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VICC Hosts Huge Youth Conference

Vancouver Island Conference Centre will host 1,200 delegates for the B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres' Gathering Our Voices Aboriginal Youth conference

The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres & Tillicum Lelum Aboriginal Friendship Centre are proud to host: Gathering Our Voices 2012 from March 20-23, 2012. The 10th Annual Aboriginal Youth Conference will be held in Nanaimo, British Columbia on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw peoples at the Vancouver Island Conference Centre, The Coast Bastion Hotel and The Port Theatre. This year’s theme is “A Generation on the Move”.

Aboriginal Youth aged 14-24 are invited to take part in a dynamic conference that will focus on many important issues including Health, Language, Culture, the Environment, Employment, Education, Sports and Recreation. Many workshops, cultural activities, an interactive Career and Education fair, evening entertainment and afternoon sport and recreation activities will be offered.

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MASRC Aboriginal Athlete/Coach Scholarships

MASRC Aboriginal Athlete Scholarship

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council will annually present $500 scholarships to sixteen Aboriginal students who have demonstrated a commitment to sport in Manitoba. Our goal is to encourage students to continue being active while attending a recognized post secondary institute. All Grade 12 students who will be graduating in 2011 and who are enrolled in a recognized Post Secondary Institute for the 2011/2012 academic season are encouraged to apply.




Eligibility

  • The MASRC will award Athlete Scholarships to Aboriginal students graduating from Grade 12 and who are enrolled into a full time University or other recognized Post Secondary Institution.
  • All candidates must complete the application form in full and provide all required information, documents, and letters in order for their applications to be considered.
  • A candidate must have proficiency in sport, and have a minimum "C" (65%) average in his/her grades.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to those Aboriginal Youth who have shown athletic leadership in Manitoba's amateur sport community through well rounded participation as an athlete, as well as on the basis of academic standing, and other school/community related activities.

The deadline for applications is June 17th, 2011.

MASRC Aboriginal Coach Scholarship

The Manitoba Aboriginal Sport & Recreation Council annually presents $500 scholarships to two Aboriginal students who have demonstrated a commitment to coaching in Manitoba. Our goal is to encourage students to continue coaching while attending a recognized post secondary institute. All students who are currently enrolled into a post secondary institute and currently coaching for a school, club, or community centre are invited to submit an application. Scholarships will be awarded to those Aboriginal Youth who have shown coaching leadership in the Manitoba's amateur sport community through well rounded participation as a coach, as well as on the basis of academic standing, and other school/community related activities.

Eligibility

  • The MASRC will award Coaching Scholarships to Aboriginal Youth (up to 29 years of age) who are enrolling into a full time University or other recognized Post Secondary Institution.
  • Current full time Post Secondary students, as defined by the Post Secondary Institute.
  • A candidate must have proficiency in sport, and have a minimum "C" (65%) average in his/her grades.
  • Currently coaching individuals/teams in Manitoba and plan on continuing their coaching duties.
  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) training is an asset.
  • Additional courses related to coaching (i.e. NCCP, CPR, First Aid, Coaching Seminars) are an asset.

Deadline for applications in June 17th, 2011.

For more information or to download application forms please go to http://www.masrc.com/news_details.php?id=326