New Traditional Games Tour

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January 28, 2011 - This winter, elementary school students from across the Northwest Territories will have the opportunity to try traditional games such as the one-foot high kick and the stick pull.

“We are introducing these games to children at a younger age,” said the Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), Robert C. McLeod. “We hope to create a passion for the cultural and physically active aspects of the games that will remain with them for life.”

Staff from MACA, along with a group of youth ambassadors, will be delivering the traditional games workshops as part of MACA’s Traditional Games Strategy, which aims to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles in cultural pursuits and to encourage youth leadership.Workshops are scheduled for:

  • Beaufort-Delta Region (Aklavik and Tuktoyaktuk): January 17 to January 20, 2011
  • North Slave Region (Whati and Gameti): January 24 to January 28, 2011
  • Deh Cho Region (Fort Simpson and Fort Liard): February 7 to February 11, 2011
  • Sahtu Region (Fort Good Hope and Norman Wells): February 14 to February 18, 2011
  • South Slave Region (Fort Smith and Hay River): March 7 to March 11, 2011

The Government of the Northwest Territories is working to build our future by promoting healthy and active living among children and youth. Improving the physical and mental wellbeing of our youth will create healthy, educated Northerners as envisioned in the 16th Assembly’s vision of Northerners Working Together.

For more information, contact:

David Maguire
Communications/Website Advisor
Municipal and Community Affairs
Phone: (867) 920-3092