2017 North American Indigenous Games

 

The 2017 North American Indigenous Games is the largest continental sporting and cultural gathering of Indigenous people, welcoming more than 5,000 athletes, 2,000 volunteers and a number of spectators and dignitaries from across North America.

From July 16 – 23, 2017, the City of Toronto will be the proud Host City to the 2017 North American Indigenous Games.

Are you a member of Team BC? Complete your bio form here and then send your picture to sandra@canoekayakbc.ca

 

Team BC Canoe/Kayak Team

Jump to: U14 Female : U14 Male : U16 Female : U16 Male : U19 Female : U19 Male : Coaches : Alternates

 

U14 Female Canoe/Kayak Team

Jennea Seward


Jennea-Seward Age: 11
Hometown:
Tsartlip First Nation
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Tsartlip
Number of years paddling: I have been paddling since I was 7 years old.
2017 NAIG goals: My goals for NAIG 2017 is to win at least one medal.
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: I look forward to meeting new friends.
Favourite snack: My favorite snack is frozen yogurt tubes.
Other interests and hobbies: My other interest in soccer!
Motivating quote: Just go!
Would choose this superpower: If I could choose a superpower it would be the superpower to fly so I can go over all the mountains and see everything.

Julienne Wyse-Seward


  Hometown: Nanaimo

Karalyn Morris


Karalyn Morris Age: 13
Hometown:
Brentwood Bay
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Tsartlip First Nation
Number of years paddling: 8 years
2017 NAIG goals: To represent my Family, my Nation, my People and British Columbia to the best of my athletic ability in the Canoe and Kayak division.
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Friendly canoeing competition against other First Nations athletes
Favourite snack: Anything Nutella
Other interests and hobbies: Soccer and attending Coast Salish ceremonies
Motivating quote: Paddle Strong

Madelyn Morris


Madelyn Morris Age: 12
Hometown:
Brentwood Bay
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Tsartlip First Nation
Number of years paddling: 8 years
2017 NAIG goals: To make My Family and community proud of my paddling accomplishments.
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: To bring home the gold using the cultural and traditional paddling teachings that continue to be instilled in me from my MORRIS family <3
Favourite snack: fruit
Other interests and hobbies: soccer, attending cultural ceremonies and lacrosse
Motivating quote: My late Great-Granny's saying is "don't ever think you are better than everyone because there is always somebody out there better"

Monique Seanez


  Hometown: Saanichton

Trinity Jensen 


  Hometown: Forest Grove

 

U14 Male Canoe/Kayak Team

Mazzari Tate


Mazzari-Tate Age: 11
Hometown
: Ditidaht
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Ditidaht First Nation
Number of years paddling: 5 years
2017 NAIG goals: To respectfully represent Team BC
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Competition days
Favourite snack: Watermelon
Other interests and hobbies: Reading, and exercises
Motivating quote: Yes, I can do this
Would choose this superpower: Healing touch, to cure people from illness.

Memphis Wyse


Memphis-Wyse Hometown: Nanaimo

Myles Paige


  Hometown: Duncan

Noah Gray


  Age: 13
Hometown:
 Duncan
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Cowichan
Number of years paddling: 5 years
2017 NAIG goals: I want to try and get gold
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Racing!
Favourite snack: Burrito
Other interests and hobbies: Playing video games, running, working out
Motivating quote: Good luck!
Would choose this superpower: Invisibility so i can hide from my parents when I get in trouble

Silas Wilson


  Hometown: Nanaimo

William Wyse


  Hometown: Nanaimo

 

U16 Female Canoe/Kayak Team

Breanna Seymour


  Age: 14
Hometown
: Stz'uminus
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Stz'uminus First Nation
Number of years paddling: 4
2017 NAIG goals: To show youth that anything can be possible.
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Competing and meeting new people.
Favourite snack: Bananas
Other interests and hobbies: Soccer
Motivating quote: Your only limit is you.
Would choose this superpower: To be fast.

Chelsei Gray


  Age: 14
Hometown:
 Duncan
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Cowichan
Number of years paddling: 5 years
2017 NAIG goals: Win! Try my hardest! Have fun! Make new friends!
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: The competing
Favourite snack: Watermelon,strawberries,oranges,
Other interests and hobbies: Powwow dancing,beading,working out
Would choose this superpower: To fly so i can travel the world

Emerald Julia


  Hometown: John Hope

Kristine Edgar


Kristine-Ann-Edgar Age: 15
Hometown:
Nitinaht
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Ditidaht
Number of years paddling: 5 years
2017 NAIG goals: Make friends, win a medal
How previous NAIG experience will help: Dedication helps you meet goals
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Meeting new friends, explore new parts of Canada
Favourite snack: SunRype fruitsource snack bar
Other interests and hobbies: Basketball and fishing
Motivating quote: Love all trust a few do wrong to none - Shakespeare
Would choose this superpower: Teleporting so I could travel the world

Rose Seward


Rose-Seward Age: 12
Hometown: Tsartlip First Nation
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Tsartlip
Number of years paddling: 7 years
2017 NAIG goals: My goal for 2017 NAIG is to win a medal(s)
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: I am really looking forward to meeting new people.
Favourite snack: My favorite snack is something from Starbucks. ;)
Other interests and hobbies: My other interests and/or hobbies is SOCCER.
Motivating quote: My (late) Granny is always with me.
Would choose this superpower: I would choose strength as my superpower because I want to continue to follow my late grandparents to stay strong in my life.

