About the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship
The National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC), founded by the Aboriginal Sport Circle and sanctioned by Hockey Canada, provides a forum for elite Bantam and Midget-aged Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada showcasing the athletic abilities of athletes from across the country, while also fostering cultural unity and pride. An event held annually since 2001, the NAHC also serves as a focal point for grassroots and regional Aboriginal hockey development. The 2018 NAHC will take place in Membertou, Nova Scotia, May 4-14th, 2018.
The Mi’kmaq community of Membertou is located on beautiful Cape Breton Island, only 3km from downtown Sydney. Cape Breton is consistently ranked as one the world’s top travel destinations. Membertou is an innovative and fast-growing community with all the amenities needed to support everything from large scale conferences to national sporting events.
Membertou is an urban First Nations community consisting of 1,400 people within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality which is home to 94,000 residents. A community rich in culture and history, Membertou has been increasingly focused on growth and development and now is one of the most vibrant and budding First Nations communities in all of Canada.
When you arrive in Membertou, you will be greeted by the warm and welcoming faces of our Host Committee and hundreds of excited volunteers and fans. When you taste the incredible flavors of local east coast cuisine, your taste buds will be left wanting more. When you take in the incredible views and vistas that Cape Breton has to offer, you’ll form an instant connection. And when you have the opportunity to meet the passionate and hospitable community members, you will agree that Cape Breton Island is the perfect host for the National Aboriginal Hockey Championship.
About the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre
When you walk through the doors of the Membertou Sport and Wellness Centre there is a feeling of community. Welcomed by friendly faces and warm community spirit, the Sport and Wellness Centre boasts two NHL size rink surfaces.
On top of the state-of-the-art facility and equipment, the Sport and Wellness Centre has large dressing rooms to accommodate teams, comfortable maximized stadium seating for spectators, a walking track that encompasses the ice surface, an in-house YMCA fitness facility, and is home to more than 100,000 visitors and spectators annually.
- 2 NHL size ice surfaces
- 100,000 visitors annually to Sport & Wellness Centre
- 12 General Dressing Rooms
- 2 Female Dressing Rooms
- 1 Pro Style Junior B Dressing Room
- 1,350 seating capacity
- Geothermal technology
- Walking track surrounding Emera rink surface
- On-site Pro Shop
- On-site canteen, Intermissions Cafe
For more information about the facility, please visit: www.membertousportandwellness.com