This winter, Canada~Snowboard will be partnering with the First Nations Snowboard Team to deliver the Aboriginal Snowboard Program (ASP) across Canada.
The First Nations Snowboard Team (FNST) is the only organization of its kind operated
entirely by First Nation snowboarders. Their mission is "To improve the quality of life
and empower Aboriginal youth across Canada by using the winter sport of snowboarding as a fundamental tool for excellence".
The objectives of Canada~Snowboard’s Aboriginal Snowboard Program (ASP) are:
Develop and deliver new grassroots, community-based snowboard programming
to benefit Aboriginal children and youth in select Aboriginal communities across Canada.
- Increase awareness of the opportunities available to Aboriginal people in the sport of snowboarding.
- Increase participation by Aboriginal athletes, managers, coaches, officials, and volunteers in snowboarding by alleviating and reducing barriers.
- Increase the number of trained Aboriginal coaches by offering Aboriginal only Comp-Intro Coaching courses and build capacity to train Aboriginal Learning Facilitators and Master Learning Facilitators.
- Deliver LTAD stage appropriate Aboriginal only snowboard camps and competitions across Canada.
- Develop partnerships with Aboriginal communities and sport organizations to assist in the ongoing delivery of Aboriginal only snowboard camps and competitions.
- Provide support (mentoring, bursaries and opportunities) to Aboriginal people identified as having leadership potential and interest.
- Increase the number of positive Aboriginal snowboard ambassadors and role models pursuing active and healthy lifestyles.
- The Aboriginal Snowboard Program promotes equitable participation of First Nation, Metis and Inuit people in the sport of snowboarding as coaches, managers, judges, officials, volunteers and athletes.
For more information on this program, please contact C~S Sport Development Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a minute to watch this inspiring video about the First Nation Snowboard Team and see why it is important to keep the youth involed in this beautiful sport that is snowboarding.