2016 Ontario Aboriginal Summer Games set to begin

SIX NATIONS/BRANTFORD – The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario (ASWCO) is set to host the 2016 Ontario Aboriginal Summer Games for the first time.

The Games will take place July 19 to 21, 2016 in Brantford and Six Nations. The 2016 OSAG will serve as the first official #NAIG2017 tryout for Team Ontario, and will provide athletes with development and competition opportunities that will prepare them for 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

The Games will include age classed archery, held at Six Nations, athletics, at the Brantford/Kiwanis Field; canoe and kayak at Six Nations/ Chiefswood Park; lacrosse, at the Six Nations/Gaylord Powless Arena; golf, hosted at Monthill Gold Course; rifle shooting, at Six Nations; and swimming at the Brantford/Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre.

This event is for Ontario’s top Aboriginal athletes who were born between 1998 and 2003.

Details of the multi-sport event, were announced at a Tournament Capital of Ontario network luncheon at the Woodland Cultural Centre on June 9. About 200 athletes, aged 13 to 18, from across the province are expected to participate.

“It’s not only going to be a sporting event but a very large cultural celebration,” said Lauren King, volunteer co-ordinator and event marketing director with the aboriginal council.

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