2019 Tony Cote First Nation Summer Games

2019 Tony Cote First Nation Summer Games

Flying Dust First Nation hosted the 2019 Tony Cote First Nation Summer Games on July 14-19, 2019.

Organized by the prior year’s host, the Games began on July 5, 2019 with 18 runners participating in the Sacred Lance Run starting in Regina and ending in the community of Flying Dust First Nation. The Lance was handed over to Chief Jeremy Norman of the Flying Dust First Nation to conclude the Sacred Lance Run and mark the beginning of the Games.

During the opening ceremonies the 13 Tribal/Grand Council teams were marshalled in around the track, with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council being brought in last as they were the host Tribal Council and defending champions from 2017 Tony Cote First Nation Summer Games. Welcoming addresses and speeches were done by Chief Jeremy Norman, Chief Richard Ben, Chief Bobby Cameron, and Deputy Mayor of the City of Meadow Lake, Merlin Seymour. The final speaker for the opening remarks was Games Manager, Clay Debray.

In total, the 2019 Tony Cote First Nation Summer Games had 3,250 athletes, 800 chaperones, 500 coaches, 200 mission staff, and roughly 1500 spectators in attendance throughout the week.

They competed in the following events: Athletics, Soccer, Softball, Archery, Canoeing, Golf, Beach Volleyball and Cross Country Cycling. There were also other activities going on during the week such as a Wellness Tent, an Elder Lounge, Evening Entertainment, a Teen Dance, and Fireworks.

The Flying Dust First Nation is grateful to the Northern Lights Community Development Corporation for their financial contribution and helping us make this a successful and memorable event.