Summer 2019 

I·SPARC (The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council) invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit organizations serving Indigenous youth from across the province to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in their community/organization.  

These sport camps or courses are community-based programs and can range from 1-2 day events up to multi-week sessions.

Each of our Regional Committees have identified priority sports for their respective region (listed in the application), and these priority sports serve as the focal point for region-wide sport development in the areas of youth sport camps, and coaching/officials development.  
Note:  Requests for sport development activities not included on the regional list of priority sports are welcome and the Regional Coordinating Group will consider these requests during the application review and selection process.

Once applications are approved, the Regional Sport & Physical Activity Coordinator will work with the host community/organization representative to plan and deliver the event(s).


  • Appoint representative as primary contact between the Regional Coordinator & Camp/Clinic Facilitator
  • Consider inviting local Elder/Knowledge Keeper to open or close your camp (honorarium available)
  • Promote the event within surrounding communities (e.g. circulate and post event posters)
  • Collect the online registrations and have registrations forms available at your event when permitted
  • Ensure all necessary equipment (e.g. audio visual, sports gear, cones, tables, chairs etc.)
  • Ensure appropriate emergency plan (identify first aid plan, local EMS, and have contact info ready)
  • Check-in all participants and have representative on-site at event
  • Provide final participation list as part of final event summary
  • MUST fill out an on-line post-event summary (within 7 days of event)
  • MUST provide all invoices to the Regional Coordinator (within 14 days of the event)
5:00 PM THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019

for program delivery dates of JULY 1 to SEPTEMBER 30, 2019.  

Vermillion Forks Métis Association Event

Valley First Bank

Keeping it Simple

Borrow. Insure. Invest.


Join us for tips on how to plan and prepare for your retirement years.

DATE: Wednesday April 10, 2019
TIME: 12:00-1:00 PM
LOCATION: Vermillion Forks Métis Association #105-Hwy 3E – Basement of old tourism Bldg.
RSVP: Trudi Turner

Coordinator for SOSMA Project

Hello Everyone,

 Do you have an interest in the Fentanyl Crisis? If so, SOSMA is seeking a coordinator of this project to work with the Regional Naloxone Coordinator Shaughn Davoren to assist in this training camp. Please email me ASAP and I will put you in touch with Shaughn. The money for this training camp is a result of funding that MNBC has been able to secure.

 Yours in Friendship, Terry Kennedy

Traditional Métis Dance Workshop Saturday, April 13, 2019

All ages and nations welcome. Bring an Elder, a cousin, family member, or friend!

All children under 8  years old must be accompanied by an adult for the whole session.

Workshop is free.

Light lunch is provided.

Place: KVR Middle School gym, 300 Jermyn Avenue, Penticton.

Time: 10:30 am – 2:00 pm

Instructor: Caren Nagao from Li Jigeurs Mechif

RSVP via email to Greta Henning at:

Come and enjoy learning from Caren.

Yours in Friendship,

Terry Kennedy

Are you ready for spring? Lets go for an exploratory walk along the cottonwoods at Sun Oka Provincial Park and see what exciting signs of spring we can find.

Sunday, March 31
10am – 12noon.
Sun Oka Provincial Park near Summerland.
Please sign up by following this link: 
We will be walking along the riparian area trails, exploring the cottonwood forest and then circling around to Trout creek and the beach.
What to bring:
Dress in layers. 
Good walking boots (maybe still snow boots, or rubber boots to splash in the puddles!).
Bring a small bucket (like an ice cream pail or a yoghurt container),  pencil or pen and notebook,  and magnifying glasses if you have one.
Please sign up so I know how many activity props to bring.