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"The Active Circle is a family, I feel like I'm part of something. I feel really supported in the work that I do."

Evan Chamakese, Pelican Lake First Nation

The BC Aboriginal Rifle Shooting Development Camp is coming to Coombs March 28 and 29, giving Aboriginal youth age 10-17 a chance to try the sport of rifle shooting.

The event, which is put on by the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (ASRPAP), will give youth a chance to learn and experience rifle shooting in a safe and controlled environment while working with top B.C. instructors.

A sport relying on accuracy and precision, rifle shooting is a featured sport in the North American Indigenous Games, Canada Winter Games and the Olympic Games.

The event is put on with the help of partnerships with the B.C. Target Sports Association, Parksville-Qualicum Fish & Game Association and Mid-Island Metis Nation.

There’s no experience or equipment required. Thanks to the support of the partners, the participation fee is only $20, with lunches included.

The deadline for registration is next Monday, March 23 and you can contact Chantel Spicer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 250-418-5390 for more information.

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Active Circle Communities

Seine River First Nation and Fort Frances Friendship Centre, Ontario

With the support of GEN7 messenger Kent Brown, the community is planning activities for youth and young girls.


Katarokwi Native Friendship Center, Kingston, Ontario

The community is working with Gen7 Messenger Josh Sacobie around regular visits and events with the youth and the center.


Pelican Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan 

The community's youth council has been planning and implementing a number of activities including a girls only program, outdoor sports and leadership training.


Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Circle of Newfoundland and Labrador

The ASRCNL is working with CAAWS and Motivate Canada on the You Go Girls program in 7 communities.

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