Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council Announcement

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2015_HostApplication_ProvCamps

Call-out for Communities to Host 2015/16 series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps

April 11, 2015 – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is seeking First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other Aboriginal organizations/partner agencies throughout the province to host events within the 2015/16 series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps.

The Host Application Process has been launched for communities and Friendship Centres to apply for the opportunity to host a Provincial Championship or Athlete Camp. Successful community hosts will be awarded a Hosting Grant to help offset a portion of the event operating costs. The Championships and Development Camps are to be held between Summer of 2015 through early 2016 in a variety of communities across British Columbia. The Championships and Camps series will be held in the following sports:

Championships: Canoe/Kayak, Golf, Soccer
Athlete Camps: 3-D Archery, Athletics (Track & Field), Badminton, Box Lacrosse, Rifle Shooting, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball, Wrestling

Supporting Aboriginal sport development, the BC Aboriginal Championships and Camps are an important component of the Partners Council’s Provincial Strategy for Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity. The events provide a unique opportunity for Aboriginal athletes and coaches from First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres throughout the province to gather and compete in events that promote sport excellence while celebrating cultural unity and pride.

The events are also utilized as part of the talent identification and selection processes for Team BC for NAIG. Committed to establishing a consistent, comprehensive Aboriginal Team BC program that results in increased participation and better preparation, the Partners Council’s Team BC Work Group and Provincial Sport Committees maintain oversight of the Provincial Championships and Camps.

To apply to host an event, please refer to the Host Application (DOWNLOAD WORD VERSION HERE or DOWNLOAD PDF VERSION HERE). All applications must be submitted electronically to the attention of the Partners Council before 4:00 pm (PST), Friday, May 1st, 2015.

For more information on the BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps visit http://www.aboriginalsportbc.ca or contact Lara Mussell Savage at teambc@bcaafc.com.

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
The overarching mission of the Partners Council is to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people across British Columbia by supporting and encouraging physically active communities and by expanding access to sport and recreation opportunities. The Partners Council has established six regions across BC: Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island. This structure brings together community sport, recreation, physical activity and health leaders from within each Region to establish committees, set priorities and create annual plans for advancing sport, recreation and physical activity in their area.

For more information on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, please visit http://www.aboriginalsportbc.ca or find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil.

For more information contact:

Lara Mussell Savage
Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:
C/O Box 499, 800 Wellington Avenue | Chilliwack, BC | V2P 6H7
Phone: 250.388.5522 ext. 233 | 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free)
Mobile: 604.799.1456 | Fax: 1.877.711.5594 (toll-free)
Email: lmussell@bcaafc.com

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