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Alberta Indigenous Games sees record number of volleyball teams

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 3:30pm

By Daniel Barker-Tremblay

Volleyball games at Alberta Indigenous Games 2022

"I feel incredibly proud that there is something available like this for the youth that wasn't around when I was young enough playing around here." - Waylon Auger, head coach of Wabasca Bigstone Eagles Senior girls volleyball team



The 2022 Alberta Indigenous Games are now underway, with different types of sports taking place across the city of Edmonton.

With over 4,000 participating athletes competing from across the province, a new record of volleyball participants are competing at the AIG event.


Ty Stienhauer, head coach of "Notorious D.I.G" Saddle Lake Cree Nation Senior girls Volleyball team (Photo credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)


Ty Stienhauer, head coach of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation’s Notorious D.I.G senior girls volleyball team says that it’s extraordinary to see the event getting bigger every year, and to see his athletes competing at the event.


Head coach of Wabasca Bigstone Eagles Waylon Auger (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)


Wabasca Bigstone Eagles Head Coach Waylon Auger says it’s good to see over 20 teams competing at the AIG event and he’s happy that an event like the AIG is around for youth.


Nerissa Cardinal, volleyball team member with "Big Dig Energy" from Lac La Biche (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)


Nerissa Cardinal, volleyball team member with “Big Dig Energy” from Lac La Biche, tells Windspeaker Media, that it's a great feeling to be a part of the AIG with new players and veterans on her team.


Katie Nashim, volleyball team member of "Big Dig Energy" at AIG 2022 (Photo Credits - Daniel Barker-Tremblay)


Alongside Cardinal, Katie Nashim from Lac La Biche says it’s her first time competing at the event and she’s proud to represent her community.


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