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Team BC - 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)

Welcome to the Registration Site for Team BC Player Selection Camp for the
 2021 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships

The Aboriginal Sport Circle was advised on Hockey Canada's cancellation of all sanctioned events until further notice. As a result, the ASC annouces the cancellation of the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC) May 9th to 16th 2020 in Regina, SK. 


Registration for the 2021 Player Selection Camp will open January 15, 2021.


Questions? Please email Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport at aassu@isparc.ca.


The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC), through the oversight and coordination of its Provincial Hockey Committee, will host a three-day Player Selection Camp in 100 Mile, BC from March 27 - 29, 2020 to evaluate and select the province’s top Indigenous male and female hockey players to represent British Columbia at the 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC).  The 2020 NAHC will be held Regina, Saskatchewan from May 9-16, 2020. (Travel Dates TBC).
Team BC is represented by ONE MALE TEAM and ONE FEMALE TEAM - Each composed of the top bantam/midget aged* players from across BC.
Players must meet the following criteria to be eligible to participate in the Camp:
  • Male: Midget and Bantam age, as of the 2019/20 competitive season (born 2002 to 200​4)
  • Female: Midget and Bantam age, as of the 2019/20 competitive season (born 2002 to 200​4)
  • Bantam (female and male) age players (born 2005-2006) are eligible to try out for and compete at the 2020 NAHC*
  • Resident of British Columbia (out of province players registered at a Full Time Hockey Academy in BC may be eligible to try out for BC via the NAHC Academic Residency Form)
  • Be of Indigenous ancestry (First Nations, Métis, Inuit).  Acceptable proof of ancestry includes Status Card, Treaty Card, Métis Nation BC Card, Inuit or Inuvialuit identification.  For those without an identification card, a formal Declaration of Ancestry may be completed with supporting documentation (form available upon request). To submit online application, please visit: Team BC Declaration Form
  • If Status Cards are expired, Team BC athletes will require submitting a renewal application with INAC or local band office. 
  • Métis athletes must present Provincial Métis card,
  • Registered or eligible to be registered with BC Hockey.  (Players currently not registered with BC Hockey may be registered via this camp for an additional fee of $40.)
*While this is a program primarily for Midget aged hockey players (born 2002-2004), Bantam age players are eligible to compete in the NAHC. As a competitive selection camp, Midget and Bantam players will be competing amongst one another for a position on the team. For safety reasons, Bantam aged players (born 2005-2006) may register for the selection camp but must be pre-approved by the coaching staff before they can participate in the camp. The coaching staff will consider the player’s size and competitive experience in rendering a decision. Bantam registrants will be notified via email as soon as possible regarding approval.
The Camp Registration Fee per player for the 2020 season is $120. Fee includes a Team BC Selection Camp practice jersey.  
We will also accept cheques or money orders (payable to BCAAFC) for payment. PAYPAL OR CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Families should be prepared for the Team BC fee to fall within the range of $500-$750 per player.  We are still in the process of determining funding support for the program to try to keep the fee as low as possible.  Every player registering for the Selection Camp is required to acknowledge their awareness that the Team BC fee will be in the range of  $500-$750 CND (TBD ASAP) and verify that should they be selected to Team BC, they will be prepared to submit their payment of the fee (in form of cheque or money order payable to BCAAFC) before end of day (5PM PST), March 29, 2020 (the final day of the selection camp). 
The Team BC fee includes 2020 NAHC registration fee, Team BC apparel, flight from YVR Vancouver to Regina, accommodations in Regina, ground transportation to/from competition venue, two meals/day while in Regina.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TEAM FEE?  (i.e. what additional monies may be required if I/my child made Team BC?)
Players are required to handle their own travel arrangements to/from meeting their Team BC in Vancouver to travel together as a team to Regina and return home from Vancouver upon returning  May 16th, 2020. The travel arrangements from Vancouver to Regina will be announced soon. Note: If travel arrangements are handled via air charters, athletes are responsible for any 'baggage fee' that may be required by the airline. All meals needed en route to Regina or return to Vancouver (the travel days) are the responsibility of the athlete (e.g. purchasing a meal for the plane ride).  Players will also required daily lunch money to purchase one meal/day and any spending money they may wish to have.
National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
The NAHC provides a forum for elite Bantam/Midget age Aboriginal hockey players from across Canada. The event aids in fostering cultural unity and pride and celebrates the athletic abilities of Aboriginal athletes from across the country. Team BC is represented by ONE MALE team and ONE FEMALE team which comprise the top bantam/midget aged players from across the province.
Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I∙SPARC)
I·SPARC is a consortium of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, First Nations Health Authority, and Métis Nation BC. As the stewards of BC’s Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Strategy, I·SPARC works with First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, schools and other sport and physical activity stakeholders to deliver community-based programs designed to promote active lifestyles and support the desire for transformative change in the health and well-being of Indigenous communities, families and individuals across BC.
For more information about the 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships and/or I·SPARC, visit www.isparc.ca ,
or contact: Alissa Assu, Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport,  aassu@isparc.ca
For more information on the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council visit
www.isparc.ca or find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/ISPARC.BC/
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