Leadercast Event Comes to Calgary

CALGARY, Alberta — Several local sports organizations are teaming up to host Calgary’s first Leadercast event on May 10, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome. KidSport Calgary & Area, Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank, the Calgary Hitmen, and Sport Calgary have partnered to support leadership in the community.

Each year, Leadercast facilitates the largest one-day convergence of leaders in the world in Atlanta, Georgia, with live HD simulcasts across the world. Calgary will be hosting an event with a “Leading Healthy Teams” theme, complete with a live Leadercast simulcast and complemented with local sport and leadership executives.

“'Leading Healthy Teams' is the perfect Leadercast theme for us to begin this hosting partnership here in Calgary,” commented Kevin Webster, Executive Director, KidSport Calgary & Area. "Our partnership group is looking forward to welcoming leaders from all industries for a great day of professional development. This is also about giving back, as we work to grow our future leaders by inviting a group of high school student athletes to participate at no cost. Sport and business rely on great leaders and we look forward to joining many of them on May 10.”

“Sport Calgary’s mission is to grow sport in Calgary,” said Murray Sigler, Sport Calgary CEO. “The Leadercast event will allow corporate and sport leaders to learn leadership best practices. This event aims to build better leaders in our businesses, organizations, and communities, and inspire healthy teams.”

"This is an exciting opportunity to partner with great organizations such as KidSport, Sport Calgary and the Calgary Hitmen to help promote the importance of great leadership and its link to success,” continued Jeff Shepherd, Executive Director at Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank. “Leadercast is a tremendous opportunity for all organizations to gain access to different insights from global leadership experts. Success starts at the top, but having a healthy team environment is essential, in sport and business. This event will be a memorable day to network, learn, share and add value to your own teams.”

Tickets are available at https://www.sportcalgary.ca/leadercast.

About KidSport Calgary & Area

After 23 years of providing support to local kids and families, KidSport Calgary has helped more than 48,000 kids with sport registration fee assistance and has distributed over $12.2 million locally raised dollars into our local sports community and back into our local economy to allow area youth a chance to live out their dreams and play.

KidSport is a national non-profit organization that gets kids off the sidelines by removing the financial barriers that prevent youth from participating in organized sport. KidSport Calgary & Area is proud to be one of the 175 provincial/territorial and community KidSport chapters committed to making it So ALL Kids Can Play! As the local KidSport chapter for Calgary & Area they provide service to families in Calgary, Airdrie, Black Diamond, Cochrane, Chestermere, High River, Rocky View County, Strathmore and Turney Valley.

KidSport provides support to children in order to remove financial barriers that prevent them from playing organized sport by:

  • Raising funds to provide sport opportunities for kids facing financial barriers.

  • Promoting the KidSport mission to other community agencies with a view to creating strategic alliances to support sport participation and physical activity opportunities for kids.

  • Advocating the importance of all kids having access to sport programs and advocate the value and benefit of kids playing sport in the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness. 

About Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank

Comrie's Sports Equipment Bank was created in 2014 through the generous contributions of Bill Comrie and the Comrie Family. The Comries are the title sponsor of the initiative.

The organization was formed via a partnership of individuals representing key community groups – the Hockey Canada Foundation, the Hockey Alberta Foundation, Hockey Calgary, Sport Calgary, the Calgary Flames Foundation, the Western Hockey League, Calgary Hitmen and KidSport Calgary.

Its primary goal is to gather, recycle and redistribute equipment at no cost to those kids who would otherwise be denied the opportunity to participate.

About Sport Calgary

Sport Calgary is a volunteer non-profit society, representing sport in the city of Calgary as a Civic Partner of the City of Calgary. As an advocate of sport, we strive to assist, support and influence the growth of sport in Calgary by:

  • Playing a lead role in the implementation of the Calgary Sport for Life Policy, and ensuring it continues to create a vision for sport in Calgary from introductory to high performance levels.

  • Continually identifying and assessing the needs of the sport community and facility stakeholders.

  • Encouraging development and enhancement of appropriate facilities and the efficient utilization of current facilities.

  • Fostering collaboration within the sport community and coordination of resources among stakeholders to develop and enhance facilities.

  • Increasing the profile of sport in Calgary, and advocating the values and benefits of sport.

  • Facilitating education and training opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and volunteers.

  • Acting as a resource for sport organizations.

  • Encouraging the hosting of sport events and sport tourism in Calgary.

David Benson