The 2022 Alberta Indigenous Games are now underway, with different types of sports taking place across the city of Edmonton.
With over 3,000 participating athletes competing from across the province, this year, a new record of volleyball participants are competing at the AIG event.
Ty Stienhauer, head coach of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation’s Notorious D.I.G senior girls volleyball team says that it’s extraordinary to see the event getting bigger every year, and to see his athletes competing at the event.
Wabasca Bigstone Eagles Head Coach Waylon Auger says it’s good to see over 20 teams competing at the AIG event and he’s happy that an event like the AIG is around for youth.
Nerissa Cardinal, volleyball team member with “Big Dig Energy” from Lac La Biche, says it is a great feeling to be a part of the AIG with new players and veterans on her team.
Alongside Cardinal, Katie Nashim from Lac La Biche says it’s her first time competing at the event and she’s proud to represent her community.
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