Working with Indigenous Communities

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Working with Indigenous Communities

The 2014 North American Indigenous Games were held in Regina, Sask. between July 20 and 2017.
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Between July 20 and 27, 2014, athletes and teams from 13 Canadian provinces and territories, and 13 regions around the U.S. converged on Regina, Saskatchewan, to compete in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

In total, 5,000 athletes, 1,000 coaching staff, 3,000 volunteers and 200 cultural and entertainment performers attended the event.

“TransCanada was thrilled to sponsor the Regina 2014 NAIG,” says Andrea Jalbert, TransCanada vice-president, community and sustainability.

“Through our community investment program, we support organizations and initiatives that bring communities together. The NAIG did just that — welcomed athletes, teams and families from North American Indigenous communities as they celebrated excellence in sports and culture.”

As part of this partnership, TransCanada:

• Donated 250 tickets to residents of north-central Regina to attend the Opening Ceremony, promoting access to quality cultural activities

• Provided 4,000 pins to competing athletes giving away an additional 1,000 pins during the games

• Sponsored the Cultural Village Main Stage, featuring an impressive lineup of performances

Learn more about TransCanada’s relationship with Indigenous peoples in the society section of the 2014 CSR Report.

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