The Toronto 2017 NAIG Community Tour will be stopped in Fort Albany First Nation February 10-12. The Community Tour celebrates the unifying power of sport and culture by linking communities across Ontario, from the northern tip to the southern shores. The tour will include stops across the Province of Ontario to bring the excitement of the upcoming Games to individual communities. The tour will also engage youth in physical literacy, wellness and nutrition awareness and the celebration of Indigenous cultural distinctiveness.
In partnership with the Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario, the Toronto 2017 NAIG Community Tour will include sport activations, cultural workshops and opportunities for athlete development.
The February 10-12 schedule in Fort Albany will feature:
Tryouts for Team Ontario for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games Peetabeck Academy;
Traditional winter games like snowshoeing and Baaga'adowe (Ojibwe Lacrosse);
Bushcraft and wilderness skills;
Setting rabbit snares;
Cooking traditional foods;
Ice fishing and spearing;
Fish cleaning and preparation;
Fort Albany history;
Moose and goose calling contest
The events will kick off with an opening ceremony at 6pm on Friday February 10.