MASRC Summer Newsletter Volume one
Manitoba Aboriginal Sports & Recreation Council (MASRC) – Welcoming New Staff NAHC 2018 Sport Development Camps
Manitoba Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Council
Nominate an Aboriginal athlete for their outstanding accomplishment in sport! Deadline for “The Tom Longboat Award” is September 7, 2018.
For application forms go to the MASRC website or email
Volume 1 – Summer 2018
Volume 1: Summer Edition
Welcome Rochelle Guiboche and Cadin Dupasquier!
The MASRC is pleased to announce our new Communications Coordinator, Rochelle Guiboche.
Rochelle Guiboche is an Anishinaabe-kwe from Wikwemikong, ON. She played soccer at Technical Vocation High School and continued to play recreational soccer with Fly Girls after completing high school. Rochelle was a student athlete with the Red River College Rebels soccer team winning a Bronze medal in 2012. Rochelle graduated from Red River College with a Computer Applications for Business diploma.
Miss Guiboche brings over 10 years of experience in grassroots initiatives and advocacy for the child welfare system. Most recently coordinating the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Community Relations department and ensuring service excellence with Indigenous communities & national events.
The MASRC is pleased to announce our new Indigenous Sports Consultant, Cadin Dupasquier.
Cadin is a proud member of the Manitoba Métis Nation. He has a passion for basketball & has been coaching the sport for over 12 years. He started coaching with the Anishinabe Pride program in 2010 and coached at both the 2014 NAIG in Regina and the 2017 NAIG in Toronto. He is now a proud coach of the Winnipeg Fury Basketball program. Cadin graduated from Red River College with a Business Administration diploma.
Mr. Dupasquier brings over 12 years of experience in community development, most recently with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Winnipeg as a Project Coordinator at their Aberdeen Club. He helped deliver after school drop-in programs that offered sports, arts, crafts, cultural knowledge, music and interests of the community. He ensures safe and fun environments for youth of all nationalities. We are very excited for Sonny Albert and Meaghan Fillion, who have moved on to Recreation Director Positions. Sonny is now working in Fisher River Cree Nation and Meaghan is now working in Morris, MB! We want to thank them for their hard work in moving our organization to this point and wish them the best of luck in their future endeavors. We are excited to move forward with Rochelle and Cadin and can’t wait for all the great work to be done in the future – together!
Congratulations to Manitoba’s Gold Medal winners at this summer’s 2017 Master’s Indigenous Games in Toronto. The Interlake Reserves Tribal Council (IRTC) WarriorZ Basketball team members are; Karl Zadnik, Nick Scott, Kris Gosek, Lenard Monkman, Terence Ross, Aaron Walker, Damon Morissette, Glenn Pronteau, Jon Ross Merasty-Moose & Chace Moroz. The team was undefeated throughout the games and won gold. Be sure to watch out for more from WarriorZ Basketball, including youth camps.
Volume 1: Summer Edition
Team Manitoba Indigenous Sport Development Camps
After an overwhelming request from the majority of our coaches, athletes and community members that they wanted more time together prior to NAIG 2020, we answered: Summer Development Camps!
It has been a learning curve, but with the commitment of our 2017 NAIG coaches and MASRC staff, we were able to deliver eight camps this summer. Camps included nine different sports and one very successful multi-sport camp.
These camps have given us a great foundation with our coaches and athletes. This will allow us to be increasingly more strategic with our NAIG development going forward. THANK YOU COACHES!
1) Community Softball Coach Clinic on April 7th – 8th, 2018 in Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation.
2) Canoe Coach Certification Clinic on June 29th, 2018 in Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN).
3) Canoe/Kayak Camp on June 30th – 31st in OCN open to all male and female athletes under the age of 19.
4) Soccer Camp on July 7th, 2018 in Winnipeg open to all male and female athletes under the age of 19.
5) Volleyball Camp on July 9th –11th, 2018 in Winnipeg open to all male and female athletes born between 2001-2005.
6) Drop-in Basketball Skills Camps starting July 2st, 2018 in Winnipeg every Saturday Freight House from 4 – 8 PM for athletes born in 2001 – 2008. This camp is ongoing until December and open to new participants!
7) Multi-Sport Camp on August 7th –10th, 2018 in Winnipeg open to all athletes born between 2001-2007. (Basketball, Athletics, Wrestling, Badminton, Softball, Box Lacrosse, Metis Jigging and Powwow Dancing)
8) Canoe/Kayak Camp on August 18th –19th in Peguis open to all athletes under the age of 19. Do you want to be a part of Team Manitoba? We are looking for volunteer Coaches, Chaperones and Sport Managers! There are multiple sports to choose from. For more information, please go to our website at: www.masrc.com Base Leadership Training will be offered on August 24th – 25th, 2018. This training includes Conflict Management, Athletic Taping, Strength and Conditioning, Managing a Sports Program, Making Ethical Decisions, as well as Planning and Procedures for NAIG 2020. This will be beneficial for chaperones, sport managers and coaches. August 24th is an evening session from 5:30-9pm. August 25th is all day from 8:30-5pm. There will be a chance to discuss and plan for NAIG 2020.
Volume 1: Summer Edition
2018 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships
Congratulations to the Manitoba teams that won GOLD and BRONZE medals at the NAHC 2018 in Membertou, Nova Scotia!
Female Team Manitoba NAHC 2018 Gold Medalists
(Manager: Jacinta Bear, Head Coach: Dale Bear, Assistant Coaches Christina Keeper & Lauren Legualt, Trainer: Simone Turner-Cummer)
Male Team Manitoba NAHC 2018 Bronze Medalists
(Manager: Steven Daniels-Webb, Head Coach: Kevin Monkman, Assistant Coaches Taran Laquette & Daniel Chartrand, Trainer: Kyle Muswagon)
MASRC would like to thank our dedicated, volunteer coaching staff.
As always, we are proud of our 2018 NAHC teams and looking forward to the 2019 Championship in Yukon! Tryouts for 2019 NAHC were held on August 11th – 12th and were successful.
You Were Awesome!
This summer we were incredibly grateful to land Kaitlyn Ducharme once again. If you had any contact with our organization this summer, you probably interacted with our well organized, positive and “glue of the office” summer student, Kaitlyn. This is her third year working with us and we are already looking forward to next summer with her, fingers crossed.
The Bear brothers joined us this summer to help us build our organizational content. When it comes to empowering people through sport; honouring the efforts of our athletes, coaches and volunteers by telling their stories, this is one action, we are committed to. Skyler travelled around filming, capturing and editing our summer programming. Parker has been tasked with doing a nationwide comprehensive history of the NAHC tournament from inception to present. We look forward to presenting this shortly, making sure this part of Indigenous sport history does not get forgotten!
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