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I·SPARC: International Arctic Sports athlete hosts free virtual demonstration

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) invite you to join us and participate in a free, virtual demonstration of Arctic Sports with Kyle Kaayak’w Worl. Inuit Games, also known as Arctic Sports, are a collection of Indigenous games based on hunting and survival skills of the north. The games trained both physical […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202112 Views

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I·SPARC: Halifax 2023 North American Indigenous Games Announced

Victoria, BC (July 12, 2021) – Following the postponement of the Halifax 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today the NAIG Council and the Halifax NAIG Host Society announced that the next Games are confirmed to take place July 15 to 23, 2023 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax) and Millbrook First Nation, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 20218 Views

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Carey Price’s B.C. hometown, Ulkatcho First Nation rallying behind Canadiens’ star goalie – CBC

Jul 01, 2021 Montreal netminder’s mother is chief of the First Nation in Anahim Lake On the first night of the Stanley Cup final, a convoy of trucks waving Canadiens flags arrived outside the rink in Anahim Lake, B.C., where Carey Price played hockey as a kid. The convoy wound its way for about 60 […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 2021143 Views

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I·SPARC: Call for Volunteers for Regional Action Teams

I·SPARC is looking for passionate and skilled volunteers to join their Regional Action Teams to build and develop sport, physical activities and recreation opportunities. Qualified applicants are invited to complete an application to be considered by I·SPARC’s Selection Committee. I·SPARC’s New Regional Action Teams Last year, I·SPARC incorporated into its own not-for-profit society. This milestone […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 202121 Views

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Squamish Nation: Sport & Recreation Grants – Applications Open

2021 FUNDING APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY JULY 2ND 2021 **Late applications will not be accepted** SPORT & RECREATION GRANTS AVAILABLE: Individual High-Performance Individual Recreation Team Sponsorship Event Sponsorship View the Sport & Recreation Grants Policy for full details, including eligibility criteria. Questions about Sport & Recreation Grants? Contact Justine Sobell at 604-980-6338 or […]

by ahnationtalk on June 3, 202124 Views

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I·SPARC stands with our Indigenous Nations

The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council (I·SPARC) stands with our Indigenous Nations as we mourn the children lost to the Residential School System. We offer love and prayer to the survivors whose lives were forever changed by the experience. Read More NT5

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2021163 Views

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Canadian teams, NHLPA honour 215 Indigenous children from Kamloops residential school – Sportsnet

The Vancouver Canucks will honour the 215 children whose bodies were found at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C., the team announced on Monday. “Tonight, and going forward, Rogers Arena will be lit up orange to honour the 215 children found in Kamloops, as well as every other child who was forced to attend […]

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 202126 Views

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Teacher calls on fans to wear Indigenous athletes’ jerseys on Friday – CBC

May 28, 2021 Jersey day campaign organized in response to Ethan Bear receiving online racist comments after Oilers loss A B.C. teacher is calling on people to wear their favourite Indigenous athlete’s jersey in support of Edmonton Oilers defenceman Ethan Bear, who received racist messages and comments online following the team’s Game 4 playoff loss this week. “I’m hoping […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 202120 Views

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Latest on the BC Restart Plan for activities

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. The arrival of spring means […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 202124 Views

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Okanagan Indigenous athletes recognized for excellence – Vernon Morning Star

May. 2, 2021 Vernon archer Darian Williams and Kelowna multi-sport star Tuja Dreyer among six regional finalists for Premier’s Awards A natural-born archer, Darian Williams of the Splatsin First Nation wants to teach his sport to others. When not taking aim at a bullseye target, Williams helps his band deliver food and clothes to those […]

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 202133 Views

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