Through our Ultimate Skills initiative, the Construction Foundation of BC is proud to support Ultimate Spirit, an ISPARC Honour Your Health Challenge, developed to introduce the youth of Stz-uminus First Nation to the game of Ultimate Frisbee.
Last March, Ultimate Spirit took flight with a gathering of community and supporters in celebration of life, health and play.
Over the course of 10 sessions, youth were invited to join in a journey of learning the game – based in the values of connection, inclusion, play, spirit, community and respect.
The action-packed day of sport began with a traditional welcome of singing and dancing from members of the Stz’uminus community and Chief John Elliott officially welcomed the University of Victoria Ultimate team and students from WSANEC School.
After the welcome, students and players took to the field where UVic players demonstrated the game of Ultimate, cheered from the sidelines by the youth audience. Post-game, youth and spectators were invited onto the field to practice their skills and gain an introduction to the rules of the game. The day wrapped with a delicious feast, hosted by the community and a followed up with a additional skill-developing games.
A fantastic day was had by all!
The Honour Your Health Challenge is sponsored by ISPARC.
Additional support has been provided by Ultimate Canada, BC Ultimate Society, Stz’uminus First Nation, The Victoria Ultimate Players Society and the University of Victoria.
We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to the Stz’uminus First Nation community for their hospitality and welcome during the event.
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