2016 BC Aboriginal Championships & Camps

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BC Aboriginal Soccer

Events held in summer and fall of 2016 to be a part of selection processes for Team BC for NAIG

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the dates and locations of several events within the 2016 series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps.

Launched in 2011, the annual BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Camps were established to support Aboriginal athlete and coach development and support the creation of a strong, coordinated and competitive Team BC program.  The majority of the events in the 2016 Championships & Camps will serve as a primary component of the talent identification and selection processes for Team BC for the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

The following BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Camps are confirmed.  Eligible athletes are Aboriginal youth (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) who are BC residents and fit the appropriate age category per sport.  More details regarding the Team BC Selection processes for each individual sport will be announced in the coming months as preparation and planning progresses.  

PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS:  
BC Aboriginal Provincial GOLF Championships            
August 7-9, 2016
Talking Rock Golf Course, Chase, BC
Hosted by Talking Rock Golf Course and Little Shuswap Band 

  • The age categories listed below will be offered for both male and female players at the 2016 Championships
  • U13 (born 2003-2005)
  • U15 (born 2001-2002)
  • U18 (born 1998-2000)
  • NOTE:  The 2017 NAIG divisions for golf are U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later) 
  • Team BC selection process details to be announced.

BC Aboriginal Provincial SOCCER Championships            
August 26-28, 2016
Prince George, BC
Hosted by Prince George Native Friendship Centre and Northern Sport Centre 

  • Regional Teams for both male and female divisions to be entered into following age categories.  Winning teams earn spot on Team BC for 2017 NAIG. Regional teams are selected through Regional Committee selection processes held in May and June.
  • U15 (born 2001-2003) 
  • U17 (born 1999-2000)
  • Contact your Regional Coordinator for details on regional team selection process:   
    Fraser Region: dgarner@bcaafc.com
    Interior Region: bmanuel@bcaafc.com;
    Vancouver Coastal Region: ckenny@bcaafc.com
    Vancouver Island Region: kleming@bcaafc.com;
    Northwest Region:  aprytula@bcaafc.com;  
    Northeast Region: lerickson@bcaafc.com 
  • A U13 co-ed division will also be included in the BC Championships in an Open team category. Note: this age division is not age eligible for 2017 NAIG.  To register a team, contact aderrick@bcaafc.com for registration info.

BC Aboriginal Provincial CANOE & KAYAK Championships          
September 17-18, 2016
Agassiz, BC
Hosted by Seabird Island First Nation     

  • Championships consist of male and female singles, doubles and mixed doubles categories for both canoe and kayak events. 
  • Age divisions for 2016 BC Aboriginal Provincial Canoe & Kayak Championships:
  • U13 (born 2003-2005)
  • U15 (born 2001-2002)
  • U18 (born 1998-2000)
  •  Marathon canoes and sprint kayaks provided by event hosts/partners.
  • Team BC selection process details to be announced.

PROVINCIAL CAMPS: 

BC Aboriginal Provincial LACROSSE Camp            
August 13-14, 2016
Kamloops, BC
Hosted by Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc at Memorial Arena               

  • Team BC will be recruiting male lacrosse players born in years 1998 to 2003.
  • 2017 NAIG age categories for lacrosse are U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later).
  • Team BC selection process details to be announced.
  • If you are a female player and are interested in NAIG, please email teambc@bcaafc.com

 
BC Aboriginal Provincial SOFTBALL Camps
Interior Camp (location TBC) – August 13, 2016
Lower Mainland Camp (location TBC) – August 14, 2016
Northern Camp – Prince George – August 20, 2016
Vancouver Island Camp (location TBC) – August 20, 2016               

  • Team BC will be recruiting male and female softball players born in years 1998 to 2003. 
  • 2017 NAIG age categories for softball are U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later)
  • Attend the camp nearest to you.  Team BC selection process details to be announced.

 
BC Aboriginal Provincial VOLLEYBALL Camps
Prince George – August 26-27, 2016
North Vancouver – August 28-29, 2016 

  • Team BC will be recruiting female volleyball players born in years 1998 to 2003. 
  • 2017 NAIG age categories for volleyball are U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later).
  • Attend the camp nearest to you.  Team BC selection process details to be announced.
  • If you are a male player and are interested in NAIG, please email teambc@bcaafc.com

 
BC Aboriginal Basketball Camps              

REGIONAL CAMPS
October 15-16 or October 22-23, 2016
Locations TBC   
 
PROVINCIAL (INVITATIONAL) CAMP      
December 19-21, 2016
Hosted by Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc at Tournament Capital Centre 

  • Each of the six regions will host a Regional Basketball Camp on either the weekend of October 15-16 or October 22-23.  Locations to be confirmed.  Athletes identified at Regional Camps for advancement to next phase will be invited to the BC Aboriginal Provincial Basketball Selection Camp (invitation only) held Monday, December 19 to Wednesday, December 21 at the Tournament Capital Centre, Kamloops, BC.
  • Team BC will be recruiting for male and female basketball players born in years 1998 to 2005.
  • 2017 NAIG age categories for basketball are U14 (born 2003 & later); U16 (born 2001 & later) and U19 (born 1998 & later).
  • Team BC selection process details to be announced.

Additional event details and registration information will be released as they come available. 

Please note the details for Provincial Camps in the sports of archery, athletics, badminton, rifle shooting, swimming, and wrestling will be announced at a later date.

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