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.

Keywords: Basketball Tournament

Contact Simpcw

Email - none provided

Print this page

Other products and services from Simpcw


Simpcw First Nation - Sustainable Resources Department

Full phased forest management including development planning, license administration, harvesting, marketing & silviculture. Fisheries enumeration, habitat restoration, hatchery management, education, conservation & protection of all fish stocks. Sam Phillips, RPFManager, Sustainable Resource Department This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. Simpcw Resource Department supports and encourages all band membership owned ventures.


Simpcw First Nation - Fire Department

The current members have taken basic fire training from First Nations Emergency Social Services and Justice Institute of B.C. .First Responders:A few of the current members and additional members have been added to the department as First Responders.


Simpcw First Nation - Lands Department

In addition to administration of on-reserve land transactions such as leases, permits, and registration of land transfers, the Lands department provides information support services for crown land referrals, archaeology, sustainable resource management, community planning and overall administration. Kamloops District on the left bank of Louis Creek about ¼ mile from its confluence with North Thompson River about 34 miles north of Kamloops.


Simpcw First Nation - Health and Wellness Department

1999 the Simpcw Health Board officially began administering programs previously delivered by the First Nations & Inuit Health Branch of the Federal Government. Simpcw Health Board embraces and is committed to supporting the Simpcw in creating wellness in all aspects of life.


Simpcw First Nation - Education Department

Quality learning, in excellent education environments, will be guided by accomplished educators and supported by family and community to ensure that all learners possess strong communication and numeracy skills and are able to identify clear life paths.


Simpcw First Nation - Fisheries Department

The Hatchery Program is overseen by, in partnership, Simpcw Sustainable Resource Department fisheries and Community Advisor for DFO. This led to the Simpcw First Nation leading the way in selective fish harvesting methods in Secwepemc Territory. The main focus of Simpcw Fisheries is the conservation and management of any fish stock within Simpcwulucw.