Call for Nominations – Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport
Victoria, BC (September 24, 2020) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, launched the nomination process for the 2020 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Indigenous athletes who excel in performance sport and who are using their experiences in sport to shape their future.
Nominations are open to Indigenous athletes (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) under 25 years of age who are competing in performance sport; display strong leadership qualities; are committed to pursuing higher education; and serve as community role models both on and off the field of play.
The Premier’s Awards will be presented both regionally and provincially. A maximum of 36 regional awards may be given out, with up to six awards within each of I·SPARC’s regions. Regional recipients will automatically serve as nominees for the Provincial Award and up to 10 athletes will be selected in early 2021.
Formal recognition activities or ceremonies to honour Regional Awards Recipients will be conducted later this fall and the provincial ceremony is planned to be held in spring 2021 in conjunction with the Gathering Our Voices: Indigenous Youth Leadership Training conference.
Friday, October 9, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (PST).
To find out more about the Premier’s Awards, visit https://isparc.ca/premiersawards/.
About the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council
The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established for the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous people by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities. The programs and services delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation, and physical activity in First Nations, Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools, and other delivery agencies throughout British Columbia.