Alberta Sports Hall of Fame – 2014 Inductees
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame has announced the names of the athletes who will be inducted at a ceremony on May 30 in Red Deer. Among the nominees are Olympic medalists Carol Huynh (wrestling), Erin Chan and Reidun Tatham (synchronized swimming) and Keith Morgan (judo). A complete list of inductees, as well as information on the Induction Banquet, are available on the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame website.
2014 Winter Paralympic Games in Sochi
The 2014 Winter Paralympic Games are running from March 7 through 16 in Sochi, Russia. These are the eleventh Winter Paralympic Games, and will include snowboarding as an event for the first time. There are many athletes from Alberta competing in the games this year, including 7-time gold medalist Brian McKeever of Canmore. You can follow the Team Canada athletes at Paralympic.ca.
City of Calgary Action Plan Input
From March 3 to 21, 2014, The City of Calgary is asking for input from Calgarians on its business plan and budget, as well as the balance between tax rates and City services. The "Action Plan 2015-2018" process is billed by The City as an opportunity to shape Calgary's future, and we encourage you to participate and make your preferences and priorities known. Go to the Take Action webpage to access a City Budget Simulator, a City Priorities Tool, and a Discussion Forum to let your voice and opinion be heard.
CS4L Mini-Summits a Big Success
Hundreds of Calgarians from fields of recreation, sport, education, health and beyond came to attend the Physical Literacy Mini Summits on February 27 and March 1 with Dr. Dean Kriellaars. We are proud to have been part of bringing Dr. Kriellaars to Calgary, and grateful for his timely and engaging instruction. Sport Calgary is also grateful for the cooperation of Alberta Sport Connection, the Alberta Sport Development Centre, and City of Calgary Recreation, who helped make these Mini-Summits such a tremendous success.
Team Alberta Mission Staff Volunteers Sought
The 2015 Canada Winter Games will be held in Prince George, BC in February next year. Team Alberta is currently looking for volunteers to apply to become Mission Staff for the team at the games. They are looking for "vibrant individuals that love sport," to apply. The application deadline is March 28. The application form and more information can be found at Team Alberta's website.
Board Members for Alberta Sport Connection
Alberta Sport Connection is seeking five new members for its Board of Directors: "As a member you have extensive senior level knowledge and experience related to sport. You are a seasoned board member, with skills in strategic planning, resource management, fundraising, building collaborative relationships and board governance. Excellent communication skills and the ability to be fair and open minded while exercising good judgement and working toward consensus is essential to this role." More information is available online.
Board Leadership Calgary 2014
Tickets are now on sale for "Board Governance Basics for Board Members", a day-long event featuring engaging and informative workshops, and networking opportunities, for board members of non-profit organizations. The event will happen on April 5, at the Downtown Campus of the University of Calgary. Learn more, view the schedule, and register online.
Risk Management Certification
Alberta Recreation & Parks Association are offering a risk management course on Wednesday, March 12, from 9am to 4pm at Colonel Baker Place. "Participants in this workshop will receive a certificate designating that they have completed this training. This designation allows participants to apply for credits from NPRA towards their Certified Parks and Recreation Professional designation." Register online before March 7.
2014 CS4L Summit Training
Training from the recent CS4L Summit have now been posted online, as have the presentations from the Long-Term Athlete Development Symposium. These resources range in CS4L and LTAD related topics, including "Actively Engaging Women and Girls", "Best Practices for Implementing the LTAD Model", "Train to Train and the Teenage Brain", and more.
Long-Term Athlete Development 2.0
Canadian Sport for Life has released an update to their Long-Term Athlete Development resources. "Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a seven-stage training, competition, and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood." Download this new PDF for the latest information and research surrounding LTAD.
Register for upcoming NCCP Courses at Canadian Sport Institute's website.