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Team BC Seeks Female Golf Athletes for 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

17U and 19U female golf athletes invited to attend Team BC’s tryout for the 2017 NAIG The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) oversees the Team BC Program for the North American Indigenous Games. I·SPARC and our Team BC coaches are seeking female (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) golf athletes born 1998 through 2005 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017351 Views

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Local hockey player to participate in Canadian Aboriginal championships on Vancouver Island in May – Belleville Intelligencer

April 03, 2017 Belleville’s Braedyn Irwin has played in a world championship in her own backyard. Now, she’ll play in a Canadian championship on the West Coast. Irwin, a 17-year-old Grade 12 student at Moira Secondary School, has been selected to play for the Team Ontario women’s hockey team at the 2017 Canadian Aboriginal championships, […]

by pmnationtalk on April 3, 2017110 Views

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1st Annual FHQTC Sports, Culture and Recreation Symposium

Apr 06, 2017 @ 8:00 am – Apr 07, 2017 @ 5:00 pm Event Navigation 1st Annual FHQTC Sports, Culture and Recreation Symposium “Sharing Knowledge to Enrich Lives” Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 Treaty Four Governance Centre KEYNOTE: 1. PROGRAM PLANNING 2. CULTURAL/ART PROGRAMMING 3. COACHING ASSOCIATION of SASKATCHEWAN “Creating Healthy Communities Through […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 2017140 Views

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Call for Cultural Performers for NAIG

We are inviting Yukon Aboriginal youth to submit an application to participate in the cultural program at The North American Indigenous Games in Toronto, Ontario. July 16-23, 2017. The Games are a great occasion to bring together bright and young artists from each contingent to share their talents, originality and creativity with the community and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 2017126 Views

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Aboriginal Sport Circle Announces New Executive Director

Aboriginal Sport Circle – (OTTAWA, March 30, 2017) – The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), Canada’s national voice for Aboriginal sport, brings together the interests of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. ASC President Alwyn Morris and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce the re-emergence of the ASC as a viable and valuable member […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 2017109 Views

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DFC Thunder Hawks Indigenous Basketball Wins Big – NetNewsledger

29 March 2017 THUNDER BAY – The Dennis Franklin Cromarty Thunder Hawks have completed a major win. MLSE Foundation has announced that the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council are this year’s recipient of the Toronto Raptors Community Action Grant presented by the Just Energy Foundation at Air Canada Centre. MLSE Foundation representatives were joined by Just […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 2017102 Views

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Minister’s statement on representative’s report

March 30, 2017 VICTORIA – Minister of Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux released the following statement in response to the Representative for Children and Youth’s (RCY) latest report, Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How Resourcing Affects Service Delivery: “I thank the representative for this report. We agree, overall, that Delegated Aboriginal Agencies (DAAs) require additional support […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201790 Views

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NAN, GCT#3 Call for Resignation of Senator Lynn Beyak

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 28, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler and Grand Council Treaty #3 (GCT#3) Ogichidaa Francis Kavanaugh are calling for the resignation of the Hon. Lynn Beyak as a member of the Senate of Canada following repeated statements by the Senator in defense of the Indian Residential School system. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017114 Views

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I·SPARC’s Spring Intake of Equipment Grant Applications Now Open!

Victoria, BC (March 24, 2017) – I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is now accepting applications for its Spring edition of the Equipment Grant Program. The Equipment Grant Program offers First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Aboriginal Friendship Centres and some other not-for-profit organizations serving indigenous communities across British Columbia the opportunity to apply […]

by pmnationtalk on March 30, 2017858 Views

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Independent evaluation of Nunavik hockey program offers another view – NunatsiaqOnline

March 28, 2017 “A higher level of evidence is needed to be definitive” A professor of kinesiology and physical education has launched an independent evaluation of the Nunavik Youth Hockey Development Program to offer another “viewpoint” on Joé Juneau’s well-known hockey program. The evaluation comes in response to a recent decision to cut almost half […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 2017120 Views

