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2014 NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES TEAM SASK DEVELOPMENT
Throughout the fiscal year and leading into the spring of 2014, the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN)
with the Métis Nation of Saskatchewan (MNS) conducted tryouts to recruit and develop Team Saskatchewan for the
2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina, SK.
SIGA had a large impact on the team development for Team Saskatchewan. From this funding, aboriginal athletes
from all over Saskatchewan were able to participate in the week-long event. SIGA was very proud to be a sponsor of
Team Saskatchewan and even more proud that Team Saskatchewan finished 2nd overall in the standing during the
competition out of 23 regional teams.
FIRST NATIONS UNIVERSITY OF CANADA (FNUC) 36TH ANNUAL SPRING
CELEBRATION POW WOW
Once again SIGA was a Thunderbird sponsor of FNUC’s spring Pow Wow which was held April 12 & 13th, 2014 in Regina.
Marking the Pow Wow’s 36th year, FNUC’s annual spring celebration Pow Wow is the first of the season and is considered
by many as the official “kick-off” to the annual Pow Wow season. It is a celebration of spring and a sharing of First Nations
culture through song, dance, ceremony and craft that adds to the diversity and cultural mosaic of Regina.
Along with being a significant tourist draw, the FNUC Pow Wow is one of the largest
events of its kind attracting over
7,000 visitors
and more than
800 dancers and singers
from across Canada and the United States.
RONALD MCDONALD ADOPT-A-ROOM PROGRAM
SIGA entered into a three-year commitment to the Ronald McDonald House in Saskatoon in support of their Adopt-A-Room
initiative. Ronald McDonald House Saskatchewan provides a welcome retreat for families who are often exhausted emotionally
and physically following medical treatment for a seriously ill child. Projections are that they will serve 12,000 families a year
while remaining the only Ronald McDonald House in Saskatchewan.
800 dancers
and singers
7,000 visitors
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