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about advocacy and the benefits of sport
>>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
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:
4625 Varsity Drive NW
Phone: (403) 387-7772
great new resource - Insurance Toolkit for the Voluntary Sector: A Guide
for Nonprofits and Charities
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.
Run For Canada on July 1|
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
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
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.
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.
Dave Bronconnier presented the Calgary Sport Council's
Sport Leadership and Excellence Award
to the Calgary Booster Club|
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
recognition of Calgary's athletes and athletic leaders. Who
will you nominate for the 2006 award?
and Funding Applications
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
opportunity to talk about the importance of sport and recreation in the lives
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
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.
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