2023 Arctic Winter Games Mission Staff Application


The Ministry of Culture and Status of Women invites applications for volunteer positions of Mission Staff for Team Alberta North at the 2023 Arctic Winter Games, January 29 – February 4, 2023 in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta.

The Mission Staff has a key role as members of Team Alberta North acting as a liaison between individual sports and the Arctic Winter Games organizational structure.  Up to 9 Mission Staff members residing north of the 55th parallel, representing the sport community in northern Alberta will be selected.  Mission Staff members are volunteers who do not receive payment for their services or compensation for time off work.  Pre-approved travel and other expenses required to perform duties will be reimbursed.

Please let anyone within your sport community who may be qualified, reside within the eligible communities and is interested in becoming a member of Team Alberta North’s Mission Staff for the 2023 Arctic Winter Games about this great opportunity.

Those interested in applying are asked to review the Mission Staff responsibilities and complete our on line application:  Team Alberta North Application.  Applications including a resume and a letter of support must be received by Friday, October 15, 2021.

If you have any questions or require any additional information please contact Michelle Deering, Chef de Mission, at 780-422-0779, michelle.deering@gov.ab.ca or Steven Patrick, Assistant Chef de Mission, 780-644-4897, steven.patrick@gov.ab.ca.





Please find below links to the files and guidelines  for the new Team Alberta Logo. If you require a different format please contact Michelle Deering at Michelle.deering@gov.ab.ca or Sheri Wilson at sheri.wilson@gov.ab.ca

Team Alberta  North Logo Guidelines

Team Alberta North Horizontal Logos

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Team Alberta  North Vertical Logos

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Team Alberta North Logo

Check out the new Team Alberta North Logo. Updated and refreshed!!!!

Team Alberta North at the Arctic Winter Games

At the 2018 Arctic Winter Games Team Alberta North was impressive, and finished on top of the standings for the fist time in Arctic Games History They captured 133 Medals, 50 – Gold,  35-Silver, 48- Bronze and many athletes achieved personal bests.

Team Alberta North received at least one Ulu in every sport it competed in, except Table Tennis. Team Alberta North also received 11 ulus for team sport or team competition and 122 ulus were won by individuals, doubles, or relays.

The 2020 Arctic Winter Games Host Society, with the support of the Yukon government and the City of Whitehorse, canceled the 2020 Arctic Winter Games due to the COVID 19 Pandemic.


The Arctic Winter Games is an international multisport and cultural event  bringing together athletes from the Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut, Alaska, Greenland, Russia (Yamal), Nunavik (Northern Quebec), Northern Alberta and the indigenous people (Sami) of Norway, Sweden, and Finland.

The concept of the Arctic Winter Games was developed as a direct result of the experiences of Northern athletes at the 1967 Canada Winter Games.

Representatives of the Yukon and Northwest Territories realized that their teams were at disadvantage due to relatively small athletic pools, lack of facilities and infrequent training opportunities. Therefore, the concept of an event specifically designed for northern athletes was born.

The first games were staged in 1970 in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, and have taken place every two years since, alternating among participating jurisdictions.

Team Alberta North joined the Arctic Winter Games in 1986, and Alberta hosted for the first time 1994 in Slave Lake, and have since hosted in 2004 (Wood Buffalo) and in 2010 (Grande Prairie). In 2022, Alberta will host for the fourth time in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.


Contact Us

Michelle Deering
Team Alberta North, Chef de Mission
P: 780-422-0779
Email: michelle.deering@gov.ab.ca