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Government of Canada, Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary Announce Support for the Creation of a Bid Corporation for Potential Calgary 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Bid

From: Canadian Heritage CALGARY, March 29, 2018 The Olympic and Paralympic Games inspire Canadians from coast to coast to coast. Our athletes reach for the podium, set records and personal bests, and create moments that last with us forever. Thirty years after Calgary hosted the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, those moments remain. Most recently, with […]

by ahnationtalk on April 2, 2018111 Views

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Ochapawace’s Ethan Bear scores first NHL goal with Oilers – 980 CJME

March 26, 2018 Despite an overtime loss to the Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear has something to celebrate after scoring his first NHL goal. Bear, of the Ochapawace First Nation in southeast Saskatchewan, was called up by the Oilers at the end of February. It took 13 games, but he scored his first […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 201859 Views

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Alberta says no to supporting Edmonton bid to host 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 15, 2018 EDMONTON _ The Alberta government says it will not provide financial support for Edmonton’s bid to be one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup. Canada Soccer had announced that Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto are the three Canadian cities on the potential list of host cities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 201888 Views

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Brigette Lacquette, Canada’s 1st First Nation woman on Canada’s Olympic hockey team, on mission to inspire – CBC

Lacquette is traveling across Canada speaking with First Nation kids about following their dreams Mar 08, 2018 A member of Canada’s silver medal-winning women’s hockey team is now on an Olympic-sized mission. Brigette Lacquette — the first Indigenous woman to play for Team Canada — is taking her story to First Nations kids across the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201896 Views

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Treaty 6 Grand Chief, award-winning athlete wants Olympic aspirations to give Indigenous youth hope – CBC

Some Grade 8 students told him they were just waiting to die Mar 08, 2018 A prominent Alberta Indigenous leader says one day he’d like to see an Indigenous team at the Olympic Games. “I think it’s very important to encourage our children and youth to set higher goals in terms of lifestyle choices, and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201887 Views

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Indigenous hockey player gets NHL breakaway with Edmonton Oilers – CTV News

March 6, 2018 Dozens of members of the Ochapowace First Nation in Saskatchewan travelled to Edmonton last week to cheer on Ethan Bear, the NHL’s newest Indigenous player. Bear, 20, is a defenseman with the Edmonton Oilers. He got his first 15 minutes of ice time last Thursday in a match against the Nashville Predators. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 201878 Views

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First Nations celebrate as Indigenous player Ethan Bear makes NHL debut with Oilers – The Globe and Mail

When he was six, Ethan Bear attended a hockey camp put on by Fred Sasakamoose, the first Indigenous player in the NHL. As part of the festivities, each child was called up onto a stage during a mock draft. When it was his turn, Ethan was presented with a jersey by Mr. Sasakamoose, who joined […]

by ahnationtalk on March 2, 201899 Views

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Canadian men’s curlers fall to Swiss in bronze-medal match – CBC

1st time Canada’s men’s team kept off Olympic podium For the first time ever, Canada’s men’s curling team is leaving an Olympic Games without a medal. Canada fell to Switzerland 7-5 in the bronze-medal match Friday in South Korea, which will also mark the first time both the men’s and women’s teams were kept off […]

by ahnationtalk on February 23, 201845 Views

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Fans of Edmonton Eskimos asked to scrimmage on name change question – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Feb 14, 2018  EDMONTON _ Thousands of core fans of the Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos are being asked if they think the team should change its name. The question surrounding the name Eskimo is contained in the club’s annual survey of its season ticket holders. The term is widely considered to be […]

by ahnationtalk on February 14, 201885 Views

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Promoting tourism, trade and investment during Olympics – Government of AB

Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman and Culture and Tourism Minister Ricardo Miranda will promote Alberta tourism, trade and investment opportunities at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. They will also join the City of Calgary’s fact-finding mission at the Olympics. The Deputy Premier will visit Seoul, Gangneung City and PyeongChang County, South Korea, with Calgary Mayor […]

by pmnationtalk on February 6, 201876 Views

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