The ANBT is officially slated to begin on April 2 and will feature full-capacity seating thanks to updated COVID-19 mandates. (The Northern View file photo)

The ANBT is officially slated to begin on April 2 and will feature full-capacity seating thanks to updated COVID-19 mandates. (The Northern View file photo)

All Native Basketball Tournament finalized after province lifts most restrictions

Event to feature full-capacity seating

The All Native Basketball Tournament (ANBT) has been confirmed to go ahead without a doubt beginning April 2 after the province announced the lifting of most pandemic restrictions on Feb. 15.

“It all came down to this ruling that we heard today. So, it’s all a go,” Peter Haugan, ANBT organizer, told Black Press Media.

The updated COVID-19 mandates will allow the event to host games with full-capacity seating. Typically, the event sees more than 5,000 fans in attendance per day.

“It would have been really hard for us to do 50 per cent [capacity],” Haugan said. “So thank goodness it’s not 50 per cent.”

Season-ticket holders and first-time attendees alike will be able to enjoy the atmosphere the tournament is known for.

“It means that it’ll be a full-house with standing room only — and it’s a noisy place when it’s full,” Haugan said.

The event will take place over a week and officially wrap up on April 9.

More than 50 teams have registered for the tournament so far from across the province and Alaska.

For teams still wishing to register, the deadline for entry fees and rosters is March 4. For more information, the public may contact Peter Haugan at 250-624-1690 or email: peterhaugan@yahoo.com.

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Norman Galimski | Journalist
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