James McCarthy | Monday, July 21, 2014
Let the games begin
INUVIK - While Team NWT is down doing their thing at the North American Indigenous Games in Regina, Inuvik will once again host some of the best home-grown athletes from the circumpolar North for the 45th annual Circumpolar Northern Games, which begin tomorrow.
Athletes from the NWT, Nunavut, Nunavik and Alaska will be competing in a variety of events, such as the Alaskan high kick, head pull, kneel jump and muskox wrestling, among others.
The opening ceremony will kick things off and the games will continue right through to Saturday. Check out a future edition of NWT News/North for a full recap.
More games begin
REGINA - Team NWT is taking on the continent at the North American Indigenous Games in Regina.
The team marched into the opening ceremony on Saturday and got down to work yesterday in basketball. Action continues today in basketball and soccer will join in as well. Tuesday will see softball kick off, followed by track and field and volleyball on Wednesday. Archery starts on Thursday and everything will wrap up on Sunday with the closing ceremony.
The rosters were announced earlier this month but here who will be coaching the the athletes:
- Judon Gregory, Yellowknife (coach)
- Suzanne Sihikal, Fort Smith (manager)
- Isaac Ayiku, Yellowknife (coach)
- Brandon Thompson, Fort Smith (coach)
- Scott McQueen, Yellowknife (manager)
- Stacey Christie, Inuvik (coach)
- Jordan Reid, Yellowknife (manager)
- Vincent Brown, Inuvik (coach)
- Lori Rutherford-Simon, Fort Smith (manager)
- Kam So, Yellowknife (coach)
- Diane Marin, Yellowknife (coach)
- Neil Barry, Fort Simpson (coach)
- Mathew Craig, Yellowknife (coach)
- Devin Horassi, Fort Simpson (manager)
- Chris Cli-Hopf, Yellowknife (coach)
- Deneze Nakehk'o, Yellowknife (coach)
- Heather Nakehk'o, Yellowknife (manager)
- Lucia Nakehk'o, Yellowknife (manager)
- Andrea Lowing, Yellowknife (coach)
- Andrea Modeste, Deline (manager)
- Matthew Gray, Yellowknife (coach)
- Todd Moran, Yellowknife (coach)
- Glen Tingmiak, Yellowknife (coach)
- Floyd Daniels, Hay River (manager)
- Edward Landry, Fort Providence (coach)
- Adeline Landry, Fort Providence (coach)
- Coady Duncan, Hay River (coach)
- Taylor Reid, Hay River (manager)
Track and field
- Robert Plamondon, Hay River (coach)
- Lorraine McDonald, Hay River (manager)
- Sydney Dunlop, Yellowknife (coach)
- Leonard Chadwick, Fort Smith (coach)
- Albertine Gambler, Fort Smith (coach)
- Marvin Simpson, Inuvik (manager)
source: Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT
- Tim Gordon, Inuvik (coach)
- Shona Barbour, Inuvik (manager)
See a future edition of NWT News/North for the recap and results.
Off and running
REGINA - The 2014 North American Indigenous Games are underway and Team Nunavut already has some action under its belts.
Basketball was first up as the girls U19 squad were in action against Team New York in their lone game of the day. The U19 boys got underway this morning against B.C. The badminton athletes also hit the court for the first time as the U16 boys and U19 girls saw action in singles play. Volleyball serves things up for the first time on Wednesday and the U19 girls squad will be in action versus New Brunswick, while the U19 boys will begin tomorrow evening against Alberta.
Everything wraps up on Saturday with the closing ceremony and you can see the next edition of Nunavut News/North for a complete rundown of how Team Nunavut fared.
Meanwhile in the NWT...
INUVIK - The Circumpolar Northern Games get underway tomorrow in Inuvik and Team Nunavut will be one of four contingents with athletes competing in the 45th edition of the event.
A total of 25 athletes from the territory will be competing in such events as the one-foot high kick, knuckle hop and sledge jump, among other events.
The NWT, Alaska and Nunavik are the other contingents sending teams to the event.
Everything will wrap up on Friday with the closing ceremony with Saturday being a travel day.
Preparing for the games
IKALUKTUTIAK/CAMBRIDGE BAY - The schedule is now up for the Arctic Summer Games happening in Cambridge Bay from Aug. 1 to 4.
The opening day will feature the opening ceremony at Killinik High School, followed by the one-foot kick event, also at the school.
Day two will see several events happening at the school, such as the bench reach, stick jump and two-foot high kick, among others. Day three will have the Kitikmeot arm pull, knuckle hop and Alaskan high kick and day four will wrap up the event with the airplane, one-hand reach and swing kick.
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