Nanaimo Welcomes JANT
The City of Nanaimo is excited to welcome over 1,200 Junior All Native Tournament (JANT) athletes, families, coaches, supporters, sponsors and media for this epic basketball tournament, March 19 to 24.
Tournament Information: JANT takes place on Snuneymuxw Territory, promoting wellness, sportsmanship, leadership and pride amongst First Nation youth and communities. This basketball tournament showcases the athleticism of First Nations youth and is the biggest youth sport tournament in BC.
Opening Ceremony: Sunday, March 19 at the Frank Crane Arena, Beban Park Complex from 6 to 8 pm.
Game Days/Times: March 20 to March 24, 8 am to 8 pm. Tournament game locations are at secondary school gymnasiums across South Nanaimo, and include John Barsby, NDSS, Wellington, Cedar, Dover Bay and Snuneymuxw Youth Centre (recreation and wellness centre).
JANT Marketplace: You are invited to visit our JANT Vendor Marketplace at John Barsby Secondary (March 20 to 24). The Marketplace will feature Indigenous and community art, fashion and food, along with information booths from various organizations and supporters.
Championship Games and Award Ceremony: Friday, March 24 at John Barsby Secondary 10 am to 6 pm.
Volunteer Sign-Up: They are looking for volunteers! Please share this JANT 2023 Volunteer Sign-up Form with those who might be keen to assist. Each individual volunteer will need to complete their own form. Once interested volunteers have signed up, they should receive communication and instructions from Myrna Seward, JANT 2023 Volunteer and Staff Coordinator.
Event Seating and Parking: Seating and parking at all sites, for all events, will be on a first come, first serve basis. We advise you to arrive early to avoid disappointment, especially for the Opening Ceremonies and the Championship Games.