Call for 2013-2014 Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth

Metis Nation British Columbia and the Ministry of Youth would like to invite you to submit a proposal for 2013-2014 Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth.

In partnership with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC), Metis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) is requesting applications for the 2013-2014 Call for Proposals for communities and organizations interested in applying for funding under Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth (CCAY). 

CCAY’s objective is to enable participation of urban Aboriginal youth in the economy by providing funding to support projects that:
– Engage urban Aboriginal youth and other stakeholders in planning, development and delivery of programs and services to reduce barriers to urban Aboriginal youth participation in the economy.
– Projects and programs that support urban Aboriginal youth in reducing barriers to their participation in the economy.
– Cultural and language development, preservation and revitalization in relation to the above mentioned initiatives and projects.
– Projects that assist urban Aboriginal youth in realizing their leadership potential through volunteer and social enterprise activities.

The expected results of these project investments are:
– Urban Aboriginal individuals and communities are engaged in providing opportunities for youth to participate in the economy.
– Urban Aboriginal youth are active and vibrant members of Canada’s economy.

Performance of CCAY in achieving these objectives and expected results will be tracked and measured using the indicators of:
– number of youth projects by type and number of participants, and
– number of urban centres with Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth projects

Please find attached the following downloadable documents:
1) CCAY Call for Proposals 2013-2014
2) CCAY Detailed Cash Flow 2013-2014
3) CCAY Guidelines 2013-2014
4) CCAY Proposal Application 2013-2014

If your community or organization is interested in submitting a proposal for CCAY funding, you may submit for a minimum of $15,000, up to a maximum of $25,000.

Deadline is November 18, 2013, 4:30PM PST. No exceptions.

If you have any questions or require any assistance in creating a proposal, please feel free to contact Colette Trudeau by e-mail at ctrudeau@mnbc.ca or by phone at 778-868-5211.

Download CCAY Call for Proposals 2013-2014

Download CCAY Guidelines 2013-2014

Download CCAY Proposal Application 2013-2014

Download CCAY Detailed Cash Flow 2013-2014

METIS NATION BRITISH COLUMBIA ANNOUNCES 2013 BY-ELECTIONS

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:
mnbc2013byelections@gmail.com

Download PDF Post Card

SALMON ARM METIS ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER

Salmon Arm Métis Association  (SAMA)                

 Newsletter  October, 2013

 Mailing  Address:

Downtown Activity Centre

451 Shuswap Street, S.W., Salmon Arm  V1E 4H9

Contact Phone: 250-832-7029

        Email:  samacommunity@yahoo.ca                                                         also on ThompsonOkanaganMetis web

 

COMING -UP INFO

  • SAMA   AGM set for October 15th, 2013                                                                Time:  7 PM in the DAC   in the Board room, upstairs (address above)                                                                                              

Support SAMA by attending this meeting.                                                

Also; Coats for Kids & Folks is running again from Oct. 14 – 28 at Centenoka Mall

     December 14th Christmas Potluck dinner in the Gym.                                                                       Get a hold of the contact above for info on tickets.

 2013/2014 CCAY Youth Funding

…Youth come and register for programs…                                                                                   CORE program, 1st Aide, Food safe, Bear Aware and Culture

Let us know of other programs you’re interested in.

 General Meeting is every 2nd Monday of month @ 7:00 pm

(If the date falls on a Holiday, meeting will be the following day)

(Next meeting is Tuesday, November 12th, 2013) 

Monday falls on a holiday. Remembrance Day

Thanks for reading this newsletter. Eldon Clairmont….President of SAMA

ABORIGINAL SPORT, RECREATION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EVENT MERRITT BC

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

2013 BC Aboriginal Volleyball Camps serving as Team BC Selection Events

(Wednesday, October 9, 2013) – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council presents the 2013 BC Aboriginal Provincial Volleyball Camps. Hosted in partnership with Cowichan Tribes, Nak’azdli First Nation, Conayt Friendship Society.  Sanctioned by Volleyball BC. 

