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Register Now for the 2011 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Sport Development Camps
FOR IMMEDIATE CIRCULATION
Register Now for the 2011 BC Aboriginal Provincial
Championships & Sport Development Camps
Registration is open for Aboriginal youth/teams to participate in the 2011 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Sport Development Camps, which are being offered in communities across the Province this summer and fall.
These inaugural events provide a unique opportunity for Aboriginal athletes and coaches (First Nations, Métis and Inuit residing in BC) to gather and compete in events that promote sport excellence while celebrating cultural unity and pride. Sport events are on the summer calendar include: Canoeing, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Golf and VolleyballWith the support of the Provincial Government, the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) has been working together with the various Host Communities to stage quality events while keeping registration fees low. To further minimize the cost of participation, some event hosts are offering free camping facilities or providing meals to participants.
With the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in sight, the Provincial Championships and Development Camps have been established to support athlete and coaching development in Aboriginal communities and will eventually serve as the events by which athletes and coaches are chosen to represent BC.
For more information on the 2011 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Sport Development Camps and to access registration information and forms, please visit the Partners Council website at http://bcaafc.com/initiatives/asrpa-partners-council or contact Lara Mussell Savage at teambc[at]bcaafc.com.
Background on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) was established as a collaborative community health and social development initiative of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, First Nations Health Council and the Métis Nation BC. Over the last year, the Partners Council has been undertaking the important task of implementing the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy, which includes the creation of 6 Regional Committees and the developmet of 6 Regional Action Plans that identify community-based initiatives that support the Strategy’s 5 Pillars: 1) Active Communities, 2) Leadership and Capacity, 3) Excellence, 4) System Development, and 5) Sustainability.
The Partners Council, through the sum of its actions, will create responsive and enduring sport, recreation and physical activity programs for Aboriginal people across BC, which will result in healthier, more active individuals, families and communities.
For more information on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, please visit the website at: bcaafc.com/initiatives/asrpa-partners-council or find us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil.
For more information contact:
Lara Mussell Savage
Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
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