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Métis Youth wins Gold

March 27, 2017 Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Labour Market Manager Tammy Webb is very proud of her niece Chasity King. On February 26, 2017, Chasity competed at the provincial level in the Youth Bowl Canada (YBC) competition in Sault Ste. Marie. Chasity won the Gold medal bowling with an average of 181. She will […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2017140 Views

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Student-Athletes Come Together for 2017 Northern and Dene Games Summit (Results Included)

March 23, 2017 With the overall goal of instilling greater pride in heritage, the 2017 Northern and Dene Games Summit brought together over 235 students and chaperones from across the Beaufort Delta region for four days of friendly competition. Held in Inuvik at East Three Elementary and Secondary School from March 12 to 15, 2017, the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 27, 2017119 Views

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Manitoba Metis Federation to Invest in North End Hockey Program

March 23, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – The Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) is proud to make a $10K investment in families and youth in Winnipeg’s North End. Today President David Chartrand made this presentation to the youth and leaders of the North End Hockey Program (NEHP). This donation will help address costs associated with registration, equipment, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 24, 2017130 Views

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ISPARC: Registration Extended for 2017 Player Selection Camp

Team BC Player Selection Camp Registration Extended Until Monday, March 27, 2017 I·SPARC seeking top Indigenous male and female hockey players from across the province. Registration for the Team BC Player Selection Camp for the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) has been extended and will remain open until midnight, Monday, March 27th. Indigenous male and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 2017119 Views

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Community Sport Development Performance Sport Programs Healthy Living Activities Grants & Recognition Event Calendar B.C. and I·SPARC Honour Provincial Recipients of Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport

Twelve Outstanding Aboriginal Athletes Receive Prestigious Award Kelowna, B.C. (March 21, 2017) – The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented this evening to twelve outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, during a formal celebration held during the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 2017830 Views

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Hackner stays busy in sport of curling – The Chronicle Journal

March 22, 2017 These days Al Hackner is enjoying the sport of curling as much off the ice as he does on the ice. Don’t get it wrong, the Thunder Bay curling legend who has won multiple Canadian and world titles over the years still likes the competitive aspect of the game evident this year […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 201797 Views

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Twelve Outstanding Athletes Honoured with Prestigious Award! – ISN

B.C. and I·SPARC Honour Provincial Recipients of Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport The 2016 Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport were presented this evening to twelve outstanding Aboriginal youth athletes from British Columbia. The awards were presented by Gordon Hogg, Parliamentary Secretary for Youth Sport, during a formal celebration held […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 2017131 Views

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FHQTC: Soccer For Life Aboriginal Coaches Program

Apr 01, 2017 @ 9:00 am – Apr 02, 2017 @ 5:00 pm Event Navigation The Aboriginal Coaches and Officials Program assists with coach and official training plus provides development opportunities for Aboriginal people in the province of Saskatchewan. Becoming a coach or an official is a rewarding experience and helps the younger generation grow, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201798 Views

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ISPARC: Registration Open for Lace ‘Em Up 2017

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to present the Lace ‘Em Up Hockey Program – An Introduction To Canada’s National Game! Sanctioned by BC Hockey, this one-day camp is for Indigenous youth between the ages of 6 – 12 years old who are beginners or first time hockey players that […]

by pmnationtalk on March 21, 2017121 Views

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Organized sport bringing Indigenous students back to school in northern Alberta – Yahoo News

When Danielle Cardinal started at the reserve school at Peerless Lake First Nation, she rarely stayed late. Now, as she finishes Grade 12, the 19-year-old regularly finds herself in the gymnasium after class. Cardinal plays for the school’s senior girls volleyball team, which became part of a formal league this year under a joint partnership […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 201797 Views

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She shoots, she scores in Nunavut: Sanikiluaq girls hit the ice – Nunatsiaqonline.ca

