The clock is ticking for young aboriginal athletes interested in representing their people and province at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games.
An estimated 6,000 participants will converge on Regina, Sask., from July 20-27 for multi-sport competitions, cultural events and sharing opportunities.
The Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Circle of Newfoundland and Labrador is preparing its athletes and coaches for the province’s second trip to the Games.
A total of 73 competitors — who must have aboriginal status and be born in 1995 or later — will be selected to represent the province in athletics, badminton, golf, shooting, swimming, wrestling and volleyball.
Team Newfoundland and Labrador had 34 athletes participate in the 2008 Games held in Cowichan, B.C. where the province captured 18 medals.
Those interested in being a member of the provincial team have until March 14 to express their desire for participation to Todd Winters at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-709-896-9218. They can also call Mike Alexander at the Bay St. George Aboriginal Sport Recreation Circle of Newfoundland and Labrador.