May 18, 2016

Wendake,  May 18, 2016 – The First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Health and Social Services Commission (FNQLHSSC) is proud to launch the website for team Eastern Door and the North (EDN) in preparation for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).


Mandated by the Assembly of First Nations Quebec-Labrador (AFNQL) to promote sports and recreation, the FNQLHSSC is proud to coordinate team EDN, which will be representing Quebec First Nations and Inuit at one of the continent’s largest sports and cultural events, the NAIG, taking place in Toronto in July 2017. “The North American Indigenous Games provide an opportunity for communities to come together, promote, inspire and support healthy lifestyles for Aboriginal youth. It is with great pride that the AFNQL supports the regional team Eastern Door and the North,” says Ghislain Picard, Chief of the AFNQL.

“This will be the first time the Games are being held in Eastern Canada. It’s a great opportunity for Aboriginal youth in Quebec to celebrate their identity and athletic excellence while experiencing diverse cultures from across Canada and the United States,” said Sophie Picard, Chief of Mission for team EDN.


Visit regularly team EDN website at www.pen-edn.com as it will be the principal source of information about team EDN, selection camps, sponsors, coaches and athletes’ profiles, and any news or announcements regarding preparations for the 2017 NAIG. Become an EDN fan by supporting our athletes on EDN Facebook page.


About the NAIG

The NAIG are a multifunctional and multidisciplinary event involving more than 5,000 Aboriginal youth aged 12-19 years old in Canada and the United States. It comprises 14 sports competitions, in a maximum of three age categories in each sport, for male and female participants. The NAIG also offer a dynamic cultural program featuring local artists and indigenous cultural groups from across North America.


About team EDN

Team EDN is representing Aboriginal youth in the region of Quebec at the NAIG. The team offers an environment where its athletes can perform in the spirit of friendship in a competitive setting that celebrates culture. The athletes who join team EDN undergo extensive training for months or even years. The athletes representing the region of Quebec have earned a spot on the team through their hard work, dedication and determination to be a part of this important event.


About the FNQLHSSC

The FNQLHSSC is a non-profit organization that is responsible for supporting the efforts of Quebec First Nations in planning and delivering culturally appropriate and preventive health and social services programs.



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Geneviève Voyer, Community Projects Development Agent




Chantal Cleary, Communication Officer