Athlete & Team of the Year - Nominations due

The Alberta Sport Connection Alberta Athlete and Team of the Year Awards program recognizes the significant achievements, performances and contributions of amateur athletes at the national or international level. Categories include Male and Female, Team, Junior Male and Female and Junior Team. Any organization, association or individual may submit nominations. A Provincial Sport Association or National Sport Association contact must be identified in order to verify (if necessary) any information contained in the nomination. The 2014 Awards will be presented at the Alberta Sport Leadership Conference - Awards Banquet in Banff on Friday, April 24, 2015. Since this award was introduced, 48 athletes and 12 teams have been honoured.

City of Red Deer to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games

CALGARY, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - At a joint media conference this morning held by the Canada Games Council and the Province of Alberta, the City of Red Deer was named host of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. In just over four years, the City of Red Deer will welcome our nation's next generation of national, international and Olympic champions as the best young developing athletes that Canada has to offer will converge to compete in Canada's largest multi-sport event. "The 2019 bid evaluation process was thorough and competitive," said Tom Quinn, Chair of the Canada Games Council. "Both communities put forth an impressive bid to Host the Games and everyone involved from both communities should be proud of what they accomplished. It was tremendously rewarding for the Canada Games to see the Movement alive and active in both communities."

New Board Members - Alberta Sport Connection

Message on behalf of Tourism, Parks, Recreation Minister Richard Starke. I am very pleased to let you know about the appointment of five new members to the Alberta Sport Connection Board of Directors. With the appointment of these five individuals, the board now sits at 10 members. The five new appointees represent Calgary, Canmore and St. Albert, thus increasing the board’s representation across Alberta. Full biographies of the returning board members are available on the Alberta Sport Connection website. Guided by the Alberta Sport Plan, the Alberta Sport Connection is dedicated to building a better Alberta through sport. The board’s mandate is to enhance the quality of life of Albertans by encouraging active lifestyles, promoting athletic excellence and multi-sport games and partnering with and funding community initiatives. I look forward to working with the board in realizing the vision set out in the Alberta Sport Plan and building a better Alberta through sport. Their experience, knowledge and passion for sport will serve this province well. If you have any questions about the board, please feel free to contact my office. Best regards, Richard Starke Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Alberta Sport Plan 2014-2024

Alberta Sport Plan 2014 - 2024 The Alberta Sport Plan is being renewed by Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation with the support of an Advisory Committee. The process has involved extensive consultation with Albertans and stakeholders from across the spectrum of Sport in Alberta. This consultation involved an online survey which was open to all Albertan's to complete, a Sport Forum held in Red Deer on November 1-2, and a series of regional conversations. A draft of the 2014 – 2024 Alberta Sport Plan was released on May 1st 2014 and now it's your call. Give them your feedback about the Alberta Sport Plan - complete the Survey

2014 Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend Sport Alberta's Annual General Meeting. Sport Alberta Annual General Meeting Thursday, May 15, 2014 10:30 AM Room 2901B Red Deer College (100 College Boulevard) Red Deer College A planning meeting of Sport Alberta will be held immediately following the AGM. This meeting is estimated to run from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided. If you are able to attend, please RSVP to by Thursday, May 8, 2014.