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I·SPARC – I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations in one of four regions: Fraser, Interior,Vancouver Coastal and Vancouver Island to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in their community.  

Each of our Regional Committees have identified priority sports for their respective region, as indicated below.  These priority sports serve as the focal point for region-wide sport development in the areas of youth sport camps, and coaching/officials development.  

Note:  Requests for community sport development activities outside of the list of priority sports are welcome and the Regional Coordinating Group will consider these requests during the application review and selection process.

HOST ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Appoint representative as primary contact between the Regional Coordinator & Camp/Clinic Facilitator
  • Consider inviting local Elder/Knowledge Keeper to open or close your camp (honorarium available)
  • Promote the event within surrounding communities (e.g. circulate and post event posters)
  • Collect the online registrations and have registrations forms available at your event when permitted
  • Ensure all necessary equipment (e.g. audio visual, sports gear, cones, tables, chairs etc.)
  • Ensure appropriate emergency plan (identify first aid plan, local EMS, and have contact info ready)
  • Check-in all participants and have representative on-site at event
  • Provide final participation list as part of final report
  • MUST fill out an on-line post-event report (within 7 days of event)
  • MUST provide all invoices to the Regional Coordinator (within 14  days of the event)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 AT 5:00 pm, for program delivery dates from July to September, 2017.
 

FRASER HOST APPLICATION
 


FRASER PRIORITY SPORTS

Soccer

Canoe/ Kayak

Athletics

Lacrosse


Additional Priority Sports

Volleyball
Basketball
Hockey


Fraser Regional Coordinator
Alana Cook
250.388.5522 ext. 211
acook@isparc.ca

 

VANCOUVER ISLAND HOST APPLICATION
 


VANCOUVER ISLAND PRIORITY SPORTS

Soccer

Athletics

Basketball

Lacrosse


Additional Priority Sports

Hockey

Canoe/Kayak
Volleyball


Vancouver Island Regional Coordinator
Kim Leming
250.388.5522 ext. 241
kleming@isparc.ca

INTERIOR HOST APPLICATION
 


INTERIOR PRIORITY SPORTS

Softball

Athletics

Soccer

Basketball


Additional Priority Sports

Hockey

Snowboarding

Volleyball


Interior Regional Coordinator
Michelle Webster
250.306.2391
mwebster@isparc.ca

 

VANCOUVER COASTAL
HOST APPLICATION

 


VANCOUVER COASTAL PRIORITY SPORTS

Lacrosse

Soccer

Canoe/Kayak

Athletics

Snowboarding


Additional Priority Sports

Basketball
Hockey


Vancouver Coastal Regional Coordinator
Pete Natrall
604.251.4844 ext. 308
pnatrall@isparc.ca

 

Background – Provincial Strategy

I·SPARC’s Provincial Strategy takes a youth-centered approach, inspired by the BC Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation Declaration established during the 2008 Gathering Our Voices youth conference.

As the fastest growing population in Canada, Indigenous youth represent the future for our communities. Through sport, physical activity and recreation, youth gain an understanding of the benefits of living healthy, active lifestyles. They develop enhanced self-esteem, self-confidence and life skills that translate into positive life choices.

By supporting and encouraging physically active communities and by expanding access to sport and recreation opportunities, I·SPARC aims to improve the health outcomes and positively impact the well-being of Indigenous communities across British Columbia.

I·SPARC’s regional model provides a structure to deliver programs and services at the community level. Its strength lies in the cultural approach to opportunities and ownership within each region for programming decisions on priority sport and physical activity opportunities.

Learn more about our Provincial Strategy and Regional Structure at http://isparc.ca.

 

This newsletter comes to you from Community Sport Development programs of the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council of BC.   


Director, Sport
Lara Mussell
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 233
TF: 1.800.990.2432
F:  1.877.711.5594
lmussell@isparc.ca

Provincial Coordinator,
Performance Sport 
Bernard Manuel
P:  250.350.3254
F:  1.877.711.5594
bmanuel@isparc.ca

Provincial Coordinator, Sport
Dev. and Community Engagement
Dianne Garner
P:  250.388.5522 ext. 228
TF: 1.800.990.2432
F:  1.877.711.5594
dgarner@isparc.ca