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Graduating Indigenous star forward weighs options for future hockey career – Anishinabek News

POWASSAN— It’s certainly not the way Gregory Trudeau-Paquet thought his junior career would end. Trudeau-Paquet, a member of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, was a star forward this season with the Powassan Voodoos, members of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL). Trudeau-Paquet finished third in the NOJHL scoring race after racking up 84 points (32 goals […]

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NAIG postpones 2020 games amid COVID-19 virus concerns – Cape Breton Post

MEMBERTOU — The North American Indigenous Games organizers announced the postponement of the July 2020 event on Wednesday, to adhere to public health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19. The 2020 games were scheduled for July 12-18 in Kjpuktuk (Halifax), Aldershot and Millbrook First Nation. The committee is now regrouping and plans to meet with key […]

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NAIG becomes latest event postponed due to Covid-19 – APTN News

March 25, 2020 The 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are the latest major event to have to postpone because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Tex Marshall, the president of NAIG, released statement Wednesday on the postponement. “To abide by the recommendations and guidance of the Nova Scotia government and its healthcare professionals is critical to […]

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NAIG 2020 Postpones July Games

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council and NAIG 2020 Host Society are announcing to all our athletes, funders, partners and friends that the Games, scheduled to be held July 12 – 18 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Aldershot and Millbrook, have been postponed due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. During the coming weeks, NAIG Council […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202082 Views

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Thunderbirds’ Roulette named MASRC Male Athlete of the Year – Western Hockey League

Seattle Thunderbirds forward Conner Roulette has been named the Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council Inc. Male Athlete of the Year. Roulette was bestowed with the award during Sport Manitoba’s Night of Champions, which were revealed online Saturday. Recognized for making his Western Hockey League debut on January 4, 2019 against the Brandon Wheat Kings, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202020 Views

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I·SPARC’s Operational Continuity Plan

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council’s (I·SPARC) Operational Continuity Plan As we continue to monitor and respond to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, we want to provide an update on how we are managing our operations. We recently announced that I·SPARC’s program activities and events have been suspended indefinitely, but our operations have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202023 Views

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I·SPARC – Message from Minister Lisa Beare

I want to start by thanking you for your leadership in this unprecedented situation. I know you are all working in extremely difficult and quickly-changing circumstances. The impacts of COVID-19 to the sport sector will be significant and are already being felt. During these trying times, I want to reassure you that the entire provincial government […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202030 Views

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I·SPARC Suspending Programs and Events Due to Health Concerns over COVID-19

Victoria BC – (Friday, March 13, 2020) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) understands that families and communities are concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). I·SPARC has continued to draw on the guidance provided by WHO, the Canadian government, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2020141 Views

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BC Government: New strategic framework sets vision for a sport sector for everyone

March 12, 2020 VICTORIA – Giving people opportunities to be active and engage in sport is the foundation of Pathways to Sport, B.C.’s new strategic framework. The first public-facing document of its kind in B.C. in over a decade, Pathways to Sport sets out a clear vision for a prosperous and sustainable sport sector. It […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202032 Views

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NL Government: Minister Dempster Announces Members of Sport Excellence Committee

March 12, 2020 The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, has announced the provincial leaders in athlete and sport development who will form the province’s first Sport Excellence Committee. The committee will be co-chaired by Frank Humber, a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Baseball Hall of Fame, and Michelle Healey, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202037 Views

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LNHL 2020 Tournament CANCELLED

Health & Safety of Participants & Families is Paramount March 12, 2020 – At 9:30 a.m. today, a conference call was held between the Little NHL Executive and host committee members from Nipissing First Nation to discuss the rapidly changing circumstances related to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in urban centres. The health and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202058 Views

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ISWO Statement on COVID-19

Toronto, ON – Wednesday, March 11, 2020 — ISWO understands that families and communities are feeling anxious and are worried about the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario and abroad; the situation may be particularly more concerning for remote Indigenous communities and populations. While we cannot guarantee that COVID-19 will not spread further, we would like […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202033 Views

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NAN & GCT#3 Call for Postponement of Hockey Tournaments

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 11, 2020): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT#3) Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh are appealing to organizers for the postponement of the Northern Bands and Little Native Hockey League Hockey Tournaments next week. “The threat posed by COVID-19 is causing great concern in our First […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202030 Views

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Ministerial Statement – Provincial Government Forms Sport Excellence Committee

March 11, 2020 The following statement was given today in the House of Assembly by the Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development: Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House today to share an update on our preparations for the 2025 Canada Summer Games. I was proud to join the Premier […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202030 Views

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NFN: LNHL 2020 tournament to proceed as planned

