A chance to chat with an Olympic hockey player will be among some of the highlights as the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council (I·SPARC) invite youth to celebrate International Women’s Day with a whole week of free, fun activities.

I·SPARC is embracing the International Women’s Day (March 8) theme of #ChooseToChallenge by recognizing that we can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality to help create an inclusive world. They also are asking people to challenge themselves by participating in a virtual game of bingo, where you will move your way through a number of fun activities, challenges, virtual workouts, and a webinar with Team Canada hockey player Brigette Lacquette.

Visit https://bingobaker.com#695214e35a8bbabf and enter your email to create your own unique I·SPARC virtual bingo card. Make sure you bookmark the page (or email yourself the URL) so you can get back to this card. These cards are printable, or we encourage you to play online and remain paperless. I·SPARC will be able to see online cards in play. Achieve one line and you will be entered to win a small prize. Achieve two lines of activities, or an X, and you will be entered to win an I·SPARC swag prize pack.
The first virtual event is on March 8 and includes a one-hour workshop that will offer youth an opportunity to explore breathing and embodiment practices as a form of self-regulation. Ancestral land-based healing practices such as singing, drumming, smudging, and praying will also be explored as self-care and mindfulness practices. Register through Eventbrite.ca at https://tinyurl.com/2en7x2jk.
On March 9, Lacquette, a silver medallist at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics and the first, First Nations player named to Canada’s National Women’s team, will be answering questions via Zoom at 7 p.m. Register online at Eventbrite.ca (https://tinyurl.com/7smav68c) to take part in this great opportunity to speak with Lacquette, who is also currently playing for the Calgary-based Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. Email your questions for Lacquette to aassu@isparc.ca by March 8 before 4 p.m.
Try out the lacrosse, soccer and basketball challenges on March 10. Take a 20 second video of yourself doing each challenge separately, post the videos to your social channels tagging @ISPARCBC and send us your submission via direct message, In the lacrosse quick-stick challenge try to get as many wall-passes as you can in 20 seconds. Keep the soccer ball from hitting the ground while you juggle the ball for 20 seconds in the soccer keep up challenge. In the basketball challenge, show off your most creative dunks in the 20 seconds time frame. The top submissions in each challenge will win a prize.

Virtual bingo players can log in via Zoom (https://tinyurl.com/5xvk2ptj) for Pound workout sessions on Tuesday, March 9 at 5 pm using meeting ID: 858 6354 1218 and passcode: 267152 and on Friday, March 12 at 12:30 pm (https://tinyurl.com/3rv6u8ev) using meeting ID:822 3575 9719 and passcode: 147866. Join the Powwow Impact class on March 8 at 6 pm by clicking here, or the Jig-Fit class on March 11 at 6 pm by clicking here. Both classes are led by Madelaine McCallum.

Download your bingo card today to view the other activities including completing a FitNation workout on the I·SPARC YouTube channel, sharing a traditional recipe and tagging @ISPARCBC on social media, and sending a thank you note to a coach.