Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Arctic Winter Games International Committee Visit City to Review Plans for the 2010 Arctic Winter Games

Grande Prairie, Alberta - Members of the Arctic Winter Games International Committee are in Grande Prairie this Wednesday to Saturday for their second visit during the planning of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games.

President Debbie Reid says there are many new developments to share and the progress has been positive and steady.

“We are proud of our dedicated sport and committee chairs. They are ready to showcase the progress we have made to date and to work with the International Committee to obtain their feedback and gather more information on how to finalize the details."

Foremost on their agenda is presentations by the local host society on plans for sports, facilities, culture, and care and comfort of participants. This visit will include the opportunity to review proposed plans for the Athletes Village, as well as security, food services, transportation, medical needs and ceremonies.

The international delegates will represent most of the participating sport and cultural contingents that will be in attendance at the 2010 Games, including Northwest Territories, Alaska, Yukon, Nunavut, Nunavik (Quebec), Northern Alberta, Greenland, Yamal-Nenets (Russia), and Sami (Norway/Sweden/Finland/Russia).

Debbie Reid
President, 2010 Arctic Winter Games
Work: (780) 512-6346

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