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2015/16 FitNation Application Launch

by ahnationtalk on October 8, 2015458 Views

The Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council (Partners Council) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015/16 FitNation application process. The Partners Council will accept 12 new leaders from across the province to attend a two-day FitNation Training Forum, held in Richmond BC, December 1st – 2nd, 2015 at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport.

Now in its third year of operation, the popularity of FitNation has increased dramatically and this year’s training forum is highly anticipated. As the program expands, so do the opportunities associated with becoming a FitNation leader:

  • up to $1,000 in grant support to run a FitNation community project;
  • opportunities to lead FitNation sessions at conferences, health fairs and other special events; and
  • continued training and education opportunities (i.e. fitness and health webinars, FitNation exercise DVD and manual, mentorship opportunities and more).

FitNation incorporates a series of dynamic stretches and exercises that are fun, adaptable to any fitness level, and presented in an easy-to-use workout format specifically designed to increase physical activity in Aboriginal communities and Friendship Centres across BC.  FitNation is for all ages, scalable to any size group, and requires no specialized facilities or equipment.

Do you have experience as a coach, personal/fitness trainer, or have a background in delivering sport, physical activity, or recreation programs in a First Nation, Friendship Centre, Métis Chartered Community, or school?

If so, you may be interested in this unique opportunity.

The Partners Council will select 12 Aboriginal volunteer fitness/physical activity leaders from across the province to be trained in the FitNation program.  Under the guidance of Dwayne Roberts, a certified Nike Sparq Trainer and Master FitNation Instructor, participants will undertake an intensive two-day training process.  After the training is complete, FitNation leaders are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 in grant support to plan and deliver an 8-week FitNation program (2-3 FitNation classes per week) in their community/Friendship Centre.

Those selected to attend will have all travel costs and expenses covered by the Partners Council.

Important Note: If selected, you are required to deliver an 8-week FitNation program within your community, organization, school, Friendship Centre, etc.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm October 23, 2015. Please visit our website for further information:
http://aboriginalsportbc.ca/healthy-living-activities/fit-nation-pilot-fitness-program/

Download: 2015/16 FitNation New Leader Application

For more information on FitNation and the Provincial Leader Training Forum, please contact:

Robynne Edgar
Manager, Healthy Living Activities
redgar@bcaafc.com
250-388-5522 ext. 225

Jessie Toynbee
Program Coordinator, Healthy Living Activities
jtoynbee@bcaafc.com
250-388-5522 ext. 214

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