The Labrador Winter Games take place every three years in the central Labrador town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
Communities in Labrador that are attending the 2010 LWG’s are to present the number of athletes in each community.
We spoke to Jimmy Tuttauk who is the Coordinator for the Hopedale team.
Tuttauk says last week they completed the team listing with 17 young athletes.
The Hopedale team includes 9 males and 8 females.
He says the uniforms are black with gold trim, and have silapâks and chimo caps.
Scheduled practices are Volley Ball on Thursday’s, practice for the Northern games Saturdays, and the team does physical training and jump training on Sundays.
And they are in the process of starting snow shoeing and target shooting sometime soon.
He adds that Hopedale will be doing their first 7 monitoring events this year.
Tuttauk says they are doing fundraisers such as community bingo and 50/50 draws.
The team name is not picked out at the moment.
Girl’s Team athletes are: Danielle Pottle, Maggie Jararuse, Tabea Onalik, Georgia Abel, Cindy Aggek, Selma Jararuse, Danika Winters, and Jenny Dicker.
The Boy’s team consists of: Ben Mitsuk Jr, captain for the volley ball team along with Levi Nochasak Jr, Daniel Poker, Michael Mitsuk, Darren Winters, Ben Abel, James Karpik, Travis Jararuse and Eddy Pottle.