Team B.C. accepting applications to compete in 2020 North American Indigenous Games

The 2020 North American Indigenous Games in Halifax, July 12 to 19, are fast approaching, and applications are now being accepted to compete for Team B.C. The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and REcreation Council (I-SPARC) is putting the team together. 

Athletes can currently apply for archery, track and field, and swimming, and will be able to apply to compete in badminton, wrestling, golf, and rifle shooting shortly. Around 520 athletes, between the ages of 13 and 19, will comprise Team B.C. and compete in the 13 sports. More than 5,000 athletes from across North America are expected to compete.

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“This is a great opportunity for our athletes to not only compete at an international competition in their sport but to also celebrate our cultural unity and pride,” said Lara Mussel Savage, Team BC Chef de Mission.

“What makes NAIG unique is ensuring the connection between culture and sport in every aspect of the Games creating a powerful impact for all participants.”

To apply, athletes must fill out an Expression of Interest Application, which can be found here.

For the remaing sports — volleyball, lacrosse, and canoe/kayak — athletes will be chosen from Team B.C. development squads, put together to determine the best athletes available.

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

 

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