Knowlton Griffiths of the Vancouver Island First Nations Snowboard Team in action.

Vancouver Island First Nations Snowboard Team ready for new season

The Vancouver Island First Nations Snowboard Team (FNST) will be gearing up to hit the slopes of Mount Washington for their 10th year.

The program selected aboriginal youth between the ages of 12- 19 with the opportunity to learn and develop their snowboarding skills. Coaching/instruction and Mount Washington lift passes are provided.

“The recreation program is provided free to the selected FNST members,” says Kim Leming, Vancouver Island FNST Director. “In exchange, aboriginal youth are expected to be in good standing in school and community, be drug and alcohol free, and be willing to commit for the full season.”

Past Vancouver Island FNST participants have come from the Comox Valley, Parksville, Qualicum and Campbell River areas. Many volunteers have made it possible for the program to succeed the last nine years, as well as the support of Mount Washington and their staff.

“I’m very proud of these youth, and that our athletes today are the leaders of tomorrow,” says Leming. More information on the First Nations Snowboard Team is at FNriders.com

There is still a couple weeks left to apply for the 2015/2016 FNST season. Application packages are available by contacting  Leming via email: vancouverisland.fnst@gmail.com and can be sent back by Nov. 26.

 

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