Sport Calgary Commends Hockey Calgary for Requiring “Respect In Sport”

CALGARY, Alberta — Sport Calgary today expressed strong support for Hockey Calgary’s ongoing commitment to the Respect in Sport program.

Hockey Calgary’s decision to require all local hockey parents to recertify in the Respect in Sport program once every four years is encouraging. Sport Calgary understands that positive experiences in sport can teach respect, sportsmanship, teamwork, and inclusion.

“Sport Calgary is very supportive of Hockey Calgary’s initiative to have parents recertify every four years with the Respect program,” said Catriona Le May Doan, Senior Director with Sport Calgary. “We want to continue to build a safe and enjoyable environment for sport in this city for athletes, coaches, and parents, and we applaud this step in making it happen.”

In difficult or stressful economic times, sport is more important than ever for its ability to foster community and bring people together. Sport Calgary strongly encourages fans and participants at all levels of sport to embrace the inclusive principles of the Respect in Sport programs, to keep sport a safe, positive, source of joy and camaraderie for all Calgarians.

See respectinsport.com for more information about this important topic.

For more information on Sport Calgary’s support of Respect in Sport, please contact Catriona Le May Doan, O.C., Senior Director, Community Engagement and Marketing, at cldoan@sportcalgary.ca or David Benson, Director, Marketing and Communications, at dbenson@sportcalgary.ca or 403.984.0971

Evans Hunt