About AWG

The Arctic Winter Games is the premier circumpolar sport and cultural event for youth

OUR STORY About of the Arctic Winter Games

Background & History

The Arctic Winter Games brings our circumpolar family together and strives to involve as many participants as possible either in the Games themselves or in the team selection trials. The achievement of individual excellence in athletics, with a favourable result from competition, is not a primary objective of the Arctic Winter Games. Instead, the fundamental purpose of the Games is to encourage maximum participation by all cultures in a broad range of athletic activity. Increasing level of skill is expected to result from, rather than be, the primary driver of participation.

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50th Anniversary

50th Anniversary of the Arctic Winter Games

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Role, Purpose & Values

The Arctic Winter Games formally began with the registration of the Arctic Winter Games Corporation under the Canada Corporations Act on January 18, 1968. In 1992 the Arctic Winter Games Corporation changed its name to the Arctic Winter Games International Committee to eliminate confusion with other Games organizations and to reflect the increasing international flavor of the Games.

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Organizational information about the Arctic Winter Games

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