November 23-24   –   Merritt

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.

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 on the Saturday.  ATHLETES MUST PRE-REGISTER BEFORE THE MONDAY PRIOR TO THE CAMP TO SECURE SPOT.     

To Register – download the registration form below:

For more information, please contact:

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council 

Lara Mussell         
Team BC Chef de Mission
Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
teambc@bcaafc.com
1-800-990-2432 ext. 233

 

ARCHERY CAMPS

ABORIGINAL SPORT, RECREATION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PARTNERS COUNCIL

Registration now open for 2013 BC Aboriginal Archery Camps

October 19-20 in Kamloops or November 2-3 in Prince Rupert.  All levels welcome.  Equipment provided.

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council is pleased to present the 2013 BC ABORIGINAL PROVINCIAL ARCHERY CAMPS in two locations – October 19-20 in Kamloops and November 2-3 in Prince Rupert.  

Held in partnership with Tk’emlups te Secwepemc, Friendship House Association of Prince Rupert, Eagle Eye Archers and BC Archery Association, with the support of the Province of BC, these Camps are an opportunity for Aboriginal youth of all levels to experience the sport of 3D archery 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, and a fun match competition on Sunday to test out your skills!  

Participants MUST register in advance for these camps. Registration will close on the Monday prior to the respective camp.  Space is limited so register early to avoid disappointment.  

1. Download the camp registration form here – OCT 19-20 KAMLOOPS.

2. Download the camp registration form here – NOV 2-3 PRINCE RUPERT.

For more information, please contact:
Ron Ostermeier
E:   rono@justthatsimple.com      
or
Lara Mussell Savage
E:  teambc@bcaafc.com    Ph: 1-800-990-2432 x 233

MYBC Youth Identity Contest

“MYBC Metis Identity Contest”

MYBC Metis Identity Contest Official Rules

1. ELIGIBILITY: The MYBC YouTube Metis Identity Contest (“Contest”) is open to Metis entrants’ ages fifteen (15) to thirty (30) who reside in British Columbia and are interested in exploring their Metis identity through creative expression. 

2. SPONSOR: Metis Nation British Columbia, the MNBC Ministry of Youth, Metis Youth British Columbia (MYBC) located at 30691 Simpson Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia (“Sponsor”).

3. CONTEST PERIOD: Contest begins September 13, 2013 at 00:01 Pacific Standard Time (“PST”) and ends on November 1, 2013 at 23:59 PST (“Contest Period”). Sponsor is the official timekeeper for the Contest Period. Entry Forms received prior to or after Contest Period are void.

4. HOW TO ENTER: Submissions may be submitted via email to ctrudeau@mnbc.ca or by mail to Colette Trudeau at 30691 Simpson Road Abbotsford, BC, V2T 6C7. If you are submitting a video, please upload to YouTube and email the link to ctrudeau@mnbc.ca. If you are submitting an original piece of art work, you may send in the original piece, or submit a photograph of the work. If selected as a finalist, MNBC will facilitate the shipping of the piece.

Entrants must only enter the Contest once. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify Entrants who submit multiple Submissions. Physical copies of Submissions received by Sponsor will not be returned and will become the property of Sponsor. Personal information collected from Entrant, such as mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number will be kept private. Sponsor will only use this information for the purposes of administering your participation in the Contest, and will not release the information to any third party for any reason.

5. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: All Submissions must be submitted by the owner and not anonymously.

· All Submissions must be the original creation of the Entrant;

· The Submission must be in English but can use elements of French and Michif;

· The Submission must comply with the YouTube Terms of Service (if applicable)

Content Restrictions:

· The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes the rights of others, including, but not limited, to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights (including copyright, trademark or patent rights) or constitutes copyright or trademark infringement;

· The Submission must not contain tortuous, defamatory, slanderous or libelous materials;

· The Submission must not contain inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, or discriminatory materials, as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion; and

· The Submission must not contain unlawful or illegal materials or materials contrary to the laws or regulations in the jurisdiction in which the Submission was created.

