The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I SPARC), formerly the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, is pleased to re-announce the details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC). I SPARC is also seeking coaches of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) to serve as volunteer coaching staff for the female team. The 2017 NAHC will be held in Cowichan, BC from May 1 to May 6, 2017.

Call for Coaching Staff Applications
Applications for volunteer coaching staff for the female Team and a Trainer for the male team are now being accepted. Coaches must possess a minimum of Coach Level and/or Coach Stream NCCP Certification to apply. For online application, please visit:

For more information regarding these volunteer coaching staff opportunities, please email The deadline to apply is 4PM PST, Thursday, March 16, 2017.

2017 Player Selection Camp
Top Indigenous male and female hockey players are invited to participate in the 2017 Team BC Player Selection Camp where players will be evaluated and selected over a three-day period by the coaching staff.  The Selection Camp will be held April 7 – 9, 2017 at the Kin Centre Arenas in Prince George, BC.

The 2017 Camp Registration Fee is $120.00 per player and will include a Team BC Selection Camp jersey.  Pre-registration is mandatory as ‘walk-ins’ are not accepted.  Online registration closes March 24, 2017 at

Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Camp:

  • Registered with BC Hockey or another Hockey Canada Branch
  • Resident of British Columbia and be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)
  • Male: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2016/17 competitive season (born 1999 to 2003 inclusive)
  • Female: Bantam or Midget age, as of the 2016/17 competitive season (born 1999 to 2003 inclusive) and those born 1997 to 1998 inclusive as the female team can carry up to a maximum of one (1) overage players.

National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
The NAHC is the premier forum for elite bantam and midget-age Indigenous hockey players from across Canada.  It is the only annual national event that showcases and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country, and aids in fostering cultural unity and pride. Team BC is represented by two teams, one male and one female team, featuring the top players from across the province.