Team BC Seeking Female Volleyball Athletes for 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

2013 BC Aboriginal Volleyball Camps serving as Team BC Selection Events

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council presents the 2013 BC Aboriginal Provincial Volleyball Camps.  These Provincial Volleyball Camps will serve as the Athlete Selection events for FEMALE Team BC in the sport of volleyball to compete in the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held July 20-27, 2014 in Regina, SK.  Female athletes interested in being selected to Team BC for NAIG are requested to attend one (1) of the camps.  Updates on camps below:

  1. November 23rd   –   Merritt – This camp is now SATURDAY ONLY, 8AM to 4:30PM.

Team BC is seeking up to a maximum of twelve (12) athletes for the FEMALE division in the age categories listed below. 
• U19 (defined as born in the year 1995 to 1997); and
• U16 (born in the year 1998 to 2000)

Registration: $20/participant.  Fee includes a BC Aboriginal Camp t-shirt and a bag lunch.  ATHLETES ARE REQUESTED TO PRE-REGISTER BEFORE THE MONDAY PRIOR TO THE CAMP TO SECURE SPOT.  Late registrations may be accepted but not guaranteed.

To Register – download the registration form below:

November 23rd – Merritt, BC
NICOLA CANFORD ELEM. SCHOOL GYM (formerly Coquihalla Middle School)
2975 Clapperton Ave, Merritt, BC.
Hosted with Conayt Friendship Society

General schedule:  
8:00 AM (check-in at 8AM) to 4:30 PM.  Bag lunch provided.

 For more information, please contact:
Lara Mussell         
Team BC Chef de Mission
Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
1-800-990-2432 ext. 233

MNBC News Release October 25, 2013 – ONCE AGAIN MNBC COMES UNDER ATTACK!

Abbotsford, BC – [October 25, 2013] over the past several years, the BC Metis Federation (BCMF) and its leader have been relentless in their attacks on MNBC, its leadership and its senior management. In countless postings on its website, the BCMF has made allegations and innuendo about MNBC, some very personal. Most times MNBC chooses to ignore these outrageous postings, recognizing that the leader of the BCMF has a personal issue with MNBC because he was once the Chief Executive Officer of MNBC until the demand of his resignation in September 2008. This time however, we could not ignore the six pages of mind‐numbing error‐ridden ramblings of this individual about MNBC’s 2012/13 audited financial statements that he posted on the BCMF website on October 21, 2013. Our review of the six pages quickly confirmed that this is simply yet another smear tactic against MNBC and he is anything but an accountant.

Manning Elliott, a chartered accounting firm, has audited MNBC’s annual financial statements. MNBC provided the 2012/13 annual financial statements to all MNBC Citizens attending MNBC’s annual general meeting held at the end of September in Richmond. In addition, the audited financial statements were posted on MNBC’s website immediately after the AGM.

The communications posted on the BCMF website about MNBC’s 2012/13 audited financial statements contain many incorrect and misleading statements. To correct the most blatant items of false and misleading information, MNBC is providing the following to MNBC Citizens:

Download PDF’s for full news release and financial statements:


Aboriginal Sports, Recreation and Physical Activity Council Events

Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM) Course:

  1. 1.       November 16, 2013

Hosted by Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society

442 Leon Ave, Kelowna BC

10AM – 5:30 PM

Cost: FREE 


  1. 1.       Aboriginal Youth Clinics (Registration is FREE)
    1. a.       November 9, 2013

Lower Nicola Band School

Merritt BC

9AM – 3:30 PM 

  1. Sunday November 10, 2013* (date pending)

Moccasin Square Gardens (Old gym at KIB)

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc

9AM – 3:30 PM 

  1. c.       November 16 – 17, 2013

Similkamean Elementary / Secondary School

Keremeos BC

9AM – 4PM 

  1. d.      Sunday November 24, 2013

Sensisyusten Gym

Westbank First Nation

9AM – 3PM 

  1. 2.       NCCP Basketball FUNdamentals Coaching Clinic (formerly NCCP Level 1 Basketball)
    1. November 23 – 24, 2013

Sensisyusten Gym

Westbank First Nation

9AM – 5PM

Cost: FREE 


  1. 1.       Aboriginal Youth Clinic (Registration is FREE)

Saturday October 26, 2013

Adams Lake Recreation Centre

Chase BC 

To request a registration form please contact Bernard Manuel at 250-378-5107 or email

MNBC 2013 By Election Nomination Package

On behalf of the 2013 MNBC Chief Electoral Officer Tina Penney, please regard the most recent post “Nomination Information Package” on the official 2013 By-Elections site. 

As Chief Electoral Officer for the 2013 Métis Nation British Columbia By-Elections I hereby serve official notice to all eligible provincially registered Métis Citizens in British Columbia of the following vacancies.

Office for MNBC Regional Directors
Region 1 – Vancouver Island
Region 2- Lower Mainland
Region 5- North Central
Region 7- North East

Office for MNBC Regional Métis Women
Region 1 – Vancouver Island
Region 3- Thompson Okanagan
Region 4 – Kootenays
Region 5 – North Central
Region 6- North West
Region 7 – North East

Office for MNBC Regional Métis Youth
Region 3- Thompson Okanagan
Region 5 – North Central
Region 6 – North West
Region 7 – North East

Deadline for submitting Nomination Papers and requesting Advance Poll Ballots are on the same day: October 31, 2013 @ 3PM.

Ballots will be mailed via Canada Post no later than November 7, 2013.

All Voting by Mail: Ballots must be received by the Chief Electoral Officer by 8PM on December 9, 2013.

For more information please contact Tina Penney, Chief Electoral Officer: