3rd Annual ‘Learn to Snowboard’ Aboriginal Youth Snowboard Jamboree January 23 – 24, 2016 Sun Peaks Resort

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council is pleased to announce:

 3rd Annual ‘Learn to Snowboard’

Aboriginal Youth Snowboard Jamboree

January 23 – 24, 2016

Sun Peaks Resort

In partnership with

Sun Peaks Resort and the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nations Snowboard Team

 Open to Aboriginal communities in the Interior Region

  • Preference will be given to communities that haven’t participated last year
  • Communities are eligible to receive 6-10 youth passes & 1-2 complimentary chaperone passes
  • Communities include: First Nation communities, Band Schools, Friendship Centres, Metis Chartered Communities and Public Schools via First Nations Support Workers.

 

Saturday January 23rd:  Open for communities 100+ km’s from Kamloops

Sunday January 24th:  Open for communities within 100 km’s from Kamloops

Sun Peaks Resort will be providing 60 sponsored Youth Lift Tickets with Snowboard Rentals and Lessons per day.

Sponsorship is for snowboard only.

To register have your community rep contact:

Bernard Manuel

T: 250-350-3254   E: bmanuel@bcaafc.com

for Rental Forms, Size Pre-sets and Waiver.

Registration will close January 8, 2016 or earlier if it is full.

Travel, Meals & Accommodations are the responsibility for each community.

Link to poster: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/?p=4149

Thank you,

Bernard (Buzz) Manuel

Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator – Interior Region

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:

C/O  N’kwala School, Upper Nicola Band

9410 N’kwala Road, Douglas Lake BC

Mailing Address and Contact Info:

PO Box 3700 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

Phone:  250.350.3254  | Mobile:  250.315.3457

Fax:  250.350.3319 | Email: bmanuel@bcaafc.com

Website: aboriginalsportbc.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

Call-out for Communities to Host 2016/17 series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps

Welcome
to Provincial Championships &
Development Camps

 

Call-out for Communities to Host 2016/17 series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps

The 2016/17 Host Application Process has been launched for First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, and Aboriginal organizations to apply to host event(s) within the 2016/17 series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps.  Successful community hosts will be awarded a Hosting Grant to help offset the majority of the event operating costs.  The Championships and Development Camps are to be held primarily in the Summer/Fall of 2016 in a variety of communities across British Columbia.

These events have been strategically established to support Aboriginal athlete development in sports featured in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).  With the 2017 NAIG approaching, the series of 2016/17 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Camps will be a primary component of the Team BC Talent Identification and/or Selection Processes for athletes to represent Team BC at the Toronto 2017 NAIG.  Information regarding the specific details of the Team BC Selection processes for each sport will be released in early 2016.

The Provincial Championships & Camps series are slated to include the following NAIG sports:

Championships:

  • Canoe/Kayak
  • Golf
  • Soccer

Athlete Camps: 

  • 3-D Archery
  • Lacrosse
  • Swimming
  • Athletics (Track&Field)
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Softball
  • Wrestling
  • Basketball

The BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development 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.

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 Development Camps.

To apply to host an event, please refer to the Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Camps 2016/17 Host Application forms.  All applications must be submitted before 4:00 pm (PST), Friday, January 8th, 2016.

Access the online host application forms at the following links:

For more information on the BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps (or request hard copy of the Host Application Forms), please visit the Partners Council website at www.aboriginalsportbc.ca or contact Program Coordinator, Alissa Derrick at aderrick@bcaafc.com.

Fall Fair Parade in Salmon Arm

Fall Fair Parade in Salmon Arm

September 12, 2015 – Salmon Arm Fall Fair Parade

Fun was had by all in Salmon Arm during the Fall Fair Parade.  Salmon Arm Métis Association was out in full force promoting their Métis pride:

Photo 1: Caliandrea Wright in the Red River cart and River Wright in the brush.

