In 2012 and 2013 NEC’s Wellness Warriors program launched its first basketball tournaments in partnership with Musqueam Nation at the Musqueam Community Centre. In October 2014 NEC delivered a third basketball tournament, this time at SFU called the SFU & NEC All Nations Basketball Classic. The All Nations Basketball Classic was a sell-out tournament with three divisions and twenty teams participating from across Western Canada.
With a commitment to creating unique and memorable experiences, NEC and SFU are teaming up to introduce the “NEC-SFU Native Basketball Festival” taking place May 20-22, 2016 at Simon Fraser University, the Lorne Davis Complex, Burnaby, BC. This exciting event will use the First Nations tradition of friendly competition combined with cultural exhibitions to bring together 500 Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal basketball players, performers, vendors, Elders, volunteers, families and friends.
Playing together with a new team and gradually starting to mesh really well together. Seeing how we have improved has been great. It has been uplifting.
– NEC Student