Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games: Day 2 Wrap Up

The 2017 North American Indigenous games continue in Toronto today, with team NWT strongly showcasing their skills yesterday.

In badminton, Darien Comin and Josh Kearley finished top of their pool, Agnes Cockney and Lisa Boutilier finished second, advancing both pairs to the quarterfinals.

NWT’s basketball team did not fare well against Wisconsin, losing 72-31

A day after a win against Alberta, team NWT girls lost 4-0 to Ontario, while the boys had a hard fought match against New York, eventually falling 1-0 in the final two minutes of the game.

Many NWT golfers were in action, Deanne Whenham shot 90, sitting in 1st in the 17U girls pool.

17U boys Zack Horton shot 89 moving him into 11th and Riis Schaub a 92 to move into a tie for 14th.

In 19U boys, Ashtyn Coleman shot a 90 for 13th place and Hunter Lantz a 91 moving him to 14th.


Finally, a few NWT athletes have already taken home some hardware.

A silver medal for Danika Burke in 16U Female 3P rifle shooting became the first 2017 NAIG medal for NWT. Seikiah Pellissey finished 5th place in the event.

For 16U Male shooting, Gaius Crook placed 4th and Tanner Catholique 12th.

U19 Male 8th place for Nathan Lockhart and 11th for Devin Catholique


And lastly, NWT’s canoe team took the games by surprise last year, and this year came back with a strong showing. Kaiden McDonald and Davina McLeod took the gold medal in 3000m mixed tandem, and Kyra McDonald won the silver in her heat. We are still waiting on some results from yesterday.

There are 20 events today involving NWT athletes, with men’s soccer ending the day for Canada at 9 PM. The full schedule can be found below, as well as posted on CKLB’s Facebook and Twitter page.




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Owen Fullerton
Owen is brand new to the radio industry. Graduating from Niagara College in 2017 with a broadcasting for radio and TV diploma, Owen decided to start his career up here in the North. A huge sports fan, music junkie, and Netflix binge watcher, he is pretty talented at wasting an obscene amount of time on these things. Owen is excited to see what the North and CKLB radio has in store for him.

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