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Archery Zone Trials scheduled for 2020 BC Winter Games

Indigenous athletes who want to take a shot at competing in archery at the Fort St. John 2020 BC Winter Games will have their opportunity as the Zone Trials are set to take place in November and December. A partnership was announced in August between the BC Games Society, The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 201916 Views

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Ethan Bear fitting in well on Edmonton Oilers blue line – Edmonton Sun

The Edmonton Oilers always believed Ethan Bear would become a solid NHL defenceman and so far this season, he’s proving them right. Heading into the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday, Bear had solidified a spot on the blue line, creating a solid partnership with Darnell Nurse. Bear, 22, is averaging almost 20 minutes […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201926 Views

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Vancouver Island’s West Coast going wild about cycling – Chemainus Valley Courier

Ongoing project will tie Tofino and Ucluelet together with a paved cycling trail Oct. 17, 2019 The West Coast has already ridden a literal wilderness wave to becoming perhaps Vancouver Island’s most popular wilderness attraction. Now, in addition to the sufboard, the Pacific Rim ride is poised to add two wheels. The buzz is building […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201926 Views

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Canadian football team offering scholarship to indigenous student-athletes – The Post Millennial

For the record, “Indian” Jack Jacobs was not your typical ‘Indian boy’ from Muskogee. Born in Holdenville, Okla. Jack Jacobs grew up to hostile messages on storefront signs, which read, “No dogs or Indians allowed.” At the time, he did not speak a word of English and was raised in a world that saw him […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201923 Views

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VanPlay master plan sets course for Vancouver’s next 50 years

VanPlay will give this Board—and Boards well into the future—the powerful tools, lenses and rationale to build an equitable and connected parks and recreation system. Stuart Mackinnon, Chair, Vancouver Park Board October 10 2019 – The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation has endorsed the final two reports of VanPlay, the city’s parks and recreation […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201960 Views

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Q&A: The intersection of sports and art from an Indigenous perspective – Sportsnet.ca

What is the relationship between sports and art? How do you juxtapose the history of native art in Canada with modern day references? Indigenous artist Brian Jungen tackled all of these complex issues in his exhibit, “Brian Jungen Friendship Centre,” at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Jungen’s art is a commentary on how professional sports […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201916 Views

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Retired NHL right winger Jordin Tootoo inspires Indigenous community in London – Anishinabek News

LONDON— In late September, an audience gathered to hear Jordin Tootoo, retired right winger with National Hockey League (NHL) club the Chicago Blackhawks, speak about his career and life experiences as the first player of Inuk descent to suit up in the NHL. The speaking engagement was at the 13th Annual Fundraising Breakfast held on […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201919 Views

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In the ring: boxing program helping Indigenous youth grow stronger in every way – Nanaimo News NOW

Oct 06, 2019 NANAIMO — Local Indigenous youth are learning boxing is much more than how to land a punch. The program Team 700, sponsored by the Nanaimo Aboriginal Centre and supported by local athletes, teaches Indigenous youth discipline, patience and endurance for any type of challenge. The team has now reformed with the same […]

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 201916 Views

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I·SPARC: Apply to Become a FitNation Leader!

December 10-12, 2019 Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel Musqueam Territory, Richmond, BC Application: FitNation Application 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 and FitNation Mentors. The FitNation program is in high-demand […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201933 Views

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YASC: Call for Coaches & Mission Staff

We are gearing up for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games! We are looking for sport volunteers for coaching and mission staff positions! Here are the links! Down load them and send this to rose@yasc.ca or drop them off at the office! 2020 Coaching Applicaitons.docx 2020 Mission Staff Applicaiton.docx Athlete Interest.docx NT5

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201930 Views

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I·SPARC: 2019 Regional Engagement & Awards Celebrations

I·SPARC is pleased to announce the dates for our annual series of Regional Engagement Meetings in each of the six regions across the province of BC this fall. These regional meetings provide an opportunity for individuals and leaders working in the areas of sport, recreation, physical activity, fitness, health, and youth programming to gather and […]

