2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships Team BC selection camp was cancelled due to concerns over COVID-19. (File photo)

2020 NAHC Team BC Selection Camp in 100 Mile House cancelled, along with other events, by I-SPARC

Concerns over COVID-19 led to the decision

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I-SPARC) has suspended all programs, including the 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championship Team BC selection camp in 100 Mile House House that was slated to take part on March 28 and 29, due to COVID-19 concerns.

“The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council understands that families and communities are concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO),” reads a news release from the organization on March 13.

The press release said the organization has drawn guidance provided by WHO and the federal and provincial government to determine precautionary measures regarding events.

RELATED: Wranglers president comments on cancellation of season, Cyclone Taylor Cup

“Considering the rapidly changing situation, we have made the decision to suspend all I-SPARC program activities indefinitely in order to do our part in reducing the potential exposure of COVID-19 to participants and communities, especially our most vulnerable community members,” the release said.

The following I-SPARC events and activities have been postponed:

  • Community Sport Development Camps and Coaching Clinics
  • FitNation Provincial Leader Training
  • HealthBeat Community-based post-screenings
  • Indigenous RunWalk
  • Provincial Athlete Development Camps
  • Team BC selection or training events for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
  • Team BC player section camp for the 2020 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships (NAHC)
  • Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport, Provincial Ceremony

The 2020 NAHC has been cancelled. However, the 2020 NAIGs still have the green light and I-SPARC have committed to remaining in contact with the organizing committee regarding any changes in scheduling to this event, as well as continuing to develop contingency plans for Indigenous athletes and coaches in the province.


newsroom@100milefreepress.net

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Coronavirus

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Williams Lake Highway 20 bump to be repaired once load restrictions are lifted

A historical slide area is actively causing ripples in the road

First annual Forest Service Road Clean Up For Wildlife goes until May 31

Taking place from May 16-31, the contest is open for anyone to enter

A second wave of COVID-19 is probable, if history tells us anything

B.C.’s top doctor says that what health officials have learned this round will guide response in future

Editorial: Tragic loss

The death of Captain Jennifer Casey of CFS Snowbirds has been mourned across the country

LIVE: Procession to honour Snowbirds Capt. Jennifer Casey comes to Halifax

Snowbirds service member died in a crash in Kamloops one week ago

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

Thanks for helping the Williams Lake Tribune continue its mission to provide trusted local news

One man dead after standoff with Chilliwack RCMP

The Independent Investigations Office of B.C. is investigating the RCMP’s role in the death

B.C. employers worry about safety, cash flow, second wave in COVID-19 restart

A survey found 75 per cent of businesses worry about attracting customers

Ex-BC Greens leader Andrew Weaver says province came close to early election

Disagreement centred on the LNG Canada project in northern B.C.

Canada’s NHL teams offer options to season-ticket holders

Canadian teams are offering refunds, but also are pushing a number of incentives to let them keep the money

B.C. premier says lessons to learn from past racism during response to pandemic

B.C. formally apologized in the legislature chamber in 2008 for its role in the Komagata Maru tragedy

Snowbirds to remain at Kamloops Airport indefinitely after fatal crash

small contingent of the Snowbirds team is staying in Kamloops, acting as stewards of the jets

Oak Bay man stumbles upon eagle hunting seal, grabs camera just in time

The eagle did ‘a perfect butterfly stroke to shore’ with its prey, photographer says

Most Read