The home stretch begins

As you are reading this column we are now 100 days away from the beginning of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games.  Are you interested in volunteering? Would you like to welcome participants at the airport?  Scorekeep a game? Timekeep a race? Serve breakfast to the athletes? We are still in need of volunteers and have engaged our co-host communities in a friendly challenge.

Both communities are trying to get as many volunteers signed up by 8:30 pm today, December 11th, all volunteers who have signed up by today will be entered to have the chance to win two round-trip tickets on Northwestern Air Lease to any destination they fly.

This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage your family, friends and co-workers to sign up and help make the 2018 games the best to date! It is easy to sign up! Go to the AWG website (, select the ‘VOLUNTEER’ drop down menu, choose the town in which you want to volunteer and sign up today for a chance to win!

The AWG team is currently collecting general contact information, skills, interests and abilities. These will help them assign the right people to the right roles that best suit their abilities. So, don’t be a shy owl, tell us what you’re good at!

If you are not connected to the Internet there are a few options allowing you to volunteer: You can call the office at 867-874-2345 or drop by the office nearest you; Hay River - 62 Woodland Dr. Suite 101 in the Wright Center, Hay River, NT X0E 1G1; or Fort Smith - 195 McDougal Centre, Fort Smith, NT X0E 0P0.  The friendly AWG staff will be more than happy to help you.

Sponsorship is a big part of the success any large event and the AWG 2018 is grateful for the all sponsors who have stepped up to the challenge and helped us. Many have sponsored with either cash or in-kind donations as we continue the work to reach our final goal. If you wish to donate, whether as an individual or a business, please do not hesitate to review the sponsorship packages on our website or visit an AWG office. We would love for you to be involved.

Celebrating 100 days until the Arctic Winter Games today will be our legacy, president club and platinum sponsors: Northwestel, Rowe’s Group of Companies, ICOM, NT Power Corporation and Aurora Ford. Our gratitude is over the top with all sponsor commitments and assistance to the success of the 2018 Arctic Winter Games!



Here is the News North article: 17-12-11_newnwt-22.pdf


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