BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Championships

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council

Register now for BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Championships
2013 Golf Championships also serving as Team BC Athlete Selection event for 2014 North American Indigenous Games.

Thursday, July 25, 2013 – Update: Correction made to contact email address within the reg form/poster. Download forms on links provided below.

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council presents the 3rd Annual BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Championships, August 11 to 13, 2013 at Talking Rock Golf Course in Chase, BC. Aboriginal youth golfers, ages 10-19, are invited to compete for the Provincial title with medals awarded to both male and female golfers in the the following age categories:
• (U13) defined as born in the year 2000 to 2003
• (U16) born 1997 to 1999
• (U19) born 1994 to 1996

Team BC – 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
This year’s Provincial Championships will also serve as an Athlete Selection Event for Team BC in the sport of golf to identify golfers to compete in the 2014 NAIG, held July 20-27, 2014 in Regina, SK. Team BC is seeking up to maximum of two (2) male and two (2) female golfers FOR THE FOLLOWING AGE DIVISIONS ONLY: U17 (defined as born in the year 1997 & later); and U19 (born 1995 to 1996). More details on Team BC 2014 NAIG, athlete eligibility and athlete selection process for golfers are found in documents available for download below.

Golfers must submit registration with fee, before 4:00 PM, Monday, August 5th.

1. Download the updated registration form here (contact info updated).
2. Download the mini-poster here (contact info updated).
3. Download the Team BC Selection Process (Golf) document here.
4. Download the Declaration of Aboriginal Ancestry form here.

For more information, please contact:
Frank Antoine
Head Coach, Golf – Team BC 2014 NAIG
250-318-0742
or
Lara Mussell Savage
Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
teambc@bcaafc.com
1.800.990.2432 or 250.388.5522 ext. 233

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners

Here is a list of upcoming camps and clinics by sport:

Hockey:
Aboriginal Youth Hockey Development Camps
1. Chase BC
Art Holding Memorial Arena
August 19 – 23, 2013

2. Williams Lake BC
Total Ice Training Centre
August 22 – 24, 2013

Basketball:
Aboriginal Youth Basketball Skill Development Camps
1. Penticton BC
Outma Squilxw Cultural School
August 6 – 9, 2013

2. Lillooet BC
Lillooet Rec Centre
August 14 – 15, 2013

Soccer:
Aboriginal Youth Soccer Development Camps
1. Williams Lake BC
Esler Rec Complex – ScotiaBank Field
July 27 – 28, 2013

2. Kamloops BC
Interior Region Soccer U15/U17 Boys & Girls Practise and Open Tryout
Kamloops Indian Band – Chief Louis Centre Field
July 27, 2013.

XploreSportz
Multisport youth camps
1. Chase BC
Adams Lake Rec Centre
August 27 – 28, 2013

To request registration forms for any or all of these camps/clinics please contact:
Bernard Manuel T: 250-315-3457 or email: bmanuel@bcaafc.com

Metis Community Services Society of BC JOB POSTING

MÉTIS COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY OF BC Family Preservation Worker

Position Summary

The Métis Community Services Society of BC (MCSBC) has a mandate from the Métis citizens to provide integrated, holistic, family centered, wraparound services to all those who need assistance, with special emphasis on Aboriginal populations, specifically Métis populations. We are responsible for the development and implementation of a full complement of child services from preventative to Child Protection, via a unique relationship where co-located MCFD social workers are in our office working closely with the team and management.

MCSBC is currently seeking a qualified full time Family Preservation Worker. The Family Preservation Program promotes culturally appropriate services that focus on the safety and the preservation of family unity where children’s safety can be supported. The Family Preservation Worker advocates on behalf of Metis children and families, ensuring families are supported and connected with appropriate services individually or in groups. Support is also provided during the Family Court process and at meetings with other professionals in the community.

