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I·SPARC: Free, Family Fun Dance/Fitness Workshop Series

Join Madelaine McCallum, a dancer originally from Île-à-la-Crosse, Sask., as she shares her passion and knowledge of dance and culture. The Cree/Métis artist, dancer and choreographer, is hosting free, six-week, virtual, all-ages Jig Fit Workouts and a six-week Powwow Impact series, in partnership with the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council. McCallum has been […]

by ahnationtalk on February 19, 202118 Views

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I·SPARC: Latest Return to Activity Guidelines for B.C.

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) has compiled these guidelines based on recommendations published by provincial and municipal Health Authorities, as well as provincial sport and recreation organizations. They are the currently understood best practices at time of publication and were approved by I·SPARC’s Board of Director’s. By order and direction of […]

by ahnationtalk on February 11, 202113 Views

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I·SPARC: Free Athlete Resiliency Training Course

Live virtual program led by Athlete Wellness Academy and featuring Team BC NAIG volleyball coaches Jeff Ross and Samantha Horth as mentors. Athletes from other sport disciplines are welcome to join. Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC), along with its partner, Volleyball BC, are pleased to present this free six-week Athlete Resiliency Training […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202119 Views

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I·SPARC – Deadline Extended: 2021 Equipment Grant application intake

I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is accepting applications for its winter edition of the Equipment Grant Program through to February 5, 2021 by 5 p.m. All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply for the Equipment Grant. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on January 25, 2021193 Views

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Call for nominations for I·SPARC’s Board of Directors

As a volunteer directed Society, the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) is seeking a variety of individuals who possess an assortment of business skill sets to serve on its board. We are seeking Directors who reflect our values, priorities and are responsive to our mission: to build programs and services that positively […]

by ahnationtalk on January 15, 2021224 Views

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Canucks’ Holtby, mask artist collaborating with Indigenous artist on new design – Sportsnet.ca

After the design for his new mask was criticized as cultural appropriation, Vancouver Canucks goaltender Braden Holtby and mask artist David Gunnarsson are collaborating with an Indigenous artist on a new design for the upcoming season. Images of the mask Holtby originally intended to wear next season were shared last week by Gunnarsson, who’s based […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 202039 Views

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I·SPARC: 2021 Equipment Grant application intake now open

I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) is accepting applications for its winter edition of the Equipment Grant Program through to January 24, 2021. All First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres are eligible to apply for the Equipment Grant. In addition, some community not-for-profit organizations that deliver Indigenous sport, recreation and/or […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 202040 Views

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Grand Chief says he’s not offended by Canucks logo – CTV News

December 15, 2020 VANCOUVER — An Indigenous scholar is suggesting the Vancouver Canucks get rid of the team’s decades-old orca logo, arguing it was designed without Indigenous consultation and is “cultural appropriation.” “The real issue here is power and profit,” tweeted Sean Carleton, who teaches at the University of Manitoba in the Department of History […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 202042 Views

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BC Government: Provincial grants funding community arts, culture, sports

Dec. 15, 2020 VICTORIA – British Columbians will benefit from a wide range of arts, cultural and sports programs for people of all ages with more than $45 million distributed to local organizations this year through provincial Community Gaming Grants. “While local soccer drills, arts programs and cultural celebrations may look different this year, I’m […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202040 Views

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(I·SPARC) Return to Activity Guidelines for B.C.

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) has compiled these guidelines based on recommendations published by provincial and municipal Health Authorities, as well as provincial sport and recreation organizations. They are the currently understood best practices at time of publication and were approved by I·SPARC’s Board of Director’s. I·SPARC Return to Activity Guidelines: […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 202030 Views

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