March 9, 2020 – At 4:30 p.m. today, a conference call was held between the Little NHL Executive, host committee members from Nipissing First Nation and the City of Mississauga to discuss options related to proceeding with Little NHL 2020. All parties involved agreed that given the World Health Organization, Public Health Ontario and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202028 Views

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LNHL 2020 tournament to proceed as planned – Anishinabek News

March 9, 2020 – At 4:30 p.m. today, a conference call was held between the Little NHL Executive, host committee members from Nipissing First Nation and the City of Mississauga to discuss options related to proceeding with Little NHL 2020. All parties involved agreed that given the World Health Organization, Public Health Ontario and the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202036 Views

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MFNSS Province-Wide Basketball Tournament

This year’s MFNSS Basketball Tournament saw 160 participants and volunteers. Ten teams representing eight MFNSS schools attended, the farthest school coming in from York Landing. The athletes had fun and connected with others. We want to thank all the volunteers and staff who ensured the event went smoothly and that everyone was well fed. Good […]

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Three Indigenous Children Meet Their Hockey Hero, Carey Price, Thanks to Breakfast Club of Canada and the Air Canada Foundation

For the sixth year in a row, Shooting for the Stars treats three lucky children to a week-long lineup of special activities Montreal, March 3, 2020 – Young people sometimes need a helping hand to achieve their full potential and see just how far their dreams can carry them. That is precisely why Breakfast Club of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 202060 Views

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ISWO: Fifth Annual Indigenous Volleyball Tournament serves up a Winning Set of Athleticism, Community and Opportunity

The 2020 Ontario Native Volleyball Invitational (ONVI) showcased the talents of young Indigenous athletes and provided an opportunity to qualify for a coveted spot on Team Ontario to compete at the upcoming 2020 NAIG. London, Ontario  – The competition was intense and the camaraderie even greater. A total of ten girls’ teams and four boys’ […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202041 Views

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High kicks and high fives, athletes in Yukon embrace the spirit of culture and community through arctic sports – APTN News

March 4, 2020 Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, athletes from Team Yukon gather at a local school to train for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games – Arctic Sports event. Arctic sports or Inuit games include Alaskan high kick, one and two foot high kick, triple jump, arm pull, knuckle hop and head pull. The athletes […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202067 Views

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Queen’s U: Policy paper calls for a culture of inclusion and acceptance in hockey

March 2, 2020 (March 2020) Queen’s University researchers Sam McKegney and Courtney Szto are calling on hockey organizations and governments to enact policy changes to invigorate the need for re-education of coaches, parents, players, and officials on the importance of anti-racism, and to promote strategies for making hockey culture safer, more inclusive, and more accountable […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 202031 Views

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Peguis First Nation welcomes Hometown Hockey – APTN News

February 29, 2020 Peguis First Nation is now the second First Nation to host Rogers Hometown Hockey after Enoch Cree Nation did it last year. The weekend festivities began with an opening ceremony which included Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak Grand Chief Garrison Settee alongside Peguis Chief Glenn […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 202034 Views

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Nunavut MLAs highlight need for safety in sport, increased female participation – Nunatsiaq News

28 February 2020 ”I think it is important to make sure that girls are included” Nunavut’s MLAs highlighted the need to make sure sports are safe and inclusive on Wednesday, Feb. 26, which was also Pink Shirt Day, the day when anti-bullying initiatives are celebrated. Mila Kamingoak, MLA for Kugluktuk, asked Lorne Kusugak, minister for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202084 Views

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2020 Anemki Unity Winter Classic brings together 23 teams from Fort William First Nation and surrounding area – Anishinabek News

FORT WILLIAM — The Lake Helen Braves enjoyed participating as one of 23 teams at the 2020 Anemki Unity Winter Classic, held Feb. 13-16 at the Fort William First Nation Arena. “I was very happy the way they had it organized,” says RJ Thorsteinson, coach of the Lake Helen Braves. “It was very beneficial to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202059 Views

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Indigenous children celebrate positive impact of sport – CTV News

February 26, 2020 WINNIPEG — More than a hundred Indigenous kids were in Winnipeg Wednesday to celebrate the positive impact of cross country skiing and other sports. The kids gathered from communities across the province to take part in a festival day. The program, Spirit North, is “committed to improving the health and well-being of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 202034 Views

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Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund

The intake for applications for viaSport’s Indigenous Youth Sport Legacy Fund is now open! A legacy born from the 2010 Winter Olympic Games hosted in BC, the fund assists amateur athletes of Indigenous ancestry residing in BC, including athletes with a disability or disabilities, in their pursuit of excellence in sport. The grant seeks to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202055 Views

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Thousands of visitors expected for games in PA – paNOW

