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COMMUNITY RELATIONS
& INVESTMENT
At SIGA, one of our values speaks to the sharing of our land and sharing our resources. The guiding principle,
Wîtaskêwin, reminds us to give back to the communities where we live and operate.
SPONSORSHIP
In 2014-2015 SIGA’s community relations sponsorship program provided
a $1.7M investment into charitable and non-profit based organizations
in Saskatchewan.
SIGA continues to make a positive impact through its investment in its targeted sectors. These sectors include
education/training, health and well-being, sports and recreation, business/tourism, and arts and culture. SIGA
continues to make a difference in the quality of life for the socially, physically and economically disadvantaged as
well as those with special needs.
In 2014-2015, SIGA contributed to hundreds of community organizations, including the North American
Indigenous Games, Ronald McDonald House, Canadian Diabetes Association, Saskatchewan Native Theatre
Company, Special Olympics Saskatchewan, All Nations Healing Hospital, Kidsport, Big Brothers and Big Sisters,
Saskatchewan Red Cross, Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre, First Nations University of Canada Pow Wow,
Safe Drinking Water Foundations educational kits for schools, University of Saskatchewan youth programs,
Literacy for Life, and READ Saskatoon just to name a few.
SPONSORSHIP HIGHLIGHTS:
THE NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES (NAIG)
SIGA was pleased to be a Nova Platinum Sponsor for the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) which
was held in Regina in July of 2014. NAIG only occurs every four years in North America. This event brought
together athletes and teams from the 26 regions in North America’s Indigenous communities as they competed
in 15 different sports. The participating teams included 13 Canadian provinces and territories and 13 regions
from the United States (US).
5,000 athletes
1,000 coaching staff
200 team management and mission personnel
100 professional host society staff and contractors
It was the largest event to be held in Saskatchewan in 2014 and SIGA was very proud to be one of its top sponsors.
3,000 host community volunteers
300 VIPs & VVIPs
200 cultural and entertainment performers
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