Two soccer teams from the Hazelton area are going to the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in Regina this summer. However, they need to raise some funds to get there first.
The U16 and U18 teams, made up of mainly Gitxsan boys, will represent B.C. after both divisions came out on top in a provincial tournament in Agassiz last fall.
Fundraising coordinator Tammy Baskins said the teams have done some catering jobs and are planning some other smaller fundraisers in the near future. She said they are also thinking about doing a dance and a raffle. So far the teams have raised about half of what they need. Baskins is asking anyone who might need caterers, or workers to call her at 250-842-5297. Anyone wishing to donate money can also call that number.
The NAIG take place every four years and this year will be held July 20-27. “All of Canada will be there, each of the provinces have the opportunity to represent 13 sports.” She said. “We are representing the U16, U18 soccer teams for B.C. so this will be really exciting. It’s the first time for our teams to go.”