B.C. Aboriginal Youth Invited to Apply for Unique Sport Leadership Opportunity (Deadline June 23)

B.C. Aboriginal Youth Invited to Apply for Unique Sport Leadership Opportunity (Deadline June 23)

 

Vancouver (BC) – June 10, 2015

The ACTIVATE BC project will bring together 50 youth from across the province to participate in a 3-day forum style workshop. Developed by youth for youth, ACTIVATE BC will be held at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus from July 10th-13th. The “ACTIVATE BC” initiative – a collaboration between Motivate Canada, the BC Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council, the Ray-Cam Co-Operative Centre and More Sports.

Aboriginal Youth from across the province are encouraged to apply.

The workshop, a compilation of best practices from Motivate Canada’s ACTIVATE and GEN7 programs, will focus on community based physical activity, leadership, celebrating diverse cultures within Canada and celebrating the legacy of the FIFA Women’s World Cup to our country. Feature sessions include Life and Community Mapping, Physical Literacy, Sport for Social Change and Action Planning to name a few. Youth can expect to get active during this event, putting new skills into action through sports and physical activities while meeting special guests from the Native Indian Football Association, Fit Nation (a program of the BC Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council) and Motivate Canada’s Elite Athlete Ambassadors.

Youth can apply now to attend ACTIVATE BC! Youth living in British Columbia, who are between the ages of 16-25, are invited to apply to attend ACTIVATE BC by completing the on-line application form by June 18th, 2015 11:59 PST. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/R7GT7R8

“ACTIVATE provides youth with the experience to network, to learn, to engage and to grow. Through the program, youth are able to find their voice and experience a variety of interactive workshops. ACTIVATE derives from youth-driven development; the power of sport and youth leading youth is what makes it so meaningful. ACTIVATE came into my life at just the right time and opened my eyes to new opportunities and provided new perspectives on how to make a difference through sport. ACTIVATE is what you need it to be. It doesn’t matter what age you are,” said Sara McKinnon, ACTIVATE BC Volunteer Youth Leader.

The five trained youth volunteers with guidance from Motivate Canada staff will be responsible for developing and delivering workshop content and will support youth delegates in completing an ACTIVATE in Action project back in their respective communities following their participation in the ACTIVATE BC workshop.

This project has been made possible by the Vancouver Community Foundation, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, the Victoria Community Foundation, the City of Vancouver, Twentieth Century FoxFilm Corporation, and the Government of Canada.

About Motivate Canada:
For more information please visit: www.motivatecanada.ca.

For more information contact:

Dan Dubeau
ACTIVATE Program Manager
Motivate Canada
613-789-3333 ext 227
Cell: 613-355-0735
dan@motivatecanada.ca

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