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Sport for Life Society – Victoria, B.C. – The Sport for Life Society and Aboriginal Sport Circle invites you to attend the Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway Workshop on May 13, as a post-conference session to the National Aboriginal Physical Activity and Wellness Conference. The workshop is designed to help sport and physical activity organizations across Canada enhance their understanding about how to support Aboriginal participants and athletes in their programming.

This workshop will spend time developing an appreciation of Aboriginal culture, and how that culture plays out in terms of engagement and sustained participation through the sport system. It will outline the key elements that need to be considered when planning, developing and implementing programs for and with Aboriginal peoples and communities, including a focus on supporting the physical, mental, spiritual and cultural needs of the individual to maximize their experience in sport and physical activity. Find out how we can adjust the competition pathway and some of the policies within the system to ensure that we create a clearer pathway for Aboriginal participants and athletes.

Greg Henhawk, a Mohawk of the Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation in Southern Ontario, will facilitate this session. He is also a Master Learning Facilitator for the Aboriginal Coaching Modules, Basketball Canada and Multisport NCCP programming.

The workshop takes place Saturday May 13, from 8:30am-4:30pm at University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. The cost is $100 plus HST, and includes lunch and refreshments during breaks. Please register before May 8, 2017.

Register at: https://squareup.com/store/sport-for-life-society

For more information contact Emily Rand, Manager of Special Projects, Sport for Life Society: emily@sportforlife.ca

Sport for Life Society

The Sport for Life Society is recognized as the global experts on the Canadian Sport for Life Movement, Long-Term Athlete Development, and physical literacy development. The purpose of the Canadian Sport for Life Movement is to improve the quality of sport and develop physical literacy. Sport for Life links sport, education, recreation, health and governments to align community, provincial, and national programming. Long-Term Athlete Development is a multistage training, competition and recovery framework guiding an individual’s pathway through sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility to be active for life. Sport for Life, as a social enterprise using Long-Term Athlete Development and physical literacy, works to be a catalyst for positive change.

For more information contact:
Tyler Laing
Communications Coordinator, Sport for Life Society
tyler@sportforlife.ca