Sask. First Nations Games kick off this weekend

By Geoff Lee

March 24, 2016 10:07 AM

Sunday and Monday scheduled events

The opening ceremonies of the Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games will be held at the Onion Lake Cree Nation Arena Sunday at 6 p.m.
Accreditation for games officials will take place earlier in the day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m at Jack Kemp School in Lloydminster.
Approximately 3,500 young athletes will take part in a variety of sports in both host communities representing 13 regional/tribal council teams in Saskatchewan.
The teams include Agency Chiefs Tribal Council, Battlefords Tribal Council, Battlefords Agency Tribal Council, File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council and Onion Lake First Onion.
Also competing are Team Woodland, Southeast Tribal Council Yorkton Tribal Council, Team Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation.
Rounding out the competition is Meadow Lake Tribal Council, Prince Albert Grand Council, Saskatoon Tribal Council and Touchwood Agency Tribal Council.
The events get under way Monday in Lloydminster including a cultural/elder venue at the Friendship Centre from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Basketball, Broomball, curling, hockey Atoms, Peewee, Bantam and volleyball get off the ground at 7 a.m. at various venues throughout the city.
Badminton kicks off at 8 a.m. Monday at the Servus Sports Centre in Lloydminster.
Check www.sask2016.com for a complete schedule of events and venues.

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