*Please note: Considering the rapidly changing situation, I·SPARC made the decision March 12, 2020 to suspend all 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. As of March 25, 2020, it has also been confirmed that the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are being postponed to the summer of 2021 (details yet to be announced).

The full NAIG Council and Halifax 2020 NAIG statement on COVID-19 and the decision to postpone the Games to 2021 can be found here: NAIG 2020 Postpones July Games.

Please note I·SPARC will follow-up with new information as it develops including revised plans for Team BC’s preparations going forward once the revisions are determined. We thank you for your patience at this time. Please ensure you add your email to our mailing list to stay up to date and follow us on Facebook @TeamBCNAIG, Instagram @ISPARCTeamBC and Twitter @TeamBCNAIG.

The Team BC selection process for athletes to represent the province in the sport of badminton at the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games is now open.

Athletes who are selected will compete at the Games, which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12 to 19, 2020.

The NAIG Badminton competition will consist of male and female singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.

NAIG Badminton Age Categories

16U = 2004 & later

19U = 2001 & later

Team BC is seeking up to a maximum of two males and two female per age category. An athlete is allowed to compete in the singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.

To find out more about the athlete selection process, please read the document that outlines the criteria by clicking here.

Badminton players interested in Team BC NAIG must submit their application via the Athlete Expression of Interest form (link below). Deadline to apply is extended to March 31, 2020.

*PLEASE NOTE: the BC Indigenous Athlete Development Camp for badminton is cancelled* A Provincial Athlete Development Camp takes place on February 16 in Vancouver at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre (100 Capilano Rd., Vancouver).

For more information contact Alissa Assu, Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport, at or by phone at 250.940.4913.