Prince Albert city council has approved $75,000 worth of funding for a massive sporting event coming to P.A. this spring. The Tony Cote Winter Games will feature over 3,000 athletes aged 10 to 18 from 74 First Nations across Saskatchewan. This year’s annual event is being jointly hosted by James Smith Cree Nation, Sturgeon Lake […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202047 Views

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Northern Elite football camp inspires Indigenous youth – Fort McMurray Today

February 25, 2020 There was plenty of passing, throwing, running and catching at Northern Elite’s free Indigenous youth football camp this past weekend. But most importantly, it was an opportunity to build confidence in more than 50 young athletes attending the two-day camp at Shell Place. “Football is just the avenue… but this is about […]

by ahnationtalk on February 26, 202035 Views

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Legion donates funds to assist student’s quest to compete in the North American Indigenous Games – Thompson Citizen

February 18, 2020 The Thompson Royal Canadian Legion presented a $500 cheque on Feb. 14 to Grade 8 student Emma Carnegie, who will be competing in swimming at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax this July 11-18. Read More: https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/thompson/legion-donates-funds-to-assist-student-s-quest-to-compete-in-the-north-american-indigenous-games-1.24078674

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202059 Views

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Garden River First Nation hockey player commits to University of Toronto – Anishinabek News

GARDEN RIVER FIRST NATION – There will continue to be Indigenous representation on the University of Toronto (U of T) women’s hockey team for the next several years. Jana Headrick, a member of Garden River First Nation, is in her fourth season on the U of T Varsity Blues’ squad. But it remains to be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202045 Views

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Edmonton’s CFL football club says they’ll keep their name – Nunatsiaq News

17 February 2020 “There were a range of views regarding the club’s name but no consensus emerged” The Edmonton Eskimos football club, which continues to enjoy a close business relationship with two major Inuit birthright corporations, will not change its name, the organization announced this past Feb. 14. That decision follows a public relations offensive […]

by ahnationtalk on February 18, 202048 Views

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Mushkegowuk Cup 2020 Coming to Timmins – City of Timmins

February 13, 2020 – Fostering healthy lifestyles, unity and personal development, the 13th Annual Mushkegowuk Cup will once again be held in the City of Timmins. “The game of hockey has always brought people together, and we are excited to welcome such a large number of people to our community, who are coming together for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 202083 Views

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Hydro One and Nipissing First Nation mark the 30-day countdown to the 2020 Little Native Hockey League tournament, the largest Indigenous hockey tournament in Ontario

Hydro One and Nipissing First Nation mark the 30-day countdown to the 2020 Little Native Hockey League tournament, the largest Indigenous hockey tournament in Ontario GARDEN VILLAGE, ON, Feb. 14, 2020  – Today, Hydro One announced it is returning as the presenting sponsor of the 49th Little Native Hockey League tournament. To mark the 30-day countdown […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 2020332 Views

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RCMP help Ulukhaktok and Aklavik youth received sports equipment

February 12, 2020 Thanks to a donation from charitable organization Sport Central and a bit of help from the RCMP, youth from Aklavik and Ulukhaktok are now fully equipped to play different sports, including hockey. The equipment will be of very good use this weekend during the Annual Gwich’In Cup in Inuvik, where a group […]

by ahnationtalk on February 13, 202051 Views

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Indigenous athletes speak out about media ban at All Native Basketball Tournament in B.C. – CBC

Organizer says an Indigenous radio station has purchased exclusive broadcast rights Feb 07, 2020 First Nations basketball players say they feel silenced after learning most media outlets are banned from covering the long-running All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert, B.C., following critical news coverage of the games. “It’s really unfortunate to see how our […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202070 Views

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From Boston to Winnipeg to reality TV, hockey has taken Thompson goalie places she never predicted – Thompson Citizen

February 6, 2020 When Shayna Moore volunteered to be her team’s goaltender as a first-year novice player in Thompson, she couldn’t have imagined where the decision would lead her. “No one wanted to be goalie,” Moore, 18, a Pimicikamak Cree Nation member, recalls. “We were all supposed to take turns but no one wanted to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202077 Views

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Photos: Concert kicks off Hockey Day in Canada weekend – Northern News Services

The first big event of the Hockey Day in Canada festivities featured a sold-out multi-music act at the Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Feb. 5. On the bill were Wesley Hardisty, the Bidiniband, Karen Novak, Tara Slone, Digawolf and Bryan Trottier. Close to 300 people attended the music event, which has been happening every year […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202073 Views

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How Yukon kids scored new gear ahead of Hockey Day in Canada – CBC

Two former NHL players donated equipment during hockey camp in Faro in December Feb 06, 2020 Yukon kids will be among those featured in this year’s national Hockey Day in Canada broadcast from Yellowknife on Saturday. They’re part of a tribute to the National Hockey League Players’ Association’s “Goals & Dreams” program. The Pelly River […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202070 Views

