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Fans of hockey? Eskasoni ‘breathes and lives’ it – CBC

May 13, 2022 At least 250 children are in minor hockey or after-school programs. This story is part of a series from CBC’s Eskasoni Community Bureau, based out of the Sarah Denny Cultural Centre. This series comes from weeks of conversations with community members about what they feel is important to see, hear and read on […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202214 Views

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Up to $1.1 million to support the 2022 Memorial Cup in Saint John

29 April 2022 SAINT JOHN (GNB) – The provincial government is providing up to $1.1 million to support the host committee of the 2022 Memorial Cup in Saint John from June 20 to 29. The Memorial Cup is the national championship of the Canadian Hockey League, a consortium of three major junior leagues operating in […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202229 Views

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2 Mi’kmaw runners credit community support for helping them reach Boston Marathon finish line – CBC

Apr 24, 2022 Both hope their 42.2 km races inspire kids to stay healthy Uplifted by the beauty of the city and the cheers from the crowd, two Mi’kmaw runners from Unama’ki, known as Cape Breton, N.S., finished the 126th annual Boston Marathon on Monday. Leurette LaBobe said she did it for her kids. “My son […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 202226 Views

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Indigenous runner the first to represent his First Nation at the Boston Marathon – CTV

April 18, 2022 When Mi’kmaq amateur runner Jarvis Googoo raced the 126th Boston Marathon on Monday, it became a day of firsts. Googoo became the first from We’koqma’q First Nation in Nova Scotia to qualify for and compete in the race. He crossed the finish line in three hours and 15 minutes. Before Googoo left […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 202222 Views

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Q&A: Ryan Francis on Willie O’Ree Award, Mario Lemieux and Indigenous girls hockey – Sportsnet

As one of three finalists for the NHL’s Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award, Ryan Francis is being recognized for using hockey to change lives. But it was an impromptu letter after reading a library book that changed Francis’ life via the game of hockey. Francis grew up in Cole Harbour only two streets away from […]

by ahnationtalk on April 18, 202227 Views

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Mi’kmaw athlete says wheelchair basketball is a way to keep being herself – CBC

Mar 25, 2022 Desiree Isaac-Pictou says sport a way to stay competitive after double amputation Desiree Isaac-Pictou grew up surrounded by sports in Eel River Bar First Nation, Ugpi’ganjig, about 297 kilometres north of Moncton, N.B. The 22-year-old says she loved competing in volleyball and basketball, and competed in the North American Indigenous Games twice. But […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202231 Views

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NS Government: Province Invests in Sport and Recreation

March 21, 2022 Sport and recreation organizations can continue to promote healthy living, improve their infrastructure, and provide more inclusive and accessible programming with a $10.1-million investment from the Province. “Sports and recreation infrastructure is crucial to keeping our communities healthy, strong and connected,” said Timothy Halman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and MLA […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 202298 Views

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Cape Breton Eagles to wear Mi’kmaw-inspired jerseys on Friday – CBC

Mar 16, 2022 Attire is part of team’s first annual heritage game, which honours Cape Breton’s history and culture The Cape Breton Eagles will be wearing socks and jerseys at Friday night’s game designed to replicate the regalia of Membertou First Nation Chief Terry Paul. The attire is part of the team’s first annual heritage […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202229 Views

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MSVU women’s soccer program collaborating with Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia

March 10, 2022 Halifax County United Soccer Club and the Mount Saint Vincent University Mystics women’s soccer program are delighted to share that they have been selected by Team Mi’kmaw Nova Scotia to manage and coach the 2023 North America Indigenous Games soccer teams. Co-led by MSVU head coach Danielle Cyr and HCU President Richard […]

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 202237 Views

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Minister St-Onge Meets with Atlantic Region Sport Partners

From: Canadian Heritage January 14, 2022 Diversity and inclusion in the sport community are two of the Government of Canada’s top priorities. The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sport and Minister responsible for the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, hosted a virtual roundtable today with representatives from the Aboriginal Sport […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 2022124 Views

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