Organizers of the North American Indigenous Video games have determined to postpone the 2021 occasion in Nova Scotia on account of issues over COVID-19.
“With all these questions surrounding the border and group gatherings and simply every part that is taking place, it simply wasn’t possible,” stated Dale Plett, president of the North American Indigenous Video games.
The 2020 video games have been additionally postponed for the same reason back in March. Plett stated it wasn’t a straightforward choice to postpone the video games once more, however she stated individuals have been understanding and supportive of the transfer.
Plett stated conserving athletes and the communities the place they arrive from secure was a prime consideration when it got here to suspending the video games. She stated 5,250 athletes between age 12 and 19 from Canada and U.S. have been supposed to participate within the video games.
“We simply didn’t need to put anybody in danger in any respect and felt that this was the most secure choice,” Plett stated.
A future date for the video games has but to be decided, however Plett stated Halifax will nonetheless be the host metropolis. When it does occur, she stated it is going to be the furthest east the video games have ever been held.
“We’ll let individuals know as quickly as we all know, however clearly we have to see how this pandemic performs out earlier than we make this choice regarding the arduous and quick date,” she stated.