Partners Council announces 2016 Player Selection Camp

Partners Council announces 2016 Player Selection Camp and
Team BC Coaching Staff for 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Call-out for assistant coach and team manager applications

December 9, 2015 – The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce members of the Coaching Staff and details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2016 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The 2016 NAHC will be hosted in Mississauga, Ontario, May 1 to 7, 2016.

COACHING STAFF
The Partners Council and its Provincial Hockey Committee are pleased to announce the following confirmed members of the Team BC Coaching staff for 2016 NAHC:

Team BC – Male
Head Coach: Joe Quewezance (Merritt)
Assistant Coach: Shane Gottfriedson (Kamloops)
Assistant Coach: Kevin Ned (Westbank)
Manager: VACANT Team BC – Female
Head Coach: Sonya Sneyd-Glover (Squamish)
Assistant Coach: Randy Potskin (Prince George)
Assistant Coach: VACANT
Manager: VACANT

CALL FOR ASSISTANT COACH AND TEAM MANAGER APPLICATIONS

Applications for the Assistant Coach (female team) and the Manager (one per male and female team) positions
are currently being accepted. Deadline to apply has been extended to 5PM (PST), Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

• The Assistant Coach application can be found online at:
https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/team-bc-2016-nahc-assistant-coach-application/
• The Team Manager application can be found online at:
https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/team-bc-nahc-2016-manager-application/

For the Assistant Coach position, coaches of Aboriginal ancestry that possess a minimum of Coach Level and/or
Coach Stream NCCP Certification are eligible to apply. For more information regarding these volunteer
opportunities, please email aderrick@bcaafc.com.

2016 PLAYER SELECTION CAMP

Top Aboriginal male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the 2016 Team BC Player Selection Camp where players will be evaluated and selected over a three-day period by the Coaching staff. The Selection Camp will be held April 8-10, 2016 at the Matsqui Recreation Centre in Abbotsford, BC.

The 2016 Camp Registration Fee is $120 per player and will include a Team BC Selection Camp jersey. Pre-registration is mandatory as no ‘walk-ins’ are accepted. Online registration will open on January 15, 2016 at http://www.teambcnahc.com.
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Camp:
• Resident of British Columbia and be of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
• Registered or eligible to be registered with BC Hockey. (Players currently not registered with BC Hockey may be registered via this camp for an additional fee of $40.)
• Male: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2015/16 competitive season (born 1998 to 2002)
• Female: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2015/16 competitive season (born 1998 to 2002 inclusive) and those born 1996 to 1997 inclusive (as the female team can carry up to two (2) overage players).

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)

The NAHC is the premier forum for elite bantam and midget-age Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada. It is the only annual national event that showcases and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country, and aids in fostering cultural unity and pride. Team BC is represented by two teams, one male team and one female team, featuring the top bantam/midget aged players from across the province.

Contact

Lara Mussell Savage, Manager, Sport Development & Competitions
Alissa Derrick, Program Coordinator
Ph: 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free) or 250.388.5522
E: aderrick@bcaafc.com
W: http://www.bcaafc.com/initiatives/asrpa-partners-council
F: facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

Nicola Valley and District Metis Society Talent Show

Nicola Valley and District Metis Society is holding a talent show. This is your opportunity to showcase your artist qualities. Whether it be jigging, dancing, drumming, playing the spoons, guitar or other talents come out and join us for a great evening of fun. I look forward to seeing you their.

Date: Saturday January 15, 2016

Time: Doors open at 5:30 PM and event starts at 6:30 PM

Location: Nicola Valley Technical Institute, Merritt BC

Performers are required to register by 12:00 PM on January 15, 2015

 

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

The 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.

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.

Successful community hosts will be awarded a Hosting Grant to help offset the majority of the event operating costs.  The Championships and Camps are to be held primarily in the Summer/Fall of 2016 in a variety of communities across British Columbia.  To apply to host an event, please refer to Host Application forms (links below).  More details can be found in the attached media release.

All applications must be submitted before 4:00 pm (PST), Friday, January 8th, 2016.  Access the online host application forms at the following links:

2016Media_Release_2016AboriginalProvEvents_CallOutForHosts

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

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.

Lara Mussell Savage

Manager, Sport Development & Competitions

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Office Location:

c/o PO 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

Website:  www.aboriginalsportbc.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

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

 

 

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