500 Volunteers needed to First Nations Summer Games 2013

Volunteer family (From right) Rob Cote, his daughter-Kiauna Cote, his dad -Tony Cote, and his son-Robert Cote.

By RAFIQUE BHUYIAN


The countdown to the First Nation Summer Games has put pressure on to organizers to recruit five hundred volunteers.Rob Cote is already signed up to volunteer. It is a great chance to get involved with First Nations youth community, he says.

Cote has been volunteering for years. “My dad, Tony Cote, started the games,” says Cote.

“I was an athlete, I was a coach, and now my kids are involved.”

Volunteer family  (From right) Rob Cote, his daughter-Kiauna Cote, his dad -Tony Cote, and his son-Robert Cote.

Volunteer family (From right) Rob Cote, his daughter-Kiauna Cote, his dad -Tony Cote, and his son-Robert Cote.

At a glance about First Nation Summer Games 2013

  • Hosting : Muskoday First Nation
  • Where: City of Prince Albert and the town of Birch Hills.
  • When: July 15 to July 19, 2013
  • Participants:  3500 athletes in the age of 11 to 18.
  • Six Sports:  Archery, Athletics, Canoeing, Golf, Soccer and Softball.
  • Volunteers: 500
  • Performer: Juno award winner Crystal Shawanda
Elwin Bear, Volunteer Co-ordinator- Summer Games 2013

Elwin Bear, Volunteer Co-ordinator- Summer Games 2013

“This year we need approximately 500 volunteers to make the event a success,” says Elwin Bear, games volunteer co-ordinator. “We are putting a volunteer booth in the city of Prince Albert Gateway Mall.”

“It doesn’t matter, if it’s an hour, or a day, or an entire week, we love to have people come and be part of our legacy,” says Dean Bear, games marketing and promotional co-ordinator.

The games will end with a volunteer appreciation night banquet in Prince Albert.

For more information about the games, you can visit www.2013fnsg.ca

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