Kennedy Turcotte and Kassidy Turcotte are the two girls, third and fourth from the right, who went to the Arctic Winter Games in February.
The Arctic Winter Games in Nuuk, Greenland are something that Kassidy Turcotte and her sister, Kennedy Turcotte, will never forget.
They were part of the Alberta team that went to the AWG during March 6-12. Some of their team mates were from Ecole Heritage in Falher and they were all on the badminton team.
Kassidy Turcotte, a Grade 10 student at Georges P. Vanier in Donnelly, won silver in mixed doubles and a bronze in singles. For her, it was the team and sibling bonds that made the event stand out for her.
“Being there with my sister and friends, and the team in general, we were really together,” she says. “We supported each other as we were playing.”
The coaches were very supportive, she adds.
For Kennedy Turcotte, who is attending Lakeland College in Lloydminster, the AWG event was a progession for her and other team members, as they were always improving their performance.
“The best part was getting better day by day and seeing everyone improve,” says Kennedy Turcotte.
She won a bronze in women’s doubles and a bronze in mixed doubles.
They felt welcomed by their host country. Kennedy Turcotte says that Nuuk residents applauded them at the opening ceremony. Kassidy Turcotte found the volunteers welcoming, kind and helpful.
Both girls encourage all students to aspire and try to compete in this international event.
Noah White, also a GPV student, went to the AWG for the Dene Games.