HIGH FIVE TRAINING COURSE - RECREATION & SPORT PROGRAMMING FOR
CHILDREN & YOUTH
October 18th, 2004
Dear Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Bands, Schools & Organizations:
Please be advised that our organization, MYRACL (Mi’kmaw Youth,
Recreation & Active Circle for Living) is organizing two training
sessions for the Mi’kmaw communities of Nova Scotia in the area of
quality assurance to assist communities in the development of their sport
and recreation programs that are currently being offered or planned for
children and youth in your communities, school systems or programs.
In the attached outline, the two day training course outline will help
to explain some of the pieces of information that individuals will be
trained in. The Day 1 Outline targets the "Principles of Healthy
Child Development" and Day 2 Outline targets the people involved in
planning, delivering and evaluation of programs for children and youth.
MYRACL will be covering the costs for training, meeting space and hotel
accommodations (two per room) for four (4) participants from each
community and six (6) from both the Eskasoni and Indianbrook First
The Mainland Training Session
will take place at the Holiday Inn Select (City Centre) on Robie Street on
Wednesday, October 27th and Thursday, October 28th,
2004 and will include the seven (7) central and western communities of
Pictou Landing, Millbrook, Indianbrook, Annapolis Valley, Bear River,
Glooscap and Acadia First Nation communities. This will target a total of
thirty (30) trainees.
The Cape Breton Training Session
will be taking place at the Delta Sydney Hotel on November 2nd
and 3rd and will include the five (5) communities from Cape
Breton and including Paq’tnkek (Afton). This will target a total of
thirty (26) trainees. Please note: An additional four (4)
trainees will be left open for MYRACL to include reps from off-reserve
From these two training sessions, two (2) highly motivated individuals
will be selected to take further training in the "Train the Trainer
Workshop" that will help MYRACL in delivering the High Five Training
Program to the grassroots levels across the Province.
As always, MYRACL is also
asking for contributions from the communities (either through sponsor
organizations or programs) in the form of partnering with us to assist
participants in covering the expenses for travel and meals to the training
We would also like to encourage you to please carefully
select your participants for this training course as we believe that it
will go a long way in starting to improve the quality and delivery of
children and youth programming (with a concentration of children and youth
ages six - twelve years of age) in your communities.
FYI: For communities interested in High Five Training
at their own community level, either for school staff, volunteers or
community organizations, we would be more than pleased to work with you
once this training sessions are completed. Thank you for your time
and looking forward to hearing from you very soon!
Yours in building healthy communities,
Mr. Robert Bernard
Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Youth, Recreation
& Active Circle for Living (MYRACL).