Nunavut, Nunavik teams set for Arctic Winter Games - Nunatsiaq News

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Sending much than 300 athletes, squad members to lawsuit that opens Jan. 29 successful Alberta

More than 300 athletes, coaches and squad members from Nunavut and Nunavik are heading to the 2023 Arctic Winter Games aboriginal this month.

The Games are acceptable to instrumentality spot successful Wood Buffalo, Alta., from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, showcasing a scope of sports competitions for bluish and Arctic athletes and promoting diversion competition, taste accumulation and societal enactment among northerners.

Team Nunavut is sending 274 athletes and squad members from 21 communities, announced cook de ngo Mariele dePeuter successful the team’s authoritative media guide.

Team Nunavik announced the 55 members of its squad connected its authoritative Facebook page.

A region’s squad is made up of athletes, coaches and younker ambassadors who volition enactment arsenic volunteers for the big nine during the games, arsenic good arsenic taste performers, managers and further staff.

The 2023 Games volition big astir 2,100 participants from Nunavut, Nunavik, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Greenland, bluish Alberta, Finland and Norway.

Athletes volition vie successful 21 sports successful 4 categories: Traditional sports, Nordic sports, indoor sports and crystal sports.

Team Nunavut volition vie successful Arctic sports, badminton, basketball, curling, Dene games, hockey, abbreviated way velocity skating, array tennis, volleyball, wrestling and futsal.

Representing the taste contingent connected the squad is the Inuksuk Drum Dancers from Iqaluit. The radical volition execute accepted Inuit music, including pharynx singing and drum dancing, and modern Inuit songs from crossed Nunavut arsenic portion of the weeklong docket of events.

Team Nunavik volition vie successful Arctic sports, Dene games, array tennis, badminton, snowshoes, and volition enactment successful the taste contingent.

The inaugural Arctic Winter Games were launched successful 1970 successful Yellowknife. Since then, the Games person been held each 2 years successful antithetic circumpolar regions of the world.

This year’s Arctic Winter Games volition beryllium the archetypal to beryllium held since 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic forced cancellation of the planned 2020 Games successful Whitehorse.

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