. The film […]

by ahnationtalk on October 9, 201861 Views

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Penguins goalie Matt Murray to donate $15 per save to Thunder Bay, Ont., charities – CBC

Thunder Bay-born NHL player announces Saves MATTer program Oct 03, 2018 Two Thunder Bay, Ont., charities will be cheering extra loud for Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray this season. The Thunder Bay-born Murray announced the Saves MATTer program on Wednesday. For each save he makes during the 2018-2019 NHL season, he’ll donate $15, which will […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201885 Views

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MASRC: Notice of AGM

NOTICE TO ALL GENERAL MEMBERS of the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council Inc. The MASRC 2018 Annual General Meeting will be held: Saturday, November 17, 2018 Sport for Life Centre (in the Sport Hall of Fame Museum) 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg 11:00 am Start For more information please contact: Mel Whitesell, Executive Director Email: mel.whitesell@sportmanitoba.ca […]

by pmnationtalk on October 4, 201874 Views

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