Regional Coordinator- Interior Region
Buzz Manuel, Jr. is a member of the Upper Nicola Band and resides out in Spaxomin with his wife, Maple, and their three boys; Keanu, Phoenix and Linden. Proud of his strong Nlaka’pamux and Syilx roots, Buzz grew up playing a lot of sports and his highest level of competition was collegiate Cross Country Running with the Red Deer College Kings and representing Team BC in Track and Field at the 1995, 1997 and 2002 North American Indigenous Games. Embracing the Sport for Life movement, Buzz plays recreation hockey and slow pitch in Merritt and trains for Spartan Races and Masters Track and Field meets. Buzz also enjoys hunting, fishing and preserving food with his family.
Buzz has represented Team BC at the past seven editions of the North American Indigenous Games as an athlete and coach for Athletics and Team BC Mission Staff member. Buzz holds a diploma in Recreation and Sport Management and a diploma in Physical Education from Vancouver Island University.