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Thursday, 12 July 2018 17:05

Call for Nominations

Sport NB BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Deadline for Expressions of Interest – August 25, 2018

Sport New Brunswick (Sport NB) is looking for skilled and dynamic leaders to join our team!  Sport NB is seeking nominations for individuals to fill two positions to be elected to the Sport NB Board of Directors at the 2018 Annual General Meeting on November 24, 2018.

Meetings:

Sport NB Board Members meet in person or via conference call approximately four times per year. In person meetings are typically held on Saturdays at the Sport NB office in Fredericton. Conference calls are typically held during weekday evenings. Board Members can also serve on committees and working groups.

Term of Office:

Directors are elected for a term of two years commencing on the day immediately following the Annual General Meeting. They may stand again for re-election at the end of their term a total of three times.

In recruiting Directors, the Nominating Committee will have regard to the regional and linguistic diversity of New Brunswick, and will also have regard to the principles of equity as they apply to gender and ability.

Please provide a short biography of 150-250 words via email attention ‘Nomination Committee’: c/o director@sportnb.com by August 25, 2018.

Community sport organizations do more than just develop athletes – they provide opportunities for youth and families to make a positive impact on social issues such as mental health, gender equity, cultural integration, and bullying. This video highlights different types of social responsibility initiatives that benefit CSOs, their members, and other community members. 

 

Les organismes communautaires de sport  font plus que simplement développer les athlètes : ils offrent aux jeunes et aux familles des occasions d'avoir une incidence positive sur les enjeux sociaux tels que la santé mentale, l'équité entre les sexes, l'intégration culturelle et l'intimidation. Cette vidéo met en évidence différents types d'initiatives de responsabilité sociale qui profitent aux OSC, à leurs membres et à d'autres membres de la communauté. 

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 14:31

NAIG 2020 - Call for Volunteers

The ASRNB is looking for volunteers for the upcoming North American Indigenous Games taking place in Halifax, NS in 2020.

Le ASRNB est à la recherche de bénévoles pour la prochaine des Jeux autochtones de l'Amérique du Nord qui aura lieu à Halifax, en Nouvelle-Écosse, en 2020.

 

pdf2020 Team NB NAIG Coach Manager Application (003).pdf

Friday, 18 May 2018 17:13

SIRC Knowledge Nugget

Sport development theories support multisport participation over early specialisation among children; but what does research say? A recent Canadian study that followed children over five years found that by age 15, children who focused on multiple sports when they were 10 years old had a higher likelihood of being engaged in physical activity than those who focused on a single sport.

 

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/140/6/e20171449.long

 

 

2020 North American Indigenous Games Awarded to Halifax, Nova Scotia

May 4, 2018

On May 5, 2018 the North American Indigenous Games Council gathered in Montreal, Quebec to hear the final bid presentations from the three communities vying to host the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). Representatives from Ottawa, Ontario, Lekwungen/Victoria, British Columbia, and Halifax, Nova Scotia were in Montreal to promote their bid to host the next NAIG.

Over the past two months, the NAIG Council’s 2020 Bid Committee conducted a comprehensive review of the three bid packages and visited each community to witness firsthand their tremendous energy and enthusiasm to host the NAIG. Following each community’s final bid presentation, the winning bid was determined through a vote of the NAIG Council’s Board of Directors.

“Congratulations to the Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia and the City of Halifax on their selection to host the 2020 NAIG,” said NAIG Council President Rick Brant. “We are excited about the opportunity for Indigenous Nations from across Canada and the United States to gather in the summer of 2020 in the traditional territories of the Mi’Kmaw people. We know that Halifax will deliver an extraordinary celebration of athletic excellence and cultural unity.”

The selection of Halifax represents a milestone in the NAIG movement, as it will be the first time in its thirty year history that the NAIG will be held in Atlantic Canada.

“On behalf of the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia we are extremely honoured for the opportunity to host the 2020 NAIG in Mikmaki,” said Tex Marshall, Co-Chair Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia. “We are very excited at the prospect of welcoming Indigenous Nations from all over Turtle Island and delivering the best ever NAIG in Kjipuktuk (Halifax). We are focused on providing the ultimate experience in Halifax, which centres on the comfort, care, and healthy experience for all participants.”

The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) is an international multi-sport, multi-disciplinary event involving Indigenous youth from Canada and the USA. The Games offer 14 sport competitions with up to three age categories in each sport for both male and female participants. The NAIG includes a vibrant cultural program showcasing local and North American Indigenous cultural groups and entertainers.

The North American Indigenous Games Council 
NAIG Council is the International Governing Body for the NAIG exercising exclusive jurisdiction, either directly or through its affiliate members, over all matters pertaining to the Games. It ensures the purposes and philosophies are reflected in all aspects of the NAIG.

For more information email with general questions to Rick Brant, NAIG Council President at rbrant@isparc.ca