Frequently asked questions

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The host society will distribute an official identification card (with photo) to all athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, managers and mission staff upon their arrival at the NAIG. This proof of ID must be worn AT ALL TIMES, except by athletes during competition. The ID card will be the only means to access competition venues, residences, eating areas, transportation and on-site medical centres. An athlete or coach will not be allowed to access their competition venue without this card.  



Three meals a day will be provided to participants (athletes, coaches, managers and mission staff). Special arrangements can be made to accommodate any food allergy or intolerance. It is a participant’s responsibility to inform food service staff about any allergy or intolerance when arriving at the service counter.  

Athlete registration

Athletes selected for NAIG 2020 must confirm their registration by filling out the following form (link to come) no later than November 15, 2019.  

By confirming their registration, all EDN athletes pledge to respect the Participant’s Commitment.


All team members (athletes, coaches, assistant coaches, managers, and mission staff) will be covered by travel insurance. This comprises, among other things, adequate coverage for medical care and hospital services UPON PRESENTATION OF A VALID QUEBEC HEALTH INSURANCE CARD. Everyone is required to have this card on hand before boarding the team bus.  

Calendar, schedule (competition and training) and results 

The competition calendar is currently under development. It will be added to this tab when available. Please note that the Opening Ceremonies and practice day will be held on July 12, 2020 and competitions kick off on July 13, 2020. The host society plans to present the schedule, results and some sections in real time on a web platform that will be available before the NAIG. For more information, visit the host society’s official website at 

Opening and closing ceremonies

Youth and coaches will receive their uniforms before departing for Halifax. It is mandatory to wear this uniform during ceremonies, or traditional or cultural clothing, if desired. If the temperature is above 25 °C, they can wear black shorts (plan to pack in luggage) and their team EDN t-shirt (if applicable, a notice regarding this will be sent to coaches).  

The Opening Ceremonies will take place on July 12, 2020 at Scotia Bank Centre in Halifax.  

Parents, supporters and the general public will be able to attend this event: 


  • Seats will be available for the public through the Scotia Bank Centre. Tickets will be available for purchase on the host society’s website. Ticket cost and date of sale have not yet been determined.    
  • The ceremony will also be broadcast on giant screens outside Scotia Bank Centre.  


A live broadcast of the ceremony on television or online remains to be confirmed.  

The Closing Ceremonies will take place on July 18, 2020 at Garrison Grounds in Halifax.  



A communications team will be on site at the NAIG to ensure coverage of competitions and distribution of team EDN results. Many platforms will be used. All details will be available as the NAIG approaches. Subscribe to the team EDN Facebook page to stay connected at all times.   

In the event of an emergency, it will be possible to contact the coach of the affected athlete.  

Composition of Team EDN for the NAIG 2020

  • 76 adults (head coaches, assistant coaches, managers and mission staff) 
  • 307 athletes aged 12 to 19 

The head coach is directly responsible for each of their athletes. Mission staff ensure activities run smoothly and support coaches and managers in their duties.  

Cultural component

In addition to sports competitions, a Cultural Village will be set up in Halifax Commons, a centrally-located green space in Halifax. This location is close to various competition venues and the Athlete Village so easy to access for all.  

Cultural component programming is being developed. Information on this topic will be added to this section when available.  


The host society will provide accommodations for the various delegations. All team EDN athletes and coaches will be lodged at the same location, either a hotel or university residence. All accommodation-related information will be added to this section as soon as we have the details.  

Athletes must respect any rules and curfew set by the host society or their coach, as appropriate.  

For parents who want to attend the NAIG, it is recommended to reserve your accommodations as soon as possible given the high turnout expected in Halifax for the duration of the event. Information on competition venues for each discipline can be found here 


Luggage and equipment to bring

It is important for every athlete to bring their 

– Valid health insurance card 

– Status Card or Inuit or Inuvialuit identification 

Here is a list of items to pack in athletes’ luggage: 

Light clothing and comfortable shoes (outdoor and short distance trips on foot)  

  • Pair of black shorts (in case of excessive heat during the Opening Ceremonies) 

Running shoes  

Medication for the duration of the NAIG or other (if required) 

Ball cap or hat and sunglasses 

Snacks for the ride to Halifax 

Sports team uniform and equipment, as required 


Water bottle 

*Spending money 

Please note that three meals a day will be provided to all athletes. Transportation and accommodation costs are also included in the registration fee ($280 per athlete) paid in advance. However, it is possible that teams will visit various nearby tourist sites where entry fees widely vary. Regarding how much spending money to provide, it is recommended to discuss this with your child’s coach to learn their intentions regarding the organization of activities during the NAIG.  

**Seasonal clothing 

The temperature in Halifax will likely be quite warm. The average temperature in July 2019 was 23 °C during the day.  

Please note that team EDN is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items. Each participant is responsible for their personal belongings.  

Questions and additional information

Before the NAIG 

If you have questions, please contact your child’s coach. If they are unable to respond, you can contact Virginie Aspirot-Buron at 418842-1540, ext. 2713. 

During the NAIG 

For more information, please visit the websitethe team EDN Facebook page or write to 

A daily newsletter will be sent to parents at the email address provided when they registered their child. 


Safety is a top priority for team EDN and the host society. Safety protocols have been defined and will be implemented to ensure the safety of participants at all competition and lodging venues.  

Coaches are required to remain with their youth participants at all times to keep an eye on them.  

All adults, coaching and mission staff, provided a criminal background check and have met any governing rules regarding safety established by the NAIG Council.  

Athletes and their chaperones will be housed in a hotel or university residence. Boys and girls will be housed separately. Coaching and mission staff will also make some surprise visits to ensure established rules are respected.  

Medical care

The host society is working to develop its medical services offer for the duration of the NAIG. To this end, athletes should have a valid health insurance card in their possession.  

Refer to the ‘Insurance’ section for information about service coverage 

Team transportation

Departure and return  

On July 11, 2020, athletes have to make their own way to a centralized location that will be determined by mission staff (Montréal, Québec or Matane)Unless advised otherwise, the return trip is scheduled to return to the same location on July 19, 2020 at the end of the day.  

Information on location, departure and return times, contact names, etc. will be posted on this page starting in July 2020. Unless they have received authorization from the chef de mission, all athletes must travel to the NAIG on the team bus.  

Meals and snacks 

Athletes should plan to have breakfast before boarding the bus and should pack snacks to last for the duration of the trip.  

Information on meal management while travelling to and from the NAIG will be available as soon as possible.  


There will be free transportation between venues in Halifax. 

Early departure 

If a parent wants to leave with their child at the end of a competition, they can do so by filling out the ‘Parental waiver of liability – early departure’ (by downloading it from this site) [PROVIDE LINK], or by receiving a copy from Virginie Aspirot-Buron by email at vaspirot This waiver should be sent by email to Virginie or handed to the athlete’s coach before the competitions begin.    

Team values

Alteam EDN members are expected to proudly wear team colours in keeping with its values: respect, team spirit and athletic excellence. Everyone must comply with team EDN and host society regulations outlined in the Participant’s Commitment’.

Consumption of alcohol, cannabis, drugs or commercial tobacco is prohibited for the duration of the NAIGIf a participant is found to have violated these rules, they will be returned home at their parents’ expense, regardless of the impact this could have on the rest of the team.  

Transportation information

Information to come.