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NEWS: Nunavut February 04, 2016 - 12:45 pm

AWG organizers look for Iqaluit-based volunteers

Iqaluit to host 2016 games' hockey events

Hockey teams face off during the 2014 AWG in Fairbanks, Alaska. (AWG PHOTO)
Hockey teams face off during the 2014 AWG in Fairbanks, Alaska. (AWG PHOTO)

Arctic Winter Games organizers are looking for 300 Iqaluit-based volunteers to help coordinate ice hockey events planned in Nunavut’s capital next month.

This year’s Arctic Winter Games are set to kick off in Nuuk, Greenland, March 6, but because Nuuk does not have its own hockey rink, hockey events are being hosted in Iqaluit this year.

That includes junior women’s hockey along with midget and bantam boys’ hockey, to be hosted between Iqaluit’s AWG and Arnaitok arenas.

You can see a schedule of the games’ hockey events here.

To pull it all off, the games are looking for volunteers starting Feb. 29 to give their time to:

• score-keeping and ticketing;

• handling equipment and working as bus stop attendants;

• greeting visitors and providing information;

• doing promotion and public relations;

• providing First Aid; and,

• supervising athletes and setting up venues.

Volunteers must be 13 years of age and older. Those who complete the required 20 hours between Feb. 29 and March 16 will receive an official AWG volunteer uniform, a certificate of appreciation and an invitation to a volunteer appreciation event.

Interested individuals or groups should get in touch with Josée Tremblay at 867-975-5338 or send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The AWG is the largest multi-sport and cultural gathering of youth from circumpolar countries and regions in the world, held in a different region every two years.

This year’s participants includes Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut Nunavik, Alberta, Sapmi, Yamal and Greenland.

Nunatsiaq News will be at this year’s games — watch for more coverage next month at

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