Unifor partnered with the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games, which will take place in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area on July 16-23.
“Unifor is honoured to support the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games. Our sponsorship will help to ensure the broader community can celebrate the achievements of the athletes, and showcase the rich diversity of Indigenous culture,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias.
Dias participated in the official medal unveiling where it was announced that Unifor has been granted official naming rights to all medal ceremonies, as well as naming rights to week-long cultural festivals to be held on the campuses of McMaster University and York University.
“Our commitment has always been to deliver a best-in-class Games experience for the athletes. Unifor will help to deliver this vision, not only for the Games, but in creating sustainable opportunities for Indigenous youth and their communities,” said Marcia Trudeau-Bomberry, CEO, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games.
The Games will host more than 5,000 participants, 2,000 volunteers and thousands of spectators, in what is expected to be the largest sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous Peoples in North America.
The cultural festivals, presented by Unifor, will be a spectacular showcase of Indigenous culture and heritage, with music, cuisine, artists, vendors, nightly entertainment, and medal ceremonies.
“These Games provide a unique opportunity to use the power of sport to unite cultures and communities in our common goal to build a better future for all,” said Dias.
For more information visit www.naig2017.to