The Province of British Columbia is pleased to announce the opening of nominations for a new awards program celebrating the athletic achievements of aboriginal youth.
The Premier’s Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport has been developed with the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation, and Physical Activity Partners Council – a partnership made up of the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, the First Nations Health Authority, and Métis Nation BC.
Nominees will be scored on athletic achievement, leadership skills, commitment to higher education and for recognition as community role models both on and off the field of play.
These awards build on Premier Christy Clark’s announcement earlier this year of a commitment to establish a program to honour and celebrate the achievements of Aboriginal youth in sport.
Athletes will be honoured at the 2016 Gathering Our Voices Conference in Victoria.
There will be 12 awards handed out – six male and six female – and recipients will also be invited to attend a special high-performance workshop to further their athletic skills and leadership.