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Two Prince George teens receive Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport awards

Corina McClure, 17, of the Liard Nation is currently a student at Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary in Prince George and competes in softball, volleyball and wrestling while Nancy Moore of Haida Nation-Masset Village is a member of the Northern Capitals hockey team.

Two Prince youth athletes, as well as four other youth athletes in Vanderhoof, Quesnel and Chetwynd, are the regional recipients of the 2021 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport.

Corina McClure, 17, of the Liard Nation is currently a student at Shas Ti Kelly Road Secondary in Prince George and competes in softball, volleyball and wrestling. This is the second straight year Nancy Moore of Haida Nation-Masset Village has received this award. Raised in Prince George, Moore, 17, is a member of the Northern Capitals and also plays soccer.

The other four recipients are:

  • James Reed, 14, Speed Skating, Swimming, XC Running and XC Skiing, Vanderhoof, Red Pheasant First Nation.
  • Jersey L’Heureux, 17, Softball, Quesnel, Métis Nation North Central B.C.
  • Logan Richter, 22, Volleyball, Chetwynd, Saulteau First Nation.
  • Taylor Parr, 17, Softball, Quesnel, Métis Nation/North Cariboo

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, launched the regional nomination process in 2021, receiving nominations from each of I·SPARC’s six regions (Fraser, Interior, Northeast, Northwest, Vancouver Coastal, and Vancouver Island). Applications were open to Indigenous youth athletes 25 years and younger who compete in performance sport and demonstrate a commitment to their education, culture, and promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

This year, the Northeast and Northwest region were combined for one North region. A video honouring the accomplishments of the six regional athletes is on I·SPARC's YouTube channel. : https://youtu.be/my5rtfrwEfo.

These regional recipients automatically serve as nominees for the Provincial Premier's Awards, which will be announced later this year.

“Congratulations to the Premier’s Awards recipients in the North region for your achievements in sport, education, culture, community, and leadership. You have demonstrated that hard work and dedication to living an active and healthy lifestyle can have many positive effects on your personal journey and your community. We are so proud of you and your achievements,” said Ken Edzerza, Tahltan Nation, I·SPARC Northeast Regional Action Team Acting Lead.