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?Esdilagh First Nation hosts crib tourney

Players had fun at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre

The cribbage boards were out at the Quesnel Tillicum Society Native Friendship Centre amid live music and laughter Saturday, April 23.

?Esdilagh First Nation hosted the crib tourney open to everyone, which also featured door prizes and a children’s outdoor bouncy castle.

Councillor Chad Stump said the Indigenous community has been holding tournaments on the west side for some time.

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“It takes an hour and a half to get there,” Stump said.

“So one of the elders told us let’s have something in town, in Quesnel, and we decided to try it out.”

Roughly 24 players were in attendance, including Kaliga Jack, who jokingly called it a serious game with Sharon Palmantier.

It was a $10 buy-in with all prize money going back to the players.

Events were previously limited as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Visiting is really important in our culture, and that’s one of the main reasons we wanted to do this,” Stump said.

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