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31st July 2012
Cary-lee Calder
The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps. The Championships and Development Camps will be held through the summer and fall in a variety of communities across British Columbia.

With the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in sight, the series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps have been established to support athlete and coaching development in Aboriginal communities.

CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS:
BC Aboriginal Provincial GOLF Championships
Hosted by Musqueam First Nation & Musqueam Golf Centre
August 18-20, 2012
Vancouver, BC
Contact: Courtenay Gibson, cgibsonmusqueam.bc.ca


Male and female divisions
(13U) born 1999-2002
(16U) born 1996-1998
(19U) born 1993-1995
Medals awarded for low gross and low net


BC Aboriginal Provincial SOCCER Championships
Hosted by Squamish Youth Soccer Thunder/NIFA Super Cup
August 24-26, 2012
North Vancouver, BC
Contact: Deanna Lewis, kalkalathhotmail.com


Male and female team divisions
(14U) born 1998 & later
(16U) born 1996 & later
These BC Championships are being hosted concurrently with the Super Cup event. Super Cup consists of U10 and U21 co-ed divisions.

BC Aboriginal Provincial CANOE Championships
Hosted by Ditidaht First Nation
September 22-23, 2012
Nitinaht Lake, BC
Contact: Jason Anson, jasonansoncanadagmail.com
2012 Championships consist of male and female singles, doubles and mixed doubles in the following age categories:
(U12) born 2000-2002
(U14) born 1998-1999
(U16) born 1996-1997
(U19) born 1993-1995
200m singles kayak event also included for these age categories. Canoes and kayaks will be provided
Event hosts to also include in festivities fun races for families/children and a Masters (19+) race

ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT CAMP EVENTS:



BC Aboriginal Provincial LACROSSE Development Camp
Hosted by Seabird Island First Nation
August 11-12, 2012
Seabird Island, Agassiz, BC
Contact: Lisa Douglas, lisadouglasseabirdisland.ca


Male and female players welcome
Ages 10 18
Players will be divided into groups based on age/ability

BC Aboriginal Provincial SOFTBALL Development Camp
Hosted by Semiahmoo First Nation & Softball BC
August 25-26, 2012
Softball City, Surrey, BC
Contact: Sarah Garrett,programcoordinatorsoftball.bc.ca


Male and female players welcome
Ages 10 18
Players to be divided into groups based on age/ability


* Please note the details for Provincial Development Camps in the sports of archery, athletics, badminton, rifle, swimming, volleyball and wrestling will be announced at a later date.

For more information and contact details, please see attached media release.
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