TEAM BC WINS OVERALL TEAM TITLE FOR 2017 NAIG

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After a week of competitions at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), Team BC has won the Overall Team Title. Team BC competed in 13 sports and won a total of 176 medals (65 gold, 57 Silver, 54 bronze) over the course of the competition week. This put the team in first place, 12 medals ahead of Team Saskatchewan. This is the second time BC has won the Overall Team Title at the NAIG, after winning the award at the 2014 NAIG in Regina, Saskatchewan.
NAIG
GOLD: 65
SILVER: 57

BRONZE: 54
Total: 176

 

TEAM BC SWEEPS NAIG SOCCER

16U female soccer team
16U female soccer team

On the final day of NAIG competition, the 16U female soccer team played an intense championship game against Team Saskatchewan for the gold medal. The team played incredibly well and shut out the opposing team with a final score of 4 – 0. “It was an incredible experience” said Coach Fred Wilson. “All of our opponents were skilled, respectful and fun to play against. The officiating was excellent and the playing fields were perfect.”

19U female soccer team built off of the moment of the 16U girls with another shut out performance for BC. The team won 3 – 0 against Team EDN with many outstanding plays, including Danessa Dandurand’s goal.

Team BC swept all four soccer gold medals at the 2017 NAIG!

 

U16 FEMALE VOLLEYBALL BRINGS HOME SILVER IN THE FINAL COMPETITION OF THE 2017 NAIG!

U16 FEMALE VOLLEYBALL BRINGS HOME SILVER IN THE FINAL COMPETITION OF THE 2017 NAIG!
U16 FEMALE VOLLEYBALL BRINGS HOME SILVER IN THE FINAL COMPETITION OF THE 2017 NAIG!

The 16U female volleyball team fought their hearts out in the gold medal game against Team Alberta on the final day of NAIG competition. In a battle that went to the fifth set, the team never gave up, digging deeper and diving off the court to keep the rally in play. The girls lost the first set but made an exciting comeback in the second and third to keep them in contention for the gold medal. Team BC eventually lost the fourth and fifth set, earning them second place overall in the tournament. Thanks to Head Coach, Kristi Howell, the team formed an unbelievably strong bond in their short time together. Kristi believes “forming relationships off the court is what builds trust in your teammates and ultimately builds trust in your coach.” Anna McCarthy from Dawson Creek, who played power position for the team says, “I’m proud of my silver medal and proud of all my teammates who I love like a family.”

Team BC’s 19U female team also played their final games today with the team placing fourth after a loss against Team Ontario.

CONGRATULATIONS TEAM BC FOR AN INCREDIBLE WEEK AT THE 2017 NAIG!

 

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