The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce the 2019 BC Indigenous Provincial Golf Championships will be hosted in partnership with xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam First Nation) at the Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy from August 16 – 18, 2019 in Vancouver, BC.
Indigenous youth golfers are invited to attend this 3-day event sanctioned by British Columbia Golf Association. Please note this event will also serve as a talent identification event to identify athletes to form a “Team BC Development Squad” to train for and pursue participation in the 2020 North American Indigenous Games held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from July 12 to 18, 2020.
The age categories listed below will be offered for both male and female players at the 2019 Championships
- 14U (born 2005 & later)
- 16U (born 2003 & later)
- 18U (born 2001 & later)
The 2020 NAIG divisions for golf are 17U (born 2003 & later) and 19U (born 2001 & later). Team BC will be ultimately selecting up to 2 males and 2 females in these age divisions from the pool of athletes on the “Team BC Development Squad”.
Please note that in order to be eligible for participation on Team BC for North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), athletes must be a resident of BC and also be born of Canadian or American Indigenous ancestry. Athletes will be required to provide proof of ancestry (e.g. Status Card, Provincial Métis Card, First Nations/Treaty Card, Inuit and Inuvialuit identification)*.