Valerie Paul


Valerie-Paul Age: 16
Hometown:
 Agassiz
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Sts'ailes
Number of years paddling: 9 years
2017 NAIG goals: To experience once in lifetime event for me and to represent where I come from. To meet new people
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: The experience of traveling
Favourite snack: Grapes/fruit
Other interests and hobbies: I love to be out on the canoe
Motivating quote: Be stronger

 

U16 Male Canoe/Kayak Team

Drake Leon


  Hometown: Agassiz

Dylan Marchand


  Hometown: Port Alberni

Quentin Tate


  Hometown: Port Alberni

Quincy Archie


  Hometown: Canim Lake

Terrance Hubick-Archie


  Hometown: Canim Lake

Tyson Seward


Tyson-Seward Age: 15
Hometown:
 Nanaimo
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Snuneymuxw First Nation
Number of years paddling: 7
2017 NAIG goals: To do my best
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Looking forward to race
Favourite snack: Cliff bars
Other interests and hobbies: Lacrosse
Motivating quote: Myself

 

U19 Female Canoe/Kayak Team

Brittney Sam


  Hometown: Victoria

Janessa Horne


Janessa-Horne Age: 18
Hometown:
 Duncan
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Cowichan
Number of years paddling: 10+ years
2017 NAIG goals: To do my best this year
How previous NAIG experience will help: Prepare
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Representing BC and meeting new people
Other interests and hobbies: Rugby
Motivating quote: Go hard or go home

Jordana Seymour


  Age: 18
Hometown:
Stz'uminus
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Stz'uminus First Nation
Number of years paddling: 10 years
2017 NAIG goals: To go and do my best to represent Team BC and my community well.
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Getting to compete against other teams and meet new people.
Favourite snack: Fruit
Other interests and hobbies: Culture has been a huge part of my life and is what I strive for to keep alive in with my family.
Motivating quote: Great things never came from comfort zones.
Would choose this superpower: To time travel because I would love to see how our people were before my generation.

Josephine Seward


  Hometown: Nanaimo

Kasey Wyse


Kasey-Wyse  Age: 17
Hometown:
 Nanaimo
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Snuneymuxw First Nation
Number of years paddling: 7 years
2017 NAIG goals: To take every opportunity to do my best in this sport and be a proud representative of Snuneymuxw First Nation and BC
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Meeting new people and competing against the best
Favourite snack: Apple pear
Motivating Quote: If you know what you are worth then go out and get what your worth
Would choose this superpower: To fly so that i do not have to pay for gas

Kyla Price


  Age: 16
Hometown:
 Duncan
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Cowichan Tribes
Number of years paddling: Almost 10 years
2017 NAIG goals: To try my hardest when I paddle & be recognized by everyone.
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Meeting more people & seeing what this trip brings me.
Favourite snack: Fruit & hot cheetos
Other interests and hobbies: I like listening to music, working out & surfing the net.
Motivating quote: "Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you."
Would choose this superpower: To be super strong or be able to fly.

 

U19 Male Canoe/Kayak Team

Brandyn Chappell


  Hometown: Chilliwack

Gordon George


Gordon-George Age: 17
Hometown:
 North Vancouver
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Tsleil-Waututh Nation
Number of years paddling: 4
2017 NAIG goals: 7 gold medals
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: The sports and interactions with other people
Favourite snack: Peanuts
Other interests and hobbies: Basketball, weight lifting; overall just being active
Motivating quote: “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equal as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that is that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.” — Conor McGregor
Would choose this superpower: Super strength; that way anything could be possible, strength wise.

Ivan Morris


  Hometown: Port Renfrew

Jonis White


  Hometown: Brackendale

Michael Wyse


  Hometown: Nanaimo

Trey Gray-Thorne


  Age: 17
Hometown:
 Duncan
Band/Treaty/Métis/First Nation/Affiliation: Cowichan Tribes
Number of years paddling: 4
2017 NAIG goals: To have a good time while trying my best to represent Team BC
Looking forward to at 2017 NAIG: Competition and memories it will bring.
Favourite snack: Cliff Bars
Other interests and hobbies: Hard works beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. By Carson Palmer
Motivating quote: “There’s no talent here, this is hard work. This is an obsession. Talent does not exist, we are all equal as human beings. You could be anyone if you put in the time. You will reach the top, and that is that. I am not talented, I am obsessed.” — Conor McGregor
Would choose this superpower: Super speed because I already run fast and it would make it make it that much more fun.

 

Coaching Staff:
  • Peter Amos, Co-Head Coach
  • Chrystal McCallum, Co-Head Coach
  • Paul Wyse-Seward, Assistant Coach
  • Emerald John, Manager

 

U14 & U16 Female Alternates
  • Taylor Charlie - Agassiz
  • Syvawn Paul - Agassiz
  • Tyana Price - Duncan
  • Makenzie Williams-Chapman - Deroche
U14 & U16 Male Alternates
  • Marcus Jeffrey - Port Alberni
  • Norman Mack - Port Alberni
U19 Female Alternates
  • Makayla Sam - Agassiz
  • Tyra Johnston - Nanaimo
U19 Male Alternates
  • Dmitri John - Hope
  • Stephan-Theodore-Jensen - Forest Grove
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