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Update: Youth Represent Lax Kw’alaams at North American Indigenous Games

Press Release

July 20, 2023

The Lax Kw’alaams Band would like to acknowledge the youth who will be representing Lax Kw’alaams at the North American Indigenous Games, July 15-23, 2023 in Nova Scotia. This international event happens every 4 years.

The Lax Kw’alaams youth have received three metals so far – Kendra Sampson received 2 bronze metals – for discus and javelin. Rylan Brooks placed 2nd in javelin. Congratulations Keni and Rylan!

  • Rylan Brooks – Athletics Roster (Track and Field)
    • Placed 2nd in javelin
  • Kendra Sampson – Athletics Roster (Track and Field)
    • Placed 3rd in discus
    • Placed 3rd in javelin
  • Laci Sampson – 14U Female Basketball
  • Mae Sankey – 14U Female Basketball
  • Caleb Tait – 16U Male Basketball
  • Norman Faithful Jr. – 19U Male Volleyball

The youth in the track and field competition were chosen to represent Team BC based on their athletic performance throughout the year.

Those competing in the team sports (basketball and volleyball) attended tryouts in order to compete for Team BC.

The games will host more than 5,000 athletes from North America. Athletes will compete in 16 sports across 21 venues in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth, Millbrook First Nation and Sipekne’katik. Team BC is comprised of 535 Indigenous athletes in total.

View the full schedule here


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