Youth, coach sport camps on tap

ALERT BAY-Aboriginal Sport Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council will bring camps to Alert Bay, Port Hardy

ALERT BAY—Young soccer players and those who work with and coach aboriginal youth have an opportunity to receive free instruction in the coming week, thanks to a partnership between the ‘Namgis First Nation and a Vancouver Island Aboriginal sport/recreation council.

A pair of young athlete camps, featuring instruction by Cowichan Valley coach Dano Thorne, will take place Monday through Friday at the Lawrence Ambers Memorial Rec Centre, adjacent to T’Lisa’lagi-lakw School.

The youth camps will be followed Saturday by a workshop for coaches and mentors of Aboriginal, Metís or Inuit youth.

The youth camps and coaching modules are both sponsored by the Aboriginal Sport Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, which seeks to apply aboriginal cultural perspectives while motivating, inspiring and leading youth toward a successful and meaningful lifestyle.

Youth camp sessions for players 6-12 years old will take place Monday through Thursday from 3-5 p.m., following school, while a one-day camp for players 13-over will be held Friday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The camps have been scheduled indoors, in the rec centre, but some activities could be taken outside to the field if the North Island’s unseasonably mild weather continues. They are open to all youngsters, including those from neighbouring communitites, and travel bursaries are available to those requiring assistance with travel costs.

Pre-registration forms have been sent out to schools in the Mount Waddington region, said Jamie Hunt, the ‘Namgis Band coordinator for the camps and workshop. To register or for more information, contact Hunt at 250-974-5356 or jamieh@namgis.bc.ca, or contact program coordinator Kim Leming in Courtenay at 250-338-7792 ext. 223 or kleming@bcaafc.com.

 

An additional one-day soccer camp, headed by Thorne, has been scheduled for Port Hardy Sunday, Oct. 21. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to all ages. The site is yet to be determined. For more info or to register, call Marc at 250-949-8928.

 

 

Just Posted

Loggers Golf Tournament returns to the links at Seven Hills Golf and Country Club

The North Island Logger’s Golf Tournament has been running for over 30 years.

Port McNeill Kids in Motion gets 300 bucks from council for swimming time at outdoor pool

Port McNeill Kids in Motion are a registered non-profit society,

Tyson’s Thoughts: Flag raising ceremony a great start to pride festivities

It was beautiful to see a group of people celebrate who they truly are and not be afraid to do so.

Blue Sox dominate Sneak Attack at Fathers Day Classic

Blue Sox got out to an early lead and kept building on it with strong hitting and quality fielding.

North Island Rising: Minority Rules – Women & Politics

Male politicians continue to out number female politicians in the North Island.

PHOTOS: Elusive ‘ghost whale’ surfaces near Campbell River

Ecotourism operator captures images of the rare white orca

Victoria mom describes finding son ‘gone’ on first day of coroners inquest into overdose death

Resulting recommendations could change handling of youth records amidst the overdose crisis

Dash-cam video in trial of accused cop killer shows man with a gun

Footage is shown at trial of Oscar Arfmann, charged with killing Const. John Davidson of Abbotsford

Suicide confirmed in case of B.C. father who’d been missing for months

2018 disappearance sparked massive search for Ben Kilmer

Eight U.S. senators write to John Horgan over B.C. mining pollution

The dispute stems from Teck Resources’ coal mines in B.C.’s Elk Valley

Threats charge against Surrey’s Jaspal Atwal stayed

Atwal, 64, was at centre of controversy in 2018 over his attendance at prime minister’s reception in India

Anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to speak in Surrey

He’s keynote speaker at Surrey Environment and Business Awards luncheon by Surrey Board of Trade Sept. 17

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150 fish in the past several months

B.C. church’s Pride flag defaced for second time in 12 days

Delta’s Ladner United Church says it will continue to fly the flag for Pride month

Most Read