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The 2023 Arctic Winter Games kick off Sunday in Wood Buffalo

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The flame of the Arctic Winter Games will travel across some of the most northern communities in Alberta this week, on its way to Fort McMurray for the 2023 edition of the event that combines northern sports and culture.

The Arctic Winter Games is an international competition for athletes from Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, northern Alberta, Alaska, Greenland, Finland and Norway.

The event runs January 29-February 4 and will include a myriad of sports including alpine skiing, snowshoeing and Dene Games, with athletes competing in 21 sports in four categories: Traditional sports, Nordic sports, indoor sports and ice sports.

It will also showcase cultural exhibitions and social interaction among northerners, at multiple venues in Fort McMurray, Anzac and Fort McKay.

The 2023 Games will host approximately 2,100 participants

The games will kick off on Sunday evening, with the opening ceremonies at Legacy Dodge Field (MacDonald Island Park)

On February 1, there will be a pop-up art gallery of local Indigenous art created intentionally to represent the issues of Missing, Murdered & Exploited Indigenous Peoples. The gallery will be followed by a creative activity based on the information they experienced and will obtain the 2023 AWG Red Dress pin.

More information on the 2023 Arctic Winter Games in Wood Buffalo can be found here



The Halluci Nation will headline the 2023 Arctic Winter Games Opening Ceremonies





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