Award for Aboriginal athletes

The newly minted Premier's Award for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sports recognizes more than athletic performance.

  • Dec. 19, 2015 12:00 p.m.

The Province of British Columbia has announced 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 recognizes athletic achievement, leadership skills, commitment to higher education and acting as role model both on and off the field of play.

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 be invited to attend a high performance workshop to further their athletic skills and leadership.

The award 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.

Nomination forms can be found online at aboriginalsportbc.ca/grants-and-opportunities/premiers-awards-for-aboriginal-youth-excellence-in-sport/