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.
Syilx Nation Members are able to join the 2022 Spirit of Syilx Unity Run Facebook Group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/495080018348944/
*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 email@example.com (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 3L7Unity Run Schedule 2022