KES Highlanders Represent at 2023 North American Indigenous Games
The Province of Nova Scotia is playing host to the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) July 15-23. “The 10th Annual NAIG Games will play host to 16 sports within 25 venues throughout Kjipuktuk, metro Halifax, Millbrook First Nation and Sipekne’katik. It will bring together more than 5000 athletes, coaches, and team staff, from 756+ Indigenous Nations celebrating, sharing, and reconnecting through sport and culture with the help of 3000 volunteers.” This is obviously a major event for our province, metro Halifax and the Province of Nova Scotia.
We are very excited to follow the progress of KES studentsIsaiah Johnson ‘23who will be participating in golf andElla Descoteau‘23who will be representing Nova Scotia in basketball.
Ella recently earned a bronze medal at the School Sport Nova Scotia (SSNS) provincial track and field championships in the triple jump competition which should add some bounce to her step on the basketball floor. She also earned a silver medal in the 4 x 100 event.
Isaiah has been keeping fit playing golf this spring with the KES group and throwing shot at the provincial track and field championships. He is one of four who qualified for the golf team. Best of luck to our student competitors.
We are pleased to loan our wrestling mats to the North American Indigenous Games wrestling event whereMs. Ky Walsh (’15)and l will be volunteering as a pairing master and as an on mat official, respectively.
A cultural village will be set up in the Halifax Common so stop by, get engaged, and learn more about our Mi’kmaw culture!