• North American Indigenous Games 2014: An opportunity to exchange, share and perform
Aug 07, 2014

Wendake, Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – The executive management of the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) wishes to recognize the participation of close to 250 athletes from Quebec First Nations in the North American Indigenous Games held in Regina, July 20-26. Coming from all across Quebec, the young people from “THE TEAM EASTERN DOOR AND THE NORTH” put in a strong showing, finishing fourth overall with a total of 58 medals, including 20 gold medals.

The team excelled in a number of sports, including lacrosse, athletics, canoeing, wrestling, soccer, badminton, golf, volleyball, archery and softball. The event enabled the athletes to meet other young people who share their ambitions. They were also able to participate in various cultural activities.

The FNQLHSSC congratulates the entire team for their perseverance in training, will to win, ambition, competitive spirit, concentration and above all, their discipline. These athletes are models of effort and determination for all young First Nations of Quebec. Through their actions, they are also promoters of health and well-being. Let’s celebrate their success!

In closing, it is important to highlight the work of the trainers, coaches, mission staff and the Chef de Mission. Without them, this experience would not have been possible.

Congratulations to all from the FNQLHSSC team and thank you to Health Canada and the ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport for their financial support.




Source:    Chantal Cleary, communication officer


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