2017 Regional Engagement Meetings & Premier’s Awards Celebrations

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The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is hosting its annual series of Regional Engagement Meetings in each of its six (6) regions.

The Regional Engagement Meetings provide an opportunity for individuals and leaders involved in the areas of sport, recreation, physical activity, fitness, health, and youth programming to gather and discuss the following:

  • Increasing awareness of I·SPARC, our Regional Committee structure, program areas, and report on the achievements within the 2016/2017 fiscal year;
  • Providing a forum to promote physical activity and improve health outcomes through current and upcoming events/initiatives, how to expand access to community-based Indigenous sport, physical activity, and recreation;
  • Establishing consensus on regional priorities for the current year and networking among sport, physical activity, health, and youth leaders from across the region

Following the Regional Engagement Meeting, an awards dinner will take place to announce and celebrate the regional recipients of the Premier's Awards for Aboriginal Youth Excellence in Sport.




Venue Location


Prince George

Monday, Oct 30

Prince George Friendship Centre

1600 3rd Ave, Prince George, BC V2L 3G6



Friday, Nov 3

Northwest Community College- Longhouse

5331 McConnell Ave, Terrace, BC V8G 4X2



Wednesday, Nov 8

Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem

16300 Morris Valley Rd, BC V0N 1A1

Vancouver Coastal


Monday, Nov 13


6615 Salish Drive, Vancouver, BC V6N 4C4

Vancouver Island


Wednesday, Nov 15

Tsawout First Nation

7728 Tetayut Rd. Saanichton, BC V8M 2E4



Thursday, Nov 23

Xqweqwetsinten Centre

6420 Village Rd, Chase BC, V0E 1M1

NOTE: Elections will be held for the position of Regional Lead and Alternate Regional Lead in the Fraser, Northeast and Vancouver Coastal

** REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  7 Days prior to each Meeting **

  • Please sign-up via our online Registration Form here
  • The Regional Engagement Meetings will be held from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with the Premier’s Awards Celebrations commencing immediately after the meeting
  • Travel subsidies are available for those registered by the deadline and travelling more than 100 km (round trip), accommodations are available for those registered by the deadline and travelling more than 300 km (round trip)

We hope you will join us!  Please circulate this notice throughout your networks and
post in your community and/or organization

For more information contact:

Dianne Garner

Provincial Coordinator, Sport Development and Community Engagement

dgarner@isparc.ca | 250.388.5522 ext. 228 | 1.800.990.2432 (toll-free)