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‘It brings us together’: Tony Cote Winter Games welcome athletes from all over province – MBC Network Radio Online

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 201890 Views

Apr 3, 2018

It’s a full house in Saskatoon this week for the Tony Cote First Nations Winter Games.

Drum songs and a smoke machine were part of Monday night’s opening ceremonies at the Circle Drive Alliance Church, with thousands of young Indigenous athletes crowding into the centre. They bore flags, banners, clappers, and used their voices to usher in each territory’s teams from all over the province.

Norris Paskwa is a former athlete at the games and current coach for File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council Atom and Peewee female hockey team. She said she’s passing on a love of athletics to her kids who are playing this year.

“It’s a family tradition I guess you could say,” Pasqua said. “It brings us together I guess. We work at the tribal council, my husband and I as well, so we’re a big part of it, just bringing our communities together and being proud of our nation.”

Read More: https://www.mbcradio.com/2018/04/brings-us-together-tony-cote-winter-games-welcome-athletes-province

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