Host a Sport Camp in Your Region

Each of our Six Regional Committees have identified priority sports which serve as the focal point for region wide sport development in the areas of youth camps, coaching certification courses and official’s training.

Requests for Community Sport Development activities outside of the list of priority sports are also welcomed and the Regional Committee will consider those requests on a case by case basis.

We invite First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit Indigenous organizations to request to host Regional Youth Sport Camps, Coaching Certification Courses, and/or Officials Training Sessions in their community/Centre.  To apply for a program, please contact your Regional Coordinator.

Contact your Regional Coordinator for more information:

Fraser Region:
Alana Cook
acook@isparc.ca    (t) 604.807.5334

Interior Region:
Buzz Manuel
bmanuel@isparc.ca   (t) 250.856.0868

Northeast Region:
Vacant
Please contact mwebster@isparc.ca

Northwest Region:
Toni Muldoe
tmuldoe@isparc.ca    (t) 250.842.8170

Vancouver Coastal Region:
Pete Natrall
pnatrall@isparc.ca     (t) 250.856.0863

Vancouver Island Region:
James Nyce
jnyce@isparc.ca     (t) 250.856.0864

Is your community ready to get active and to return safely to sport and physical activity participation?

Call for Host Applications

As the province gradually returns to sport and physical activity, we would like ot know more about your community’s state of readiness.

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Returning Safely to Sport & Physical Activity

At I·SPARC, we recognize the toll the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic are taking within Indigenous communities as participation in sport and physical activity is vital to our individual and collective wellness.

As outlined in BC’s Restart Plan, sport and physical activities have been able to resume in a limited way. Restarting is not mandatory and we respect that Indigenous communities and organizations will be in varying stages of readiness to engage in a return to activity.  However, some communities may be ready and eager to resume activities within the necessary modifications and following the applicable guidelines and safety measures.

As we support a return to activity, I·SPARC will work collaboratively with its partners and host communities to develop specific program delivery plans that meet the highest health and safety standards.

Using BC’s Restart Plan, viaSport’s Return to Sport Guidelines, and BCRPA’s Recreation and Parks Sector Guidelines for Restarting Operations, I·SPARC released its Return to Activity Guidelines on August 6, 2020.
As the situation is rapidly evolving, click the Return to Activity icon  to view the latest changes or updates.

Request to Host a Camp in your Community

I·SPARC invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit organizations serving Indigenous youth from across the province to apply to host a sport camp:

  • Youth Sport Development Camps – these sport camps are community-based programs in a sport of your community’s choice that can range from a one-time “Try-it” event up to multi-week sessions.

As all in-person programs must be delivered within the modifications and protocols under the required and applicable health and safety guidelines (e.g. symptom screening, physical distancing, hand-washing and sanitizing, limited number of participants, modified activities, etc.), we will work collaboratively with the host community/organization to coordinate and confirm the appropriate COVID-19 safety program plan and to deliver the event(s) safely.

Our goal is to fulfill all requests for sport or physical activity programming while ensuring the specific program delivery plan meets the highest standard of health and safety for your participants.  If your community is interested in hosting a coach/leader development clinic/workshop, please submit an application today!

Request to Host an online Coach/Leader Development Clinic

Supporting sustainability and capacity-building through the development of coaches and leaders within Indigenous communities is a priority goal within our provincial strategy. I·SPARC invites First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, Friendship Centres and other not-for-profit organizations serving Indigenous youth from across the province to apply to host a coach/leader development clinic or workshop:

  • Coach/Leader Certification or Training Course – there are several leader development courses or workshops currently available in an online delivery format (e.g. Zoom) through our partners*.  The list below is non-exhaustive, examples include:

*Once our partners resume coaching and officials clinics via in-person delivery, we will also support communities that request to host in-person clinics within health and safety guidelines.

If your community is interested in hosting a coach/leader development clinic/workshop, please contact your Regional Coordinator:

FRASER HOST APPLICATION

Fraser Regional Coordinator
Alana Cook
250.856.0854
acook@isparc.ca

INTERIOR HOST APPLICATION

Interior Regional Coordinator
Bernard ‘Buzz’ Manuel, Jr.
250.856.0868
bmanuel@isparc.ca

NORTHWEST HOST APPLICATION

Northwest Regional Coordinator
Toni Muldoe
250.856.0861
tmuldoe@isparc.ca

NORTHEAST HOST APPLICATION

Northeast Regional Coordinator
Vacant
250.856.0851

temp. contact mwebster@isparc.ca
VANCOUVER COASTAL
HOST APPLICATION
Vancouver Coastal Regional Coordinator
Pete Natrall
250.856.0863
pnatrall@isparc.ca

VANCOUVER ISLAND HOST APPLICATION

Vancouver Island Regional Coordinator
James Nyce
250.856.0864
jnyce@isparc.ca