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Chief Norman Bernard welcomes all participants to the 2017 NSMSG in Wagmatcook First Nation from August 20-27, 2017. This video shows the great athletic ability of Chief Norman in the multiple sports that will be showcased at the games this summer. (Do not try this at home, for professionals only!!).
Join us on Sunday, August 20th at 1:00pm for our official opening for the 2017 NS Mi'kmaw Summer Games!! From our yearly scroll run where runners from multiple communities carry the traditional message from the previous Summer Games, we invite you to come and join us for the festivities!!
Check out our exciting nightly entertainment schedule with lots of local performers and some new and exciting shows on our schedule!! From the Crowning of the new Summer Games Queen, to comedian Don Burnstick, our MuchMusic Dance Party as well as the Barra MacNeils... It is sure to get everyone dancing away!!
From our daily Sunrise Ceremonies to the multi-sports and cultural competitions as well as our traditional teachings, there is much to see and learn. Our 2017 NSMSG is open to everyone, it is free of charge so come on down!! We welcome you, your family and your friends to come and join us each day!! Taho!!
Elders from all over Mi'kmaki will be welcomed to come and relax at the Wagmatcook Elders Centre each day from 9:00am - 9:00pm. Located near the Wharf area this beautiful building will have traditional foods and games in a comfortable and cool atmosphere! Come
and check it out, we will be here!!
New this year is the Traditional Triathlon, where some of our top male and female athletes (Adult 19 & Over Only) will compete for the coveted prize of our Traditional Triathlon Champion! Mixing together head to head singles competition in canoeing, running and archery it is sure to be an exciting finish!!
Come out and see some of our past and present stars of Mi'kmaw Men's fastpitch softball when we host the 40 & Over Exhibition Game on Thursday, August 24th at 7:00pm on Field #1. If you are 40 & Over & want to play with some of your old friends & have fun in front of the crowd one more time - come & register!! (Legends Game T-Shirts will be provided to all Masters Players).
This year we will be offering free shuttle rides between venues for all athletes, coaches, Elders and visitors to help anyone needing rides between sports and cultural activities. The loop will begin at the ballfield/school areas, the main stage band office area, the Wagmatcook Centre, the Elders Centre, the Cultural Grounds and finally the NSCC School. Typically this route will take about every 30 mins to wind around again. Just look for the "Pick Up Area" sign!!
We are very happy to promote one of our new partnerships for the Summer Games... it is the local RCMP Recruitment Team. Different units will be sharing information and recruiters will be on hand to show the public the different police services available now. From the diving team to the canine dog team helping out the drug field unit, to the search and rescue team as well as the "eye in the sky" helicopter & drone services... should be an interesting week!
If you are unsure where your sport locations are just take a look around and follow the new 2017 NSMSG signs that will be posted everywhere you go. We will attempt to help our participants by showing the way with new signage that will be posted at every key turn and location for our sports and cultural events. If you still need more information just ask one of the many on-duty security to help you and they will ask one of the Games Coordinators direct info by using their walkie-talkie radios, so help is always there!
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9:00am - 4:00pm
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