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All-Indigenous team off to compete at Roller Derby World Cup in U.K. – CBC

Team will use international platform to highlight issues like murdered and missing Indigenous women Jan 30, 2018 Twenty-two Indigenous women from across the world are coming together to compete as one team at the 2018 Roller Derby World Cup. The tournament takes place in Manchester, U.K., this week with 40 teams from 39 nations competing. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 30, 201814 Views

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VIU’s Kaitlyn Lafontaine Receives Prestigious Aboriginal Youth Sports Award

January 26, 2018 Mariners student-athlete recognized for her skill, dedication and commitment to basketball and community contributions Kaitlyn Lafontaine is a dedicated athlete, a mentor and a Vancouver Island University (VIU) student who dreams of using her education to make a positive impact on Indigenous people in Canada. Lafontaine, a member of the Métis Nation, […]

by pmnationtalk on January 29, 201824 Views

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Applications for Hosting BC sports event grants now open

January 18, 2018 VICTORIA – Communities and organizations interested in hosting sporting events in 2018 can now apply for funding through the Hosting BC grant program. Hosting BC grants provide funds up to $35,000 to communities for hosting sporting events, while fostering economic, social and community development throughout the province. “Hosting BC grants give everyone […]

by pmnationtalk on January 19, 201817 Views

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Sports Year in Review – July to Dec. – 100 Mile House Free Press

Jan. 7, 2018 Here’s a recap of some of the best sports stories from the second half of 2017. July 6 The 68th annual Bridge Lake Stampede, one of the last amateur rodeos left, is held in memory of Bill Cunningham, a longtime competitor in the event. “His sons and grandsons competed in the rodeo […]

by ahnationtalk on January 8, 201818 Views

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BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC) is pleased to announce the dates and locations of several events within the 2017-18 series of BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps. Launched in 2011, the annual BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Camps were established to support Indigenous athlete and coach development in sports featured in […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201825 Views

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I·SPARC: Winter 2018 – Call for Host Applications

I·SPARC invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in their community/organization.  The sport camps or courses are community-based programs and can range from 1-2 day events up to multi-week sessions. Each of our 6 […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201826 Views

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Soccer star earns prestigious Premier’s Award – Cowichan Valley Citizen

Jan. 3, 2018 Mariah Thomas was hesitant to put her name in the hat for the 2017 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence In Sports, but it paid off once she went through with it. “I’m personally very reserved,” the 17-year-old Cowichan Tribes member explained. “And I don’t like to want anything.” In mid-November, Thomas […]

by pmnationtalk on January 4, 201824 Views

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Snuneymuxw soccer star honoured a century after his death – CHEK

December 18, 2017 WATCH: A forgotten soccer superstar whose talents crossed racial lines is getting overdue recognition in Nanaimo, more than a century after his death. Harry Manson’s story is one that remarkably even his family didn’t know until a historian recently dug up an incredible archive of achievements by the young First Nations man. […]

by pmnationtalk on December 19, 201726 Views

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iSparc – Community Sport Development Performance Sport Programs Healthy Living Activities Grants & Recognition Event Calendar Fueling Youth Performance Athlete Training Program

Proudly sponsored by Island Savings; The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (ISPARC) is pleased to partner up with the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) to announce the Fueling Youth PerformanceAthlete Training Program for Indigenous Youth ages 13-17. ISPARC and PISE will be working together to identify 15 athletes who have demonstrated the drive, skill […]

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 201739 Views

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Victoria considers 2020 North American Indigenous Games bid – Sooke News Mirror

Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam says committee meets next week Nov. 22, 2017 This story has been updated with new information since the original posting. Victoria could once again be hosting the North American Indigenous Games, the News has learned. Chief Ron Sam of the Songhees Nation said he’s in the process of forming a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 23, 201749 Views

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