MNBC Art Contest


September 15, 2016

Surrey, BC – Métis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) has extended its deadline for the Kishchee tey mo’yawn aen li Michif wi’yawn (Proud to be Metis) Métis Youth Art Contest.  This Contest highlights the amazing artistic talents of our Youth.  The Métis Youth Art Contest was designed to engage Métis Youth within the Province of BC by asking them to create an artistic or written piece which highlights why they are Proud to be Métis!

The contest is open to all Metis Youth who reside within the Province of BC and are between the ages of 15 and 30. The Métis Youth Art Contest will run from July 4th, 2016 to October 31st, 2016 and all submissions must be sent in via-email accompanied by a completed application.  We encourage all Métis Youth to participate in this exciting contest and to be as creative and expressive as possible when artistically answering the question “WHY ARE YOU PROUD TO BE MÉTIS?”  Submissions can include anything from videos, to pictures or collages, paintings, carvings, poetry or written pieces.

All submissions received will fall in to one of three categories – Media | Art | Writing – and will be evaluated by the Ministry of Youth staff in the first round. The Top 3 submissions from each category will then move to an online fan vote. The Top 3 winners selected through the vote will receive prizes: First place will receive an I-Pad Mini and a MYBC prize pack, Second place will receive a $100 Visa gift card and MYBC prize pack, and Third place will receive a $50 Visa gift card and MYBC prize pack. Winners will be announced and notified by November 14th, 2016.

If you would like an application package please visit:

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Colette Trudeau – Director of Youth at or 1-800-940-1150.


Name: ___________________________________________________

Address: ­_________________________________________________

City: _______________________ Postal Code: ___________________

E-mail: _____________________ Phone Number: ________________

Birth Date: ____/____/_______

□ I would like to receive communications from the MNBC Ministry of Youth on events, contests and updates.

Ancestry: □ MNBC Métis Citizen                       □ Self-Identified Métis

Metis Chartered Community: ________________________________

Category: □ Writing          □ Media       □ Art             □ Other: _______

Submission Title: ____________________________________________

Short Description/Inspiration for your Submission: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

□ I hereby confirm that I own all rights to my submission and that my submission is my original artwork. I give permission to MNBC and MYBC to use my artwork and likeness for the purposes of the contest and hereby grant them the right to use my submission in their online communications related to the contest.



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Signature                                                                                          Date


If under the age of 18, parent or guardian signature:



Print Name


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Welcome to Team BC!

Partners Council seeking volunteer coaches and managers for Team BC for Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games 

Victoria, BC – The Partners Council is seeking committed and enthusiastic sport leaders to serve in a number of vacant volunteer coach and manager positions on Team BC in various sports for the
2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).  The 2017 NAIG will be held in Toronto, Ontario from July 16 to 23, 2017.

The Partners Council is the recognized Aboriginal Sport body that oversees the operations of Team BC for the NAIG. Team BC is led and managed by the Team BC Chef de Mission and Mission Staff, whose main responsibility will be to oversee all aspects of team operations and logistics. BC’s contingent will include approximately 500 athletes and coaches participating in 13 sports.

The roles for these positions and further details are outlined on the online application form at:

This intake of applications closes 5PM PST, Friday, September 30th.

About the NAIG
The NAIG is an international multi-sport event, involving North American Indigenous athletes from 13 provinces and territories Canada and 13 regions in the United States staged intermittently since 1990. The Games bring together approximately 5,000 athletes and coaches and cultural performers.

About Team BC
The Partners Council is responsible for managing the Team BC Program for the NAIG. Through the support and oversight of a Team BC Work Group and Provincial Sport Committees, the Partners Council established a coordinated Team BC program that includes the development of a comprehensive process to select the 500 Aboriginal athletes, coaches, managers, chaperones and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the NAIG. The Partners Council series of 2016/17 BC Aboriginal Championships & Camps will serve as the primary talent identification and athlete selection events.