March 20, 2017 “If we continue to see the commitment, the sky’s the limit” These days, the hockey arena in Sanikiluaq is full of girls and young women—38 of them, to be exact—all dressed in brand new equipment. Some of the girls are wobbly on their skates, but since the beginning of the year, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 21, 2017117 Views

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Squamish Nation: 2017 Sports and Cultural Funding Applications

March 20, 2017 Attention All Organized Sports and/or Cultural Groups or Individuals: The Squamish Nation Chiefs and Council would like to encourage Organized Sports and/or Cultural Groups to apply for funding for the fiscal year 2017/2018. Please complete the attached application form for sponsorship if you are in one of these categories: organized sports (teams […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017160 Views

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On sports-based reconciliation – The McGill Daily

March 20, 2017 2017 North American Indigenous Games to be held in Toronto This summer, the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) will be held in Toronto and surrounding municipalities, taking place on the traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island, Six Nations of the Grand River, the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 201785 Views

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Okanagan Nation Alliance: Hundreds of First Nations Youth Head to Kelowna to Compete at the 2017 Junior All Native Basketball Tournament

From March 19-24 2017 Syilx Basketball, the Okanagan Nation Alliance (ONA) and Westbank First Nation (WFN) will welcome over 700 athletes to Okanagan Nation territory for the annual, provincial, Junior All Native Basketball Tournament (JANT). This is the largest First Nations youth sporting event in BC. Alongside the current tournament, JANT is will also be […]

by pmnationtalk on March 20, 2017105 Views

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Yukon Native Hockey Tournament This Weekend

March 16, 2017 Whitehorse – This weekend will be a very busy time at the Canada Games Centre. We would like to welcome Yukon communities and out of Territory visitors to the city for the 40th Annual Yukon Native Hockey Tournament happening from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 19.  All arenas will be unavailable […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 2017118 Views

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NAN Supports Participants, Organizers of First Nation Hockey Tournaments

THUNDER BAY, ON (March 16, 2017): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox and Deputy Grand Chief Anna Betty Achneepineskum expressed support for participants and organizers of two major First Nation hockey tournaments this week. “We wish all teams and players the best of luck in these tournaments and we recognize Chief Patricia […]

by pmnationtalk on March 16, 201789 Views

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Opinion: To Site C or not to Site C? – Vancouver Sun

March 16, 2017 I want to take issue with Marvin Shaffer’s Feb. 14 piece on the economics of B.C. Hydro’s Site C dam. Not all of it. I agree with the statements that “the output from Site C will be surplus to B.C. Hydro’s requirements in 2024 and for many years thereafter. This surplus electricity […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017112 Views

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Rankin Inlet’s Avataq Cup renamed Terence Tootoo Memorial Cup – CBC

‘Anytime I get a chance to talk about my brother, it’s always a positive thing,’ says Jordin Tootoo Mar 15, 2017 This year, the most popular sporting event in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, gets a brand new name: the Terence Tootoo Memorial Cup. “What an honour for our family, in remembrance of my brother Terence who […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 2017128 Views

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2017 WISE Fund Recipients Announced

March 14, 2017 CAAWS announces its support for the 10 recipients of the WISE Fund grants. To tweet this story: bit.ly/2lRpijf Toronto, March 15, 2017 – CAAWS is delighted to present the list of 10 organizations and individuals selected to receive a Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund grant for 2017. Each of the recipients […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 2017150 Views

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Anishinabek Nation commends Moose Cree First Nation and volunteers for successful Little NHL

MISSISSAUGA, ON (March 15, 2017) – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates host community for the Little NHL – Moose Cree First Nation and the organizers, volunteers, LNHL executive and the many teams who participated. “This has been a record-breaking year with 203 teams registered to play in this event,” says Grand Council […]

by ahnationtalk on March 15, 201785 Views

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2017 ARPA Conference – Call for Presentations Open

