It is my pleasure, on behalf of the Arctic Winter Games International Committee, to welcome all of you to the 27th Arctic Winter Games.
My sincere thanks to the amazing group of dedicated and committed volunteers who laid the groundwork leading up to the Opening Ceremony for the Wood Buffalo 2023 Arctic Winter Games.
Thank you to all our Games supporters, sponsors, volunteers, dedicated staff and the Wood Buffalo community for working hard towards a shared vision in the preparation of the 2023 Games.
The International Committee Board of Directors and staff extend our best wishes to all of the participants, officials, coaches and mission staff. As the Arctic Winter Games family, we have all waited a very long time to be able to come together and we are so happy to share this moment. Your Arctic Winter Games experience begins here; please enjoy welcoming old and new friends, a like, in the northern spirit of fair competition, social interaction and cultural collaboration.
Enjoy your week to celebrate and embrace the fun, the opportunity and your TIME TO SHINE.
John H. Rodda, President
Arctic Winter Games International Committee