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This Vancouver-based group is raising money to bring skateboarding to Indigenous communities – Vancouver Is Awesome

Nations Youth Society launched earlier this year, with the goal of “empowering Indigenous youth to embrace their right to self-determination through the positive impact of skateboarding.” A group of Vancouver-based skateboarders is working to introduce Canada’s Indigenous youth to the sport they love and the many benefits associated with it – and they’re asking for the public’s help to do […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 202013 Views

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Announcing Provincial Recipients of the Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

Victoria, BC (June 18, 2020) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC), in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, is pleased to announce the selection of 10 outstanding Indigenous athletes for the 2019 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. The provincial ceremony was scheduled to take place in March […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 202025 Views

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ISPARC’s COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response Thank you for visiting ISPARC’s COVID-19 Response. Here you will find news and updates as we build a new way forward and create a plan that will allow us to safely resume activities for our program participants. I·SPARC’S Return to Activity Update I·SPARC’s Operational Continuity Plan I·SPARC Suspending Programs and Events Due to […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202030 Views

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I·SPARC Announces New President and Board of Directors

Victoria, BC (June 11, 2020) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to announce the appointment of its inaugural board of directors and the election their Executive – President, Corinne McKay, from the Nisga’a Nation, Vice-President Alan Edkins, from the Métis Nation BC, and Secretary Treasurer Cheryl Charlie, from Sts’ailes. […]

by ahnationtalk on June 12, 202028 Views

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Indigenous Williams Lake teen part of national hockey documentary – Prince George Citizen

May 28, 2020 An Indigenous teenage hockey goaltender from Williams Lake is featured in a documentary being hailed as the first-of-its kind about community hockey in Canada, all filmed on a single day. Fourteen-year-old year Darian Louie is a rising star with the Williams Lake Hockey Minor Association and has been on the ice at […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 202066 Views

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Virtual campaign aims to keep young Indigenous athletes connected during pandemic – Energeticcity.ca

May 6, 2020 An Indigenous sports organization is aiming to keep Indigenous youth active and connected during the COVID-19 pandemic that has forced the postponement of the largest Indigenous sporting tournament in the country this year. The North American Indigenous Games were scheduled to be hosted by the City of Halifax in July of this […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202026 Views

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Be the Spark campaign launched

Victoria, BC (April 30, 2020) –Team BC staff are sharing uplifting messages with athletes, coaches, managers and volunteers to keep them inspired and active following the announcement in March that the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) are postponed. The Be the Spark campaign kicked off on April 30 with a video of Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 202021 Views

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I·SPARC’s Operational Continuity Plan

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council’s (I·SPARC) Operational Continuity Plan As we continue to monitor and respond to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, we want to provide an update on how we are managing our operations. We recently announced that I·SPARC’s program activities and events have been suspended indefinitely, but our operations have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 202059 Views

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I·SPARC – Message from Minister Lisa Beare

I want to start by thanking you for your leadership in this unprecedented situation. I know you are all working in extremely difficult and quickly-changing circumstances. The impacts of COVID-19 to the sport sector will be significant and are already being felt. During these trying times, I want to reassure you that the entire provincial government […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202061 Views

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I·SPARC Suspending Programs and Events Due to Health Concerns over COVID-19

Victoria BC – (Friday, March 13, 2020) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) understands that families and communities are concerned about the COVID-19 outbreak, which has been declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO). I·SPARC has continued to draw on the guidance provided by WHO, the Canadian government, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202086 Views

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