Thursday, November 27, 2008

Community Invited to the 2010 Arctic Winter Games Warm-Up Event


Community Invited to the 2010 Arctic Winter Games Warm-Up Event

Grande Prairie, Alberta – The community is invited to join the fun at a “Warm-Up” party after this Sunday’s Santa Claus parade. The family event, hosted by the 2010 Arctic Winter Games, will be held at Muskoseepi Park from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sunday, November 30.
There will be free hot chocolate and cookies, colouring activities, an Arctic Sport demonstration and a chance to find out how you can volunteer for this international sport and cultural event, to be held in our city from March 6-13, 2010.

You’ll also get a chance to take your picture with the Arctic Winter Games pachyrhinosuarus mascot and Grande Prairie’s newest citizen. The dinosaur mascot was “hatched” from an egg at last Sunday’s Storm Game. Submissions for a name for the 2010 Games mascot are welcome at Sunday’s Warm-Up event or by logging in online at www.awg2010.org.


The Arctic Winter Games is a high profile sport competition and cultural event for northern athletes and performers. Since their inception in 1970, the Games now include participants from Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, northern Alberta, northern Quebec (Nunavik), the Russian province of Yamal, Greenland, and the Sami people of Norway and Finland. Grande Prairie will be the southern-most city to host the Games, to be held from March 6-13, 2010.

Debbie Reid
President, 2010 Arctic Winter Games

Saturday, November 1, 2008

The Arctic Winter Games are coming to Grande Prairie March 6-13, 2010.

The 2010 Arctic Winter Games are a participant focused circumpolar celebration of sport and culture, inspiring a legacy of individual and community growth.

Grande Prairie will be the most southern community to ever host the Games, which are held biennielly and feature competitors & performers from North of the 55th parallel. Participating contingents for the 2010 Arctic Winter Games in Grande Prairie include:

- Northwest Territories
- Alaska
- Yukon
- Nunavut
- Nunavik (Quebec)
- Northern Alberta
- Greenland
- Yamal
-Nenets (Russia)
- Sami (Norway/Sweden/Finland/Russia)

Athletes and cultural performers will come to Grande Prairie full of talent, dreams, and unlimited potential. These games will give them the chance to realize their dreams, and in turn inspire others.

Find Your Way to the Games!