The 2018 Masters Indigenous Games will be the first event of its kind in North America. These Games will provide an opportunity for Indigenous adults to compete against others around the world. With four age brackets everyone over 20 is welcome!
The Masters Indigenous Games will take place in Toronto, Ontario on the dates of July 12 – 15, 2018.
The sports that will be available for participants to compete in are: archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, canoe (marathon), golf, hockey (ice), lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball.
The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario is the Provincial Territorial Aboriginal Sport Body (PTASB) for Ontario. With a strong history of hosting major events including: the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship and 2016 Ontario Aboriginal Summer Games, ASWCO is well prepared to host the Masters Indigenous Games.
No, this is an inclusive event designed to maximize participation. Unlike the North American Indigenous Games, there is no contingent that anyone must compete under. Numerous teams from the same area can be entered and anyone can enter a team with Indigenous athletes from around the world.
The majority of venues will be at Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario. There are some sport competitions that will be held offsite, however they will typically be within a 10-30 minute driving distance of Downsview Park. Schedules will be released after the final roster deadline has occurred. For more information, please check the Sport Technical Package.
Yes, teams must provide their own competition uniforms. If required, a basic uniform for teams can be provided at an additional cost (all individual registrants in team sports MUST pay this additional cost).
Currently, there will only be male and female competition categories for the majority of sports, with the exception of badminton and canoe. If there is sufficient interest, co-ed categories may be added on a sport-by-sport basis.
The final deadline for submitting rosters is May 31, 2018. If your final team roster is not submitted by this time there is no guarantee of availability of space.
Each sport has different requirements in terms of athletes per team. Please refer to the Sport Technical Package for more information.
Your registration fee provides your sport participation, access to all event areas and a Masters Indigenous Games welcome package!
The team captain registers their team and sends invites to their teammates. Teammates will then accept the invitation and register with the team.
In order to reserve a slot for your team, the captain must pay a fee equal to that of 3 participants. This fee is non-refundable.
Your team must meet the minimum requirements in the Sport Technical Package by May 31, 2018 to be guaranteed a team spot.
Online with credit cards. Cheques OR money orders payable to:
Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario
1090 Aerowood Drive. Unit #1A
Mississauga, ON L4W 1Y5
The age categories are 20-34, 35-44, 45-54 and 55+. You may choose to compete in an age bracket by moving down but not up.
If you are unable to get a full team together, you may sign up individually and will be placed on a team from a pool of other individual registrants.
No, your registration fee does not include accommodation or meals. There are options for accommodation available in the “Visitor Information” portion of our website.
Yes, all participants will be asked to provide proof of their Indigenous ancestry. In Canada that includes: Status Cards, Metis Registration Numbers, and other accepted documents. For international Indigenous participants, the form of identification is considered sufficient in each country will be accepted.
No, unfortunately due to the condensed timelines of this event (3 days of competition), there is no guarantee that schedules will not conflict.