6. PRIZES: One (1) Grand Prize: The Grand Prize will be worth $300. One (1) second place winner will receive prizing worth $150. One (1) third place prize winner will receive prizing worth $75. All participants will receive a $25 gift card to an establishment of the Sponsors choice.

7. JUDGING: A panel of eight (8) Metis Youth determined by Sponsor, in its sole discretion, will select the winners from among all eligible Submissions based on the following criteria:

· Appropriateness to purpose of Contest (50%)

· Originality/Creativity (25%)

· Quality (25%)

In the event of a tie, the Entrant whose Submission received the highest score in the Originality/Creativity of video category, as determined by the qualified judges in their sole discretion, will be deemed the Grand Prize winner. The judges’ decision is final.

8. WINNER NOTIFICATION: The Grand Prize winner will be notified via email on or around November 15, 2013. The second and third prize winners will be notified once the Grand Prize winner is confirmed. Each potential winner will have five (5) days after being notified via email to respond or forfeit the prize. If a potential winner cannot be contacted within a reasonable time period, fails to respond to the email notification within the required time period or is not in compliance with these Official Rules, or prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, such potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up, if any, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Winners agree that the Sponsor shall not be liable for injury, loss, or damage of any kind resulting from participation in this promotion or from the acceptance or uses of the prizes awarded.

Download Full Contest Entrance Form here

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council Kelowna BC

Volleyball BC is hosting a NCCP Volleyball Level 1 Coaching Course in Kelowna on October 19-20, 2013.   The registration fee is $150 plus GST.  The registration link is provided below:

 http://www.volleyballbc.org/2013/09/okangan-kelowna-october-19-20-2013/

 If you are an Aboriginal Coach or a Coach that coaches Aboriginal Youth and would like to take this training, please register and pay for the course on your own and submit your registration receipt to myself for a full reimbursement.  If you require a travel subsidy and accommodations you will have to provide proof of registration to qualify for assistance. 

 If you have any questions feel free to contact myself at 250-378-5107 or email bmanuel@bcaafc.com

 Office Location: Conayt Friendship Society

2164 Quilchena Ave | PO Box 1989 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

Phone: 250.378-5107 |Fax: 250.378.6676

Cell: 250.315.3457 | Email: bmanuel@bcaafc.com

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council Kamloops BC

BC Athletics and PacificSport Interior are hosting a free Run Jump Throw Instructors course in Kamloops BC on October 18 – 20, 2013.  I

If you would like to attend please go to the link provided below to download the registration form. 

 http://www.bcathletics.org/main/pdf/rjt_kamloops_oct18.pdf

 If you are an Aboriginal Coach or a Coach that coaches Aboriginal Youth and are in need of a travel subsidy or accommodations please let me know.  You will have to provide proof of registration to qualify for assistance. 

 If you have any questions feel free to contact me at 250-378-5107 or via email.

 Thank you,

 Bernard (Buzz) Manuel, Jr.

Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator – Interior Region

Office Location: Conayt Friendship Society

2164 Quilchena Ave | PO Box 1989 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

Phone: 250.378-5107 |Fax: 250.378.6676

Cell: 250.315.3457 | Email: bmanuel@bcaafc.com

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Basketball Camp for NAIG

Team BC Seeking Basketball Athletes for 2014 NAIG

Registration deadlines approaching!  Register now for the 2013 BC Aboriginal Regional Basketball Camps that serve as Phase 1 of the Team BC Tryout process.

 October 3, 2013 – Registration is still open for the 2013 BC Aboriginal REGIONAL Basketball Camps. These regional camps are the first of two phases for basketball players to try-out for a spot on Team BC to compete at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games to be held July 20-27, 2014 in Regina, SK.  Details below.

 PHASE 1: Attend ONE of the Regional Camps nearest you to be held either the weekend of October 19-20 or October 26-27. Players will go through a three (3) hour select format of drills/skills assessment with goal to be advanced to PHASE 2: The Invitational BC Aboriginal Basketball Provincial Selection Camp held December 20-22 in Langley, BC. 

