The EAGLE workshops precede the launch of the ACE program

As promised here is some detailed information on the upcoming EAGLE workshops scheduled for 4 different time slots and locations.eagle poster Salmon Armeagle poster SplatsinLD-Eagle-application-form-Sept-2017-Salmon ArmLD-Eagle-application-form-Sept-2017-SplatsinLD-EAGLE-BROCHURE-Sept-2017-Salmon ArmLD-EAGLE-BROCHURE-Sept-2017-Splatsin

The EAGLE workshops precede the launch of the ACE program.  I will be hosting 4 identical 3-day workshops called “Empowering Aboriginal Generation of Leaders and Entrepreneurs” (EAGLE). 

  • EAGLE 3-day workshop (this workshop is for anyone interested in finding out if they are wired for self-employment or not.  It is Free and open to everyone. There is lunch providedeach day but no other supports available). After completing this 3-day workshop participants will know if the ACE program is for them or not. It’s a small investment of time and will help get the right people in the 18 available ACE seats.

The dates and locations set aside for the EAGLE workshops are as follows

  • Sept 14 to 16 (Thursday to Saturday): Splatsin Community Centre, Meeting Room 3, Enderby, BC
  • Sept 20 to 22 (Wednesday to Friday): Melamen Health Centre, Salmon Arm, BC
  • Sept 25 to 27 (Thursday to Saturday): Splatsin Community Centre, Meeting Room 3, Enderby, BC
  • Sept 28 to 30(Thursday to Saturday) : Splatsin Community Centre, Meeting Room 3, Enderby, BC

I have attached brochures, application forms, and posters with the workshop information and contact information on them. I am hoping that you will share this information with any individual you think might be interested, as well as any organization that might have clients or community members that would benefit from this valuable training. Please feel free to post information on bulletin boards and in newsletters! The EAGLE workshop is available to anyone! It is free, and a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of what Entrepreneurship and Leadership is all about! You may even have staff who might be interested? The EAGLE workshop is a great stand-alone workshop with valuable take away’s that will benefit all who have the chance to participate. For those who decide they want ‘more’….the Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurship (ACE) Training Program will launch in October.

Please help spread the word! If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!

Warm regards,

Debra Tamagi

Program Manager/Coach Shuswap Region

University of Victoria, GSB, Executive Programs


Registration Open! 2017 Regional Leader Training Sessions

Victoria, BC (August 23, 2017) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 Regional Leader Training Sessions (RTS), offered through the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA), in partnership with SportMedBC.

The RTS are offered to individuals working within, or representing an Indigenous community, who are committed to delivering a healthy living program under the Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge.  The sessions are designed to bring together community leaders and individuals who are passionate about promoting health and wellness in the Indigenous community in one or all of these four key areas: increased physical activity, healthy eating, reduction of tobacco misuse, and supporting healthy pregnancies.

Workshops will be offered in Nutrition, Physical Literacy, Addictions, FitNation, Mental Wellness, Nordic Walking, a Regional Resource Panel and more!  Participants will learn from experts in their respective fields, and develop the skills necessary to deliver their own  community program.

At the conclusion of training, participants will become eligible to apply for up to $1000 in grant support for their Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge community program.

  • Aboriginal RunWalk: lead your community in a 13-21 week program as they prepare for a 5 to 10km run/walk event
  • Honour Your Health Challenge: develop your own healthy living project, based on your community’s needs – past projects include creating a healthy eating cookbook, community recreation nights, plant identification walks, fitness challenges, and healthy lunch school programs
Region Location Hotel Dates Register
Northwest Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 27 – 28 REGISTER FOR TERRACE
Northeast Prince George Coast Inn of the North Oct. 5 – 6 REGISTER FOR PRINCE GEORGE
Interior Kamloops Sandman Signature Oct. 18 – 19 REGISTER FOR KAMLOOPS
Van. Island Nanaimo Coast Bastion Oct. 26 – 27 REGISTER FOR NANAIMO
Van. Coastal /
Abbotsford Quality Hotel Nov. 2 – 3 REGISTER FOR ABBOTSFORD

Regional Leader Training is offered to employees of First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, or Friendship Centres, Indigenous Health or Education promoters, and individuals representing or working within Indigenous organizations.

Hotel accommodation will be provided and travel subsidies will be available to all participants eligible as defined by the travel policy. See travel policy below. Additional travel allowances are available for remote communities.

Registration opens on August 23rd and closes on September 15th, 2017. Registration is limited and will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis.

Download AHLA Travel Policy
Download AHLA Information Bulletin

For more information on registration please contact:
Amanda de Faye
SportMed BC, Aboriginal RunWalk Manger
Phone: 604.294.3050 ext. 106 | Mobile: 778.995.9593 |Fax: 604.294.3020

Call-out for Communities to Host 2017/18 series of BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps

The 2017/18 Host Application Process has been launched for First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres, and Indigenous organizations to apply to host event(s) within the 2017/18 series of BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps. Successful community hosts will be awarded a Hosting Grant to help offset the majority, if not all, of the event operating costs. Communities awarded a Provincial Camp will work in partnership with I·SPARC’s Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport, and the Provincial Sport Committee in the delivery of the event. The Development Camps are to be held primarily in the Fall/Winter of 2017/18 in a variety of communities across British Columbia.

These events have been strategically established to support Indigenous athlete development in sports featured in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG). The 2017/18 season will support provincial development camps in the following sports and due to the 2017 Team BC NAIG program, championships will not be featured this year.

•                3-D Archery
•                Swimming
•                Athletics (Track & Field)
•                Rifle Shooting
•                Volleyball
•                Badminton
•                Wrestling

The BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps are an important component of I∙SPARC’s Provincial Strategy for Indigenous Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity. The events provide a unique opportunity for Indigenous athletes and coaches from First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities and Friendship Centres throughout the province to gather and compete in events that promote sport excellence while celebrating cultural unity and pride.

Committed to establishing a consistent, comprehensive Indigenous Team BC program that results in increased participation and better preparation, I∙SPARC’s Provincial Sport Committees maintain oversight of the Provincial Development Camps.

To apply to host an event, please refer to the Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps 2017/18 Host Application forms. The deadline to submit applications is 4:00 pm (PST), Friday, September 8, 2017.

Access to the online host application form is available at the following link: 2017/18 Camps Host Application

For more information on the BC Indigenous Provincial Athlete Development Camps (or to request a hard copy of the Host Application Forms), please visit the I∙SPARC website at or contact Buzz Manuel – Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport at