NunatuKavut Community Council Makes Significant Contribution To The 2023 Labrador Winter Games
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, LABRADOR, January 5, 2023 – The NunatuKavut Community Council (NCC) today announced that it will be providing significant support to the 2023 Labrador Winter Games. The Games are hosted by the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and will take place in the Upper Lake Melville Area from March 12-18, 2023.
Up to $10,000 is being made available for registered NCC communities taking part in the Games. This will be distributed among each eligible community team.
A contribution of $7,500 will go directly to the Labrador Winter Games as part of their corporate sponsorship program, making NCC a Silver Sponsor.
The Labrador Winter Games organizes a variety of competitions, many of which promote Labrador’s unique culture and heritage. Some of the more traditional events include the Labrathon, the Dog Team Race, Northern Games and snowshoe races.
NCC continues to support initiatives that make a positive impact on the lives of NunatuKavut Inuit and those in the wider community.
- Started in 1983, the Labrador Winter Games was promoted as a way to celebrate the tremendous cultures and talents of the people of Labrador. In total, some 500 athletes, 600 volunteers, and many more spectators, make the Labrador Winter Games one of the biggest events in all of Labrador. It is hosted every three years in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
- NCC is the representative governing body for approximately 6,000 Inuit who reside primarily in south and central Labrador.
- NunatuKavut means “Our Ancient Land” in Inuttitut and is the traditional territory of the Inuit who belong to this territory.
- In July 2018, NCC entered into talks with the Government of Canada on the Recognition of its Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination (RIRSD). In September 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed.
“We are a proud sponsor of
the 2023 Labrador Winter Games. We hope that our contribution will help to
encourage participation from our communities and make these Games the best ever.
The Games provide an incredible opportunity for the people of Labrador to
showcase the traditions that has been carried on through many generations. This
sporting event unites all of our communities and instills such a strong sense
of pride in who we are and the places to which we belong.”
— Todd Russell, President
- For further information on this and other donations the NCC has made, please visit www.nunatukavut.ca. Please also join in the conversation at Facebook.com/nunatukavut and Twitter @nunatukavut.
- To keep up with the latest on the 2023 Labrador Winter Games, please visit www.labradorwintergames.ca
Chief of Communications