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 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 2019 run. Runners will begin at Manning Park.

Registration is required for safety, accommodation and meal counts.










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
Columbia Power
Lower Similkameen Indian Band
South Okanagan Restorative Justice Program


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Event Date:
May 1-3, 2020

Event Time:
All Day

Event Location:
Manning Park, BC

Event Map:

Taylor Carpenter, Events Planner, Phone: 250-707-0095 ext: 233 Email: tcarpenter@syilx.org