Peninsula youth representing B.C. at Indigenous Games

Games taking place throughout the week in Regina, Sask.

A group of young athletes were treated to a special meal at Tsawout First Nation before they headed to Regina this week for the North American Indigenous Games.

A large group gathered at the Tsawout Gymnasium last Wednesday night to bid farewell to eight athletes who were headed to the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina this week.

The athletes and their supporters were served a special meal and speeches were made by elders from the community in support of the youth who are competing in various sporting events at the games.

“We want to thank everyone for taking the time to come out and support these young athletes,” said Pauquachin First Nation Chief Bruce Underwood.

Elder Ray Peter from Lake Cowichan First Nation encouraged the youth to be supportive of one another and believe in themselves throughout the games.

“When you compete, you always do your best. Be strong in your belief of each other, yourselves and what you can do,” he counselled.

The games, which started last Sunday and run until July 27, draw over 4500 people to Regina from all over Canada and the northern United States.

For the latest information and results from the games, visit regina2014naig.com.

 

reporter@peninsulanewsreview.com

 

 

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