Simpcw First Nation - Parks and Recreation Department

By: Simpcw  09-12-2011
Keywords: Basketball Tournament

Event Dates: April 22, 23 & 24, 2011

Tournament Coordinator:

Kamloopa Invitational All-Native Basketball Tournament is the largest All-Native Basketball Tournament hosted in the Interior of British Columbia.  Inviting 10 men’s, 10 ladies and four (4) Masters’ men’s teams to participate for prize money and awards during Easter Weekend.

This tournament first began in 1990 utilizing the facilities at Cariboo College, now known as Thompson Rivers University; and began with hosting only a men’s division. In 2005, a ladies division was added to increase this tournament to a 20-team event. In 2010, the Kamloopa Invitational included a 4 team men’s Masters’ division for men aged 35+.

The men’s Most Valuable Player award is in memory of Micheal LeDeoux whom played basketball in the Kamloops area for the Kam-High Red Devils and many years with Cache Creek Native men’s team. He was of St’át’imx ancestry from the community of Shalath. One of the most pure shooters in his time, a great sportsman and friend.

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