The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and the City of Winnipeg are pleased to announce funding for “Road to Gold,” an Aboriginal Youth sports program initiated by the MMF’s Winnipeg Region.
The City of Winnipeg’s Mayor Sam Katz will present the MMF with $50,000 to promote community and sport development for Aboriginal Youth within the City of Winnipeg.
“As Mayor, I am committed to ensuring we are providing opportunity for our young people to find success,” said Mayor Sam Katz. “This initiative will allow the successful mentorship of Metis youth athletes to provide growth and development to participate in the North American Indigenous Games. We all saw the pride our country experienced at the Vancouver Olympics, and it is my hope that this initiative provides the same level of hope in our community.”
“On behalf of the Manitoba Metis Federation, I wish to thank Mayor Sam Katz and the City of Winnipeg for their dedication and support to the Road to Gold program. Through the Road to Gold Initiative, we have seen the magnitude of recreation influence in our Metis Youth as they become engaged and aspire to become athletes and role models,” said President of the Manitoba Metis Federation David Chartrand. “Since the commencement of the Road to Gold program in 2005, we have helped and impacted the lives of approximately 128 Metis youth through free camps offered in hockey, golf and mixed martial arts”.
“Metis Youth continue to show athletic potential and through programs such as Road to Gold and partnerships developed as we have with the City of Winnipeg, we are able to give them the opportunity to succeed, grow and develop” said Vice President Ron Chartrand.
The Road to Gold program provides Aboriginal Youth with funding for community sports and hosts free camps for Youth in many different sports.
For media information, please contact:Frank Coyle, Director of Communications Manitoba Metis Federation Phone: (204) 586-8474 ext. 374 Cell: (204) 232-5737 E-mail: [email protected]