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2004 MYRACL Sport & Recreation Summit 

“ A One Day Brainstorming Session To Help Improve How We Provide Services To Our Mi’kmaw Communities Across Nova Scotia”...|


You are invited to participate at the upcoming MYRACL Sport & Recreation Summit that is planned to take place at the Membertou Trade & Convention Center (MTCC) on Monday, December 20th, 2004 from 10:00am – 5:00pm. 

There will be no cost to attend this session as we are trying to get valuable input from our membership in our communities.  We are targeting the age groups of 13 years and up and would like to send this open invitation to students, parents, coaches, volunteers, team managers (all sports), recreation coordinators/programmers, youth coordinators, school teachers, principals, directors and any other persons interested in contributing towards the overall holistic development of our organization.

Also, that evening, participants of the Sport & Recreation Summit are welcome to join us (free of charge for participating at the Sport Summit) while we celebrate the NS Native Fastball Circuit Banquet & Dinner that we are hosting in the main ballroom upstairs of the MTCC.  Dinner costs for guests that are already members of the teams (as listed on submitted rosters to MYRACL) will be $5.00 per person at the door.  For all other guests, there will be a $15.00 cover charge at the door.  We will be presenting our Summer Softball League All Stars at this banquet as well as local musical entertainment and special guest speakers. 


10:00am            Registration of Participants (Snacks, Water  & Juices will be available)

10:30am            Welcome & Opening Prayer and Opening Drum (Sons of Membertou)  

10:45am            Overview of the Agenda

11:00am            Breakout Sessions

1.      Physical Activity Levels in our Communities

2.      MYRACL Sport Programs & Training Initiatives

3.      North American Indigenous Games (NAIG 2006 & 2008)

4.      Physical Education & Intramural Programs in Schools

12:00pm            Gathering of Breakout Groups into Main Room

·         Group Energizer (Icebreaker)

·         Presentations from the four breakout groups (flipchart notes)

·         Summary of Information from facilitator

12:30pm            Lunch Break  (Soup & Sandwiches will be provided)

·         Slide presentation on Sporting Events (Softball, NAIG, etc)

1:30pm            Review of afternoon’s Agenda Items

1:45pm            Breakout Sessions

1.      Sport & Recreation Committees (the need for them)

2.      Facilities & Programs (Access and Development)

3.      Healthy Eating & Nutrition

4.      Coaching & Elite Athlete Development

2:45pm            Group Energizer (Icebreaker)

3:00pm            Sessions come together in Main Room

·         Presentations from the four breakout groups

·         Summary of Information by Facilitator

3:15pm            Healthy Snack Break (15 mins)

3:30pm            Groups come back together in Main Room

3:40pm            Brainstorming Session

·         Group Exercises

o        Addressing Barriers within our Communities

o        How can we increase opportunities?

o        How can we get more people to support and get involved?

o        What are the next steps?

4:40pm            Final Wrap Up of Information

·         Closing Comments

4:50pm            Closing Prayer & Closing Drum (Sons of Membertou)


Please Note:            Participants of the Sport Summit are invited to participate in the NS Senior Native Fastball Circuit Dinner & Banquet that will be taking place at the same location from 6:00pm-9:00pm, “free of charge” for participating in the day conference.

Participants that are part of the summer league teams not participating during the day will pay $5.00 at the door and for all other guests there will be a $15.00 charge at the door for the dinner/banquet that evening.

For more information, please contact Robert Bernard at 902-295-8200 (cell).


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