Annual National Indigenous Physical Activity Awareness Week – NIPAAW Every June 21 to 27th

Submitted by Rosalin on Thu, 06/07/2018 – 14:12

What is NIPAAW?


June 21st to June 27th

or NIPAAW for short. The intent of the annual week event is to promote physical activity within our urban and rural Indigenous communities through organizing several simple and fun initiatives. IPACC would like to support your community or organization to “kick-off” the inaugural National Indigenous Physical Activity Awareness week. Therefore we have created a NIPAAW Toolkit to support you with the 7 day campaign to be physically active across Canada. Please find the NIPAAW Toolkit as a PDF at the bottom of this page.

The theme for NIPAAW’s campaign is:

“Show Us Your Active Spirit”

We are hoping to inspire communities, organizations, groups, teams etc. to have a fun filled 7 days of physical activity and to share their stories, photos and/or ideas to help inspire others to join in the week and “Show Us Your Active Spirit”. The NIPAAW Toolkit will help you start your own 7 days of activity. Follow IPACC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to be updated on NIPAA week including upcoming contests, ideas on how to stay active, and as a place to share how you are showing your active spirit!


Please take a look at the toolkit and feel free to distribute with your contacts. We would be happy to discuss this or any other inquires you might have. We can be reached at 604 269 3771 or at [email protected]

Physical activity is great for the whole family, improves health and is FUN! Lets remind our communities that it doesn’t have to all be running laps and working out. The more people we get physically active the healthier our communities grow to be, so…


Inspire Us!

Got a sport, recreation, fitness or traditional activity event or initiative happening in your community between June 21st and 27th, 2020? We want to share it with the Nation! Please send us any posters or releases for the event to [email protected] and we will share it with our network. We would also love to see any photos or stories from your week of physical activity. “Show Us Your Active Spirit” and share your week with us on our Facebook NIPAAW event page, Twitter, and Instagram, to inspire others to get active and do the same!

Looking for an event to get active with? There are many things going on on National Indigenous Day, why not choose one of them to kick off your week? Don’t forget to take lots of pictures!

Plan your own NIPAAW!

Please download and share the IPACC National Indigenous Physical Activity Awareness Week Toolkit to learn the steps to creating your own NIPAA Week!