Spirit of Syilx Youth Unity Run

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We run for our people and our land

Between 140 and 200 Okanagan Nation members will come together over the 4 day event, with a minimum of 100 partakers joining for the entire 4 days. Based on the previous years, the average age of runners will be in between the ages of 14 and 18 years of age, with the youngest runner being 5 and the oldest in their 60’s.  The majority of the runners will be members of Okanagan Nation communities who are chaperoned by designated community members. If you have youth that would like to participate please contact your local member community youth worker or Wellness/Health department. If you would like to bring your own youth or yourselves please register directly with the ONA.

The event if free to participate, the run is covered through programs and donations.  Each participant will also get a free t-shirt for participating.

The Unity Run kicks off on the Thursday with a ceremony where they finished the 2018 run. Runners will begin at Polson Park Vernon BC and run towards Westwold and go over the hill to Merritt.

Registration is required for safety, accommodation and meal counts.

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Event Sponsors:

Funding for the run comes from various sources including program funding, member communities, and other sponsor requests. This event is supported by the Okanagan Nation Response Team (ONRT) and the Aboriginal RCMP.

BC Hydro
Fortis
Columbia Power
Lower Similkameen Indian Band

Event Date:
May 9-12, 2019

Event Time:
All Day

Event Location:
Vernon BC Polson Park

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For more information, please contact:
Tara Montgomery, Communications Lead
T: (250) 707-0095 ext. 120
E: tmontgomery@syilx.org