Team Preparations Begin for the 2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
Aboriginal Sport Circle – OTTAWA (December 14, 2017): The Aboriginal Sport Circle together with the community of Membertou, Nova Scotia will co-host the 17th annual National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) May 6-12, 2018 in Membertou, NS. The NAHC serves as the premiere competition for young Aboriginal hockey players in Canada. Elite Bantam/Midget aged male and female Aboriginal youth from First Nations, Inuit and Metis across all thirteen provinces and territories compete in this annual event.
The NAHC’s long-term vision was to create an event that fostered cultural unity and encouraged grassroots and regional Aboriginal hockey development. Guided by the leadership of the NAHC Working Group Members Jeff Spencer and Mel Whitesell, the Championship has delivered on these objectives and continues to be a growing success.
Special opportunity: Media and spectators are invited to drop by the Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill on Saturday December 16th starting at 10:00am EST, to watch Team Ontario in action as they prepare for the 2018 NAHC. (In the event of inclement weather, registered participants will instead skate at the Canadian Tire Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators.) http://aswco.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/ato-ottawa.jpg
“This is going to be an unbelievable once in a lifetime opportunity for kids and their families to watch them skate on the Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill, while competing for a roster spot for Aboriginal Team Ontario” Wesley Marsden, General Manager, Team Ontario
For additional 2018 NAHC details please refer to www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca
For additional information on the Aboriginal Sport Circle, the national voice in sport, fitness, culture and recreation pursuits for the Aboriginal peoples in Canada please refer to www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca.
Aboriginal Sport Circle
“Aboriginal Sport Circle” c/o House of Sport, RA Centre
2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa, ON, K1H 7X7