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Civic Sport Policy


In October 2003, while acting in the role as an ‘advocate’, the Calgary Sport Council sent a letter to Mayor David Bronconnier requesting that the City of Calgary initiate development of a Civic Sport Policy.


This issue went to City Council on January 26, resulting in Council directing Administration through Calgary Recreation “ to initiate the development of a Civic Sports Policy in conjunction with key stakeholders in the sport community, including the Calgary Sport Council".  To this end a steering committee has been created to drive this project. 

 The Steering Committee includes;

Craig Burrows-Johnson


Calgary Sport Council

Dale Henwood


Canadian Sport Centre Calgary

Russ Reimer


Calgary Olympic Development Association

Dennis Allen


Alberta Sport Recreation Parks & Wildlife Foundation

Jocelyn Burgener


Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Marco De Iaco


Tourism Calgary

Brian Noble


Calgary Recreation

Ray Peltier


Calgary Recreation

More on the Civic Sport Policy


Women in Sport

The Stacey Levitt Women and Sport Scholarship is open to a young woman, a girls' team, or a sport organization that demonstrates a keen interest in sports and a healthy lifestyle, takes the initiative to make positive things happen, is highly motivated and enthusiastic and strives to be the best. This $2500 scholarship will be shared by five recipients. For more information, see the CAAWS website. The application deadline is May 31.


IT'S MORE THAN JUST A GAME is a workshop that addresses abuse and harassment in sport.  The five-hour workshop costs $49 which includes the workshop, a workbook/manual and a certificate.  The next opportunity to attend is June 5th.

To request a copy of the RespectED brochure in PDF email info@calgarysportcouncil.ca or contact;

Jacquie Poetker

Coordinator, RespectED:

Violence and Abuse Prevention Program

Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region

2nd Floor, 1305   11th Avenue SW  T3C 3P6

phone (403) 541-4440  fax (403) 541-6129

email  respected.calgary@redcross.ca


Olympic Academy of Canada

The Canadian Olympic Committee is inviting applications for the 18th session of the Olympic Academy of Canada (OAC) to be held in Calgary, Alberta July 3-8, 2004.  Delegates will hear from speakers including Olympians, about how Olympism has made a difference in their lives and how, in turn, they strive to make a difference. For detailed information on the 2004 Olympic Academy of Canada and to download the application form please visit: www.olympic.ca/EN/education/academies.shtml#2

2004 Vitalize Conference

June 10-12 at Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton For more information visit http://www.cd.gov.ab.ca/all_about_us/commissions/wild_rose/vitalize/index.asp



 New NCCP Web sites now online!

The Competition - Introduction multi-sport modules for the new competency-based National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) have been launched.  The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) is pleased to announce two new Web sites.

The first NCCP Web site is geared towards the public and features an updated program overview, detailed information about the new structure, more than 60 FAQs in a searchable database, and fact sheets for new NCCP coaches and current NCCP coaches. It also features a link to Inside Coaching, the official newsletter of the NCCP.  Check out the new site at http://www.coach.ca/e/nccp/competency/public/communication.htm.

The second NCCP Web site is a revamped password-protected Web site for NCCP partners that features a searchable lexicon and updated statistics on NSF progress through the transition. In addition, partners can download various tools from the Communications Toolkit such as a revamped NCCP Program Overview or a Fact Sheet for Current NCCP Coaches in the new Resources section. Other files, such as postcards, ads, and posters can be obtained by contacting Julie Long at (613) 235-5000 ext. 9-2378 or at jlong@coach.ca.


Coaches' Information Service is a website designed that delivers the latest sports science information to sports practitioners including coaches, participants, physical educators and practitioners in the medical health vocations that have a sports focus.

Ethics in Sport

New Canadian Doping Control Rules
The Sport Canada and Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport have unveiled the new Canadian Anti-Doping Program.

General Information

This issue focuses on the results of "Beyond an Apple a Day: The Alberta Healthy Schools Project." Funded by Health Canada's Diabetes Strategy, this major study assessed the physical activity and eating habits of grade 7 and
8 students from across Alberta. You can access this issue at www.centre4activeliving.ca/Publications/WellSpring/index.html.

Health Canada recently announced that SummerActive 2004 will run from May 10 - June 19, 2004. Agencies are encouraged to include SummerActive events and promotions in their programming.

A leader's guide, tip sheets, and other information will soon be available on the SummerActive web site. As in past years, the web site will include instructions for leaders to register their events and for participants to register their activities. All registrants will be eligible to win prizes.  The web site will be updated very soon with 2004 information. You may wish to bookmark the site for your future use: www.summeractive.canoe.ca.

On May 7, 2004, the Community Prevention of Childhood Obesity (CPCO) Steering Committee in Calgary will be launching their SummerActive activities.  CPCO has partnered with recreation/leisure centres and family/children service providers to offer nutrition and physical activity opportunities for children and their families.  Activities will run from May 7 - 28 and are designed for schools, childcare facilities and parents of preschool children.  For more information on these events, please check their website at www.calgaryhealthregion.ca

The Be Fit for Life Centres in Alberta will be promoting the annual Challenge Day on Friday, May 28.  Albertans will have many opportunities to participate in activities hosted by the Be Fit for Life Centres in Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Red Deer, and Vermilion.  Check with the centre nearest you for specific activities and events at www.provincialfitnessunit.ca/bffl.htm

Ever Active Schools and Schools Come Alive created the 2004 SummerActive School Resource Guide utilizing the theme of "Live Outside the Box", a campaign of the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation.  This resource has been sent to all schools in Alberta and can be viewed on the Ever Active Schools website at www.everactive.org

Alberta Centennial Legacies Grant Program (Phase 3)
The Government of Alberta is awarding an additional $16 million in Alberta Centennial Legacy Grants. Interested municipalities and registered not-for-profit groups have until June 15, 2004 to submit applications to be considered for these grants. Information and application forms are available on the Alberta Centennial website. Note that previous awards to a community will be considered in making future grants.


We invite our members to submit any current sporting news items they wish to see posted on our site.

Please submit your article to info@calgarysportcouncil.ca.


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