The host committee of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) announced Wednesday the 2020 event is postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.
The Games were scheduled for Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12 – 18.
The host committee made the announcement on their Facebook page. In the statement the committee said making the decision is important to “flattening the curve” of the global pandemic.
“The health and safety for all communities across Turtle Island has been and remains our top-priority, and we would like to let you know the Games have been postponed,” the post said.
The host team is hoping the Games can go forward in 2021 and are now working with stakeholders on the next plans of action.
Team Saskatchewan was going to send eight golfers plus coaches to the event. Athletes that will “age out” before the rescheduled Games will still be eligible.
More details will be available in the future.
As for the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Lloydminster, the host committee is still in a “wait-and-see” state regarding their event. Golf Saskatchewan will be following that group’s decision in the coming weeks.