Deadline to apply to host, January 11
The Host Application Process is now open for First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, and other Indigenous organizations to apply to host event(s) within the 2019/20 series of BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps. Successful community hosts will be awarded a Hosting Grant to help offset the majority of the event operating costs. The Championships and Development Camps are to be held primarily in the Summer/Fall of 2019 in a variety of communities across British Columbia.
These events have been strategically established to support Indigenous athlete and coach development in sports featured in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). With the Halifax 2020 NAIG approaching, the series of 2019/20 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Camps will be a primary component of the Team BC Talent Identification and/or Selection Processes for athletes to represent Team BC at the Halifax 2020 NAIG. Information regarding the specific details of the Team BC Selection processes for each sport will be released in spring of 2019.
The Provincial Championships & Camps series are slated to include the following NAIG sports:
- 3-D Archery
- Athletics (Track&Field)
- Rifle Shooting
The BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps are an important component of the Provincial Strategy for Indigenous Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity. The events provide a unique opportunity for Indigenous (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) athletes and coaches throughout the province to gather and compete in events that promote sport excellence while celebrating cultural unity and pride.
Committed to establishing a consistent, comprehensive Indigenous Team BC program that results in increased participation and better preparation, I·SPARC’s Team BC Work Group and Provincial Sport Committees maintain oversight of the Provincial Championships and Development Camps.
To apply to host an event, please refer to the Indigenous Provincial Championships & Athlete Camps 2019/20 Host Application forms.
Access the online host application forms at the following links:
All applications must be submitted before 4:00 pm (PST), Friday, January 11th, 2019
For more information on the BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps, please contact the Provincial Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.