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*
- Athletics (Track & Field)
- Canoe & Kayak
- Lacrosse (Box)
- Rifle Shooting
- Rugby 7’s
To apply to host an event, please refer to the BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps 2018/19 Host Application forms. The deadline to submit applications is 4:00 pm (PST), Friday April 20, 2018.
Provincial Athlete Development Camps:
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 email@example.com.