Lacrosse camp being offered to youth

Penticton Indian Band is hosting a lacrosse camp Aug. 13 to 14.

The Penticton Indian Band is hosting a lacrosse camp Aug. 13 to 14.

While there is no age limit on kids who can attend, organizers prefer that participants be 10 and over. The day-long camp will be held at the newly built PIB Outma Sqilx’w Cultural school. Athletes interested in signing up are encouraged to bring their own equipment. Equipment will be provided for those who don’t have any. Waiver/registration forms can be picked up and filled out at the PIB Youth Centre, Lot #49 Green Mountain Rd. (The log building behind the Community Hall and baseball field) or can e-mail Lynn Kruger at and have the waiver/registration sent to you. It can be dropped off at the Youth Centre or faxed to 250-490-3064.

Facilitating the event will be Kevin Sandy, director of operations for Iroquois Lacrosse, and his associate Naomi Walser, a world cup field lacrosse Haudenosaunee national team player, who will be coaching.

The camp is a part of the Youth in Motion program put on by the PIB Youth Centre and is geared more towards aboriginal youth in the Okanagan.

It’s a six-week program focusing on encouraging youth to be active. Other sports they will offer are basketball on Mondays, soccer on Tuesdays, Baseball on Wednesdays, and kickboxing on Fridays.