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201938 Views

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Field of dreams: New ball diamond unveiled at northern Ontario Indigenous high school a ‘safe place’ – CBC

Field reconstruction possible through a grant from, and partnership with, Toronto Blue Jays Oct 03, 2019 Indigenous high school students attending a school near Sioux Lookout, Ont., have a brand new baseball field to play on thanks to a partnership with, and grant from, the Toronto Blue Jays. The Northern Nishnawbe Education Council held an […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201942 Views

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The long campaign to change McGill’s varsity name – Macleans.ca

Decades of protest ended in success after McGill students voted to remove ‘Redmen’ from their athletes’ jerseys Oct 3, 2019 Tomas Jirousek, a fourth-year varsity rower at McGill and a member of the Kainai First Nation in southern Alberta, spent the third year of his undergraduate career working to change the name of McGill’s varsity […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201926 Views

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After 3 month canoe journey, professional lacrosse paddles into Halifax – Globalnews.ca

October 1, 2019 The Halifax Thunderbirds professional lacrosse team traded in their lacrosse sticks for canoe paddles this summer. Team owner and general manager Curt Styres, along with a rotating group of players and supporters undertook a 92-day canoe crusade from Six Nations, Ont., to deliver professional lacrosse to Nova Scotia. Nearly 2,000 km’s later […]

by ahnationtalk on October 2, 201930 Views

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Durston, Carleton, Wammes collect medals – Chatham Daily News

September 30, 2019 Durston wins silver at world lacrosse Wallaceburg’s Jordan Durston of Walpole Island First Nation won a silver medal with the Iroquois Nationals at the world indoor lacrosse championship in Langley, B.C. Durston had three assists in a 19-12 loss to Canada in the gold-medal game Saturday. He finished with seven goals and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 201930 Views

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Masters Tour Kicks Off in Sudbury ahead of the 2021 Masters Indigenous Games

Creating competitive sport opportunities for Indigenous athletes with the goal of more active, healthy lives and stronger communities. Mississauga, Ontario – Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) announced the launch of its Masters Tour on Tuesday, ahead of the 2021 Masters Indigenous Games (MIG), set to take place in Ottawa from July 8-11, 2021. The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201950 Views

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Pro skateboarder reconnects with his Yukon Indigenous roots – CBC

Dustin Henry’s specially-designed boards feature mukluks and mitts Sep 19, 2019 Dawson City, Yukon, just got a fleet of colourful new skateboards — all designed by a pro boarder paying tribute to his Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in roots. “Skateboarding is something I’ve been doing my whole life. So it means a lot to me,” said 25-year-old Dustin […]

by ahnationtalk on September 19, 201941 Views

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Mississauga bans Indigenous logos for non-Indigenous teams in sports facilities, but uniforms ‘outside city’s jurisdiction’ – mississauga.com

Ban follows 2015 complaint about 5 teams in city Mississauga city council has formally banned non-Indigenous teams from displaying Indigenous logos, mascots and imagery in the city’s sports facilities. The ban, which will not affect Indigenous teams using their cultural images, follows a 2015 complaint that five hockey teams in Mississauga had logos that were […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201948 Views

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NU Goverment: National Coaches Week

National Coaches Week is September 21 to 29, and Nunavummiut are encouraged to say thanks and celebrate the positive impact coaches have on our athletes and communities. Let’s put a spotlight on volunteer coaches by saying a big thank you! Use social media with the hashtag #ThanksCoach to recognize the wonderful coaches across Nunavut. To […]

by ahnationtalk on September 13, 201968 Views

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8th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference

