FNHC Beefy Chiefs and Champions Leadership Challenge!

Beefy Chiefs and Champions Challenge

Guidelines and Eligibility

Are you a leader in a BC First Nations Community? Do you strive to be a role model to your people, and want to obtain better health? Do you want to win prizes for your community? Then join the First Annual First Nations Health Council Leadership Challenge: Beefy Chiefs!

What is with the term Beefy Chiefs?

On February 2nd the Globe and Mail published the article Chiefs walk the talk as BC natives prepare for takeover of health care from Ottawa. In the article, writer Rod Mickleburgh lauded the efforts of FNHC leadership in taking the transfer of responsibility personally:
“Although the final transfer of authority is still months away, leading B.C. chiefs are already taking their historic responsibility seriously, in a way few desk-bound bureaucrats or cabinet ministers would consider part of the job. They’re getting fit.”
He goes on to write:
“In recent weeks, Sto:lo Grand Chief Doug Kelly has lost 22 pounds, while Chief Willie Charlie of the nearby Chehalis band in the Fraser Valley is down nearly 20 pounds. The beefy chiefs have cut junk and fast food from their diet, and they are exercising.”
The term “beefy chiefs” was born!

Who can participate? 

This contest is specifically for First Nations leadership-Elected Chiefs and Councilors, Hereditary leadership, and Health Directors and Health staff. We won’t turn anyone away, however, only those listed above will be eligible for prizes.

When is the Challenge taking place? The Challenge begins April 15th and closes on October 15th. The winners will be announced on October 24th at Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey Forum in Vancouver.

How is a winner determined? The challenge includes two categories: most inches lost and most weight lost. In the registration process each participant will be asked to enter their current height, weight, and waist, hip, chest measurements.
• Most Inches Lost (1 winner per region)
• Most Weight Lost (1 winner per region)
• Secret Prize (to be announced!)

Why are we focusing on weight loss?

The FNHC health leadership challenge will be focused on a different aspect of wellness each year. The first annual FNHC health leadership challenge is focused on weight loss because unhealthy weight is one of the most pressing health concerns facing our communities today. We believe that our leadership is well positioned to act, inspire, and turn this trend around.

Am I ready to take this challenge on?

Getting back into physical activity should be tackled like any project, carefully and with sound planning.  That’s why we are asking all Beefy Chief and Champion participants to please fill out this simple 7 question PAR-Q form:  http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/par-q.pdf

Register today and inspire your community!

RSVP for the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/148689605304015
External link to the registration page: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/fnhc-beefy-chiefs/


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