Photo 2: (whole float) Morris Wright driving, Skylor Bailey walking and handing out candy, with the ladies, Gladys Duncan and Marilyn McCracken, in the Canoe.

Photo 3: River and Teresa Wright handing out candy, with Chad and Morris Wright in the truck, the ladies in the canoe and Caliandrea sitting in the Red River Cart.

Photo 4: Gladys Duncan and Marilyn McCracken

Photo credits: Salmon Arm Métis Association

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Salmon Arm Fall Parade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chase Indoor Softball Camp

 

Hello Interior Region

We are very excited to promote the Indoor Softball Camp in Chase this Saturday with 2014 NAIG Coach for Team BC, Michelle Webster!

To register, please arrive at the start time for your child’s age group with the signed waiver: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/INTERIOR-Waiver-20151.pdf

Bernard (Buzz) Manuel

Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator – Interior Region

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:

C/O  N’kwala School, Upper Nicola Band

9410 N’kwala Road, Douglas Lake BC

Mailing Address and Contact Info:

PO Box 3700 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

Phone:  250.350.3254  | Mobile:  250.315.3457

Fax:  250.350.3319 | Email: bmanuel@bcaafc.com

Website: aboriginalsportbc.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

 

 

Chase Indoor Softball Camp

Hello Interior Region,

We are very excited to promote the Indoor Softball Camp in Chase this Saturday with 2014 NAIG Coach for Team BC, Michelle Webster!

To register, please arrive at the start time for your child’s age group with the signed waiver: http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/INTERIOR-Waiver-20151.pdf

Bernard (Buzz) Manuel

Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator – Interior Region

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:

C/O  N’kwala School, Upper Nicola Band

9410 N’kwala Road, Douglas Lake BC

Mailing Address and Contact Info:

PO Box 3700 | Merritt, BC | V1K 1B8

Phone:  250.350.3254  | Mobile:  250.315.3457

Fax:  250.350.3319 | Email: bmanuel@bcaafc.com

Website: aboriginalsportbc.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

 

 

 

Partners Council seeking Team BC Assistant Coach and Team Managers for 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Partners Council seeking Team BC Assistant Coach and Team Managers for 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

 Victoria, BC – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is seeking qualified individuals from across BC to fill vacancies in the Team BC volunteer coaching staff for the 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The 2016 NAHC will be hosted in Mississauga, Ontario from May 2nd- May 7th, 2016.

Applications for Assistant Coach for female Team BC as well as Team Managers for both the female and male Team BC are now being accepted. The Provincial Aboriginal Hockey Committee will oversee the selection processes for the successful candidates for these volunteer positions.

For full details on the qualifications, roles and responsibilities of these volunteer positions, please refer to the attached media release and the online application forms (links below).  Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm (PST), Wednesday, December 9th, 2015.  To apply, please complete the online application found at the following links:

Assistant Coach Application: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/team-bc-2016-nahc-assistant-coach-application/

Team Manager Application:  https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/team-bc-nahc-2016-manager-application/

For more information about Team BC, 2016 NAHC and the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, visit www.aboriginalsportbc.ca or facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil, or contact:

Contact:

Lara Mussell Savage – Manager, Sport Development & Competitions

Alissa Derrick – Program Coordinator

Ph: 1.800.990.2432 or 250.388.5522

E:  teambc@bcaafc.com or aderrick@bcaafc.com

W:  www.aboriginalsportbc.ca

FB:  facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

F:  1-800-990-2432

 

 

 

 

 

South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Association Gathering

 SD67 Métis Family Gathering

Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 2015

 Penticton Secondary School

(158 Eckhardt Ave. East; Library: 2nd floor)

5:30pm – 7:30pm

  • Métis students and parents/guardians/family from SD67 are welcome to attend
  • Members of the South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Association are also welcome
  • A light dinner and refreshments will be provided
  • Doors will open at 5:15pm

We will be providing information about the ABED program.  There will also be a guest speaker from the

Métis Association of British Columbia.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact:

Allen Beckingham (District Principal of Aboriginal Education)

at abeckingham@summer.com or (250)-770-7698

Partners Council seeking Team BC coaches for Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Partners Council seeking Team BC coaches for

Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games

 Preliminary sport and age category information for youth athlete participants also now available.

