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Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games Announces Official Mascot

by pmnationtalk on April 11, 2017341 Views



April 13, 2017


Mascot unveiling represents a significant milestone in the journey to hosting this years’ Games.

  • Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, CEO, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games
  • Michael Cvitkovic, GM, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games
  • Duke Redbird, Wisdom keeper, Elder – Indigenous Arts and Culture
  • Chief Stacey LaForme, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
  • Hon. David Zimmer, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation – VIBE Youth Group, Hoop Dance Performance

Hosted in partnership with the Aboriginal Education Centre and emceed by Toronto 2017 NAIG premier media partner CBC, the Toronto 2017 NAIG will unveil the official mascot of the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games. The Toronto 2017 NAIG mascot will make its debut in front of more than 100 children and youth from nearby schools.

The unveiling represents a significant milestone along the journey to hosting the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

WHERE: Urban Indigenous Education Centre
16 Phin Ave, Toronto, ON M4J 3T2
WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
NOTES: Media are requested to check-in upon arrival.

Contact Information:

Abidah Shirazi, (Director, Marketing and Communications) Toronto 2017 NAIG Host Society


About the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games

From July 16-23, 2017, the North American Indigenous Games (2017 NAIG) will welcome more than 5,000 participants, 2,000 volunteers and countless spectators from across North America. Sport and cultural venues include Humber College, McMaster University, York University, University of Toronto Scarborough, City of Toronto facilities, City of Hamilton venues, and venues within Six Nations of the

Grand River Territory. A total of 14 sports will be offered for competition during the event, in addition to week-long cultural festivals, featuring programming such as traditional teachings, Indigenous artists, vendors and cultural performers. For more information, visit

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