Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

2015 Annual Regional Engagement and Planning Meetings
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Please join us at one of our Annual Regional Engagement and Planning Meetings!

These important regional forums are open to anyone involved with Aboriginal sport, recreation, physical activity, and health promotion. Our aim is to engage all communities – First Nations, Métis, Friendship Centres, and other key stakeholder groups committed to building healthy, active communities through sport, recreation and physical activity.

The Regional Engagement and Planning Meetings provide a forum for the Partners Council to report back on its 2014/15 programs and activities, involve community members in the planning processes for the 2015/16 year, and reaffirm the Regional Committee that will maintain oversight of this year’s regional activities.

Elections will be held for the position of Regional Lead and Alternate Regional Lead in the Fraser, Northeast, and Vancouver Coastal Regions.

REGISTRATION forms found by following this link:

Northeast Prince George Thursday, April 23
8:30am-4pm Native Friendship Centre
1600 3rd Avenue
Prince George V2L 3G6
Northwest Terrace Tuesday, May 12
8:30am-4pm Terrace Sportsplex
3320 Kalum Street
Terrace V8G 2N6
Interior Penticton Thursday, May 21
8:30am-4pm En’owkin Centre
RR#2 Site 50 Comp.8
Penticton V2A 6J7
Vancouver Island Duncan Monday, May 25
8:30am-4pm Quw’ustsun’ Cultural Centre
200 Cowichan Way
Duncan V9L 6P4
Vancouver Coastal Vancouver Wednesday, June 3
*11:00am-6:00pm Musqueam Community Centre
6777 Salish Drive
Vancouver V6N 4C4
Fraser Chilliwack Thursday, June 4 *11:00am-6:00pm Squiala First Nation
8528 Ashwell Rd,
Chilliwack V2P 7Z9

Registration Deadlines are 14 days Prior to Each Meeting

REGISTRATION forms found by following this link:

• Please complete and submit the Registration Form to partnerscouncil@bcaafc.com
• Breakfast will be served at morning meetings beginning at 8:30am. Lunch will be served at all meetings.
• Agendas will be provided upon registration.
• Travel subsidies are available for those registered by the deadline and travelling more than 100 km (round trip). Shared accommodations are available for those travelling more than 300 km (round trip).

Please forward this notice to your networks and post the at your community and/or organization

For more information and to register please contact:
Jessie Toynbee or Joe Akerman
Email: partnerscouncil@bcaafc.com | Phone: 1.800.990.2432 | Fax: 250.388.5502

Free Coaching Clinics

Hello Interior Region,

We are pleased to present the following FREE Coaching Clinics and Leadership Development Opportunities to the communities of the Interior Region.

1. HIGH FIVE® Sport Training
HIGH FIVE® Sport: This 4.5 hour course is for coaches, instructors or volunteers providing direct leadership to children aged 6 to 12 in a competitive environment. The training is based in research and has been designed to assist coaches in handling top concerns such as dealing with parents, keeping children’s interest, ensuring fair play and creating an emotionally safe environment.

Westbank BC
Dates: Monday March 30, 2015
Location: 1900 Quail Road, Westbank First Nation
Facilitator: BC Recreation and Parks Association
Poster: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/events/high-five-sport-training-coach-clinic-westbank/

Kamloops BC
Dates: Tuesday March 31, 2015
Location: Moccasin Square Gardens, Tk’emlups te Secwepemc
Facilitator: BC Recreation and Parks Assocation
Poster: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/events/high-five-sport-training-coach-clinic-kamloops/

2. NCCP Softball Learn to Coach Clinic
This clinic will give you all the tools you need to hit the field with confidence as a first time children’s softball coach. Over the course of 6 hours, this in-class and on-field clinic will help you:
• Understand the needs of the children you are coaching (typically ages of 5-10);
• Equip yourself with basic tools to plan and run safe, fun, and effective practices;
• Learn how to teach fundamental movement and softball skills in a fun and inclusive way using Learn to Play program activities;
• Apply an ethical decision-making process to situations that may arise during your season.

Williams Lake Indian Band, Williams Lake BC
Dates: SATURDAY May 2, 2015 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Practical Experience: Sunday May 3, 2015 9:00 AM – 4:00PM
Location: Elizabeth Grouse Gymnasium and Sugar Cane Ball Park
Facilitators: Joni Frei and Michelle Webster, Softball BC and 2014 NAIG Team BC Coaches
Poster: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/events/nccp-softball-learn-to-coach-clinic/

3. NCCP Archery Instructor Beginner Coach Clinic
In this 15 hour course, you will learn how to:
• Plan a practise
• Analyze performance (5 steps)
• Support athletes in training (Safety & equipment)
• Teach a coaching session
• Manage a sports program (Facilities, safety)
• Make Ethical Decisions

Tk’emlups to Secwepemc, Kamloops BC
Dates: May 2 & 3, 2015 – 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Location: Moccasin Square Gardens, 345 Chief Alex Thomas Way Kamloops BC
Facilitator: Ron Ostermeier, BC Archery Association and 2014 NAIG Team BC Coach
Poster: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/events/nccp-archery-instructor-beginner-coach-clinic/

To Register for an event please fill out the Waiver and identify what clinic you would like to attend and send to the community host that is identified on the poster or send directly to Bernard Manuel via email bmanuel@bcaafc.com or fax to 250-378-6676.
2015 Waiver: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/INTERIOR-Waiver-2015.pdf

New Metis Communities Signed at MNGA


The members of the assembly joined together and welcomed (2) two new MNBC Métis Chartered Communities to the MNGA, Nicola Valley & District Métis Society (Merritt) in Region 3 (Thompson & Okanagan) and Métis Nation Columbia Valley Society (Invermere) in Region 4 (Kootenays). Very heartfelt speeches were provided by the President of MNCVS – Debra Fisher and Vice-President of NV&DMS Betty Ann McDonnell.

BC Public Service – Hiring up to 25 Aboriginal Youth

Great opportunity for a Youth Internship Program.

I am pleased to announce the release of a job posting to hire up to 25 Aboriginal Youth for Year 9 of the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program!

What is AYIP about? We asked our 146 alumni and 22 interns and they say AYIP is about:

Who are our AYIP alumni and interns?

What kinds of jobs are they doing now?

AYIP is also about what you make it

What if I don’t know what my vocation my passion in life is?
Even better, AYIP is a great place to help you find your place.

Call to action
Visit this job posting and download your application today and apply before May 1st.

Forward this email to a friend, family member, community member, and encourage an Aboriginal youth you know to apply!

Stephanie Papik, BSc. (Hon), Program Lead – Aboriginal Youth Internship Program
The Learning Centre | Talent Management Division | BC Public Service Agency
Fourth Floor | 716 Courtney Street | Victoria BC | V8W 1C2
Office: 250-387-7288 | Blackberry: 250-217-8235 | Toll Free 1.877.277.0772
Aboriginal Youth Internship Program