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Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport!

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

I·SPARC Launches Nomination Process to Honour Outstanding Young Indigenous Athletes in BC

Victoria, BC (August 21, 2020) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, is launching the nomination process for the 2020 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. These awards provide a unique opportunity to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Indigenous athletes who excel in performance sport and who are using their experiences in sport to shape their future.

Nominations are open to Indigenous athletes (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) under 25 years of age who are competing in performance sport; display strong leadership qualities; are committed to pursuing higher education; and serve as community role models both on and off the field of play.

The Premier’s Awards will be presented both regionally and provincially. A total of 36 regional awards will be given out, six awards within each of I·SPARC’s regions. Regional recipients will automatically serve as nominees for the Provincial Award and 10 athletes will be selected in early 2021.

Formal ceremonies to honour Regional Awards Recipients will be held throughout the months of October and November and the provincial ceremony will be conducted in spring 2021 at the next Gathering Our Voices: Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Opening Ceremony.
Deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (PST).

The Regional Nomination form can be found at

To find out more about the Premier’s Awards, visit

About the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council
The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is a provincial organization established for the purpose of improving the health outcomes of Indigenous people by supporting and encouraging physically active individuals, families, and communities. The programs and services delivered by I·SPARC are designed to build capacity and increase access to sport, recreation, and physical activity in First Nations, Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, schools, and other delivery agencies throughout British Columbia.

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Manager, Premier’s Awards and Communications

Who can nominate?
Anyone! A coach, parent, friend, teacher, or the athlete
Steps to nominate: Review nomination requirementsFill in basic information about the nomineeSport info (history in sport / sport achievements)Supporting info (education, leadership, cultural awareness, and future goals)Reference Letter (min.1, max. 3 from a coach, teacher, community member, etc.)Submit!

Online Nomination form
Download a Nomination Form Here:

2020 Nomination Form (Word)   |   2020 Nomination Form (PDF)

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This newsletter comes to you from the Premier’s Awards program at I·SPARC.