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Step Up Challenge December Winners!

We’re over halfway in the Beefy Chiefs 2 Challenge and the top of the leaderboard is slowly starting to change. In December we had Gina from Vancouver Island & Jannette from the Interior fighting for the top spots in all three categories. These two have been very high in the leaderboards consecutively and continue to push each other to step it up.


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Beefy Chiefs Step Up Challenge November Winners!

Although the weather continues to get wetter and colder, the Beefy Chiefs 2.0 STEP UP challenge continues to grow strong in both participation and activity. Some of the participants are just as active, if not more, than what they were in the warmer months.  This increase has meant a lot of change, changes in eating, exercising and work habits. Whatever changes have been made we hope that they have yielded positive results and continue to, throughout the challenge and beyond.

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Step Up Diary - Ernest Armann

The Beefy Chiefs Step Up Challenge has taught me a few key lessons since I joined this past July. I had to address mobility challenges that hindered my ability to keep active over the past few years. It was nothing too serious, but enough pain and suffering to allow me to embrace a sedentary way of life. Apparently I am a workaholic and have focused myself on work that involves a lot of sitting and traveling.


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Beefy Chiefs Step Up Challenge October Winners!

The Beefy Chiefs 2.0 STEP UP Challenge has reached two new milestones in October. This was the first month where we had a lot of cold and rainy days, the kind of days that would normally see a severe lack of activity. However, those taking up the challenge have found many ways to get up and be active. Some have bought wet weather gear; some are embracing the wet and cold, while others are looking to those around them for the motivation needed to be active. The First Nations Fit forums have been a great way to share these stories and experiences.


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Step up’ers walk around the entire world in September! (Well just about)

38,000 KM logged by First Nations Health Champions

It’s the beginning of October and soon our nights will start to get longer and colder. This may affect our distances and steps but with a supportive network and positive attitude we should be able to continue with our goal of staying active.

On the cold and lonely days, when all you want to do is stay in bed or sit on the couch and watch TV instead, remember this little fact: In September, the combined distance traveled by all of those in the Beefy Chiefs Challenge was around 38,000km, which is only 200km short of the distance around the world. Each of our contributions, big and small, helped make that possible. 

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Latest in Events

Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VI

Oct. 22-24th, 2013 | Vancouver, BC at the Hyatt Regency – Coast Salish Territory More Information… (and streaming video)

Gathering Wisdom V

May 15-17, 2012 | Hyatt Regency, Vancouver More Information… (and streaming video)

Latest Quarterly Update

Transition Update- Volume 1 - Issue 4

Transition Update- Volume 1- Issue 4


News from the First Nations Health Council

• A Message from the First Nations Health Council
• Building Blocks for Transformation
• Gathering Wisdom for a Shared Journey VI
• First Nations Leadership Health Challenge (Beefy Chiefs Challenge)
• Regional Updates...Find out what is going on in your Region!

News from the First Nations Health Authority

• Where we are today - Chief Executive Officer Update
• Novation: your questions answered by Health Canada and the FNHA
• Policy Planning and Strategic Services focuses on Regional Supports
• Interim Regional Health and Wellness planning approach FAQ’s
• First Nation Health Benefits Update

Transition Update:

July 2013 | PDF download (6.26 mb) |

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