Leslie Varley, Executive Director of BCAAFC, the co-hosting agency, commented, “This level of commitment to the GOV 2017 reflects the increasing need for opportunities that positively reinforce Indigenous youth identity. We make every effort to accommodate as many youth as possible each year.”
Community groups work hard year round to fundraise for their youth to attend GOV. Last year’s event was held in Victoria BC, and included a Totem Pole raising, the Premier’s Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport and the Nike N7 Move Moment.
1,200 will youth participate in workshops on health, self esteem development, anti-violence, physical activity, education and career planning. Each year the youth outdo themselves with an entertaining evening of world class talent.
Contact us to learn about opportunities for corporate sponsorship, or how to volunteer at the event.
For more information: https://gatheringourvoices.bcaafc.com/
For further information, please contact:
Tanya Clarmont, Conference Coordinator
Tel: 250-388-5522 x210 or 1-800-990-2432