Sport-in-a-Box is an innovative program by UNA-Canada designed to encourage active healthy living for life while bringing global issues to youth through sport. This program was developed in Canada 2005 in concert with the United Nations Year of Sport and Physical Education. The program was implemented in several communities across BC during the 2010 ‘Legacies Now’ Initiative associated with the Vancouver Olympics. UNA-Canada, Prince George Branch is working to implement Sport-in-a-Box in our community over the next two years. We are very pleased to have recieved initial funding from both the Nechako Rotary Club and the Prince George Community Foundation and are in the process of attracting implementation partners.
The program targets 9-12 year olds and includes 8 flexible sessions that can be used as a whole package or by picking individual sessions. The sessions use fun and play to encourage youth in healthy active lives while thinking globally and acting locally. Facilitators are trained to provide the sessions. Each session includes a profile of another country in the world. The sessions conclude with groups of kids putting together a box that represents sport in their community. This box is then shared with groups in another country.