 Eligible athletes are male and female players in the following age categories 

U14 (born 2000 to 2002), 

U16 (born 1998 to 1999), 

U19 (born 1995 to 1997). 

Regional Camp Format/Schedule

*Please note MALE athletes ONLY will be evaluated on Saturday and FEMALE athletes ONLY will be evaluated on Sunday. Schedule as follows.  

SATURDAY (Male athletes only) 

U14 – 8:30 to 11:30 AM

U16 – 12:00 to 3:00 PM

U19 – 3:30 to 6:30 PM  

SUNDAY (Female athletes only)

U14 – 8:30 to 11:30 AM

U16 – 12:00 to 3:00 PM

U19 – 3:30 to 6:30 PM  

HOW TO REGISTER? 

Read the details below first before proceeding! Registration deadline of Monday, October 14 for participation in October 19-20 camp; Deadline of Monday, October 21 for participation in October 26-27 camp). Here is the link to on-line registration:

IMPORTANT NOTES:

• Athletes must pre-register and submit camp registration fee prior to deadline of 4:00 PM of the Monday prior to the camp they are registering for (ie. Deadline of Monday, October 14 for participation in October 19-20 camp; Deadline of Monday, October 21 for participation in October 26-27 camp). 

 • Athletes may only register for and participate in their specific age category and gender for which they are eligible.

 • Regional camp registration fee is $10/person. See note below regarding Basketball BC membership. 

 • As a Team BC program, these camps are sanctioned by Basketball BC and athletes must have current Basketball BC membership to participate. Athletes who do not have current 2013/14 Basketball BC membership may purchase/renew their membership directly with Basketball BC or, they may purchase/renew their membership as part of their registration for the BC Aboriginal Regional Basketball Camp at $15/person. Athletes who played in high school system may already have current membership – see below under REGISTRATION FEE for more info. 

 • Athletes will be evaluated under the same format and evaluation tools at all camps. A Team BC Coach will be at each camp to lead the evaluations. 

 • Athletes will be informed by way of an invitation letter whether they have been advanced to the 2nd and final phase of the selection process (Provincial Camp – December 20-22 in Langley).

 REGIONAL CAMP (PHASE 1) LOCATIONS:

• Vancouver Island Region – PORT ALBERNI (Oct 19-20)

• Fraser Region – LANGLEY (Oct 19-20)

• Northwest Region – SKIDEGATE (Oct 19-20)

• Northeast Region A – TERRACE (Oct 19-20)

• Northeast Region B – STUART LAKE (Oct 26-27)

• Vancouver Coastal Region – NORTH VANCOUVER (Oct 26-27)

• Interior Region – KAMLOOPS (Oct 26-27)

 GENERAL: 

– Athletes must check-in NO LATER than 1 hour prior to their applicable time slot of their Regional camp. 

– Athletes will need to present their proof of Aboriginal ancestry (e.g. status/Métis card which also serves as their photo ID). Athletes who need to use the Declaration of Aboriginal ancestry will need to bring an alternate piece of ID (e.g. care card, passport, birth certificate).

– Athletes will need to bring a dark and a light coloured shirt. 

– Athletes are encouraged to bring their own basketball (clearly marked with their name) as there are only a limited number of spare balls available at these events. 

– Bring your own water bottle for refilling.

 REGISTRATION FEE: 

$10 /participant camp fee

$15 /participant Basketball BC 2013/14 membership fee for those who are not currently a member*

 * As this is a Basketball BC sanctioned event, all participants MUST be a member of Basketball BC. Contact Gail Wilson (gwilson@basketball.bc.ca or (604) 888-8088) if you are unsure of your current membership status. 

Click here to find our Athlete Selection Process document.
 For more information, please contact:
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council 

Peshaunquet Shognosh
Assistant Chef de Mission

Team BC – 2014 North American Indigenous Games

Email: pshognosh@bcaafc.com 

Phone: 778-846-3665 

Fax: 1-877-711-5594