I·SPARC is pleased to announce the 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Canoe/Kayak Championships will be hosted in partnership with Seabird Island First Nation and CanoeKayak BC, September 21-22, 2019 in Agassiz, BC.
TEAM BC SELECTION PROCESS
For full details on the Team BC 2020 NAIG Selection Process for the sport of Canoe/Kayak, please refer to the following document:
As this year’s Championships is a Team BC NAIG talent ID event, in order to be eligible for the Championships, athletes must be:
• Meet the sport-specific age requirement (see below section)
• Be a resident of BC
• Be born of Canadian or American Indigenous ancestry. Athletes will be required to provide proof of ancestry (e.g. Status Card, Provincial Métis Card, First Nations/Treaty Card, Inuit and Inuvialuit identification)*.
• Be a member of CanoeKayak BC (non-members will be registered via this event registration)
*If a participant does not possess one of the specified cards/ID, there is a Declaration of Indigenous Ancestry Form that must be completed and submitted together with supporting documentation to I·SPARC c/o Team BC Chef de Mission.
Please note any athlete that requires the Declaration of Indigenous Ancestry form is not guaranteed eligibility to Team BC to compete at NAIG until the Declaration and supporting documentation is approved and endorsed by Team BC for NAIG submission.
For more information and a copy of the form, visit https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/declaration-of-indigenous-ancestry/. Questions regarding eligibility or to request a hard copy form, please email email@example.com.
RACE & AGE CATEGORIES:
The age categories listed below will be offered for both male and female paddlers at the 2019 Championships
• 13U (born 2006-2007*)
• 15U (born 2004 & later)
• 18U (born 2001 & later)
NOTE: These age categories coincide with the 2020 NAIG age categories – U14, U16, U19. *Regarding matters of safety and maturity, Team BC is seeking athletes born no later than 2007.
Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers for each gender and age category in the following events:
• Canoe singles in 1000m and 3000m
• Kayak singles in 200m, 1000m and 3000m
Canoes and kayaks will be provided. Canoes used are marathon style canoe; kayaks are sprint kayaks – both consistent with canoes and kayaks to be used at NAIG. Competitors encouraged to bring their own paddles and/or life jackets if they already have their own.
Choosing to race in either canoe or kayak events, or both, is completely optional to the participants.
Seabird Island will be providing a light lunch for the athletes.
*Subject to amendments
DAY 1 – SATURDAY
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Athlete Check-In at Millennium Hall
9:00 AM to 9:15 AM – Welcome
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM – Athlete/Coach Prep
10:00 AM – Races scheduled to commence
Expected to end by approximately 5 PM (depending on numbers) and may include Day 1 medal presentations
DAY 2 – SUNDAY
10:00 AM to approximately 4:00 PM reserved for day 2 races, medal presentations
Reg Fee: $25/person
This fee includes the championships entry, and lunch each day. Players must register in advance and submit registration by: 5:00 pm, Monday, September 16th, 2019.
Fees may be paid directly to CanoeKayak BC via online link. A cheque or money order may also be accepted – but NO CASH will accepted at event check-in.
HOST:Seabird Island First Nation
Seabird Island Road
ACCOMMODATIONS INFO:Participants from out of town are responsible for their own accommodation. Seabird Island community has areas available for dry camping at no charge. There are hotels and motels in the surrounding area of Seabird Island First Nation, including Harrison Hot Springs (15 minutes travel), Hope (18 minutes travel) and Chilliwack (20 minutes travel). Those interested in reserving space at Seabird for dry camping are asked to indicate in their registration below.
Inquiries regarding Team BC and 2020 NAIG, may contact:
Director of Sport, and Team BC Chef de Mission
Lara Mussell Savage
Assistant Chef de Mission
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 250-940-4906
Sport Development Coordinator
Seabird Island First Nation