SPRING 2017 HOST APPLICATIONS

I·SPARC invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations to apply to host a Sport Development Camp, Coaching Certification Course, and/or Officials Training Session in their community.

Each of our six Regional Committees have identified priority sports for their respective region, as indicated below.  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 community sport development activities outside of the list of priority sports are welcome and the Regional Coordinating Group will consider these requests during the application review and selection process.

HOST ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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 report
  • MUST fill out an on-line post-event report (within 7 days of event)
  • MUST provide all invoices to the Regional Coordinator (within 14  days of the event)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2017 AT 5:00 pm, for program delivery dates of April to June 30, 2017.


FRASER PRIORITY SPORTS

Soccer

Canoe/ Kayak

Athletics

Lacrosse


Additional Priority Sports
Volleyball
Basketball
Hockey


Fraser Regional Coordinator
Alana Cook
250.388.5522 ext. 211
acook@isparc.ca


INTERIOR PRIORITY SPORTS

Softball

Athletics

Soccer

Basketball


Additional Priority Sports
Hockey
Snowboarding
Volleyball

Interior Regional Coordinator
Michelle Webster
250.306.2391
mwebster@isparc.ca

NORTHEAST HOST APPLICATION


NORTHEAST PRIORITY SPORTS
Soccer

Hockey

Volleyball

Softball


Additional Priority Sports
Basketball
Ski/Snowboarding
Canoe/Kayak


Northeast Regional Coordinator
Leon Erickson
250.996.3775
lerickson@ispar.ca

NORTHWEST HOST APPLICATION


NORTHWEST PRIORITY SPORTS
Soccer

Athletics

Basketball

Lacrosse


Additional Priority Sports
Hockey
Softball
Volleyball


Northwest Regional Contact
Dianne Garner
250.388.5522 ext. 228
dgarner@isparc.ca

VANCOUVER ISLAND HOST APPLICATION


VANCOUVER ISLAND PRIORITY SPORTS
Soccer

Athletics

Basketball

Lacrosse


Additional Priority Sports
Hockey
Canoe/Kayak
Volleyball


Vancouver Island Regional Coordinator
Kim Leming
250.388.5522 ext. 241
kleming@isparc.ca

VANCOUVER COASTAL HOST APPLICATION


VANCOUVER COASTAL PRIORITY SPORTS
Lacrosse

Soccer

Canoe/Kayak

Athletics

Snowboarding


Additional Priority Sports
Basketball
Hockey


Vancouver Coastal Regional Coordinator
Pete Natrall
604.251.4844 ext. 308
pnatrall@isparc.ca

BACKGROUND – PROVINCIAL STRATEGY

I·SPARC’s Provincial Strategy takes a youth-centered approach, inspired by the BC Aboriginal Youth Sport and Recreation Declaration established during the 2008 Gathering Our Voices youth conference.

As the fastest growing population in Canada, Indigenous youth represent the future for our communities. Through sport, physical activity and recreation, youth gain an understanding of the benefits of living healthy, active lifestyles. They develop enhanced self-esteem, self-confidence and life skills that translate into positive life choices.

By supporting and encouraging physically active communities and by expanding access to sport and recreation opportunities, I·SPARC aims to improve the health outcomes and positively impact the well-being of Indigenous communities across British Columbia.

I·SPARC’s regional model provides a structure to deliver programs and services at the community level. Its strength lies in the cultural approach to opportunities and ownership within each region for programming decisions on priority sport and physical activity opportunities.

Learn more about our Provincial Strategy and Regional Structure at http://isparc.ca.

For more information, contact your Regional Coordinator or a member of our team below

Lara Mussell
Director, Sport
P: 250.388.5522 ext. 233
TF: 1.800.990.2432
F: 1.877.711.5594
lmussell@isparc.ca

Buzz Manuel
Provincial Coordinator, Performance Sport
P: 250.350.3254
F: 1.877.711.5594
bmanuel@isparc.ca

Dianne Garner
Provincial Coordinator, Sport
Dev. and Community Engagement
P: 250.388.5522 ext. 228
TF: 1.800.990.2432
F: 1.877.711.5594
dgarner@isparc.ca