Kamloops BC

Kamloops Aboriginal Youth Summer Hockey Camp

August 22 – 26, 2016


Brock Arena

2470 Fleetwood Ave   Kamloops BC

Open To all Aboriginal Youth ages 7 – 15

Join us for a 5 day Summer Hockey Camp with special guest hockey coaches, off-ice training instructors and community leaders.

Full hockey gear required. Please bring a water bottle, running shoes & proper gym clothing for off-ice training.

Camp Schedule:

Session Time: Camp Schedule (Monday – Thursday) Friday Schedule
Ages 7 – 9 Ages 10 – 12 Ages 13 – 15 All Groups
9:00 – 10:00 AM On Ice Cultural 4:00 PM

Family BBQ

Potluck Style

Bring a lawn chair

10:15 – 11:30 AM Cultural On Ice Off Ice Training & Games
11:45  – 1:00 PM Off Ice Training & Games On Ice
·         Free Swimming on Monday and Wednesday from 1 – 3 PM at Brock Pool (pack a lunch and bring your swimming gear)

·         Camp is closed at 1pm Tuesday and Thursday.

6:00  – 7:30 PM

Exhibition Game for All Players

Registration Link: : https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/z8h4s8e097duxk/

Camp Fee: $50.00 per player.  Fee includes player jersey.

Please make payment out to: BCAAFC

& Mail cheque or money order to: Bernard Manuel, PO Box 3700, Merritt BC   V1K 1B8

 For more information contact:

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

2nd Application Intake: Regional Committees seeking volunteer soccer coaches and managers for participation in BC Aboriginal Championships

April 15, 2016 – The Regional Committees of the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council are seeking volunteer soccer coaches and team managers for the Regional Soccer Teams that will compete in the U15 and U17 (male and female) age divisions of the 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Soccer Championships, August 26-28, 2016 to be hosted in Prince George, BC.

Regional Teams in the U15 and U17 divisions (male and female) of the BC Aboriginal Provincial Soccer Championships will be vying for the Championship title to ultimately earn the right to represent Team BC at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

The volunteer coaches and team managers participate in the Regional Teams athlete selection process and leading the Regional team’s preparation and participation in the Provincial Championships.

This second call for applications is to fill vacant positions remaining for certain divisions in various regions.  These vacancies are outlined in the form.  Applications will be accepted until 5PM PST, SUNDAY, MAY 1st, 2016.  For more information and/or to apply online please visit:  https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.eu/forms/regional-soccer-teams-coachmanager-application/.  

BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps 

The series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Camps are an important component of the Partners Council’s Provincial Strategy as they support the effort to develop a consistent and coordinated Aboriginal Team BC program to better prepare athletes and coaches for upcoming North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and other elite competitions.  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 participate or compete in events that promote sport excellence while celebrating cultural unity and pride.  The 2016/17 series of Championships and 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.

The 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial SOCCER Championships will serve as the Team BC Selection Event for soccer whereby the winning teams of the U15 and U17 divisions will earn the right to represent BC at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games.  Accordingly, only eligible teams (“Regional Teams”) formed by the Regional Committees are permitted entry into the U15 and U17 divisions of the Provincial Championships (which qualify as U16 and U18, respectively, in the year 2017 at NAIG).

AGE CATEGORY DEFINITIONS – 2016 SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS (in accordance with 2017 NAIG eligibility)

  • U17 – born in 1999 or 2000
  • U15 – born in 2001, 2002 or 2003

Following a host bid application process, the Prince George Native Friendship Centre, in partnership with Northern Sport Centre, was successfully awarded the bid to host the 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Soccer Championships – August 26 to 28, 2016.

 Contact Information:

Please direct inquiries to your Regional Coordinator:

FRASER REGION – Dianne Garner – dgarner@bcaafc.com

INTERIOR REGION – Bernard Manuel – bmanuel@bcaafc.com

NORTHEAST REGION – Leon Erickson – lerickson@bcaafc.com

NORTHWEST REGION – Adam Prytula – aprytula@bcaafc.com

VANCOUVER COASTAL – Cody Kenny – ckenny@bcaafc.com

VANCOUVER ISLAND – Kim Leming – kleming@bcaafc.com

 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will take place in the City of Toronto, July 16-23, 2017.  A multi-sport event for Aboriginal youth ages 13 to 19 from across North America held every three years, the NAIG celebrates sport excellence, youth, volunteerism, and Indigenous culture through a showcase of youth excellence in sport, language, tradition, art, song and ceremony.  Teams come from the 13 Canadian provinces and territories and 13 regions from the United States to compete in 15 different sports.  More info at www.naigcouncil.com and www.naig2017.to.

Background on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

The overarching mission of the Partners Council is to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people by supporting and encouraging physically active communities and by expanding access to sports 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.  For more information on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, please visit: www.aboriginalsportbc.ca or find us on Facebook:  facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil.

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

Phone:  250.388.5522  | 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free)

Website:  www.aboriginalsportbc.ca

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

Thompson Okanagan Métis Stats

Citizens Statistics  
Metis Community Male Female Total
Boundary Local Metis Assoc. 49 48 97
Kelowna Metis Assoc. 229 245 474
Ashcroft & District Metis Assoc. 34 38 72
Salmon Arm Metis Assoc. 114 146 260
Vernon District Metis Assoc. 197 258 455
Two Rivers Metis Society 309 334 643
South Okanagan Similkameen Metis Assoc. 171 195 366
Nicola Valley & District Metis Association 59 53 112
Total Citizens: 2479

Bursaries Available for Metis Students in the Health Field

This year the focus is on Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorates in health related fields for the following amounts:

Ø  2 Undergrad awards at $5,000…

Ø  2 Masters awards at $7,500

Ø  2 Doctorate awards at $12,500

 Applicants will need to provide:

1) an introductory letter, introducing themselves and their request for financial support.

2) Proof of Field of Study and copy of their registration for current school year.

3) Proof of Metis identity (copy of MNBC Citizenship Card, Community Card or letter from Metis Chartered Community Board)

APPLICANTS must apply by 4:30pm – Friday, May 6th, 2016

Send completed application to the attention of: Tanya Davoren, MNBC Director of Health C/o Gail Parenteau – MNBC Health Program Assistant gparenteau@mnbc.ca

Funding graciously provided by: Provincial Health Services Authority – Aboriginal Health

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