Join us this fall from October 26-28 at the stunning Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Call for Presentations Open The 2017 ARPA Conference Program Committee is currently inviting submissions from individuals and organizations interested in presenting at the conference. The conference theme is Change. Challenge. Opportunity. These are three powerful words we know quite well in Alberta. The past […]

by pmnationtalk on March 14, 2017107 Views

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McMaster hosting North American Indigenous Games Day on March 16 – Daily News

March 13, 2017 McMaster Indigenous Student Services are hosting a North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Day to raise awareness about the Games and McMaster’s role as the Western Hub. The David Braley Athletic Centre (DBAC) Fitzhenry Gallery (atrium foyer adjacent to Sport Hall) and Marauder Plaza will contain festivities on Thursday, March 16 from 11 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2017129 Views

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Tlicho: Results of the 12th Ediwa Weyallon Men’s Handgames Tournament

March 13, 2017 2017 Tournament Results: 1st – Brendon Bekale 2nd – Gordie Liske 3rd – Alfred Chalifoux 4th – Dolphus Nitsiza 5th – Taylen Drybones 6th – Joseph Moosenose 7th – Charlie Wetrade 8th – Alfred Beaverho For more information on raffles please contact: Bruce Chocolate – 867-445-6077, Norman Nitsiza – 867-688-1749, or Nancy Rabesca – 867-392-6381 […]

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2017175 Views

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The Power of Sport to Connect Community

From Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Government of Canada invests in East Hants Sports Hall of Fame March 13, 2017 – Shubenacadie, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Olympic rower Tracy Cameron, along with legendary East Hants hockey defencemen Graham Isenor and Keith Miller, are just three of the hometown heroes honoured in the East Hants […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2017121 Views

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Maskwacis playing to win Kraft Hockeyville contest – CBC

‘If we do manage to win the pre-season game, it’s going to allow some of these children to dream’ Mar 12, 2017 After seeing an advertisement for Kraft Hockeyville on Hockey Night in Canada, Chief Randy Ermineskin of the Ermineskin First Nation decided to nominate his home of Maskwacis. The Neyaskweyahk Arena is one of […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2017103 Views

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NAIG Insider March Newsletter – MASRC

Toronto 2017 NAIG Host Society honours the traditional lands and homelands on which the 2017 North American Indigenous Games will take place. We honour and thank the Huron-Wendat Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and Six Nations of the Grand River as our […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2017108 Views

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North American Indigenous Games Team Manitoba Fundraiser Concert Fundraiser

Presented by The Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council Location: Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc. (Neeginan Centre) (181 Higgins Ave.) Time: 2:00pm to 8:00pm Tickets: $5.00 for all (Pick up at the MASRC Office or purchase on the day of the event) View Banner NT5

by pmnationtalk on March 13, 2017124 Views

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Reader thrilled kids in Sandy Lake received hockey gear – InsideToronto.com

Thirty years ago I began my teaching career in Sandy Lake. I was thrilled to read about the Stanley Cup visiting that community. I was even happier to learn about the donation of hockey equipment to the young people. When I was there no one was skating or playing hockey. Recognizing Sandy Lake and giving […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 2017134 Views

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LNHL Opening Ceremonies

March 7, 2017 – LNHL Opening Ceremonies Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at 5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, ON. Puck drop with Jonathan Cheechoo, and live performances from Moose Cree musicians.Read More. NT5

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 2017139 Views

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Youth Hockey camp – Stellat’en First Nation

March 16 2017 6:00pm-7:00pmFull gear required Fraser Lake Arena 30 Carrier Cres. Fraser Lake BC V0J 1S0 With Coach Jonathan Shearer Please register online at: https://aboriginalsportbc.wufoo.com/forms/q5mu7no0544uqj/ Ages 5-8 and 8-13 Having difficulty registering, contact coach Shearer: T:250.699.8747 E: jshearer@stellatenfirstnation.ca NT5

