As part of Reconciliation Week and the Pathway to Participation Project, Lethbridge Sport Council is pleased to host Dr. Willie Littlechild for an evening keynote followed by a sit-down interview led by Roy Pogozelski.
Indigenous and non-indigenous people are invited to hear Dr. Willie Littlechild speak passionately from a place of experience about the importance and benefits of active recreation and sport on community building, personal well being, and as an important component of reconciliation.
Littlechild has a lifelong love of sports and is an accomplished athlete. He is a pioneering role model, organizer, and advocate for Indigenous sport who has worked tirelessly over five decades to create new opportunities for Indigenous athletes.
He has been inducted into seven sports halls of fame including Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. He is one of the founders of the North American Indigenous Games and the World Indigenous Nations Games.
The event will be held in the Theatre Gallery at the Lethbridge Public Library (main branch) from 6:00-8:00 PM. Doors will open at 5:30 PM. Admission is FREE and snacks and beverages will be provided. We hope you can join us.
Lethbridge Sport Council and our community partners, values sport for its impact physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally. No other domain of community life has demonstrated sport’s capacity to connect so many young people to positive adult role models and mentors, opportunities for positive development, and help to acquire critical life skills. In the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Final Report (2015), sport and recreation are identified as tools for social development to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.
Pathway to Participation for Indigenous Families is a one-year project funded by the Physical Activity and Recreation Division of the Government of Alberta. With support from the project advisory committee, Lethbridge Sport Council aims to contribute to the promotion and development of inclusive pathways to participation for active living, active recreation, and sport. Learn more about the Pathway to Participation project HERE.
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