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Two BC Games Alumni Recognized with Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Awards

Author: BC Games Society/Thursday, October 28, 2021/Categories: 2021 News, Alumni

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I•SPARC) announced its provincial recipients of the 2020 Premier’s Award for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. The award celebrates high-performing Indigenous athletes who have demonstrated a commitment to education and culture, leadership in promoting healthy and active lifestyles, and being role models to other youth in our province.

Among this year’s 10 recipients are two athletes who competed at the Cowichan 2018 BC Summer Games. Grace Currie, of the North Central Métis, represented Cariboo-North East (Zone 8) in softball, while Clinton Kaboni, of the Nipissing First Nation, competed in box lacrosse for Vancouver Island-Central Coast (Zone 6).

“Each recipient embodies the qualities of a leader, is connected to their community and is committed to their studies and future goals. These outstanding athletes have demonstrated perseverance and commitment to their sport during this challenging time,” said Corinne McKay President of I•SPARC Board of Directors.

The award recipients were recognized through a virtual event held on Thursday, October 22, 2021. A prerecorded celebration video was produced and can be viewed here: Https://youtu.be/rULZ2ux8_k0. To continue honouring the winners, each athlete will have their photo and biography on display at the BC Sports Hall of Fame.

Click here to learn more about the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport.

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