 Victoria, BC – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is seeking committed and enthusiastic sport leaders for volunteer coach positions to serve on Team BC in various sports for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) to be held in Toronto in July, 2017.

The Partners Council is the recognized Aboriginal Sport body that oversees the operations of Team BC for the NAIG.  Team BC is led and managed by the Team BC Chef de Mission and Mission Staff, whose main responsibility will be to oversee all aspects of team operations and logistics.  BC’s contingent will include approximately 500 athletes and coaches participating in 13 sports.

Working together with the Partners Council and the respective Provincial Aboriginal Sport Committee, volunteer coaching staff play a lead role in the selection, training, supervision, and guidance of athletes attending the Games.  To apply for one of these volunteer roles, please visit the online application form at:  https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/2017-naig-team-bc-coach-application/.  This intake of applications closes 5PM PST, Monday, December 7th.

For more information on Team BC NAIG and upcoming 2016/17 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Sport Development Camps (i.e. Team BC athlete talent ID and selection events):

  • Visit our Facebook pages and become a fan

–       Partners Council Facebook Page:  facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

–       Team BC NAIG Facebook Page:  facebook.com/TeamBCNAIG

About the NAIG – Age Categories & Sports

The NAIG is an international multi-sport event, involving North American Indigenous athletes from 13 provinces and territories Canada and 13 regions in the United States staged intermittently since 1990. The Games bring together approximately 5,000 athletes and coaches and cultural performers.  The following chart contains the general information on the sports and expected age categories for the 2017 NAIG.  The sports and age categories are based on 2014 NAIG and have not yet been approved by the NAIG Council.  These should be considered for informational and pre-planning purposes only.

2017 NAIG Preliminary Sports/Age Categories (not yet official)

SPORT AGE CATEGORY YEARS OF BIRTH
Archery U16, U19 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Athletics U14, U16, U19 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Badminton U16, U19 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Baseball* U17 2000 & later
Basketball U14, U16, U19 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Canoe/Kayak U14, U16, U19 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Lacrosse (Box) U16, U19 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Golf U16, U19 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Rifle Shooting U16, U19 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Soccer U16, U18 2001 & later, 1999 & later
Softball U16, U19 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Swimming U14, U16, U19 2003 & later, 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Volleyball U16, U19 2001 & later, 1998 & later
Wrestling 16-18, 15 can upgrade 1999 – 2001, 2002 (as upgrade)

*Team BC has historically not participated in baseball

 About Team BC

The Partners Council is responsible for managing the Team BC Program for the NAIG. Through the support and oversight of a Team BC Work Group and Provincial Sport Committees, the Partners Council established a coordinated Team BC program that includes the development of a comprehensive process to select the 500 Aboriginal athletes, coaches, managers, chaperones and mission staff to represent British Columbia at the NAIG.  The Partners Council series of 2016/17 BC Aboriginal Championships & Camps will serve as the primary talent identification and athlete selection events.

About the Partners Council

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is a consortium of the First Nations Health Authority, BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the Métis Nation BC. The Partners Council has established six regions across BC inclusive of the Northwest, Northeast, Interior, Fraser, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island. This structure brings together 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 communities.

Contact:

Lara Mussell Savage – Manager, Sport Development & Competitions

Alissa Derrick – Program Coordinator

Ph: 1.800.990.2432 or 250.388.5522

E:  teambc@bcaafc.com or aderrick@bcaafc.com

W:  www.aboriginalsportbc.ca

FB:  facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

F:  1-800-990-2432

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:

Phone:  250.388.5522 ext. 233 | 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free)

Fax:  1.877.711.5594 (toll-free)

Website:  www.aboriginalsportbc.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil