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Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (ISPARC). – Healthy Living Leader Training is offered to those interested in delivering the Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge program for Indigenous communities. The training sessions unite community champions who are passionate about providing opportunities for active, healthy lifestyles.

Region    Host Territory           Hotel     Dates    Register
Northwest Tsimshian – Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 27 – 28 REGISTER FOR TERRACE
Northeast Lhedli T’enneh – Prince George Coast Inn of the North Oct. 4 – 5 REGISTER FOR PRINCE GEORGE
Interior* Tk’emlups – Kamloops Sandman Signature Oct. 11 – 12 REGISTER FOR KAMLOOPS
Van. Island Snuneymuxw – Nanaimo Coast Bastion Oct. 25 – 26 REGISTER FOR NANAIMO
Van. Coastal/Fraser Sumas – Abbotsford Quality Inn Nov. 1 – 2 REGISTER FOR ABBOTSFORD

*Please note that due to limited capacity in Kamloops, we are referring leaders from the Cariboo region to attend the Prince George Leader Training, held October 4 – 5. This includes leaders living in or north of Williams Lake, including Soda Creek and Quesnel, as well as communities west of Williams Lake along highway 20 such as Riske Creek and Alexis Creek.
Registration closes on September 17th, 2018. Registration is limited and will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis.
Return leaders will join the sessions at 1 pm on the first day (to avoid workshop duplication) and new leaders will attend both full days.
Workshops will be offered in Holistic Wellness, Harm Reduction, Active Communities, Nutrition, Mental Wellness, and a number of active sessions.  Participants will learn from experts in their respective fields and develop the skills necessary to design and deliver their own healthy living community program.
Once training is complete, participants are eligible for up to $1000 in grant support for their Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge community program.

  • Aboriginal RunWalk: an 8 to 21-week program designed to prepare participants for a 5 or 10K community walk run event.
  • Honour Your Health Challenge: a 6-week program that encourages innovation in promoting healthy, active lifestyles.  Programs include traditional cooking, jigging, recreational hiking, traditional harvesting and so much more!

To see the programs in action, and witness the incredible work of our Healthy Living Leaders watch this short video.  
Healthy Living Leader Training is open to individuals who are interested in promoting health and wellness within their community, schools, Friendship Centres, Métis Chartered Communities, recreation centres, health centres, workplaces, or Indigenous organizations. 
Hotel accommodation will be provided and travel subsidies will be available to all participants eligible as defined by the travel policy. For those traveling from remote communities, increased travel subsidies may be available upon request.  Download travel policy below.  

Download AHLA Travel Policy
More Information?
Registration: Susan Nguyen | | 604-294-3050 ext. 105
Leader Training: Jessie Toynbee | | 250-388-5522 ext. 214

This newsletter comes to you from the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities program of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council of BC.  

Director, Healthy Living
Robynne Edgar
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 225
TF: 1.800.990.2432
Provincial Coordinator, Healthy Living Activities
Jessie Toynbee
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 214
Provincial Coordinator, Physical Activity, Training and Development 
Daniel Young-Mercer
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 229