Reconciliation in the Rainforest Trail Run – September 27, 2021 Recap.

Eva Miles

On September 27th, over 200 runners and walkers braved the rains to participate in the second annual Rainforest Trail Run at the urban rainforest of Central Park in Burnaby, BC in the name of truth, reconciliation and hope. The event, which aims to advance Indigenous culture and history, was forced to cancel in 2020 because of the Covid Pandemic. The inaugural Rainforest Trail Run was held in 2019 with great support from the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity and Recreational Council (I-SPARC). We are delighted to say that the event proceeded in-person with great enthusiasm this year. The warmth of the participants and happiness at being able to gather in a healthy outdoor activity was palpable!

Robert Boushel, Shannon Bredin, Darren Warburton and Dr. Rosalin Miles and her daughter were but some of the many Kinesiology attendees at the event. UBC Division of Sport and Exercise Medicine Professor Emeritus Doug Clement together with Diane Clement co-organized the event, and Division of Sport and Exercise Medicine’s Ron Mattison and Professor Emeritus Jack Taunton also participated. Rosalin Miles drummed her way through the rainforest and then went on to win the 5km run!

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Tsatsu Stalqayu (Coastal Wolf Pack) brave rain at the RainForest Trail Run

Dr. Rosalin Miles

Andrea Nicholson, Ron Mattison, Jack Taunton

10k Winner

10k Winner

10k 2nd place winner Professor Jocelyn Stacey, Allard School of Law, UBC.