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October 28, 2009
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Province Provides Support for Aboriginal Sport
Communities, Cultural Affairs and Labour
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The Aboriginal Sport Circle’s mandate is to increase grassroots participation in sport and recreation for Prince Edward Island’s aboriginal community and to help improve the health of this group through appropriate and effective health promotion activities. The program provides services and programming to Lennox Island First Nation, Abegweit First Nation and the off-reserve population of First Nations living on Prince Edward Island
“The Aboriginal Sport Circle provides a unique outlet to encourage our young people to engage in physical activities and healthy lifestyles,” said Minister Bertram. “Sport and recreation are great ways for our Aboriginal youth to be active, develop leadership skills, keep fit and most importantly have fun.”
Each community has a unique situation in terms of availability of facilities, equipment and human resources. For this reason, a generic approach to designing and delivering services or programs is not possible and, as a result, different programs are delivered to the various groups in different communities.
Funding to support the Mi’kmaq Confederacy of PEI has been made possible through the Aboriginal Sport Bilateral Agreement between the Province of Prince Edward Island and the Federal Government of Canada.
For more information on the Aboriginal Sport Circle contact them at (902) 626-2882.