Aboriginal Physical Activity & Cultural Circle

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The Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (APACC) is a network for Aboriginal people who are involved in Sports, Recreation, Fitness and Traditional Activities. APACC is a registered non-profit organization.

The Vision of APACC is to establish and expand relationships between individuals engaged in physical activity by improving access to resources, and promote exposure to health and wellness opportunities.

The APACC mission is to create a community of mentors, leaders, participants, and supporters who promote physical activity as a way to health and wellness.

Participation in APACC, as a Team Player, is free for all Aboriginal people who are involved in sports, recreation, fitness, or traditional activities. Aboriginal will be defined as a person who identifies to being First Nations/Indian, Métis or Inuit. You can register on our website to engage in the network. The benefits of being an APACC Team Player are:

- Access to discounts on APACC events
- Meet other Aboriginal teams, coaches, athletes, officials, or fitness leaders
- Meet people involved in traditional physical activities
- Meet people involved in education or research related to physical activity
- Access to research articles
- Be involved in healthy living challenges
- Receive newsletters
- Access to classifieds
- Be featured on our website

The APACC will be guided in the development of the network by advisory committees in the following areas:

· Elders
· People with Special Needs
· Women
· Youth

APACC Team Players will be invited to join the advisory committee and there will be a maximum of 6 participants in each area. The Advisory committees will be supported to attend conference call meetings with the members of the committee once a month and will provide minutes that will be posted on the website. The goal of the conference call meetings is to provide feedback to the APACC Executive Director and staff on areas where the network can develop relationships and improve support for participants. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

Currently APACC are creating fund raising projects to create community grants. We are planning our 5th Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity Conference in Toronto, Ontario. APACC charges no administrative fees for any of their services towards developing the association.

APACC Volunteers and Board of Directors

The APACC Executive Director is Dr. Rosalin Miles, she volunteers 100% of her time to develop this network. Dr. Miles has also made available her administrative staff, Melody Young, from her private consulting business. Dr. Miles will seek funds to support future staff positions to develop the network. APACC currently has 3 Aboriginal Board of Directors from a variety of health and wealth backgrounds.

APACC Office Location

The APACC office is location on Musqueam: 4169 Staulo Cresent, Vancouver BC V6N 2C7