Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council

  2013 Equipment Grant Program (Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council of BC)
Please read the following notes before proceeding to the online application (link found below).

Important Notes:

  1. Please read through/ click on all application requirements on the WELCOME and RULES tabs, and review the online FORM by hovering over each question for tips BEFORE you begin filling out the form
  2. You are not able to save your online application, therefore please type your application information in a separate document and save it in your records to avoid losing information. If the application form is open for too long, the web page will time out and refresh itself upon submission.
  3. If you are prompted with an error message once you submit the form, please remember to re-select all applicable check boxes/drop down menus (i.e. Region, Gender, Age Category etc.) and re-upload any attached documents before submission.
  4. All applications MUST be accompanied by an official purchase quote or statement from retailer(s), supplier, or distributor that you intend on purchasing the equipment from. This includes the type of equipment (brand name/model/design), quantity of each item and final dollar amount including taxes (if applicable).
  5. For eligibility see Rules tab (found by clicking link below).
  6. Grants of $500-$2500 are available, successful applicants will be chosen by Regional Selection Committees and notified in November 2013.
  7. Deadline: 5pm (PST) Monday October 7, 2013


To request an application in WORD format please email: jakerman@bcaafc.com

Aboriginal Sport, Recreaton and Physical Activity Partners Council Event

Registration now open for 2013 BC Aboriginal Rifle Shooting Camp

September 28-29 at Abbotsford Fish & Game Club.  All levels welcome.  Equipment provided.

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council is pleased to present the 2013 BC ABORIGINAL PROVINCIAL RIFLE SHOOTING CAMP in Abbotsford on September 28 & 29, 2013.  

Held in partnership with Sumas First Nation and Stó:lō Nation Hubs, Abbotsford Fish & Game Club, and the BC Target Sports Association with the support of the Province of BC, this Camp is an opportunity for Aboriginal youth ages 12-18 to experience the sport of RIFLE SHOOTING in a safe and controlled environment working with certified instructors.   

No equipment necessary.   No experience necessary.  All levels of ability welcome – participants with more experience will have opportunity for more advanced instruction/training.  

The 1½ days of camp activities includes lunches, souvenir camp t-shirt, membership with BCTSA and a fun match competition on Sunday to test out your skills!  

Participants MUST register in advance. Registration will close on Tuesday, September 24th, however, space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.  

1. Download the camp registration form here.
2. Download the mini-poster here.

Interested in Team BC and the 2014 North American Indigenous Games in the sport of Rifle Shooting?  See sidebar for info.

For more information, please contact:
Sharlene Klein
E:  sky1@shaw.ca     Ph:  778-471-1737  
Lara Mussell Savage
E:  teambc@bcaafc.com    Ph: 1-800-990-2432 x 233

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society Contest

 BC ACCS Photo Contest My Connection to the Land

Deadline Sept. 30, 2013

Check out our latest submissions on Flickr

Submit your photos and stories of your connection to the land and your culture.

Win cash prizes and have your photo printed in our calendar.

First Prize: $250.00

Second Prize: $100.00

All twelve calendar photo choices get an 8×10 print 

All BC Residents eligible to enter, check our website for more details http://www.acc-society.bc.ca/files_2/annual-conference.php, email communica-tions@acc-society.bc.ca or call 604.913.9128 x 223

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, Merritt B.C.

MERRITT CAMPUS 250.378.3300

TOLL FREE 1.877.682.3300


For application / registration or more information:

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology 250-378-3300


Employment Skills Access

Merritt Campus September 16, 2013 to November 29, 2013

The Employment Skills Access program focuses on Aboriginal content in the curriculum.

An Employment Skills Access certificate is awarded to recognize the successful completion

of the program. The program is ten weeks in length and will be delivered at Merritt campus.

Tuition free for participants who are unemployed and not on Employment Assistance.

Completion Plan

• EMSK 041 Cultural Orientation

• EMSK 042 Personal Development

• EMSK 043 Workplace Essentials

• EMSK 044 Career Exploration and Networking

• EMSK 045 Math in the Workplace

• EMSK 046 English in the Workplace

• EMSK 047 Intro. To Workplace Computer Skills

• EMSK 048 Essential Skills Practicum

Admission to the program is granted on recommendation from the program coordinator on a first-come-first-served basis. Admission is open to learners that are unemployed, under-employed, Aboriginal, immigrant, older workers, persons with disabilities, or who are socially marginalized.

The Employment Skills Access program is designed to assist students in acquiring essential skills for the workplace in British Columbia. The program is unique in that it emphasizes the knowledge, skills, and standards relevant to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal individuals, families, and communities. The program also includes First Aid, Serving It Right, Food Safe, Health and Safety, and First Host.








On September 27th at the National Site at Rocky Mountain House the Federal Government will officially unveil the plaque and decree that Charlotte Small the Métis wife of David Thompson will be honored as a woman of National Historic Significance.
For further info contact Greg Joyce supt. 403-845-2412 or greg.joyce@pc.gc.ca 

Charlotte Small was the Métis wife of surveyor, map maker and explorer David Thompson (m. 10 June 1799, at Île-à-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan). She was the daughter of North West Company investor-partner Patrick Small and an unnamed Cree woman. Her siblings were also involved in the fur trade; Patrick Small, Jr. was a North West Company clerk and Nancy Small was the first wife of North West Company partner, John MacDonald of Garth.

Charlotte Small had 13 children with David Thompson. She and the children often travelled with Thompson on his expeditions ranging from the Rockies to Quebec. Small travelled 3½ times[1] farther on these expeditions with Thompson than did the American explorers Lewis and Clark.[2]

When David Thompson wrote in his journal “Today wed Charlotte Small”, few could have imagined just how long he would honour that commitment. At a time when European explorers and traders were abandoning their wives and children for lives and families in Canada or Europe, David Thompson remained faithful to the promise he had made, staying by the side of “his lovely wife” and providing for her and their 13 children. The couple were married for 58 years until Thompson’s death in 1857. Charlotte Small died a few months later on May 4, 1857. They are buried together at Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Parks Canada – Charlotte Small, Person of National Historic …

www.pc.gc.ca › … › Persons of National Significance

Aug 26, 2011 – Charlotte Small, Person of National Historic Significance. She is recognized for her contribution to Canadian culture and history and 

More results for charlotte small national recognition …(Read full article)


Calling for submissions for the 2013 BC Aboriginal Business Awards

It’s time to nominate a business or young entrepreneur for a BC Aboriginal Business Awards.  Now in its fifth year, this Award program celebrates the best of BC Aboriginal Business in six categories including youth, joint venture, community-owned and businesses of one to two persons, two to ten persons and over ten persons. The online submission form is user-friendly and the BC Aboriginal Business Awards program is happy to help and assist in the submissions. www.bcachievement.com

Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families Presentation


Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families

Presented by: Monique Gray Smith

Monique Gray Smith is an inspiring, International speaker and author of The Ripple Effect of Resiliency: Strategies for Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and recently released, Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience. This workshop will be engaging and educational and will be of interest to anyone working with Aboriginal children, youth and/or families.


Workshop: Friday, September 13th, 2013 9am to Noon
Location: Suite 201-2949 Pandosy St.

RSVP: email admin@mcsbc.org or Contact: (250) 868-0351
Monique will also be doing a book signing and reading from her new book, Tilly Noon to 1pm and lunch will be provided. This is open to anyone; you do not have to be at the workshop.