Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Aboriginal Youth Fall Hockey Camp September 23 – 25, 2016

Location: Art Holding Memorial Arena

320 Shepherd Road   Chase BC

Open To all Aboriginal Youth ages 4 – 15

Join us for a 3 day Fall Hockey Camp with local hockey coaches and community leaders.

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

Camp Schedule:

Registration Link:

Camp Fee: $20.00 per player.

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 community host:

Andrea Stelter

Phone:  250.679.3702


2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Softball Camps

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) of BC is pleased to announce the 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Softball Camps will be hosted in four locations across BC. Male and female Aboriginal youth softball players players born in years 1998-2003 are invited to participate.

Sanctioned by Softball BC and supported by the Province of BC, these Provincial Softball Camps will serve as ATHLETE IDENTIFICATION EVENTS to form “Team BC Development Squads” to train for and pursue participation in the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) held in Toronto, Ontario from July 16 to 23, 2017.

Athletes nominated to the Team BC Softball Development Squads will be expected to continue training on their own in the off-season and attend a mandatory spring training camp where the final Team BC NAIG roster members will be selected. The Team BC Athlete Selection Process document for softball will be released to participants via email.

Registration for these 2016 BC Aboriginal Softball Camps are open to eligible participants. No pre-qualification required.

The following 2017 NAIG age categories will be offered for this Team BC athlete selection event:
• U16 (born 2001 & later*) (MALE & FEMALE)
• U19 (born 1998 & later) (MALE & FEMALE)

To be eligible, athletes must be a resident of BC. Open to First Nations, Aboriginal, Métis, Inuit athletes. Proof of ancestry required (declaration of ancestry option available for those who do not possess status/Métis card).

*For safety reasons, Team BC is seeking youth born no later than 2003.

Athletes attend the camp location/date that works best for them. Athletes are not required to attend more than one camp but are permitted to do so if they wish. All camps will run 9am to 3pm. Water and snacks provided.

Camp 1) Saturday, August 13th – PENTICTON (Lions Park field located at 198 Warren Avenue West) *Registration remains open.

Camp 2) Sunday, August 14th – CHILLIWACK (Townsend Park 3 & 4) *Registration remains open.

Camp 3) Saturday, August 20th – NANAIMO (Pioneer Park)

Camp 4) Saturday, August 20th – PRINCE GEORGE (Spruce City Fastball Stadium- Males and Ron Wiley Park-Females)
Team BC NAIG Head Coaches for male and/or females will be at the camps and will evaluate athletes for all divisions/gender.

Reg Fee: $25/participant. The fee is payable by cheque or money order (MADE PAYABLE TO THE CAMP HOST – THIS WILL BE CONFIRMED IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL)

Registration for CHILLIWACK AND PENTICTON Camp this weekend is being accepted.

Register by 4PM, Friday, August 12th for the August 20th camp
For online registration, please visit:

BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Championships

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

BC Aboriginal Provincial Golf Championships

 AUGUST 7-9, 2016   

Talking Rock Golf Course, Chase, BC

Hosted in partnership with Little Shuswap Band

 Aboriginal youth golfers are invited to attend this 3-day event sanctioned by British Columbia Golf Association. Please note this event will also serve as a talent identification event to identify athletes to form a “Team BC Development Squad” to train for and pursue participation in the 2017 North American Indigenous Games held in Toronto, Ontario, from July 16 to 23, 2017.

Registration is open to eligible participants. No pre-qualification required..

Thanks to the support of our host partners, including Talking Rock/Little Shuswap, BC Golf Association, and the Province of BC, the cost of this 3-day camp is just $60!  Box lunches during your round included.

Register online at:    

  • Event Poster – attached
  • “Hard copy of reg form” – attached

 Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council

C/O BCAAFC, 551 Chatham Street | Victoria, BC V8T1E1

Phone:  250.388.5522 | 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free)

Fax:  1.877.711.5594 (toll-free)



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Clara Morin Dal Col For President of Métis Nation British Columbia

Clara Morin Dal Col For President of Métis Nation British Columbia

“The MNBC General Election is now officially underway and I’m looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible before September 10 th . I really want to hear from you about what you see as our priorities for the next four years.” Clara

Why am I running for President?

“I am running to make a difference in the lives of Métis people in British Columbia each and every day. As Provincial Chair of BC Métis Women for the past four years and a member of the MNBC Board of Directors I have been part of the decision making process that has helped make MNBC into the strong and stable Métis Provincial Governing body that it is today. As a Métis woman who is very proud of her Métis heritage and culture, I want to see that growth continue so that we can help to meet the needs of all Métis people.
Growth doesn’t just happen. Through my experience in Métis governance at the regional and provincial levels, I know that it takes a Board working together to chart the way forward, and I know that leadership by the President is crucial in helping to bring it all together. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to be our President.”

Why should you vote for me?

“Leadership is not easy and that’s why good leaders recognize the importance and value of working with others. In our case that would be our Board of Directors and our 36 Chartered Métis Communities. Good leaders also have experience in governance. In our case, that is Métis governance. Good leaders also must have the ability to listen to the needs of people and then move to try and address those needs. In our case, that is the needs of our Métis people, and that is what we have been doing in the past four years. Good leaders also must have the ability to represent the interests and views of Métis people in meetings with
other governments at other levels. That is what I have been doing in the past four years in meetings with both federal and provincial Ministers. Good leadership is also about trust and accountability. I have guided myself in both requirements for the past four years, and I intend to continue to do that for the next four years. These are the attributes that I value in a good leader and that I practise. I respectively ask for your support to be your President.”

What are some of the key issues?

“Here are just three – there are many more that I will be addressing in the coming days –
The Daniels decision of the Supreme Court of Canada – This was a very significant decision. It finally gives Métis people in this country the same recognition under the Constitution Act of 1867 as First Nations and Inuit. This was way overdue. But now the hard work begins at the national level to ensure the federal government honors that legal decision by sitting down with us to negotiate future services and benefits for Métis people.
Our culture, heritage and language – We need to double our efforts to ensure that our culture, heritage and Michif language is promoted and supported at all levels but especially with our young people. Our Elders have an important role to play in this effort and I look forward to working with them and our youth to help make this happen.
The proposed National Métis Constitution – We need to have a National Métis Constitution but we (along with Ontario) will never be satisfied with just 5 votes each in the General Assembly compared to 15 for each of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. We will be propose a fairer formula to the other members of the Board of Governors of the Métis National Council.” Leadership is about making a difference in the lives of Métis people
To contact Clara: or phone: 2509188313