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March 13-16, 2017

March Break Tournament

The Anemki Unity Winter Classic is a new tournament designed to bring First Nation and Non-First Nation players together during March Break. There is an opportunity in Thunder Bay, during March Break for a new tournament to provide kids with some great sport and activity during their time off.  The tournament will also provide some new economic development to our community.


Tyke, Novice, Atom, PeeWee
Girls Bantam / Midget Combined,
& Boys Bantam / Midget

Special Olympics Basketball Games

Special Olympic Basketball Games will be hosted in the FWFN arena Gym throughout the tournament.


Games will be played at the
Fort William First Nation & City of Thunder Bay Arenas

Building Brighter Futures

The theme for the tournament is, building brighter futures for our communities. The vision and intent is to connect all First Nation and Non-First Nation youth as a unified community, all embracing their love of the sport of hockey, regardless of background.

The tournament will feature teams ranging from Tyke to Midget divisions and will also include an All Ages Special Olympic Basketball Game. The Anemki Unity Winter Classic is just the beginning of what Chief Peter Collins, Fort William First Nation, would like to see as an ongoing initiative to ensure that as many people as possible are included in sport whether First Nation, Non-First Nation, or those with disabilities. The goal is more events throughout the year, under the Anemki Unity umbrella as well as making the Winter Classic an annual event.

Early bird registration deadline will be on January 10, 2017 with a chance to win back your registration fee and the final registration deadline is January 31, 2017.


Monday march 13

5-6pm Opening Ceremony FWFN arena, 6-9pm traditional feast (drop in) community centre

Tuesday March 14

Skills competition 9am-12pm Fort William Gardens

Wednesday March 15

Former NHL Montreal Canadiens Alumni Game (BUY TICKETS ALL OF YOU!!!!)


Make Cheque payable to:
Fort William First Nation – Anemki Unity Winter Classic 2017

Mailing Address

90 Anemki Drive, Suite 200  Fort William First Nation, ON  P7J1L3

Call Bess LeGarde



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