Town gets pumped for AWG pitch

 Photo courtesy of Andrew Cassidy Santa Claus, left, and Mayor Andrew Cassidy take a moment to appreciate the weather at North Pole, a suburb of Fairbanks, Alaska. Cassidy was part of a delegation sent by the community to observe the Arctic Winter Games and learn what they could to better prepare the South Slave's bid for the 2018 games.


Photo courtesy of Andrew Cassidy
Santa Claus, left, and Mayor Andrew Cassidy take a moment to appreciate the weather at North Pole, a suburb of Fairbanks, Alaska. Cassidy was part of a delegation sent by the community to observe the Arctic Winter Games and learn what they could to better prepare the South Slave’s bid for the 2018 games.

While residents cheered on NWT athletes and focused on last week’s Arctic Winter Games in Fairbanks, Alaska, a few set their sights on the games four years from now – which some hope the hub will host.

“We can do this,” said Mayor Andrew Cassidy, who was on hand to support athletes from the Northwest Territories as well as learn about the bid process for hosting future games. “This experience has just reinforced that we can do this and we can do a great job at it.”


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