As President I would like to welcome everyone to this year’s All Native Basketball Tournament.
I would like to convey this year’s theme into my welcoming message. It takes everyone from your community that supports your teams to make the tournament a success.
This tournament is the largest basketball tournament in our province. For this you all should be very proud.
It takes from the fundraisers to the athlete on the court to make this event what it is today 54 years later. The fans that come to support your teams is our largest source of revenue. This allows us as organizers to provide the things we need to make the tournament a success.
On behalf of our board I would like to thank you all that attend for your continuing support. It takes us all to make such a huge and costly event happen every year. We know as organizers how costly it is for each team to come here. So for this we thank all the fundraisers of all the teams.
In closing I would like to say enjoy the competition and make new friends and meet up with your old friends.
Have a wonderful fun-filled week.
President, Prince Rupert All Native Tournament Society