"We are extremely delighted to have rescheduled the Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games to a date that accommodates both the host community and Host Society as well as our valued Chefs de Mission from Participating Units. We truly miss our northern neighbors and look forward to seeing them again in 2023"
The Arctic Winter Games International Committee announces January 29 to February 4, 2023, as the rescheduled dates for the Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games.
In a planned and proactive response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and following a comprehensive risk analysis, the AWGIC postponed the Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games previously set to take place March 2022. Following the postponement announcement, the AWGIC worked in collaboration with the Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games Host Society and participating contingents to secure new dates for the host community.
Held every two-years, the Arctic Winter Games is the premier circumpolar sport and cultural event for youth hosting up to 2,000 participants and an equal number of volunteers.
The Host Society is excited to welcome the Circumpolar North in 2023 as we continue to serve the community and share the spirit of the Games. We are confident in the planning that has taken place thus far and look forward to providing a safe world class experience here in Wood Buffalo. We would like to recognize the continued commitment the Arctic Winter Games International Committee has displayed to our region. It will indeed be our time to shine with the support of our partners, volunteers and our community.
Melissa Blake, Co-Chair, Wood Buffalo Arctic Winter Games