Qualifications& Key Duties
 Family support experience and extensive experience with child and family service in a Métis context is essential.
 Bachelor of Social Work Degree or equivalent (individuals with equivalent combination of training and work experience may be considered).
 Applicants should have familiarity of the Child Family and Community Services Act.
 Knowledge of Métis culture and history.
 Providing information and referrals to other community service providers, resources and professionals as deemed necessary.
 To work with a professional team and liaise with colleagues and other professionals.
 Accompany parents and extended families to: Ministry case conferences, court case conferences, mediations, Family Group Conferences, Family Court, meetings with other professionals eg. School staff, Medical professionals, Lawyers and other community professionals when requested by family
 Responsible for contacting Social Workers assigned to the family and ensures that all
relevant information concerning risk and safety concerns involving client and family are
met.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed resume and cover letter, including three references via EMAIL to:
MCSBC
#201 – 2949 Pandosy St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1W1
Attn: Kelly L’Hirondelle
ed@mcsbc.org

Deadline for Applications: July 19th, 2013 at 4:00pm.
MCSBC is exempt and allowed to give preference in hiring Métis applicants under Section 16 of Federal Charter of Human Rights Act

Voices of the People Circle for Children and Family

Tuesday, July 23rd 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Métis Community Services Society of BC would like to invite
the community, friends and partners of the organization to a
community talking circle to discuss challenges the organization
is facing and solutions to move forward in the best
interest of children and families we serve.

Hosted by: Metis Community Services Society of BC
#210-2949 Pandosy Street Ph: 250-868-0351
Toll Free: 1 877 965 6237
Email: wellness@mcsbc.org

Dinner will be provided & Children’s activities on site

Metis Community Services Society of BC Announcement

MÉTIS COMMUNITY SERVICES SOCIETY OF BC
#201 – 2949 Pandosy St., Kelowna, BC V1Y 1W1
Phone: 250-868-0351 Fax: 250-868-0359 Website: http://www.mcsbc.org

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR KELLY L’HIRONDELLE

Metis Community Services Society of BC would like to welcome Kelly L’Hirondelle as the new Executive Director. Kelly L’Hirondelle is of Métis-Cree decent born in Edmonton Alberta, raised in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Kelly has been a dedicated grassroots community advocate for over fifteen years. He is a strong advocate for the right to self-determination of Aboriginal Peoples.

Kelly is a proud father of four children, Sebastian 13, Alexis 4, Mercedes who has passed onto the spirit world June 12th, 2011 and his newest addition Kayden who is 3 months old. Kelly’s partner is Nadine Gagne who is also a proud Métis woman. Nadine is also a Métis children’s performer and has released one CD titled “My Moccasins” and she is currently working on a second children’s CD. Kelly and his family have relocated from the Lower Mainland to the Okanagan just over a year and a half ago and love living in the Okanagan.

Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge and professional experience to the organization. His prior work experience includes being the founder and previous Executive Director of Knowledgeable Aboriginal Youth Association, (KAYA). He went on to work as the Provincial Youth Governance Coordinator of United Native Nations, Leadership Network Coordinator for the Vancouver Coastal Aboriginal Planning Committee, Vice President of the United Native Nations, Executive Director of YouthCO AIDS Society and recently the R’Native Voice Coordinator for the Okanagan Nation Alliance. Some of Kelly’s previous volunteer experience includes Vice President for Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre and the National representative for the BC Association of Friendship Centres. He was also a board member for the Centre for Native Policy Research and the Native Education College. Kelly has been engaged at the local, provincial, national and international levels speaking at the UN in Africa and New York for the right to self-determination and the involvement of Aboriginal youth leaders within the UN to further the aspirations and recognition of the rights of Aboriginal Peoples at the international level. Kelly’s life passion is for Aboriginal communities to be empowered through their own means.

Metis Community Services Society of BC (MCSBC) is a non-profit, charitable organization that has provided innovative health and social services to many vulnerable children and families in the Central Okanagan, since 2003. MCSBC seeks to advance a balanced approach to service delivery and recognizes the need to provide both prevention and intervention services to community members, from prenatal and infancy to the Elders. The organization has developed and maintained an exceptional reputation for providing high quality, free services where community members feel welcome and safe. The doors of MCSBC are open to all members of the community who are in need of support and assistance, which is one of the core Metis values of inclusiveness that have been practiced over many generations. MCSBC is currently seeking several new board members and monetary donations to continue this important work. Please contact Kelly L’Hirondelle, Executive Director of MCSBC at 250-868-0351. More information can be found on our website http://www.mcsbc.org