May 26, 2016 (Surrey, BC) – At the Métis Nation British Columbia Surrey Provincial Office yesterday morning MNBC Minister for Métis Children & Families Daniel Pitman and with MNBC staff welcomed BC Minister for Children & Family Development Stephanie Cadieux, BC Ministry staff members Debbie MacLean and Denise Devenney, and Métis Commission for Children & Families in BC, Executive Director Eva Cole for a meeting and brief tour.
The meetings focus was to see how MNBC, MCCFS and the Province can strengthen the working relationships between MNBC and MCFD to improve outcomes for Métis children and youth in care.
“It was a very positive and productive meeting” said Minister Pitman. “we are working very hard to make a difference in the lives of Métis children and youth in care and we feel very good about the dialogue and are confident it has improved our relationship moving forward in working in the best interest of these children and youth”.
MNBC will look forward to a follow up meeting with the province at their regular scheduled meetings with the partners of the Metis Working Table for Metis children and families and the renewal of the MOU between MCFD, MCCF and MNBC.
BC Aboriginal Provincial LACROSSE Camp
August 13-14, 2016
Hosted by Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc at Memorial Arena
- Team BC will be recruiting male lacrosse players born in years 1998 to 2003.
- 2017 NAIG age categories for lacrosse are U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later).
- Team BC selection process details to be announced.
- If you are a female player and are interested in NAIG, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BC Aboriginal Provincial SOFTBALL Camps
Interior Camp (location TBC) – August 13, 2016
Lower Mainland Camp (location TBC) – August 14, 2016
Northern Camp – Prince George – August 20, 2016
Vancouver Island Camp (location TBC) – August 20, 2016
- Team BC will be recruiting male and female softball players born in years 1998 to 2003.
- 2017 NAIG age categories for softball are U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later)
BC Aboriginal Basketball Camps
October 15-16 or October 22-23, 2016
PROVINCIAL (INVITATIONAL) CAMP
December 19-21, 2016
Hosted by Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc at Tournament Capital Centre
- Each of the six regions will host a Regional Basketball Camp on either the weekend of October 15-16 or October 22-23. Locations to be confirmed. Athletes identified at Regional Camps for advancement to next phase will be invited to the BC Aboriginal Provincial Basketball Selection Camp (invitation only) held Monday, December 19 to Wednesday, December 21 at the Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops, BC.
- Team BC will be recruiting for male and female basketball players born in years 1998 to 2005.
- 2017 NAIG age categories for basketball are U14 (born 2003 & later); U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later).
- Team BC selection process details to be announced.
Hello Interior Region,
CanoeKayak BC is hosting a Canoe Coaching Course out at Shumway Lake on Saturday June 4th. I am looking for at least 6 youth workers to take this course, minimum age of 16 to participate. I will sponsor up to 10 participants for the registration fees ($200.00 value), travel, meals and accommodations will be the responsibility of the participants. If you would like to take the course and be a canoe/kayak leader in your community please let me know by 4PM Thursday May 26th.
Here are more details on the course:
CANOEKIDS INSTRUCTORS COURSE
This course is a Coaching for Community Sport, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) recognized course that is required for those delivering summer programs at our registered canoe clubs and is suitable for those wishing to deliver canoe/kayak programs in the community. This introductory paddling skills development program focuses on the development of flatwater canoe and kayak paddling skills in a safe, fun environment. There will be a ‘water’ session so please dress appropriately. Those who have summer camp experience and have previously taken this course are invited to return for a complimentary ‘refresher’ . Please register and indicate that you are auditing in the comments section.
Bernard (Buzz) Manuel
Sport and Physical Activity Coordinator – Interior Region
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
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: email@example.com
Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement
The mission of the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people across British Columbia by supporting and encouraging physically active communities. The programs delivered by the Partners Council are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation and physical activity in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools and other delivery agencies throughout the Province.
The Partners Council is currently recruiting for the newly established position of Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement. Reporting to the Director of Sport, the primary role of the Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement is to engage community and sport stakeholders in the design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based sport development programs. The Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement supports the critical work of the organization’s six Regional Coordinators as they fulfill the sport development priorities established by their Regional Committees and coordinate the delivery of sport development camps, coaching certification courses, and officials training in First Nations, Aboriginal Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, and schools within their region. The Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement will play a central role in liaising with the Provincial Sport and Multi-Sport Organizations to promote the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway, build cultural competency, and advance the need for adaptive programs and resources that meet the unique needs of Aboriginal people.
Competencies and Requirements
The ideal candidate will possess an extensive background in sport and have established networks/connections among Aboriginal communities and organizations throughout the Province. Other qualifications include:
- · Post-secondary level education in a relevant discipline
- · Applied knowledge of Aboriginal community issues
- · Extensive work experience in the field of sport and recreation
- · Strong verbal and written, communication and presentation skills
- · Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with others
- · Exceptional organizational skills with proficiency in Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
- · Able to work independently with limited supervision
- · Available to travel to promote and support the design and implementation of programs throughout the
province, requiring a flexible work schedule
- · Completion of Criminal Record/Vulnerable Sector Checks
Term: Full-time employment contingent on annual funding
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Office space will be established in a location central to the successful candidate. The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres (BCAAFC) serves as the official Host Agency of the Partners Council. Accordingly, the Provincial Coordinator – Sport Development and Community Engagement will be employed by the BCAAFC.
To Apply: Please forward a cover letter, resume and three references (name and contact info) no later than 5:00 pm, Friday, June 3, 2016.
Send by email to the attention of Lara Mussell, Director for Sport firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications are appreciated. However, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
Interior Aboriginal Youth Track and Field Camp
Pro D Day Monday May 16, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
910 McGill Road Kamloops BC
Open To all Aboriginal Youth ages 7 – 16
Join us for a day of Track & Field and experience training sessions in Sprints, Middle Distance Running, Jumps and Throws with coaches from the Kamloops Track and Field Club.
Please bring a lunch and a water bottle. Participants are recommended to dress for the weather and wear sun protection.
Registration Form: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/z1408h5l0g2a6fy/