National sport summit comes to Prince George – one week left to register

Press Release


The 2022 National Sport for Life Summit is coming to Prince George next week on May 11 and 12, 2022. Hosted locally by Engage Sport North in partnership with the Sport for Life Society, Prince George is one of 10 locations chosen across Canada to host the national summit. 

Taking place at the Charles Jago Northern Sport Centre, the two-day event is an opportunity for sport leaders to enhance the quality of physical activity and sport and to come together for a weekend of reflecting, reconnecting, and reimagining participation. 

“The Sport for Life Summit is our first opportunity in years to gather safely in person, to foster community among sport leaders and inspire individuals across all sectors to pave the way for quality sport participation”, says Mandi Graham, Executive Director of Engage Sport North. “With the opportunity to hear from international keynote speakers and local sport leaders, we hope to continue to build more collaborative and resilient systems where sport, health, recreation, and education sectors are working together and aligned.”

Some of the event’s key speakers include: 

  • Glenn and Nick Hoag – Father-son Olympic Volleyball Duo; Long-term Development proponents
  • Dr. Ibram X. Kendi – Director, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research; #1 New York Times bestselling Author
  • Aisha Saintiche – Certified Health Coach, Me To Moi Health
  • Dorota Blumczyńska – Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Museum
  • Larry Garnot – Urban Aboriginal Justice Society Indigenous Community Liaison
  • Andrew Price – Manager of Fund Development, Sport BC
  • Richard Way – Chief Executive Officer, Sport For Life

The summit is open to all community members interested in contributing to the roadmap of navigating sport participation post-COVID, and who have a desire to inspire young athletes to participate in sport. The 2022 Sport for Life Summit will be a simultaneous, multi-community event that features live and local content, including workshops, panels and virtual content to connect all host communities in real-time. 

“Engage Sport North is honoured to be a presenting partner of the 2022 Sport for Life Summit,” added Mandi. “We are committed to a collaborative approach towards quality sport programming and physical literacy development. For the first time ever the Sport for Life Summit is being hosted in Prince George. Please join us, as we showcase how northern BC is committed to coming together to reconnect and move sport forward.” 

Space is limited! For more information or to register today, visit and use code PG2022. 

Media contact:
Emily Martens