North regions present prestigious award to six outstanding Indigenous athletes
Traditional Territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples / Victoria B.C. (June 16, 2022) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to announce the six outstanding athletes named as the North regional recipients of the 2021 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport.
- Corina Mcclure, 17, Softball, Volleyball and Wrestling, Prince George, Liard First Nation
- James Reed, 14, Speed Skating, Swimming, XC Running and XC Skiing, Vanderhoof, Red Pheasant First Nation
- Jersey L’Heureux, 17, Softball, Quesnel, Métis Nation North Central BC
- Logan Richter, 22, Volleyball, Chetwynd, Saulteau First Nation
- Nancy Moore, 17, Ice Hockey and Soccer, Prince George, Haida – Massett Village
- Taylor Parr, 17, Softball, Quesnel, Métis Nation/North Cariboo
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I·SPARC, in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, launched the regional nomination process in 2021, receiving nominations from each of I·SPARC’s six regions (Fraser, Interior, Northeast, Northwest, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island). Applications were open to Indigenous youth athletes 25 years and younger who compete in performance sport and demonstrate a commitment to their education, culture, and promoting healthy and active lifestyles.
“These regional awards celebrate Indigenous youth excellence in sport, an important part of our government’s commitment to reconciliation,” said Premier John Horgan. “Each year, it is with great pride that we partner with I·SPARC to acknowledge Indigenous youth who have stood out for their leadership, exceptional athleticism and exemplary commitment to their sport, community, and culture. Congratulations, you are an inspiration to us all.”