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 2017100 Views

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McCorrister, Hart Lead Aboriginal Athletes Of The Year – MyToba

March 08, 2017 WINNIPEG, MB. — Linden McCorrister is a hard-nosed checking forward with the defending Western Hockey League champion Brandon Wheat Kings. Aiyana Hart is a multi-sport athlete at Sisler High School who participates in wrestling, kick boxing, rugby and football. McCorrister and Hart have both had tremendous 2016 sporting seasons and on Wednesday, […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 2017103 Views

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Alberta First Nation makes top 10 for Kraft Hockeyville contest – CBC

If Maskwacis wins, community will receive $100K for local arena upgrades and host NHL game March 09, 2017 A First Nations community in Alberta could soon see $100,000 worth of improvements to its local arena, and some NHL stars. Maskwacis has been chosen as a top 10 finalist for the Kraft Hockeyville contest. If chosen as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 2017122 Views

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World Indigenous Nations (WIN) Games 2017

WORLD INDIGENOUS NATIONS (WIN) GAMES 2017 MEDIA ADVISORY Who: The 2017 World Indigenous Nations (WIN) Games and Co-Hosts WIN Sport International, Enoch Cree Nation, City Of Edmonton and The University of Alberta Will Announce the Historic WIN Games 2017 in Edmonton, Canada this Summer. What: The WIN Games is a Worldwide Indigenous Event that Celebrates […]

by pmnationtalk on March 9, 2017215 Views

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B.C. All Native Basketball Tournament drops ‘blood’ rules for players – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 7, 2017  By Dirk Meissner THE CANADIAN PRESS VICTORIA _ A First Nations basketball tournament in British Columbia’s northwest has dropped a strict blood-relation player policy that prevented a Haitian-born man from competing with his village team. Peter Haugan, director of Prince Rupert’s All-Native Basketball Tournament, said Tuesday player eligibility will now […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2017118 Views

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Team BC Seeks Female Soccer Goalkeepers for 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council of BC (I·SPARC), formerly the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, oversees the Team BC Program for the North American Indigenous Games. I·SPARC and our Team BC coaches are seeking female (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) soccer goalkeepers born 1998 through 2003 to attend an open […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 2017142 Views

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Team BC Recruits for the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

Team BC seeking Coaching Staff and Trainer for female team March 7, 2017 – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I SPARC), formerly the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, is pleased to re-announce the details of the Player Selection Camp for Team BC’s participation in the 2017 National Aboriginal Hockey […]

by pmnationtalk on March 8, 2017250 Views

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CAAWS Recognizes Most Influential Women

After a banner year for women and sport, the 2016 Most Influential Women List showcases the impact being made by Canadian women. To tweet this: http://bit.ly/2lqXd2f Toronto, March 8, 2017 – CAAWS is pleased to announce its annual Most Influential Women List for 2016, celebrating remarkable Canadian women and their impact upon sport and physical activity […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201791 Views

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Partners Council Launches New Name and Logo!

Victoria, BC (March 7, 2017) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) — formerly the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council — has unveiled its new name and new look. “This is an exciting step for our organization” said Rick Brant, Executive Director at I·SPARC. “It’s been eight years since […]

by ahnationtalk on March 8, 201787 Views

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Northern and NorthMart help students in Nunavut Drop the Pop

Winnipeg, MB, March 6, 2017 – For the tenth year in a row, Northern and NorthMart stores across Nunavut are joining forces with community schools and Nunavut’s Department of Health, to encourage youth to “Drop the Pop” throughout the month of March. A school-based initiative, led by the territorial government, “Drop the Pop” is designed […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 2017157 Views

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Team BC Seeking Wrestling Athletes for 2017 NAIG

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) of BC is seeking female and male wrestlers (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) born 1998 through 2002 to apply for consideration to Team BC.  Team BC is currently recruiting athletes to compete in the sport of Wrestling at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games, to be held in […]

by pmnationtalk on March 6, 2017131 Views

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