Indigenous games, showcase strength and flexibility

The Grand Entry kicked off the Masters Indigenous Games in Toronto last week. L-R: Karen Hall, Cree from James Bay; Mississaugas of the New Credit Chief Stacey Laforme; and MIssissaugas Elder Garry Sault participate in the entry. (Photo by Dennis Hannegan)

Masters Indigenous Games By Dennis Hanagan Special to Turtle Island News TORONTO – Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell told athletes competing in the Masters Indigenous Games here they are an inspiration to others just as others have inspired them. “You have been lifted up and encouraged by your families, your friends and communities who cheer you on. But be sure that in return you have surely motivated them with your amazing performances and no doubt you’ll do so once again here at these games,” Dowdeswell said July 12 at the Royal Ontario Museum where MIG held its opening. The games ran July 13-15 at various locations in Toronto’s west end but mostly at Downsview Park. The golf competition was at Bond Head Golf Course north of the city. About 500…

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