Save the date! 8th Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity & Wellness Conference May 2nd and 3rd, 2020, Saturday & Sunday Cowichan Valley Tribes Duncan, British Columbia Canada 2020 Annual Conference Indigenous Physical Activity & Cultural Circle (IPACC) would like to invite you to join us in sharing best practices, and to join other leaders who […]

by aanationtalk on September 13, 201943 Views

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Mississauga Set to Remove Certain Images from Sports Facilities – insauga.com

September 12, 2019 On Sept. 11, city council endorsed a new policy that will address a number of issues brought forward in a 2018 settlement made by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). The city says the new Use of Indigenous Images/Themes in City Sports Facilities Policy promotes a positive and inclusive experience at city […]

by pnationtalk on September 13, 201931 Views

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City (Mississauga) Council Approves New Policy: Use of Indigenous Images in City Sport Facilities

Sep 11, 2019 Today, City Council endorsed the Use of Indigenous Images/Themes in City Sports Facilities Policy. The policy promotes a positive and inclusive experience at City sports facilities, while supporting a climate of understanding and mutual respect. “Mississauga prides itself on being one of the most culturally diverse and welcoming cities in the world,” […]

by ahnationtalk on September 12, 2019116 Views

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Rogers Hometown Hockey releases full tour schedule for 2019-20 – Sportsnet.ca

This October, Rogers Hometown Hockey returns for its sixth season, making stops in 25 communities across the country to celebrate the local hockey stories that connect the nation. Hosted once again by Sportsnet favourites Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Hyundai gets underway on Oct. 5–6 in […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201995 Views

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Community sport programs help people in northern B.C. stay active

Sept. 7, 2019 WILLIAMS LAKE – People of all ages and abilities across northern B.C. will have more opportunities to get involved in fun, community-based sport programs during the coming year through the joint federal-provincial BC Sport Participation Program (BCSPP). “Sport has the power to connect people with their communities and build the foundation for […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201956 Views

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Two Saskatchewan Communities To Benefit From Recreational Infrastructure Investments

September 6, 2019 The Governments of Canada and Saskatchewan recognize that strategic investments in recreational infrastructure play a key role in supporting healthy, dynamic and inclusive communities where all residents have access to opportunities. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Crown Investments Corporation Minister and Prince Albert Carlton MLA Joe Hargrave, on behalf of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 2019141 Views

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Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario names Spectra as Official Sponsorship Arm

Search Begins for Brands to Champion Ontario’s Indigenous Provincial Sport Body (September 5, 2019) — After an extensive and competitive bidding process, Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO – formerly known as Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario) today announced Spectra, an industry leader in naming rights, sponsorships and hospitality, as its national partner to […]

by pnationtalk on September 6, 201960 Views

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Indigenous Sport Gallery Claims Coveted Award

September 03, 2019 The BC Sports Hall of Fame is extremely proud to announce that the Indigenous Sport Gallery has won its second major award; the highly sought after ISHY Award! The gallery brought home the hardware in the New Exhibit category (project budget $50,000 – $250,000), presented by the International Sports Heritage Association (ISHA). […]

by pnationtalk on September 4, 201976 Views

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Ontario Investing in Community, Culture and Recreational Projects

Infrastructure funds will go toward renovations, upgrades and new construction September 3, 2019 TORONTO — Today, Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure announced that the province is now accepting funding applications for projects under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program’s (ICIP) Community, Culture and Recreation (CCR) stream. The funding will go towards investing in community, culture […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201993 Views

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Wagmatcook First Nation teen chosen for program to support potential Olympians – CBC

‘You wouldn’t know it by his demeanour, but he’s a competitor,’ says phys ed teacher Sep 03, 2019 A Cape Breton teen is one of 100 Canadian athletes chosen to compete at a program meant to identify and support future Olympians. Dante Isadore is track and field athlete from Wagmatcook First Nation, N.S., who competes […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201944 Views

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Volunteers needed for the 2020 Winter Games – Energeticcity.ca

August 27, 2019 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Registration to be a volunteer for the 2020 Winter Games opens Saturday, September 7th, 2019 to fill 1800 positions. During a presentation to Fort St. John City Council the board of the winter games shared volunteers are the heart and soul of the games. That volunteering is […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201953 Views

