Come celebrate Ottawa’s bid to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games

April 10, 2018
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Show your community spirit and join in the fun at an event celebrating Ottawa’s bid to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

Join Deputy Mayor Mark Taylor, Chief Kirby Whiteduck, representatives from the 2020 NAIG Host Candidate Bid Committee and members of the community as they gather to welcome the Site Evaluation Committee to Ottawa. 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 a.m.
Location: Horticulture Building, Lansdowne, 1525 Princess Patricia Way

For more information about the event, visit www.Ottawa2020naig.com.

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 2020 NAIG will be the tenth edition and the 30-year anniversary of the Games.

The 2017 edition of the Games 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 are 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.

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