The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

What’s in this issue

  • Team BC Athletics applications
  • Train with an Olympian

The Team BC NAIG program provides 545 Indigenous athletes, coaches, and mission staff from across BC with an incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience a major international sport competition and to share and celebrate their cultural heritages with other youth from across the continent.  Team BC’s performance at both the Regina 2014 NAIG and the Toronto 2017 NAIG resulted in winning the Overall Team Award!
With the approaching Halifax 2020 NAIG, Team BC has resumed planning and activities for athlete selection processes. The annual series of BC Indigenous Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps, held in various communities across the province, will once again support the Indigenous Team BC program.

Apply today to be considered for Team BC Athletics 

The Team BC selection process for athletes to represent the province in the sport of athletics at the 2020 North American Indigenous Games is now open.

Athletes who are selected will compete at the Games, which will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12 to 19, 2020.

Team BC is seeking up to a maximum of eight male and eight female athletes for each age category to compete at 2020 NAIG.

NAIG Athletics Age Categories

  • 14U = 2006 & later
  • 16U = 2004 & later
  • 19U = 2001 & later

*For reasons of safety and maturity, Team BC is seeking athletes born no later than 2007

To find out more about the athlete selection process, please read the document that outlines the criteria by clicking the link Athlete Selection Process (Athletics).

Athletes interested in Team BC for NAIG must submit their application and performance results plus two references (one sport and one character) via the Athlete Expression of Interest form:

Find the Team BC Competitive Results Form (to accompany the expression of interest) by clicking here.

Deadline to apply is 4 pm on Thursday, March 26, 2020.

Athlete opportunity to train with Olympian

Athletic athletes (Track & Field and Cross-Country) are encouraged to attend the 2020 BC Indigenous Provincial Athletics Development Camp (Kamloops, BC), if possible. The Team BC coaches will facilitate a one day development camp that includes a running and throwing clinic.

Olympian, PanAm Games and Commonwealth Games athlete Dylan Armstrong will be coaching at this camp.

Following the camp, the Van Ryswick Invitational event is being held at the Tournament Capital Centre (optional). You can use competition results at this event as part of your Team BC application (i.e. Expression of Interest).

The 2020 BC Indigenous Provincial Athletic Development Camp serves as an opportunity for Team BC coaching staff to meet interested youth, and observe and evaluate their skills and technique. Attendance at the BC Indigenous Provincial Athletic Development Camp is not mandatory and does not automatically enter a youth into consideration for Team BC. Athletes will still be required to complete a formal Athlete Expression of Interest form.

BC Indigenous Provincial Athletic Development Camp details: Hosted in partnership with Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc, BC Athletics and with the support of the Province of BC. Pre-Registration is required.

Date: March 27, 2020
Location: Tournament Capital Centre, 910 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC
Age Group: Youth age 11-18
Cost: FREE!

Do you have questions about specific Team BC sports?
Assistant Chef de Mission
Peshaunquet Shognosh
P: 250.824.1570

Basketball – Canoe/Kayak – Lacrosse – Wrestling – Rifle – Soccer
Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport
Alissa Assu
P: 250.940.4913
C. 778.866.4613

Athletics – Archery – Badminton – Golf – Swimming – Volleyball
Manager, Sport Development & Community Engagement
& Co-Assistant Chef de Missio