BC Indigenous Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps


The BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps series is an important component of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council’s Provincial Strategy. The series was designed to support the effort to develop a consistent, coordinated Indigenous Team BC program and better prepare athletes and coaches for upcoming North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and other elite competitions.

The events provide a unique opportunity for Indigenous athletes and coaches from First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres throughout the province to gather and participate or compete in events that promote sport excellence while celebrating cultural unity and pride. The championships and development camps are generally held through the summer and fall in a variety of communities across British Columbia.

The 2018/19 Host Application Process has been launched for First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, and Indigenous organizations to apply to host event(s) within the 2018/19 series of BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps. Successful community hosts will be awarded a Hosting Grant to help offset the majority, if not all, of the event operating costs. Communities awarded a Provincial Camp will work in partnership with I·SPARC’s Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport, and the Provincial Sport Committee in the delivery of the event.

These events have been strategically established to support Indigenous athlete development in sports featured in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).  The 2019/20series of Championships and Camps will serve as the primary events by which athletes will be identified as prospects and/or selected to represent BC at the Halifax 2020 NAIG for the following sports:

3-D Archery*

16U, 19U – 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Athletics (Track & Field)

14U, 16U, 19U – 2006 & later, 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Badminton

16U, 19U – 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Basketball

14U, 16U, 19U – 2006 & later, 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Athletes interested in vying for a spot on Team BC must attend one (1) of the Regional BC Indigenous Basketball Camps as step 1 of 2:

PHASE 1 – Regional BC Indigenous Basketball Camps
$20/person registration fee.
Registration link will open August 22nd.

Region City Males Females 
Fraser/Vanc Coastal Vancouver Sat. Sept. 14 Sun. Sept. 15
Northeast Prince George Sat. Sept. 28* Sun. Sept. 29*
Interior Kamloops Sat. Sept. 28* Sun. Sept. 29*
Northwest Terrace Sat. Oct. 5 Sun. Oct. 6
Vancouver Island Nanaimo Sat. Oct. 5 Sun. Oct. 6

* TO BE CONFIRMED

PHASE 2 – PROVINCIAL SELECTION CAMP (invitation only):   Athletes identified at a Regional Camp for advancement to the final phase will be invited to the BC Indigenous Provincial Basketball Selection Camp held November 15 to 17, 2019 at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC.

Canoe & Kayak

14U, 16U, 19U – 2006 & later, 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Canoe/Kayak Championships

September 21-22, 2019

Seabird Island Band, Agassiz, BC

Athlete selection event to form the Team BC Development Squad who will prepare for 2020 NAIG.

Golf

17U, 19U – 2003 & later, 2001 & later

Golf Championships

August 16-18, 2019

Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy, Vancouver, BC

Athlete selection event to form the Team BC Development Squad who will prepare for 2020 NAIG.

Lacrosse (Box)

16U, 19U (Males), 19U (Females) – 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Box Lacrosse Camp

August 10-11, 2019

Poirer Sport & Leisure Complex, Coquitlam, BC

Athlete selection event to form the Team BC Development Squad who will prepare for 2020 NAIG.

Rifle Shooting

16U, 19U – 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Rugby 7’s

19U – 2001 & later

TBD if rugby will commence as a confirmed event at 2020 NAIG.

Soccer

16U, 19U – 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Soccer Championships

August 23-25, 2019

Terrace, BC

18U and 15U Divisions for the Provincial Soccer Championships consist of Regional Soccer Teams only as part of the NAIG qualifier process for soccer. 13U co-ed 7-aside division is open to any eligible team to enter.

Softball

16U, 19U (Males), 19U (Females) – 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Softball Camps

July 28, 2019, Evans Park, Duncan, BC

August 11, 2019, Pine Stadium, Westbank, BC

August 17, Spruce City Stadium, Carrie Jane Grey Park, Prince George, BC

August 25, Tzeachten Sprts Field, Chilliwack, BC

 

Swimming

14U, 16U, 19U – 2006 & later, 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Team BC selection process via Athlete Expression of Interest (Application). Details outlined in selection process document.

Volleyball

14U, 16U, 19U – 2006 & later, 2004 & later, 2001 & later

Wrestling

19U – 2001-2005

 

For more information on the BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps (or to request a hard copy of the Host Application Forms), please email teambc@isparc.ca.