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>>Tim Bjornson new Program Director of the Calgary Sport Council
The Calgary Sport Council (CSC) is pleased to announce the selection of Tim Bjornson for the position of Program Director for a two-year term. Tim possesses a sound understanding of the CSC organization and has extensive experience with Calgary sport community and the not-for-profit sector. All members of the Calgary Sport Council will benefit from Tims knowledge, commitment, and leadership skills. Tim will join the Council on Monday, May 15, 2006. 
Please join the CSC in congratulating Tim on his new appointment and we encourage all of you to contact him directly to wish him success in his new position:
Calgary Sport Council
Suite # 370 , 305, 4625 Varsity Drive NW
Calgary , Alberta   T3A 0Z9
Phone: (403) 387-7772
Email: info@calgarysportcouncil.ca
>>A great new resource - Insurance Toolkit for the Voluntary Sector: A Guide for Nonprofits and Charities

An easy to use guide to insurance that offers practical tips, tools and checklists to help charities and nonprofits understand their insurance needs and navigate the complex process of finding the appropriate insurance coverage. The Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (CCVO) developed the toolkit for the Alberta Voluntary Sector Insurance Council (AVSIC). More info is here.

>>The 2006 Mayor's Breakfast Honouring Sport in Calgary and the Calgary Sport Council's Leadership and Sport Award.
After last year's very successful inaugural dinner, we are pleased to announce that this year's breakfast will be September 20, 2006 at the Telus Convention Centre. Mark your calendars. All the details coming soon. more info is here
>>HBC Run For Canada on July 1
Run, walk or volunteer for Canada's athletes. Participate in the third annual Hbc Run for Canada for Canada's athletes. Visit here for more info. Runs are being held in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Algonquin, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax.


>>Calgary Booster Club and the City of Calgary Recognition Partnership 
Have athletes in your sport won a national championship or been top three in international competition. Remember to submit their names for recognition from the Calgary Booster Club and the City of Calg
ary. Details are here.  

>>Bell Community Sport Fund
The Bell Community Sport Fund is the result of a partnership between Bell Canada and the True Sport Foundation. Bell Community Sport Fund grants will address issues of inclusion and accessibility in community hockey and soccer programs that focus on youth aged 4-17. There are two application deadlines in 2006: April 30 and Sept. 15. Details are here.
>>Recreation Volunteer Recognition Awards
The Recreation Volunteer Recognition Awards are presented at the Energize workshop to four Albertans who have through their involvement and dedication, advanced the development of recreation in Alberta.  The nomination form and guidelines are available on the ASRPWF web site. The nomination deadline is June 30, 2006.
>>Mayor Dave Bronconnier presented the Calgary Sport Council's Sport Leadership and Excellence Award to the Calgary Booster Club
The award recognizes and celebrates the outstanding contribution of a club/organization which has had a significant positive contribution to the betterment of sport in Calgary.  The Award Committee of the Calgary Sport Council selected the Calgary Booster Club for their many years of support and recognition of Calgary's athletes and athletic leaders. Who will you nominate for the 2006 award?

Gaming and Funding Applications

>>GAIN Schedule
The next GAIN (Gaming Information for Charitable Groups) sessions in Calgary are scheduled for May 25 and June 13. The next "use of proceeds" sessions are Mar 20, Apr 12, May 4, May 25, June 13, June 26. Please visit here for more information and to register.

>>Sport Participation Initiatives    
Application deadlines are May 1 and October 1, 2006. The Sport Participation Initiative Program provides support to Provincial Sport Associations for the development and operation of programs designed to enhance participation in sport for under-represented groups such as girls and women, aboriginal people, economically disadvantaged persons, persons with disabilities, and rural communities.
For more information, check the ASRPWF website
>>Coaching Initiatives Program
These are two new coaching initiatives. 1) The purpose of the Above and Beyond grant is to provide support to coaches to pursue coach education or development opportunities. Specifically, this is intended for coaches that are in a unique situation (apprenticing, geographically isolated, disadvantaged) and that are experiencing extraordinary circumstances. 2) The purpose of the Coach Visitation grant is to provide support to Provincial Sport Associations and their clubs to offset travel and accommodation costs to host an out of province or out of country coach. Application deadlines are May 15 and October 15. For more information, check the ASRPWF website

>>Development Initiatives Program
Application deadlines are January 1, May 1, and October 1 for the ASRPWF's Development Initiatives Program. The Development Initiatives Program (DIP)
provides support to Albertans working in the areas of sport, recreation, parks and wildlife for projects and program related endeavors. Priority is given to projects that are youth oriented, innovative and creative plus indicate initiative and self help. Typical projects that are funded are equipment for the effective running of programs, leaders/coaches assistance (salary, wages) can be applied for once in five years, conference speakers. For more information, check the ASRPWF website

>>Live Outside the Box Challenge Week
Choose a week, any week during SummerActive and challenge yourself, your school, and your community to go "screen free".  That's right! No TV, computers (except for work) or video games for one full week.  Visit www.liveoutsidethebox.ca.
>>Improving the Health of Young Canadians
The Canadian Institute for Health has a resource on Improving the Health of Young Canadians.  The report explains how teens' (12-19 years) experiences can influence their health later in life. Read the report here
>>CODA and Calgary Board of Education join forces to enhance quality of life amongst Calgary Youth. 
Thousands of Calgary school children will be introduced to Olympic sport, and have an unmatched opportunity to participate in a more active and healthy lifestyle, thanks to a landmark agreement struck between CODA and the Calgary Board of Education.
The unique and innovative relationship is designed to promote active living through physical education programs at CODA�s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, and at the Canmore Nordic Centre, for the nearly 100,000 students representing 215 schools under the Calgary Board of Education. Students will participate in a wide array of recreational winter and summer activities including alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, hiking and orienteering among others. More info is here.

>>A great opportunity to talk about the importance of sport and recreation in the lives of Calgarians
Connect to the imagineCALGARY website and provide your feedback. What would you add to make the DRAFT 100 year vision stronger? What inspires you about it? Read the DRAFT vision and answer 2 questions to tell us what you think. imagineCALGARY is a City-led, community owned initiative to create a 100 year vision and plan for a sustainable Calgary in order to ensure a prosperous economy, clean environment and high quality of life for the people who live here in the decades to come. Let's make sure that sport and recreation plays its role!

>>2006 Alberta Summer Games
From July 27 - 30 over 3,000 of Alberta's best and brightest young athletes between the ages of 11 and 17 will gather in the city of Red Deer.  The City of Red Deer and Red Deer County will host the following 17 sports: athletics, baseball, basketball, beach volleyball, BMX, canoe/kayak, field hockey, football, in-line hockey, lacrosse, rugby, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, triathlon and volleyball. For playoff information or information on the Games, please visit www.albertagames.com.
The 2006 SummerActive campaign happens between May 12 and June 21.  Last year, hundreds of events and programs organized during the SummerActive campaign helped thousands of Canadians to take the first steps towards adopting a healthy lifestyle.  You can be part of the 2006 national initiative by leading an initiative, build on existing opportunities or registering your initiative on the national website for a chance to win prizes.  Provincial initiatives for 2006 include Alberta Active Living Challenge on May 25, 2006 and Live Outside the Box Challenge Week.  For information on the Provincial campaign visit here or the National campaign visit here.

We invite submissions for this page. Please submit your news to info@calgarysportcouncil.com. 



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