2020 Vancouver Coastal Regional Engagement Meeting

I·SPARC is pleased to announce the dates and theme for our annual series of Regional Engagement Sessions held across BC this fall!

This year’s regional meetings will be held virtually – bringing together individuals, community leaders, organizations and others working in the areas of sport, recreation, physical activity, health, wellness, youth, and education over interactive zoom platform to engage in a forum that will explore:

  • Safely Returning to Activity – sharing how communities are staying inspired and active during COVID-19 pandemic; barriers, challenges, successes, best practices
  • Mental Wellness during COVID-19 – exploring strategies and resources for helping ourselves and others manage anxiety, boost wellness, and nurture body and spirit
  • I·SPARC Updates – 2019-20 activities/highlights, upcoming programs, new governance structure
As we are all navigating a return to sport, physical activity, recreation and health and wellness in Indigenous communities throughout BC, we invite you to join us at one of our regional sessions.



Meetings will be held between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM with a mid-day Lunch Break

Region   Meeting Date   Via Deadline to Register
Northeast/Northwest   Wednesday, Nov 25   Zoom (link sent via email) Nov 20
Interior   Friday, Nov 27   Zoom (link sent via email) Nov 22
Vancouver Island   Friday, December 4   Zoom (link sent via email) Nov 29
Vancouver Coastal   Friday, December 11   Zoom (link sent via email) Dec 6
Fraser   Tuesday, Dec 15   Zoom (link sent via email) Dec 10


**The sessions will conducted via Zoom platform and participants will need computer with internet/wifi access. The Zoom link will be issued via email to those who register prior to the event start.

For more information, please contact your Regional Coordinator for Vancouver Coastal, Pete Natrall, at pnatrall@isparc.ca.

Each regional meeting will have draw prizes to award.
All attendees will be entered to win! 



I·SPARC’s annual Regional Engagement Sessions brings together Indigenous leaders in the sport, physical activity, recreation, health, and education sectors along with other partner organizations/groups within each of its six regions. These sessions provide the opportunity to build consensus on community-based approaches to increasing participation in sport and physical activity and improving health outcomes. The Regional Engagement Sessions also support the establishment of regional priorities that guide the design of community programs delivered throughout the year.

Participants of the Regional Engagement Sessions become part of I·SPARC’s ever growing Regional Network, which is central to regional decision-making processes. Being part of the Regional Network provides a critical communication link for sharing information on regional and provincial program opportunities. It also provides the opportunity to participate on a wide range of committees that guide the planning and implementation of programs within the region.