Badminton Ontario would like to acknowledge and congratulate the seven athletes and three coaching staff members for their participation in the 2023 North American Indigenous Games!
Team Ontario – Badminton
- Madyn Braumberger (U16 girls)
- Rikael Meekis (U16 girls)
- Miikaanhs Jonathan (U16 boys)
- Sydney Cloutier (U19 girls)
- Victoria Bergeron (U19 girls)
- Calder Bell (U19 boys)
- Brady Redsky (U19 boys)
Head Coach: Belle Bailey
Manager: Sarah Hill
Male Chaperone: Ben Bailey
The event is taking place from July 15-23 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the traditional and ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people, and will feature 16 sports across 21 venues in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth, Millbrook First Nation and Sipekne’katik. It will bring together more than 5,000 athletes, coaches and team staﬀ from 756+ Indigenous Nations celebrating, sharing and reconnecting through sport and culture with the help of 3,000 volunteers.
The badminton competition will feature girls and boys’ singles, doubles, and mixed doubles for U16 and U19 age groups.
This year marks the 10th edition of the North American Indigenous Games, continuing the dream to hold Games for the world’s Indigenous Peoples which began in the 1970’s.
For more information about the Games, its history, and the participants, please visit the NAIG official website at https://naig2023.com/ or follow along on social media at @naig2023
About the ISWO Team Ontario
Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario’s Team Ontario is the all-Indigenous team which represents the province of Ontario at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) and the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Team Ontario is comprised of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis athletes from across all regions of Ontario. iswo.ca
About the North American Indigenous Games
NAIG’s mission is to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples by supporting self-determined sports and cultural activities which encourage equal access to participation in the social / cultural / spiritual fabric of the community in which they reside and which respects Indigenous distinctiveness. naig2023.com