Team Nunavut seeking volunteers for 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse

Applications also open for several sport and recreation programs

Arctic Bay athletes at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in the South Slave region of the N.W.T. From left: Kristine Qamaniq Oyukuluk won bronze, Crystal Qaunnaq Enoogoo won gold and set a new record, and Elvina Natanine won silver. (Photo courtesy of Team Nunavut)

By Nunatsiaq News

Team Nunavut needs volunteers for the 2020 Arctic Winter Games in Whitehorse, Yukon.

Anyone over 25 who is actively involved in sports and recreation can apply to join the Team Nunavut Mission Staff.

The Arctic Winter Games, which brings together northern and Arctic athletes, was held in Iqaluit in 2002.

In 2020, there will be 21 sporting events in four categories: traditional sports, Nordic sports, indoor sports and ice sports.

As well, the Government of Nunavut is looking for applicants for a number of programs and awards related to sport and recreation.

Know a Nunavut youth leader between the ages of 16 and 21? The Nunavut Youth Ambassador Program is looking for people to join their team.

The ambassador program uses sports and recreation to teach positive values and foster respect, tolerance and intercultural awareness.

The Sports Awards Program is looking for achievements and contributions made by anyone—athletes, coaches or volunteers—who’s helped develop sports in Nunavut. Awards include Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Team of the Year, Official of the Year, Coach of the Year and the Special Recognition Award.

Or if you, or someone you know, are studying physical education, kinesiology, sport administration, sport sciences or recreation, then you may be interested in the Sports and Recreation Scholarship Program, which is open to post-secondary students at recognized colleges or universities.

Last year, the scholarships were valued up to $5,000 each.

Those interested in applying for any of these programs can contact SRInfo@gov.nu.ca at the Department of Community and Government Services, Sports and Recreation Division, for more information.

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