Long jump and triple jump athlete Skylar Horton starred as Team NWT’s flagbearer at the opening ceremony of this year’s Canada Games in Winnipeg.
Hay River athlete Skylar, 21, was surprised with the news ahead of the ceremony in a video posted on the Team NWT Facebook page: “Thank you so much. That’s a big honour. I’m grateful, thank you!”
The opening ceremony, televised by TSN, saw Skylar lead out a group of around 50 NWT athletes and personnel as they prepared to compete in week one of the Games.
Also competing in track and field for Team NWT are Lance Dizon, Dora-Faye Hansen and Fiona Huang.