For more information on Team BC NAIG and upcoming 2016/17 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Sport Development Camps (i.e. Team BC athlete talent ID and selection events):

Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Aboriginal Youth Fall Hockey Camp September 23 – 25, 2016

Location: Art Holding Memorial Arena

320 Shepherd Road   Chase BC

Open To all Aboriginal Youth ages 4 – 15

Join us for a 3 day Fall Hockey Camp with local hockey coaches and community leaders.

Full hockey gear required. Please bring a water bottle, running shoes & proper gym clothing for off-ice training.

Camp Schedule:

Registration Link:

Camp Fee: $20.00 per player.

Please make payment out to: BCAAFC

& Mail cheque or money order to: Bernard Manuel, PO Box 3700, Merritt BC   V1K 1B8

 For more information contact community host:

Andrea Stelter

Phone:  250.679.3702


2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Softball Camps

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) of BC is pleased to announce the 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Softball Camps will be hosted in four locations across BC. Male and female Aboriginal youth softball players players born in years 1998-2003 are invited to participate.

Sanctioned by Softball BC and supported by the Province of BC, these Provincial Softball Camps will serve as ATHLETE IDENTIFICATION EVENTS to form “Team BC Development Squads” to train for and pursue participation in the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held in Toronto, Ontario from July 16 to 23, 2017.

Athletes nominated to the Team BC Softball Development Squads will be expected to continue training on their own in the off-season and attend a mandatory spring training camp where the final Team BC NAIG roster members will be selected. The Team BC Athlete Selection Process document for softball will be released to participants via email.

Registration for these 2016 BC Aboriginal Softball Camps are open to eligible participants. No pre-qualification required.

The following 2017 NAIG age categories will be offered for this Team BC athlete selection event:
• U16 (born 2001 & later*) (MALE & FEMALE)
• U19 (born 1998 & later) (MALE & FEMALE)

To be eligible, athletes must be a resident of BC. Open to First Nations, Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit athletes. Proof of ancestry required (declaration of ancestry option available for those who do not possess status/Métis card).

*For safety reasons, Team BC is seeking youth born no later than 2003.

Athletes attend the camp location/date that works best for them. Athletes are not required to attend more than one camp but are permitted to do so if they wish. All camps will run 9am to 3pm. Water and snacks provided.

Camp 1) Saturday, August 13th – PENTICTON (Lions Park field located at 198 Warren Avenue West) *Registration remains open.

Camp 2) Sunday, August 14th – CHILLIWACK (Townsend Park 3 & 4) *Registration remains open.

Camp 3) Saturday, August 20th – NANAIMO (Pioneer Park)

Camp 4) Saturday, August 20th – PRINCE GEORGE (Spruce City Fastball Stadium- Males and Ron Wiley Park-Females)
Team BC NAIG Head Coaches for male and/or females will be at the camps and will evaluate athletes for all divisions/gender.

Reg Fee: $25/participant. The fee is payable by cheque or money order (MADE PAYABLE TO THE CAMP HOST – THIS WILL BE CONFIRMED IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL)

Registration for CHILLIWACK AND PENTICTON Camp this weekend is being accepted.

Register by 4PM, Friday, August 12th for the August 20th camp
For online registration, please visit:

BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Championships

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council is pleased to present

BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Championships

 AUGUST 7-9, 2016   

Talking Rock Golf Course, Chase, BC

Hosted in partnership with Little Shuswap Band

 Aboriginal youth golfers are invited to attend this 3-day event sanctioned by British Columbia Golf Association. Please note this event will also serve as a talent identification event to identify athletes to form a “Team BC Development Squad” to train for and pursue participation in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games held in Toronto, Ontario, from July 16 to 23, 2017.

Registration is open to eligible participants. No pre-qualification required..

Thanks to the support of our host partners, including Talking Rock/Little Shuswap, BC Golf Association, and the Province of BC, the cost of this 3-day camp is just $60!  Box lunches during your round included.

Register online at:    

  • Event Poster – attached
  • “Hard copy of reg form” – attached

 Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

C/O BCAAFC, 551 Chatham Street | Victoria, BC V8T1E1

Phone:  250.388.5522 | 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free)

Fax:  1.877.711.5594 (toll-free)



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2016 Golf Championships Poster – FINALRegForm_Golf_2016Championships (HARD COPY)