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I·SPARC is pleased to announce the launch of the RISE Organizational Grants

Traditional Territory of the Cowichan peoples / Duncan, B.C. (January 16, 2023) – In collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to announce the launch of the RISE Organizational Grants. This Grant has been developed to provide support for communities and not-for-profit organizations delivering […]

by ahnationtalk on January 17, 202313 Views

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Cougars to celebrate Indigenous Cultures at January 28 home game – WHL

January 12, 2023 Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Cougars are excited to announce details surrounding their upcoming Indigenous Night. This celebration of local Indigenous cultures will be taking place on Saturday, January 28 when the Cougars host the Prince Albert Raiders. The most prominent component of this celebration will be the jerseys. During warmups […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202310 Views

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Indigenous-led bid to bring 2030 Olympics to B.C. finds hope as province remains steadfast in rejection – CBC

Dec 12, 2022 IOC’s latest delay in decision on a host city provides gift of time to Canadian effort For 14 years from ages six to 20, Willie Littlechild was forced to attend residential schools. “Being physically, emotionally, mentally, culturally, spiritually sexually abused throughout that whole term, I found a way out eventually from all of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 12, 202223 Views

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Grants for Lower Mainland non-profits improve arts, culture, sports access

Dec. 8, 2022 RICHMOND – Community grants for not-for-profit organizations in the Lower Mainland will help deliver services so people can be more active, creative and culturally connected. “People’s lives are enhanced by the sports, arts and cultural programming that not-for-profit organizations offer throughout British Columbia,” said Anne Kang, Minister of Municipal Affairs. “Healthy, vibrant […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202213 Views

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After Hours: Ethan Bear on his Indigenous roots and documentary ‘Camp of Dreams’ – Sportsnet

December 4, 2022 On this edition of After Hours, Vancouver Canucks’ Ethan Bear opens up about his childhood memories, the importance of being role model in Ochapowace Nation, and his family’s support. Read More: https://www.sportsnet.ca/nhl/video/after-hours-ethan-bear-shares-his-indigenous-root-and-documentary-camp-of-dreams/

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 202216 Views

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Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc: 2027 NAIG Bid Application Announcement

November 25, 2022 TK̓EMLÚPS TE SECWÉPEMC – KAMLOOPS, BC – Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc and the City of Kamloops are pleased to announce that Kamloops has been selected by the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) to serve as British Columbia’s official host candidate community for the 2027 North American Indigenous Games (2027 NAIG). […]

by pmnationtalk on November 25, 2022150 Views

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Ten outstanding Indigenous athletes receive prestigious award

Provincial Recipients Announced for Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport Traditional Territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples / Victoria B.C. – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is pleased to announce the 10 outstanding athletes named as provincial recipients of the 2021 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. Kaelem […]

by pmnationtalk on November 16, 202219 Views

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Nanaimo awarded 55-Plus B.C. Games for 2025 – Victoria Times Colonist

Nanaimo has been chosen to host the 55+ B.C. Games in 2025. “Nanaimo has a long history of successfully hosting high-profile, multi-sport games and we are well known for our hospitality, volunteerism and excellent sporting facilities,” Mayor Leonard Krog said Tuesday. The city and Tourism Nanaimo partnered to bid on the event. Backers included the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 9, 202229 Views

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Deadline extended: Call for Nominations 2022 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport

I·SPARC Launches Nomination Process to Honour High-Achieving Indigenous Youth Athletes in B.C. Traditional Territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples / Victoria, B.C. (October 28, 2022) – In collaboration with the Province of British Columbia, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is launching the nomination process for the 2022 Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth […]

by ahnationtalk on October 31, 202227 Views

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Merritt Centennials host Indigenous Night ceremony – Merritt Herald

Oct 28, 2022 The Merritt Centennials hosted an Indigenous Night event during their October 21 regular season game, honouring Indigenous history and culture in a pre-game ceremony. Multiple Indigenous Cents alumni were present, and the proceedings included drumming, speeches, and a ceremonial puck drop. The Centennials hit the ice in their new Indigenous jersey, the […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 202247 Views

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