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Arctic Winter Games

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Team Alberta North has begun preparations for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.  The 2018 Arctic Winter Games will be held in Hay River and Fort Smith, Northwest Territories March 17 - 24, 2018.

Team Alberta North will be made up of participants that live north of the 55th parallel and will include 244 athletes, coaches and mission staff participating in 16 sports and culture.


Team Alberta North is seeking energetic and enthusiastic individuals to participate as Mission Staff for the 2018 Arctic Winter Games. 

The Mission Staff have a key role as members of Team Alberta North, acting as a liaison between individual sports and all components of the Arctic Winter Games organizational structure.  Up to 9 Mission Staff members representing a blend of volunteers and professional staff from a wide cross section of the sport and recreation community in northern Alberta (Mission Staff must reside north of the 55th parallel) will be selected.

More details and application available here. 


Recap the 2016 Arctic Winter Games

Team Alberta North wrap-up news release

TEAM ALBERTA NORTH FINAL RESULTS an event by event placing for every Team Alberta North athlete.

For a complete list of Team Alberta North athletes, coaches, cultural participants and mission staff click our HOMETOWN LIST or view our MEDIA BOOKLET.



The Arctic Winter Games is an internation sport festival bringing together athletes from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Russia, Nunavik, Northern Alberta and the indigenous people (Sapmi) of Norway and Finland.

The concept of the Arctic Winter Games was developed as a direct result of the experiences of Northern athletes at the 1967 Canada Winter Games.

Representatives of the Yukon and Northwest Territories realized that their teams were at disadvantage due to relatively small athletic pools, lack of facilities and infrequent training opportunities. Therefore, the concept of an event specifically designed for northern athletes was born.

The first games were staged in 1970 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and have taken place every two years since, alternating among participating jurisdictions.

Team Alberta North joined the Arctic Winter Games in 1986, and we hosted for the first time 1994 in Slave Lake, and have since host in 2004 (Wood Buffalo) and in 2010 (Grande Prairie).



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