Innovative media partnership will make the Games available to more Canadians than ever before with unprecedented access to live and on-demand coverage across multiple CBC platforms
Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Host Society today announced that CBC/Radio-Canada has been named premier media partner for the upcoming North American Indigenous Games, scheduled for July 16-23, 2017. The agreement will provide historic coverage of the ninth NAIG on multiple platforms through various programming areas across the network, giving all Canadians unprecedented access to the eight-day multi-sport and cultural event.
Highlights of the agreement include:
The announcement comes as mission staff from all competing teams assemble in Toronto for a second series of operational meetings, venue tours and cultural engagement.
“The Toronto 2017 Host Society is thrilled to welcome CBC/Radio-Canada as its premier media partner. Broadcasting the Games across multiple CBC platforms will ensure that this will be the most extensively covered NAIG in history, and that more Indigenous people will able to celebrate the achievements of our youth.”
-Marcia Trudeau, CEO Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games
“CBC Sports has a rich history of producing world-class sports broadcasts, including generations of major multi-sport Games. The Toronto 2017 Host Society is excited to experience 2017 NAIG in a way that only CBC Sports can showcase with unique and inspirational story telling.”
-Michael Cvitkovic, General Manager, Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games
“Sharing the 2017 NAIG experience with Canadians underscores CBC’s commitment to provide more coverage of Indigenous culture and stories; for the first time ever, we look forward to having these Games on CBC.”
-Heather Conway, Executive Vice-President, Canadian Broadcast Corporation
”At CBC Sports we pride ourselves on telling the athlete’s story on and off the field of play, giving Canadian fans a deeper connection to their journey to the top of the national and international podium. 2017 NAIG is a perfect opportunity to further this promise and we are proud to be the Canadian broadcaster shining a spotlight on the outstanding Indigenous athletes who will compete in Toronto this summer.”
-Greg Stremlaw, Executive Director, CBC Sports
“I am so pleased that the CBC is on board to provide coverage of 2017 NAIG. These Games will showcase Indigenous communities from across North America through sport and culture. Coinciding with Ontario’s 150th birthday, NAIG brings an important opportunity for listening, reconciliation and inspiration – and Canada’s award-winning public broadcaster is a fitting partner for the occasion.”
-Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Government of Ontario
Toronto 2017 NAIG Quick Facts
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Toronto 2017 NAIG Host Society
About the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games
From July 16-23, 2017, the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will welcome more than 5,000 participants, 2,000 volunteers and countless spectators from across North America. Sport and cultural venues include City of Toronto facilities, Humber College, McMaster University, York University, University of Toronto Scarborough, City of Hamilton venues, and venues within Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. A total of 14 sports will be offered for competition during the event, in addition to week-long cultural festivals, featuring programming such as traditional teachings, Indigenous artists, vendors and cultural performers. For more information, visit www.naig2017.to.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. We are Canada’s trusted source of news, information and Canadian entertainment. Deeply rooted in communities all across the country, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also provide international news and information from a uniquely Canadian perspective. In 2017, CBC/Radio-Canada will be at the heart of the celebrations and conversations with special 2017-themed multiplatform programming and events across Canada.