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Dartfish helps aboriginal children in quest for gold

Industry leading video analysis software giant Dartfish is helping a
remote aboriginal community on the west coast of Canada in ways never
before seen. Dartfish has teamed up with Sport Technologist, Jason Anson
to provide Ditidaht First Nation with the latest technological tools for
video analysis to help them in their quest to become champions in the
sport of canoeing at the upcoming Provincial Championship in both
Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal events this September, 2012.

For more than a 1000 years the Ditidaht First Nation people have been
paddling and today they live on Nitinaht Lake, British Columbia. A
unique lake that opens to the Pacific Ocean. It’s a place where the
salmon come back to spawn and lay their eggs as part of their life
cycle. Imagine seeing a lake with steelhead, trout, salmon, river
otters, seals and even whales swimming from time to time. Nitinaht Lake
is in the heart of the world renowned West Coast Trail, a 75 km (47 mi)
long backpacking trail and the world’s largest temperate rain forest –
The Carmanah Walbran.

The Ditidaht’s canoes are equipped with waterproof video cameras that
record each phase of the paddle stroke. Each paddler participates five
times per week as part of Ditidaht Community School’s paddling
initiative and after each practice, kids spend time reviewing their
paddling techniques from each day on the Dartfish TV located in the
school’s cafeteria.

“Dartfish is very pleased to be able to help all these children in their
quest. Access to technology is important in a challenging and changing
world and we believe that it should be available to anybody in any
sport. As we are going to be at the Olympics in London helping the best
athletes and teams in the world win medals, we will have a very special
thought for these young paddlers as they train for their goals.” Victor
Bergonzoli, CEO – Dartfish.

Dartfish users at the last two Olympic Games racked up more than 500
medals and now 50 school aged children will participate in the Dartfish
Summer Race series at Nitinaht Lake, a 7-week canoe/kayak race series
that will see the kids compete for medals that have been provided by
Dartfish leading up to the Provincial championships. At the end of the
summer, a Dartfish Most Improved Paddler trophy will be presented to the
paddler who showed the most improvement in their paddling techniques
using the video analysis software.

You can keep up to date with these young paddlers through their Facebook
page at http://www.facebook.com/NitinahtLakePaddleClub
as they compete in the
Dartfish Summer Race Series in Nitinaht Lake, British Columbia, Canada.

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Words of Wisdom: From Vancouver to London | Mobile – 2012 Olympics

Some great words of wisdom from our 2010 Olympians; Read more….

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2012 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps

Launch of 2012 BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships & Athlete Development Camps The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council
(Partners Council) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012 BC
Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete Development Camps. The
Championships and Development Camps will be held through the summer and
fall in a variety of communities across British Columbia.

With the Regina 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in sight,
the series of BC Aboriginal Provincial Championships and Athlete
Development Camps have been established to support athlete and coaching
development in Aboriginal communities. Please see attached for more details. We are pleased to confirm the
dates, locations and host communities for the following events: CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS:

BC Aboriginal Provincial GOLF Championships Hosted by Musqueam First Nation & Musqueam Golf Centre August 18-20, 2012

Vancouver, BC

Contact: Courtenay Gibson, cgibson@musqueam.bc.ca

* Male and female divisions

* (13U) born 1999-2002

* (16U) born 1996-1998 * (19U) born 1993-1995

* Medals awarded for low gross and low net

BC Aboriginal Provincial SOCCER Championships Hosted by Squamish Youth Soccer Thunder/NIFA Super Cup

August 24-26, 2012

North Vancouver, BC

Contact: Deanna Lewis, kalkalath@hotmail.com

* Male and female team divisions

* (14U) born 1998 & later

* (16U) born 1996 & later * These BC Championships are being hosted concurrently with the Super
Cup event. Super Cup consists of U10 and U21 co-ed divisions.

BC Aboriginal Provincial CANOE Championships Hosted by Ditidaht First Nation

September 22-23, 2012

Nitinaht Lake, BC

Contact: Jason Anson, jasonansoncanada@gmail.com

* 2012 Championships consist of male and female singles, doubles and
mixed doubles in the following age categories:

* (U12) born 2000-2002

* (U14) born 1998-1999

* (U16) born 1996-1997

* (U19) born 1993-1995

* 200m singles kayak event also included for these age categories.
Canoes and kayaks will be provided

* Event hosts to also include in festivities fun races for
families/children and a Masters (19+) race ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT CAMP EVENTS:

BC Aboriginal Provincial LACROSSE Development Camp Hosted by Seabird Island First Nation August 11-12, 2012

Seabird Island, Agassiz, BC

Contact: Lisa Douglas, lisadouglas@seabirdisland.ca

* Male and female players welcome

* Ages 10 – 18

* Players will be divided into groups based on age/ability

BC Aboriginal Provincial SOFTBALL Development Camp Hosted by Semiahmoo First Nation & Softball BC August 25-26, 2012

Softball City, Surrey, BC

Contact: Sarah Garrett, programcoordinator@softball.bc.ca

* Male and female players welcome

* Ages 10 – 18

* Players to be divided into groups based on age/ability

* Please note the details for Provincial Development Camps in the sports
of archery, athletics, badminton, rifle, swimming, volleyball and
wrestling will be announced at a later date.