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Stanley Cup makes stop in Norman Wells and Deline, N.W.T., on northern tour – CBC

Kids visited with the cup in lead-up to Hockey Day in Canada in Yellowknife Feb 06, 2020 Twelve-year-old Haiden Duncan never thought he’d see the Stanley Cup in his lifetime — much less lay hands on its polished surface. But on Wednesday, he did just that. “All I could do is smile,” he said. “I […]

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202063 Views

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City of Yellowknife: Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Information

February 04, 2020 The City of Yellowknife (the City), along with our partners Yellowknives Dene First Nation (YKDFN), are looking forward to hosting and celebrating Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada with residents, from February 5-8, 2020. The City wishes to advise residents of the following important announcements: Transportation: The City of Yellowknife is pleased to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 5, 202056 Views

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Media Advisory – Scotiabank® Hockey Day in Canada celebrates its 20th anniversary in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE, Feb. 4, 2020 – Celebrations for the 20th annual Scotiabank® Hockey Day in Canada (SHDiC)  will kick-off on Wednesday, February 5, in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, with three days of community hockey events. The festivities will culminate on Saturday, February 8, with a 12.5-hour broadcast, featuring all seven Canadian NHL® teams. The broadcast starts at […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 202065 Views

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Saint Mary’s U: Huskies embrace the growing Red Tape movement

An important new tradition launched at Saint Mary’s on January 22, during a “Red Tape Game” between the SMU Huskies and the Acadia Axemen. Players for both teams put red tape on their hockey sticks, in a show of support for Logan Prosper of Whycocomagh First Nation, and as a symbol aimed at ending racism […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202070 Views

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Community sport programs help people on Vancouver Island stay active

Feb. 1, 2020 VICTORIA – People of all ages and abilities across Vancouver Island will have more opportunities to get involved in fun, community-based sport programs through the latest round of grants in the joint federal-provincial Community Sport Development Program (CSDP). “Our government is committed to helping people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202069 Views

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The mother and daughter building Winnipeg’s Indigenous basketball community – CBC

Jackie Anderson, co-founder of Anshinaabe Pride basketball program, has seen her daughters excel in the sport Jan 31, 2020 There are few families that have done more to build the Indigenous basketball community in Winnipeg than the Boulanger clan, according to their colleagues. Robyn Boulanger, 20, a guard for the Wesmen team at the University […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202076 Views

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Thompson volleyball player will compete at the North Indigenous Games in July – Thompson Citizen

January 31, 2020 Thompson’s Bryce Taite, a student at R.D. Parker Collegiate, has been selected to represent Manitoba in under-16 volleyball at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) this July in Halifax. Taite, who stands six feet tall, began his volleyball career in elementary school at age 12. “I didn’t think I was ready for […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 202082 Views

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Wiikwemkoong teen makes junior hockey debut with Espanola Express – Anishinabek News

January 31, 2020 ESPANOLA – Though he is just 15-years-old, Carson Shawana of Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory has already had a taste of junior hockey and is expected to suit up for more games at the Junior A level in the coming weeks. Shawana, a defenceman, has been spending the 2019-20 season with the Sudbury Wolves’ […]

by ahnationtalk on January 31, 2020127 Views

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Archers on target for the AWG – Northern News Services

January 28, 2020 Four young archers from Hay River have made the NWT team which will be going to the upcoming Arctic Winter Games (AWG) when archery is introduced as a demonstration sport. In fact, they will make up half of the eight-member team that will be heading to Whitehorse in March. The four – […]

by ahnationtalk on January 29, 202076 Views

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Team BC 14U male basketball team will have a big presence on the court

Team BC 14U male team will have a big presence on the court When it comes to basketball height matters and fortunately for the Team BC 14U male team, that will compete at the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games, they have it. “I have three traditional point guards and many players six feet or […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202067 Views

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NHL announcer overcomes odds to realize lifelong dream – APTN News

January 21, 2020 Clarence Iron has overcome many challenges in his lifetime. “I had a rough upbringing. Some I did it to myself,” says Iron adding “I was roughing it in life but then I was given a new life.” Iron, a residential school survivor says “I got involved in alcohol, drugs and everything, I […]

by ahnationtalk on January 22, 202058 Views

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Watch: Full coverage of the Western Track Challenge – Canadian Cycling Magazine

January 20th, 2020 This weekend track cyclists were happy to be sheltered from the rainy BC weather as they raced at the Burnaby Velodrome. The 200 m track hosted racers from Western Canada and the Pacific North-West for the fourth annual Western Track Challenge. Operated by the non-profit Burnaby Velodrome Club and built between 1991 […]

by ahnationtalk on January 21, 202055 Views

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