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"The Active Circle is a family, I feel like I'm part of something. I feel really supported in the work that I do."

Evan Chamakese, Pelican Lake First Nation

The Spirit Lacrosse Program is an entry level lacrosse program, broken down into 10 sessions and designed for 5-8 year olds, that teaches them all the basic fundamental aspects of the game of lacrosse. The Nicola Valley is will be running one of three pilot programs in the province, the other two are located in Chilliwack and Cowichan. The program is delivered in partnership with the BC Lacrosse Association and the Aboriginal Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity Partners Council.

If you are in the Nicola Valley and would like to register your child in this program please contact Bernard Manuel at 250-378-5107 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration is FREE and each participant will receive a FREE BC Lacrosse T-Shirt and a FREE Warrior Lacrosse Stick upon completion of the program.

Download the poster here

Active Circle Communities

Seine River First Nation and Fort Frances Friendship Centre, Ontario

With the support of GEN7 messenger Kent Brown, the community is planning activities for youth and young girls.

Katarokwi Native Friendship Center, Kingston, Ontario

The community is working with Gen7 Messenger Josh Sacobie around regular visits and events with the youth and the center.

Pelican Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan 

The community's youth council has been planning and implementing a number of activities including a girls only program, outdoor sports and leadership training.

Aboriginal Sports and Recreation Circle of Newfoundland and Labrador

The ASRCNL is working with CAAWS and Motivate Canada on the You Go Girls program in 7 communities.

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