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Call for Nominations – Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

I·SPARC Launches Nomination Process to Honour Outstanding Young Indigenous Athletes in B.C. Victoria, B.C. (August 9, 2017) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, is launching the nomination process for the 2017 Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201743 Views

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2017 National Tom Longboat Awards – Call for Nominations

The Tom Longboat Awards were established in 1951 to recognize Aboriginal athletes for their outstanding contributions to sport in Canada. With a few exceptions, the Awards have been given out every year since its inauguration. It remains the longest standing and one of the most prestigious awards for Aboriginal athletes in the country. As a program […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201740 Views

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Alberni athletes succeed at North American Indigenous Games – BCLocalNews.com

Jul 26, 2017 Several Port Alberni athletes have returned home from the North American Indigenous Games, many of them with medals. The games took place in Toronto this year, and involved 5600 athletes from all over North America. Port Alberni had three wrestlers taking part in the games, as well as manager Wilma Keitlah. Jayden […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201727 Views

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Sam-Finlay helps Team B.C. to gold – Pique Newsmagazine

Mount Currie hoopster strong at NAIG in Toronto In the city that boasts “We the North” for its basketball team, Mount Currie’s Quinn Sam-Finlay helped Team B.C. defend the north from a couple potential American threats. At the North American Indigenous Games, B.C. posted a pristine 6-0 record in the U16 men’s tournament in Toronto. […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 201723 Views

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Team BC wins 31 Medals on First Day of Swim Competition bringing total Medal Count to 131

July 20, 2017 Canoe/Kayak Medal Count Totals 54 and Basketball Teams Win 3 Silver Toronto, ON – Team BC swimmers win 31 medals on their first day of competitions! 17 out of Team BC’s 23 swimmers medaled with six medals won in each event. “The Swimmers raced to simply live in the moment!” said Head Coach, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 21, 201746 Views

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What the Indigenous Games means to Alex Nelson, a residential school survivor – iSparc

What the Indigenous Games means to Alex Nelson, a residential school survivor The 70-year-old soccer coach for British Columbia’s under-16 boys soccer team has been involved in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) since it debuted in 1990. For him, the lessons learned in the game have great meaning and can help shape communities for […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201742 Views

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Lake Babine Nation players competing in Toronto – BCLocalNews.com

Jul 19, 2017 Five Lake Babine Nation (LBN) youth are currently in Toronto competing at the North American Indigenous Games. The event is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of aboriginal people, welcoming more than 5000 athletes that will compete in a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports. The LBN youth include four baseball […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201750 Views

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The roots of the Indigenous Games – The Globe and Mail

July 14, 2017 Around 5,000 athletes will attend the 2017 North American Indigenous Games in Toronto from July 16 to 23. Among them will be a group of teenagers, whose journeys are geographically, financially and sometimes emotionally challenging. They will arrive by different routes, over thousands of kilometres, to compete in the largest sporting and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 20178 Views

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I·SPARC: Save The Date! Regional Leader Training

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council is pleased to announce the Regional Leader Training Session dates for 2017. These free training sessions are open to community members passionate about delivering healthy living programs in First Nations, Métis chartered communities, and friendship centres. Region Location Hotel Dates Northwest Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 27 – 28 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201761 Views

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I·SPARC Unveils Team BC new theme song

545 Indigenous Athletes and Coaches from Team BC will sing new theme song at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games Victoria, BC – After launching a province-wide competition, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) has unveiled Team BC’s new theme song set to premiere at the Toronto 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201766 Views

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