Sports & Health

Markham welcomes young Indigenous hockey players

The City of Markham is set to host the Little Native Hockey League (LNHL)  2024 Hockey Tournament, Cultural Festival, and Gala Celebration. LNHL celebrates it 50th anniversary this year.

Taking place throughout March Break, the annual hockey tournament will bring more than 3,500 young Indigenous athletes, families and spectators together from across Ontario to Markham to celebrate the game of hockey and celebration of the Indigenous culture.

The LNHL Tournament will be spread across the city’s 10 different ice rinks throughout the March Break week.

“The City of Markham is committed to reconciliation and has a rich sporting history, particularly in the game of hockey,” Mayor Frank Scarpitti said. “We are pleased to be able to welcome young Indigenous athletes and their families from across Ontario. I look forward to celebrating this historic and memorable event in March 2024.”

The Opening Day Festival takes place on March 10 from noon to 7:30 p.m. at the Markham Civic Centre. Activities include games, rides, live entertainment, food, vendor market and hockey shots.

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