Roman Gourdeau-Paul, Keeper for the SWU Selects 01 Tier II team, participated in a ID Camp for Team Saskatchewan ahead of the upcoming North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) to be held in Toronto, July 2017. There were 80 individuals, including 10 keepers vying for a spot on the U19 Men’s roster. Roman, who is First Nations, has been playing with SWU for the last 5 years. He is a member of the One Arrow Cree Nation, SK.
“The games first began in 1990. It is an opportunity for Indigenous people from Canada and the United States to compete in various sports every 2/3 years. NAIG’s vision is to improve the quality of life for Indigenous Peoples by supporting self-determined sports and cultural activities which encourage equal access to participation in the social, cultural and spiritual fabric of the community in which they reside, while respecting Indigenous distinctiveness. Thanks SWU for your continued support of your diverse athletes! Hiy, Hiy (Thank you in Cree).”
– Claudette Gourdeau
Best of luck to Roman in his continued efforts. Special thanks to SWU Keeper trainer Brett Kolasa for helping Roman prepare for his evaluations!