Spirit of Syilx Youth Unity Run


We run for our people and our land

Between 140 and 200 Okanagan Nation members will come together over the multi-day event, with a minimum of 100 partakers joining for the entire event. Based on the previous years, the average age of runners will be in between the ages of 14 and 18, 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.

This event occurs annually on the first weekend in June!

2022 Unity Run Update

The Okanagan Nation Alliance is happy to be back in full-swing for our 14th annual Spirit of Syilx Unity Run! We are running in-person on June 3-5 from KIRS to Penticton IRS monument via Chase this year to trace the journey that our ancestors made and honour the children.

The virtual component of Unity Run will be different this year. We will use this virtual Facebook group to host daily giveaways for those who submit kilometers each day but we will not be “hosting” the run virtually as we will be running in-person again this year! The Facebook group will still bring folks together to motivate and encourage each other to participate in walking or running daily, and act as platform for sharing information about the in-person run, as well.

Syilx Nation Members are able to join the 2022 Spirit of Syilx Unity Run Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495080018348944/

2022 Registration:

*Registration not required for virtual run!

Youth Workers Registration – In Person Run: https://forms.gle/QnfeWDeuUqEipTwY6

Family/Individual Registration – In Person Run: https://forms.gle/mRA3FjyXjkreHuTk9


If you are interested in donating to the Spirit of Syilx Unity Run for Suicide and Violence Awareness, please see payment options below:

  • E-transfer to etransfertd@syilx.org (we are registered as auto-deposit – no password required)
    • Please include a note for your e-transfer in the message box stating “Unity Run 2022”
  • Cheques payable to “Okanagan Nation Alliance” (please see mailing address below)
    • Please include a note of your cheque in the memo box stating “Unity Run 2022”
  • Cash donations can be dropped off at our main office

Mailing Address: 101-3535 Old Okanagan Hwy, Westbank BC V4T 3L7

Unity Run Schedule 2022


Event Date:
Virtual: May 31 - June 5, 2022
In-Person: June 3-5, 2022

Event Time:

Raven Mikuletic, Communications Coordinator


250-707-0095 ext 121