For more information and contact details, please see attached media
release.

Please share with your networks!

Lara Mussell Savage

Manager, Sport Development & Competitions Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical Activity Partners Council
Phone: 250.388.5522 ext. 233 | 1.800.990.2432

Mobile: 604.799.1456

Email: lmussell@bcaafc.com

For more information on the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation & Physical
Activity Partners Council, please visit our webpage: www.bcaafc.com/initiatives/ASRPA-Partners-Council
or find us
on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASRPAPartnersCouncil

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CKC welcomes Julie Beaulieu

CanoeKayak Canada is pleased to welcome Julie Beaulieu as its new
Development Coordinator. Julie comes to this position with a wealth of
experience in CanoeKayak. She started as an athlete at Mississauga and
moved on to a career in coaching. She has been a coach for twenty years
and has worked at Rideau, Thunder Bay and most recently Cascades Canoe
Club. Julie played a key role in helping to start and develop Thunder
Bay and Cascades Canoe Club. Julie has worked with sprint, dragonboat, war canoe, outrigger, marathon
and whitewater programs and has been a long-time supporter of multisport
programming. Julie has been working on a degree in Bio Medical Mechanical Engineering
from the University of Ottawa and has completed a degree in Nutritional
Biochemistry and Exercise Physiology while studying at McMaster and the
University of Ottawa. Julie will be the coach for the Women’s Canoe Cup in France and will
wrap up her coaching duties this summer before starting her full-time
work at CKC in several weeks. CKC is excited to welcome Julie to its
team where she will play a key role in supporting development, coaching
and high performance programs.

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Jazmyne Denhollander places 8th at Canoe Slalom Junior World Championships

Wausau, Wisconsin – Jazmyne Denhollander of Yarrow, BC places 8th in the
women’s junior K1 event at the 2012 ICF Junior Canoe Slalom World
Championships in Wasuau, Wisconsin. CKC whitewater high performance manager James Cartwright said, “This is
a fantastic experience for Jazmyne to race in the final amongst the best
junior paddlers in the world. Jazmyne is a determined athlete and her
hard work has paid off today. The Canadian coaches are looking forward
to seeing what Jazmyne will do next season when she moves up into the
senior age category.”

CanadaKayak Canada concluded the Junior and U23 World Championships with
4 athletes qualifying for the finals. Ben Hayward of Edmonton, Alberta
placed 6th in the men’s U23 K1 event, Alexandra McGee of Ottawa, Ontario
and Haley Daniels of Calgary, Alberta placed 7th and 8th respectively in
the women’s C1 event, and Jazmyne Denhollander of Yarrow, BC placed 8th
in the junior women’s K1 event. “The athletes’ performances are very encouraging and show that our
program is headed in the right direction,” Cartwright commented. “We
have several athletes who will be back again next year in both the U23
and junior age categories who will have learned a great deal from this
first ever combined U23 and Junior World Championships.”

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Nelson Paddlers Excited about the BC Summer Games

With only a week left until the start of the 2012 BC Summer Games,
Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club’s (NKCC), eight representatives have been
training harder than ever. “We have been practicing 2-3 times a week,
through high glacial water on the lake and rain and more rain in the
early part of the season.” commented Galen Boulanger (age 14). When
asked about their time on the water Galen said, “We have a blast on the
water! It is just pure fun with friends. We are all learning, so someone
is always falling in or not paddling in a straight line.” Keep an eye out for sisters, Annie Hellman (age 12) & Kelly Hellman (age
13), as they battle for sibling bragging rights. Both are second degree
black belts and instructors in Tae Kwon Do, and will be pushing each
other to the limit at this year’s games. Tenne Anderson, Gino Catenacci, Stuart Milde, Owen Thurston, Jacob
Timmermans, and Nicholas Parish round out the team headed to the Lower
Mainland for the Opening Ceremonies on July 19th. They will be led by
local coach Kevin Milde and Emma Visser. While medals are nice,
everyone on the team is excited just to be attending. Results and
updates during the games can be found on the BC Games website at
www.bcgames.org or friend CanoeKayak BC on Facebook.

CKBC Reporter – Daniel Routley

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BC Ideas

Got an innovative idea? Check out the attached to earn so great prizes.

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