*Please note: Considering the rapidly changing situation, we have made the decision to suspend all I·SPARC program activities indefinitely in order to do our part in reducing the potential exposure of COVID-19 to participants and communities, especially our most vulnerable community members.

The full I·SPARC statement on COVID-19 can be found here: I·SPARC Suspending Programs and Events Due to Health Concerns over COVID-19.

I·SPARC announces Team BC Player Selection Camp for 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). The 2020 NAHC will be hosted in Regina, Saskatchewan from May 9 – 16, 2020.

Top Indigenous male and female hockey players are invited participate in the 2002 Team BC Player Selection Camp where players will be evaluated and selected over a three-day period by the Team BC Coaching staff. Team BC is seeking 20 male and 20 female athletes to represent BC at the NAHC.

The 2020 Selection Camp will be held March 27-29, 2020 at the Canlan Ice Sport South Cariboo Recreation Centre in 100 Mile House, BC.

Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible for participation in the NAHC:
• Resident of British Columbia and of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis). Acceptable proof of ancestry includes Status card, Treaty card, Provincial Métis Card, Inuit or Inuvialuit identification. For those with a card, a formal Declaration of Ancestry may be completed with supporting documentation (form available upon request).
• Registered or eligible to be registered with BC Hockey. (Players not registered with BC Hockey for 2019/20 season may register via this camp for an additional fee of $40)
• Male: Midget age, as of the 2019/20 competitive season (born 2002 to 2004)*
• Female: Midget age, as of the 2019/20 competitive season (born 2002 to 2004)*

*While this is a program primarily for Midget aged hockey players (born 2002-2004), Bantam age players are eligible to compete in the NAHC. As a competitive selection camp, Midget and Bantam players will be competing amongst one another for a position on the team. For safety reasons, Bantam aged players (born 2005-2006) may register for the selection camp but must be pre-approved by the coaching staff before they can participate in the camp. The coaching staff will consider the player’s size and competitive experience in rendering a decision. Bantam registrants will be notified via email as soon as possible regarding approval.

The Camp Registration Fee is $120 per player and includes a Team BC Selection Camp jersey. Pre-registration is mandatory as no ‘walk-ins’ will be accepted. For more information and online registration, please visit: Registration will close at 4:00 PM Friday, March 13, 2020.

For more information:

Alissa Assu
Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport
Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council
T: 250.940.4913