Alberni athletes off to Indigenous Games in Regina

A group of Aboriginal athletes from Alberni is headed to Regina to compete in the North American Indigenous Games.

Several Alberni Valley athletes are headed to Regina this weekend to participate in the North American Indigenous Games. The games take place from July 20–27 in the Saskatchewan city.

Coby Felsman and Memphis Dick will represent the area in basketball. Makenna Harding has been chosen for volleyball, and Rylee Mitchell from the Alberni Valley Track Club will compete in javelin, triple jump, 300 metres and 800m races.

There is also a contingent of wrestlers: Russell David and David Wilson will compete as athletes, while Aaron Keitlah is going as coach and Wilma Keitlah as manager of Team BC.

“All the best to these athletes and coaches,” said Tom McEvay of Alberni Wrestling, which also has athletes headed to the B.C. Summer Games in Nanaimo.