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ARCTIC WINTER GAMES INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE REVOKES COVID-19 VACCINE POLICY

November 18, 2022 (Whitehorse, YT) The Arctic Winter Games International Committeerevokes Policy on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines. Effective immediately, the Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC) hasrevoked its Policy on Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccines to align with current public healthadvice. This means that the AWGIC will no longer require participating athletes,coaches, managers, mission staff, and others to …

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EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: AWG SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR CULTURAL GALA ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

The Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is launching an expression of interest for an Artistic Director to plan and execute the Cultural Gala for the 2023 Arctic Winter Games. The Artistic Director will bring their vision and producing experience while working in collaboration with cultural participants, a choreographer and a production team. …

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WOOD BUFFALO 2023 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES UNVEILS INDIGENOUS SPORT GALLERY HONOUREES

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 4, 2022) – The Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society unveiled 35 Indigenous Sport Gallery Honourees during an Honouree Dinner at the Fort McMurray Golf Club Thursday evening marking 87 days out from the Games. 87 Days Out reflects Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #87, which the …

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WOOD BUFFALO 2023 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES ACCEPTING TORCHBEARER NOMINATIONS

(Fort McMurray, AB – November 1, 2022) – The Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is accepting nominations for torchbearers to be a part of the Torch Relay taking place in January 2023. The Torch Relay will visit eight communities across the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and engage with residents through a …

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WOOD BUFFALO 2023 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES SEEKING INDIGENOUS ARTIST TO DESIGN HODGSON TROPHY PIN BAG

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 24, 2022) – The Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society in collaboration with the Arctic Winter Games International Committee (AWGIC) is inviting Indigenous artists to participate in a design competition to create a pin bag as part of the Hodgson Trophy award. Artists are encouraged to produce a …

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WOOD BUFFALO 2023 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR INDIGENOUS SPORT GALLERY

(Fort McMurray, AB – October 18, 2022) – To support Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action #87, the Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is creating an Indigenous Sport Gallery and is inviting people within the region to nominate an Indigenous athlete or person who has contributed to the development of sport and …

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PERFORMING ARTS ENSEMBLES WANTED FOR THE 2023 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES

Team Alberta North is looking for youth performers, 15 to 22 years of age, who will serve as cultural delegates for Team Alberta North and support the Games’ objectives. Performers will participate in the following: Daily Performances: Pop-up performances and collaborative productions. Cultural Galas: Two evening performances showcasing each delegation’s cultural participants performing project at …

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WOOD BUFFALO 2023 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES RECEIVES BUTTON BLANKET FROM WHITEHORSE 2020 TO CARRY ON EDUCATION AND RECONCILIATION EFFORTS

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 21, 2022) – The Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games Host Society is pleased to have received a traditional button blanket and a #91 Truth and Reconciliation flag and pins from the Whitehorse 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society to carry on its path of reconciliation education. During a cultural …

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WOOD BUFFALO 2023 ARCTIC WINTER GAMES LAUNCHES VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION AND A POWERFUL PARTNERSHIP

(Fort McMurray, AB – September 8, 2022) Thursday, September 8, marks the official launch of volunteer registration for the Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games. The Host Society is now inviting the community and beyond to be a part of the action and officially register as a Games volunteer. An estimated 2,000 people are needed to …

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