Sudbury, Ontario Canada will host the inaugural Ontario Aboriginal Summer Games July 17th and 18th, 2004, to be held at the Laurentian University Track Facilities. Aboriginal competitors from across Ontario will travel to participate in games which will be focusing on track and field for this very first event. As the games grow, sports will be added with hopes in building participation and sport development for the North American Indigenous Games.
The event will gather some of the most talented young track and field athletes and yet offer provincial experience to many new athletes just starting out. Competitors, families, volunteers and spectators will enjoy a day and a half of great competition, friendship and cultural sharing. The competition is open to Aboriginal competitors starting at the bantam age 1991-1992 to Senior events 1985 and older. For special needs athletes who are 1990 and older there is an open Special Olympic event.
The Ontario Aboriginal Sports Circle (OASC), an organization that is the provincial voice for Aboriginal Sport along with the Meet Directors, Janice Forsyth and Guy Shultz were Team Ontario medal winners at the 2002 North American Indigenous Games held in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Shelley Burnham-Shognosh, PR Manager of OASC anticipates this to be a great gathering and looking forward to it becoming one of the largest Aboriginal sporting events in Ontario.
To be included in this event is a small opening & closing ceremony which has a cultural component.
For more information for the Ontario Aboriginal Summer Games as a volunteer, spectator, Aboriginal Craft vendor or participant, visit the Ontario Aboriginal Sports Circle website, www.oasc.net or call at 1-866-247-0083. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Strong Rural Communities
The McGuinty government is moving forward on an agenda for growing strong rural communities. Our government is delivering real, positive change in the priorities that we share with Ontarians.
As part of our government’s commitment to Ontario’s rural communities, the McGuinty government is developing a Rural Plan, which will articulate the government’s vision for rural communities and provide a co-ordinated approach to shaping policy and delivering the programs and services that rural communities need most.
We invite you to provide comments on our consultation paper by reviewing it and completing the online workbook.
We will be accepting comments until July 30, 2004.
Together, we can build a strong rural Ontario with a quality of life that is second to none.
Thanks for participating in this important process.