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Federal funding announced for next year’s North American Indigenous Games in Halifax – HalifaxToday.ca

The 2020 North American Indigenous Games will take place in Halifax from July 12 to 18, 2020 The federal government is investing more than $4 million to help bring the North American Indigenous Games to Atlantic Canada for the first time. Dartmouth-Cole Harbour MP Darren Fisher announced Tuesday that the money will be used to […]

by ahnationtalk on August 27, 201954 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports the 2020 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax

DARTMOUTH, August 27, 2019 The Government of Canada believes in the role that sport and sports events play in showcasing unity, team work, volunteerism, and in celebrating culture. The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) epitomize these benefits for Indigenous youth. Darren Fisher, Member of Parliament (Dartmouth–Cole Harbour), today announced that the Government of Canada is providing […]

by pnationtalk on August 27, 2019117 Views

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North America’s first sport chooses Kelowna for finals – The Daily Courier

It’s a sport steeped in North America’s indigenous history that’s lent the physicality, strategy and action fans see today in everything from basketball to soccer to hockey, and it’s national championships are coming to Kelowna. Parkinson Rec Centre and City Park are hosting the Canadian Lacrosse Association’s under-15 and under-18 championships Aug. 30 to Sept. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201949 Views

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Ready, Set, Go! 2019 Alberta Indigenous Games begins | APTN News

Credits:  APTN News Fifteen hundred athletes from across Alberta are competing in the 2019 Alberta Indigenous Games. The weeklong competition features Indigenous youth 10 to 20 years of age in many different events.  

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2019152 Views

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NS Government: Funding for Sport, Recreation Facilities

August 20, 2019 Government is investing about $1.5 million this year to develop and improve sport and recreation facilities across the province. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Cape Breton, Whitney Pier Youth Club is one of more than 40 projects to receive funding this year through the Recreational Facility Development Grant program. The club […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201958 Views

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Mi’kmaw Summer Games give Indigenous youth a chance to come together – CBC

Event at Waycobah First Nation in Cape Breton runs from Aug. 18 to 25 Aug 19, 2019 For Steven Googoo, a band councillor for Waycobah First Nation, the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games aren’t just exciting — they’re a celebration of being Mi’kmaq. The games, which started on Sunday, have been an annual event since […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201940 Views

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MASRC’s Team Manitoba NAIG 2020 Pin Design Contest

Official Rules We are seeking a design for our 2020 Team Manitoba NAIG Pin! Trading pins at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is a long standing tradition that gives athletes and coaches a fun way to meet other people from across North America! Eligibility This Contest is open to any Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201979 Views

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Call for Nominations – Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

I·SPARC Launches Nomination Process to Honour Outstanding Young Indigenous Athletes in B.C. Victoria, B.C. (July 31, 2019) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, is launching the nomination process for the 2019 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a […]

by pnationtalk on August 19, 201933 Views

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KRG: 2019 Eastern Arctic Summer Games

August 14, 2019- Over 235 athletes from five communities of Nunavik participated in the 2019 Eastern Arctic Summer Games (EASG) hosted in Kuujjuaraapik. The Kangiqsujuaq, Inukjuak, Umiujaq, Kuujjuaraapik and Kuujjuaq teams gave it their all throughout the 19th edition of this event, as did the Cree team from the adjacent community of Whapmagoostui. Four staff […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 2019110 Views

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2020 Epic Australia Pass On Sale Now: Ski Perisher, Falls Creek, Hotham, Japan, Whistler Blackcomb, and The Best of the U.S.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. – 15 August, 2019 – The 2020 Epic Australia Pass, the most flexible ski pass for Australians, is on sale today. Priced at only AU$829, guests can lock in Australia’s best value for unlimited, global, year-round skiing and riding for only AU$49 upfront. The Epic Australia Pass pays for itself in just four days […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201948 Views

