Honour Your Health Challenge

BCAAFC-HYHC-Logo-Grey-CroppedThe Honour Your Health Challenge (HYHC) is a 6 week community-based program that encourages innovation and needs-based approaches to promoting healthy, active lifestyles in First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, and Friendship Centres throughout the province.  Some examples of HYHC programs include traditional dance off competitions and classes, nutrition awareness & introductions to new foods, sports camps, tobacco reduction education and support programs, etc.  Since 2011 over 540 leaders have been trained, reaching over 16,000 participants involved in the HYHC program activities.

As part of the Regional Leader Training Sessions, the Partners Council delivers a series of workshops to prepare HYHC Community Leaders for their role in planning and delivering their own 6-week community-based project. Community projects will promote healthy life choices in the areas of increased physical activity, healthy eating, reduction of tobacco misuse, and healthy pregnancies.

2016 Regional Leader Training Workshops will include:

  • Nutrition
  • Holistic Wellness Model
  • FitNation / Nordic Walking
  • Sports Injury
  • HealthBeat for Communities
  • Mental Wellness
  • Yoga
  • Physical Literacy

If you have an idea for a workshop please contact us at the information provided below.

Some examples of HYHC projects include:

  • Community “Top Chef” competitions
  • Tobacco awareness & alternatives
  • Plant identification hikes
  • Traditional Canoe (carving and pulling)
  • Amazing Race style scavenger hunts
  • Girls fitness, including emotional well-being & nutrition
  • Boys fitness through cultural activities, hunting, snowshoeing, and berry picking
  • Healthy eating and traditional diets
  • Community no soda pop challenge

Registration for 2016 Regional Leader Training is open!! 

Region Location Hotel Date
Northwest Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 28-29 REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Northeast Prince George Coast Inn of the North Oct. 5-6 REGISTRATION CLOSED.
Interior Kamloops Sandman Signature Oct. 19-20 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Vancouver Island Nanaimo Coast Bastion Oct. 27-28 REGISTRATION CLOSED
Vancouver Coastal/Fraser Vancouver Coast Plaza Hotel Nov. 7-8 REGISTRATION CLOSED

Registration closes Sep. 16th, 2016

Please share our Save the Date poster with your family, in your staff room, on your website, at your rec center or anywhere else where people are committed to Healthy Living!

For more information on upcoming training in your area or program planning, please contact Robynne Edgar, Director – Healthy Living at redgar@isparc.ca or (250) 388.5522 #225