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Aboriginal Canoe Kayak Championships

Date 2019 Sep 21-22 Ical
Days/Times Saturday - Sunday
Location Seabird Island
Address Seabird Island Road, Agassiz, BC

CKBC Acknowledges that this event is being held on the S’ólh Téméxw (Stó:lō), and the Hul’q’umi’num’ / Halq’eméylem / hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ First Nations Territory.

ISPARC is pleased to announce the 2019 BC Aboriginal Provincial Canoe/Kayak Championships will be hosted in partnership with Seabird Island First Nation and CanoeKayak BC from September 21st - 22nd 2019 in Agassiz, BC.


Aboriginal youth paddlers are invited to compete for the Provincial Championship titles at the BC Aboriginal Provincial Canoe & Kayak Championships event. The Championships includes both canoe and kayak races: marathon canoe and sprint kayak races as featured in the North American Indigenous Games). The canoes and kayaks are provided. This event is sanctioned by CanoeKayak BC.

Please note this event will serve as a talent identification event to identify athletes born 2001 - 2006 to form a “Team BC Development Squad” to train for and pursue participation in the 2020 North American Indigenous Games held in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from July 12th - 18th 2020.

Athletes competing in the Championships will have opportunity to be nominated to the “Team BC Development Squad”. Athletes on the Team BC Development Squad will work towards being named to the final Team BC roster for NAIG in spring of 2020. Details on the Team BC selection process are provided in the Team BC (Canoe/Kayak) Athlete Selection Process document which will be released via email to registrants.

Registration is open to eligible participants.
Competitors need to pre-register to secure their spot in the Championships.

As this year’s Championships is a Team BC NAIG talent ID event, in order to be eligible for the Championships, athletes must be:

• born in the years 2001 through 2006
• Be of Aboriginal ancestry (First Nations, Inuit, Métis)*
• Be a resident of BC

*Proof of ancestry is required for NAIG – If a participant does not possess status/Métis card, there is a Declaration of Indigenous Ancestry Form that must be completed and submitted together with supporting documentation (e.g. letter from Band/Métis Charter community/AANDC, copy of parent’s card together with long form birth certificate of athlete that names the parent). The form is available by request at

The age categories listed below will be offered for both male and female paddlers at the 2016 Championships

• U13 (born 2005-2006)
• U15 (born 2003-2004)
• U18 (born 2001-2002)

NOTE: These age categories coincide with the 2020 NAIG age categories – U14, U16, U19.

Medals awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place finishers for each gender and age category in the following events:

• Canoe singles in 1000m
• Kayak singles in 200m.

Seabird Island First Nation

Reg Fee: $20/ person. This fee includes the championships entry. Players must register in advance and submit registration by: 5:00 pm, Sunday, September 15th, 2019. The fee is payable online.

Canoes and kayaks will be provided. Canoes used are marathon style canoe; kayaks are sprint kayaks – both consistent with canoes and kayaks to be used at 2020 NAIG. Competitors encouraged to bring their own paddles and/or life jackets if they already have their own.

As the kayak event was only introduced as a new event to NAIG at the 2014 Games, choosing to race in either canoe or kayak events, or both, is completely optional to the participants.

Tag: Indigenous
Tag: War Canoe

Contact Gillian Fedechko 604-465-5268 ext. 2
Type Indigenous
This is a Canoe Kayak BC sanctioned event
Category Sprint
Affiliate Canoe Kayak BC
Deadline October 30, 2019 18:00
Early Bird Deadline September 8, 2019