For youth by youth

The program encourages “for youth by youth” activities in the community drawing on the power of young people to reach out to their less active peers, to develop their leadership skills within, and to break down the barriers to active living that many young people encounter. One week initiation camps provide a unique occasion to build interaction between the team and the community

Skiils, trade and leadership training

Motivated emerging leaders identified during initiation camps who received introduction as instructor training, can participate the following years to initiation camps in other communities, sharing their passion for this new sport developing their leadership skills teaching other youth and adults. They become part of the success of the one week intiation camp while learning the steps to make it happen in their own community.

Creating motivating opportunities for growth
So far, 11 northern instructors have participated as instructors to initiation camps in other communities, or as youth entrepreneurs during trade/jobs fairs with BRCC, or participated to Festi-Vent International Kite festival to discover the dynamism of this activity, to study southern clubs operations and to teach foreigners in English or French. Participants are also encouraged to participate to specialized courses or seminars offered by organizations such as Sport Nunavut, MTO, BRCC and to bridge with their community recreation coordinator and EDO to build club operation locally. 2010 Arctic Wind Riders’ Championship
The Iqaluit Paraki club will be the host of the 3rd AWR championship. The race is open to all instructors and best Northern riders aged 14+. Last year 15 participants from 9 communities participated to this 4 day race program (Triangle race, long distance, speed runs). This event is praised by every participants, It is a unique occasion for them to share their passion with youth from other communities, ride with them and develop new friendship and race against them and develop their competitive spirit. It is also a unique occasion to witness the evolution of northern rider’ skills, give special training clinics, and reach out to host community residents.

VIDEO - Arctic Wind Riders Championship

 

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