Annually, I·SPARC brings together individuals, community leaders, organizations and stakeholders working in the areas of sport, recreation, physical activity, health, education, and youth programming within each of its six regions. These Regional Engagement Sessions provide a forum to build consensus on community-based approaches to increase participation in sport and physical activity and improve health outcomes.

At our 2018 Sessions, we asked what sport, physical activity, recreation, and healthy living looks like in your community. Attendees shared their experiences and expertise, and after a 10-month engagement process involving hundreds of individuals and organizations throughout the province, a new Provincial Strategy for Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation is ready to be launched.

In our 2019 Sessions, we will introduce our new ‘road map’ for Indigenous sport, physical activity and recreation and engage in focused discussions on how we can continue to work together to design and deliver new and exciting opportunities in Indigenous communities throughout BC.

We invite you to come and lend your voice at one of our six regional sessions throughout BC.

Note: The evening prior to each Regional Engagement Session, I·SPARC will be hosting an Awards Ceremony and Dinner for the 2019 Regional Premier’s Awards for Indigenous Youth Excellence in Sport. All registered participants of the Regional Engagement Sessions are invited to attend the Premier’s Awards Ceremony and Dinner (at no charge) to help us recognize and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the youth recipients. If you wish to also attend this special event, you may RSVP via this registration form.


If you plan to attend, please register seven (7) days prior to the meeting date. You may register online here:

Travel subsidies are available for eligible attendees who register by the deadline. To be eligible, you must reside more than 100 km (round trip) from the meeting location and attend the complete session agenda. Accommodations are also available for those who register by the deadline and reside more than 300 km (round trip) from the meeting location. Please note that subsidies may be limited in the cases of multiple representatives from the same community or organization (i.e. car-pooling is encouraged).

For more information, please contact your Regional Coordinator

Region Regional Coordinator Phone Email
Northeast Allie Auger 250-940-4918
Northwest Toni Muldoe 250-940-4919
Interior Bernard ‘Buzz’ Manuel 250-940-4917
Vancouver Coastal Peter Natrall 250-940-4915
Fraser Alana Cook 250-940-4916
Vancouver Island Lise Gillies 250-940-4914