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Uqqurmiut Centre to supply Team Nunavut hats – Nunatsiaq News

15 August, 2019 Crocheted hats “made in Pangnirtung by artists from Pangnirtung” PANGNIRTUNG—The colours of the wool—red, yellow and blue—that a self-described “Pang hat maker” was picking up from the Uqqurmiut Centre for Arts and Crafts towards the end of July provided a clue. “Yes. The kit she just picked up is for Team Nunavut,” […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201932 Views

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Saskatchewan Communities Receive Close To $2.7 Million In Charitable Gaming Grants

August 14, 2019 Groups and organizations across the province are receiving approximately $2.7 million from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority’s (SLGA) charitable gaming grant program. “The charitable gaming grant program supports groups and organizations that fundraise through charitable gaming activities,” Minister responsible for SLGA Gene Makowsky said.  “The efforts of these groups benefit many […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201983 Views

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2019 BC Indigenous Provincial CANOE/KAYAK Championships

August 14, 2019 Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce the 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Canoe & Kayak Championships will be hosted in partnership with Seabird Island Band and CanoeKayak BC from September 21-22, 2019 in Agassiz, BC. Indigenous youth paddlers (First Nations, […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201989 Views

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Softball BC’s Indigenous Youth Excellence in Softball Award

Nominations are now open for Softball BC’s Indigenous Youth Excellence in Softball Award. All nomination/application forms must be completed in full to be considered by the selection committee. Softball BC’s Indigenous Youth Excellence in Softball Award – Nomination Form Please submit your nomination form by email to info@softball.bc.ca. DEADLINE: Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ midnight For more […]

by pnationtalk on August 14, 201946 Views

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Winning Medals and Winning Hearts: Women’s U19 World Lacrosse Championship Unites World with Spirit of Sportsmanship

August 13, 2019 USA wins gold in Women’s U19 World Championships after 10 days of celebrating sport and culture After 81 games between 22 teams, the Women’s U19 World Lacrosse Championships came to a close on August 10, with a spectacular final face-off between Team Canada and Team USA. The 10-day championship brought together 525 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201949 Views

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Mass Registration for Iqaluit Clubs and Community Organizations -Saturday September 7th

AUGUST 12 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City would like to advise residents that the annual Mass Registration for clubs and community organizations will take place at the Iqaluit Curling Rink Saturday, September 7th, 2019 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. In addition, organizations looking for volunteers, members, participants, or visibility are also encouraged to book a […]

by pnationtalk on August 13, 201953 Views

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‘I was very lucky to play sports’: Indigenous Sports Council Alberta receives $1 million in federal grants – Edmonton Journal

August 12, 2019 The Indigenous Sports Council Alberta is receiving nearly $1 million over two years from the federal government to expand access to sports and physical recreation in First Nations communities. The announcement was made on Monday by Science and Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, who was in Edmonton for the day before heading back […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201944 Views

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Ottawa pledges $48M for Indigenous sports initiatives – CTV News

August 12, 2019 The federal government will give $48 million over five years to Indigenous sports initiatives across Canada. Kirsty Duncan, the minister of science and sport, made the announcement in downtown Edmonton Monday. “It is about the power of sport. Sport brings us all together,” she said. Three-hundred communities will benefit. Nearly $1 million […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201945 Views

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The Government of Canada Announces Sport and Physical Activity Program Investment in Indigenous Communities in Alberta

From: Canadian Heritage EDMONTON, August 12, 2019 Sport and physical activity not only have the power to build self-esteem and leadership skills, but also play a key role in supporting dynamic and healthy communities. That is why today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced a contribution of up to $47.5 million […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201938 Views

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Unstoppable Kid’ throws first pitch at Blue Jays game – CBC

Aug 12, 2019 Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/unstoppable-kid-throws-first-pitch-at-blue-jays-game-1.5243914

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 201981 Views

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