Team BC Rifle Shooting Expression of Interest Application Released for 2017 NAIG

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to present Team BC’s Expression of Interest Application for the sport of Rifle Shooting. Team BC is currently recruiting athletes to compete in the sport of Rifle Shooting at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, to be held in Toronto, Ontario from July 16 to 23, 2017.

Rifle shooters who are interested in Team BC for 2017 NAIG are invited to compete this “Athlete Expression of Interest” form. The form must be submitted by 5:00 PM Monday, March 20, 2017. Team BC is seeking two (2) males and two (2) females per age category for a maximum number of shooters of eight (8). Athletes who submit their “Expression of Interest” via the form will later be invited to participate and compete in a ‘Team BC Prospect Postal Match.’

Age Eligibility
The 2017 NAIG .22 Rifle competition will consist of male and female individuals in the following age categories.

• U19 (born 1998 and later); and
• U16 (born 2001 and later*)
*Regarding matters of safety and maturity, we are seeking athletes born no later than 2005.

Important Dates 
Monday, March 20, 2017: Athlete (Expressions of Interest) Applications Due

February/March: Practice period. Athletes make best effort to train and practice at a local gun range. If not already connected to a range, contact BC Target Sports Association or the Partners Council for assistance.

End of March 2017: Postal Match details issued to those athletes that submitted Expression of Interest form Packages sent via mail.

April 1 – April 24, 2017: Team BC Prospect Postal Match. Postal Match competitors must complete match within this competition window.

Early May 2017: Team BC selections confirmed

May 20-22, 2017 (May long weekend): BC Provincial Rifle Championships, venue TBC (probably Campbell River) Training opportunity for Team BC NAIG athletes. Team BC NAIG athletes will be expected to attend this event.

July 16-23, 2017: 2017 North American Indigenous Games Toronto, ON.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM Monday March 20, 2017
The application and selection process document can be viewed and downloaded via the following link: Team BC 2017 Rifle Shooting Application
If you have internet access, please complete the online application here.

For more information, please contact:
Dianne Garner,

KVR School Metis Day, Penticton BC

Feb 20, 2017   Grade 6  Metis Day 


9-9:30- Introductions- Gym (30 minutes Max)

  1. Steve: Acknowledge Territory,  Welcome Guests, Introduce Trustees (5 minutes max)
  2. Terry Kennedy from Metis Association say a few words – who Louis Riel was (5 minutes max)
  3. 2 Pen High Students: Kale Lawrence & Lindsay Karrin speech – what it means to be Metis
  1. Greg Sterling – (spoon history – connection to the Metis ) (10-12 minutes max)


Station #1 – Metis Jig and Mitchif Language – Lisa & Lana  Multi Purpose room

  • students will have a brief introduction of the Metis Language, learning some mitchif words followed by traditional music and Metis Jig dancing


Station # 2 – Minute to Win It – Jessica & Dustin Al?Gym    (2 teacher, 2 parents helpers and 2-3 leadership students)

  • Students will get a brief overview of each station & split into 9 groups of 6-7 (teacher/parent to assist)
  • students lead through 9 different stations, all with a metis theme
  • each station must be completed within a minute time frame


Station #3 –Sash Weaving –Jolanda Poetsch  Room 302

Sash –Jo-Anne Mansel – Room 304

  • Students will learn about the Metis sash and its importance to the Metis people
  • Students will weave a Metis Sash bookmark


Station #4-          Spoons-Sandra Hussey – Room 310

SpoonsFiona Anthony-   Room 317

  • Students will be constructing their own set of Metis spoons lead by Greg Sterling


Aboriginal Coaching Modules

Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council

Monday, March 27, 2017 Times: 8:30 to 5:30 pm

Skelep School of Excellence Gym 365 Pow Wow Trail Kamloops BC, V0E 2A0

Interior Region Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM)

The Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM) is a National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP) course that is beneficial for all coaches who work with Aboriginal youth and athletes.

The ACM was developed to supplement the NCCP certification process.
Facilitated by Dorothy Paul

 Holistic approach to coaching
 Racism in sport including definitions that may be useful in a discussion of racism
 Topics on individual and Community Health and Wellness

Sport can foster better health conditions, social skills, and community healing. Working with youth in Aboriginal communities provide coaches with opportunities for personal growth and development.

Please note the deadline to apply is Monday, March 20, 2017

Inquiries and Registration Contact
Michelle Webster | 250.306.2391 |
Online Registration:

Kamloops Indian Band is Hosting the ACM Modules (NCCP) Training
Ages 16+ Max 20 participants
Lunch will be provided