Aboriginal recording artists Don Amero is no stranger to hard work. He is considered one of the hardest working indie musicians in showbiz.
Amero’s determination to become a singer and songwriter has taken him to across Canada including to this year’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), a sporting event that allows Aboriginal youth to compete athletically and celebrates North American Indigenous culture.
Between July 20 and 27, 2014, athletes and teams from 13 Canadian provinces and territories, and eight regions around the United States converged in Regina, Saskatchewan to compete in the Games. In total, 5,000 athletes, 1,000 coaching staff, 3,000 volunteers and 200 performers attended the spectacular cultural and sporting event.
For Amero, performing on the Main Stage within NAIG’s Cultural Village was inspiring:
“We’re sort of coming together as one (…) I believe at the end of the day, we all want to see each other do well and I really get that sense here at the Games.”
TransCanada sponsored the Cultural Village Main Stage which featured an impressive lineup of performances including Don Amero, Crystal Shawanda, Digging Roots and Inez Jasper. TransCanada also donated 250 tickets to residents of north-central Regina to attend the NAIG Opening Ceremony and provided 5,000 collector pins to competing athletes and fans during the games.
Across thousands of North American communities, TransCanada’s values — Integrity, Responsibility, Collaboration and Innovation — lay the foundation for how we work with each other and with our stakeholders. We are dedicated to doing what’s right when it comes to all stakeholder relations and we are committed to building strong relationships with North America’s first people in every project we undertake.
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