By TRT Staff with notes from osig.iswo.com
PROVINCIAL — Registration for the Ontario Summer Indigenous Games (OSIG) opened on April 29 for athletes residing in Ontario, featuring over 10 of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) sports.
The games are scheduled to take place from July 28-31, 2022, in the City of Ottawa, on the traditional territory and homelands of the Algonquin Peoples. The Games will bring together and showcase the many athletic talents of Indigenous youth from across Ontario. More than five-hundred youth are expected to attend, along with their coaches, team managers, friends and families.
OSIG will feature eleven of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) sports and will be an athlete identifier for Team Ontario. Athletes will have the opportunity to compete in one of the following sport categories: athletics, badminton, basketball, baseball, lacrosse/box, soccer, softball, swimming, wrestling and volleyball.
Formerly known as the Ontario Indigenous Summer Games, the Games first took place in 2016, within the Southwest Region in partnership with the Six Nations of the Grand River. The 2022 Games will feature a new tournament format and will give Ontario youth the chance to develop their skills alongside their peers and ready them selves for greater levels of competition.
The Games are considered important for the celebration of Indigenous athletes, backgrounds and communities’, and youth from distinct communities from across the province will have the opportunity to share and learn from each other and make connections that will last a lifetime.