Aboriginal RunWalk and Honour Your Health Challenge
Leader Training

Victoria, BC (August 23, 2017) – The Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Council is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 Regional Leader Training Sessions (RTS), offered through the Aboriginal Healthy Living Activities (AHLA), in partnership with SportMedBC.

The RTS are offered to individuals working within, or representing an Indigenous community, who are committed to delivering a healthy living program under the Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge.  The sessions are designed to bring together community leaders and individuals who are passionate about promoting health and wellness in the Indigenous community in one or all of these four key areas: increased physical activity, healthy eating, reduction of tobacco misuse, and supporting healthy pregnancies.

At the conclusion of training, participants will become eligible to apply for up to $1000 in grant support for their Aboriginal RunWalk or Honour Your Health Challenge community program.

  • Aboriginal RunWalk: lead your community in a 13-21 week program as they prepare for a 5 to 10km run/walk event
  • Honour Your Health Challenge: develop your own healthy living project, based on your community’s needs – past projects include creating a healthy eating cookbook, community recreation nights, plant identification walks, fitness challenges, and healthy lunch school programs

Region Location Hotel Dates Registration Link
Northwest Terrace Best Western Inn Sep. 27-28 REGISTER FOR TERRACE
Northeast Prince George Coast Inn of the North Oct. 5 -6 REGISTER FOR PRINCE GEORGE
Interior Kamloops Sandman Signature Oct. 18-19 REGISTER FOR KAMLOOPS
Van. Island Nanaimo Coast Bastion Oct. 26-27 REGISTER FOR NANAIMO
Van. Coastal/Fraser Abbotsford Quality Inn Nov. 2-3 REGISTER FOR ABBOTSFORD

Regional Leader Training is offered to employees of First Nations, Métis Chartered Communities, or Friendship Centres, Indigenous Health or Education promoters, and individuals representing or working within Indigenous organizations.

Hotel accommodation will be provided and travel subsidies will be available to all participants eligible as defined by the travel policy. See travel policy below.  Additional travel allowances are available for remote communities.

Registration opens on August 23rd and closes on September 15th, 2017. Registration is limited and will be filled on a “first come, first serve” basis.

Download AHLA Travel Policy
Download AHLA Information Bulletin

For more information on registration please contact:
Amanda de Faye
SportMed BC, Aboriginal RunWalk Manger
Phone: 604.294.3050 ext. 106 | Mobile: 778.995.9593 |Fax: 604.294.3020

To see the programs in action, and witness the incredible work of our healthy living leaders, watch the short promotional video below!