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City of Ottawa showcases support for 2020 North American Indigenous Games bid

April 11, 2018
Announcements and Events

In support of Ottawa’s bid to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), the City of Ottawa will officially welcome the NAIG Council Site Evaluation Committee starting tomorrow morning.

Join Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor, Chief Kirby Whiteduck, representatives from the 2020 NAIG Host Candidate Bid Committee and members of the community for an event welcoming the Site Evaluation Committee to Ottawa and highlighting local support for the Games bid. The event will include performances by JUNO Award winners Silla + Rise, as well as Metis jiggers and Algonquin performers.

Date: Thursday April 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne, 1525 Princess Patricia Way

Contact Information
Abidah Shirazi
Director, Marketing and Communications
Ottawa 2020 NAIG Bid Committee
416-825-3348

About the North American Indigenous Games
The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) began in the 1990's and are a vehicle to support the development of Indigenous athletes and cultural self-determination. The NAIG celebrates the athletic achievements and distinct cultural heritage of Indigenous youth and their communities from across Turtle Island (North America), with seven days of sport competitions and cultural activities. The 2017 NAIG, which took place in Toronto, Ontario, featured more than 5,000 participants, competing in 14 sports, generating an economic impact of $44.3 million. The NAIG is listed as Call to Action #88 in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report outlining 94 Calls to Action. For more about the NAIG, visit www.naigcouncil.com. The 2020 NAIG will be the tenth edition and the 30-year anniversary of the Games.

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