Sober for October: Wellness Champion Story – FNHA

Oct 11, 2022

One First Nations Man’s Recovery through Sports, Culture, and Traditional Healing Practices

Buzz Manuel (Upper Nicola Band) is FNHA’s Cultural Wellness Events Coordinator, Upper Nicola Band Social Services Team. FNHA is honoured to support him in sharing his wellness journey with you.

Growing up, sports was a huge focus of Buzz’s life. He played hockey, basketball, and baseball, and his father coached the men’s hockey and baseball teams.

Sports can be a positive contribution to physical health, but unfortunately, Buzz says alcohol was often a big part of the after-game or tournament celebrations with his dad, other coaches and players drinking and partying.

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