The largest youth basketball tournament in B.C. is coming back to Kelowna in 2020. Syilx Basketball will be hosting the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament (JANT) from March 15-20, 2020, across five different venues in Kelowna. Having hosted a very successful event in 2017, Kelowna will welcome back over 1,200 athletes, between the ages of 10-17, along with their coaches, families, and fans from First Nation communities throughout BC.
Tourism Kelowna assisted Syilx Basketball in securing accommodation and sourcing funding and grants and will continue to support in other capacities leading up the tournament.
"Tourism Kelowna is proud to support Syilx Basketball in bringing the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament back to Kelowna," said President & CEO, Lisanne Ballantyne. "Our organization takes pride in supporting Indigenous tourism and events and we are excited to welcome B.C.'s largest youth basketball tournament to our city in 2020."
To read Sylix Basketball's press release, click here.
For more information on the Junior All Native Basketball Tournament, please contact Harvey Hubball, Business Development, Sports & Events, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (250) 861-1515 ext. 209.