First-Ever Masters Games Will be Hosted in Central Alberta in 2019
Rocky Mountain House, AB – The Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County has been successful in its bid to host the Alberta Masters Games in August, 2019. The Games provide an opportunity for masters-aged athletes to compete in a province-wide sports competition.
“Multi-sport Games are an important part of Alberta’s culture, inspiring Alberta’s masters athletes, encouraging active lifestyles and bringing communities together,” said Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism, responsible for sport. “Congratulations to the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County and all those who worked together on the successful bid to host these Games. I am confident that the volunteers, sponsors and supporters will do an amazing job in 2019 on Alberta’s first Masters Games.”
Approximately 1,200 participants, their families and spectators are expected to attend the Games. For more information see: Alberta Games.
The Alberta government will provide $200,000 in support of the 2019 Alberta Masters Games through Alberta Sport Connection (ASC).
“Congratulations to the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County on hosting our province’s inaugural Masters Games”, said Kelly Blackshaw, Vice Chair of ASC. “These Games are a tremendous opportunity for our province’s masters-aged athletes to participate and stay active while competing in a province-wide multi-sport competition. ASC is looking forward to working with all the host communities to stage this event and welcoming athletes from across our province to the 2019 Alberta Masters Games.”
The Alberta Masters Games are coordinated by the Alberta Sport Connection in partnership with the host community.
For more information on the Alberta Masters Games, see: about the Games or follow them on Facebook:Alberta Games or on Instagram: albertagames
Alberta Sport Connection is an agency of the Government of Alberta dedicated to the development of sport in Alberta. More information on Alberta Sport Connection at: www.albertasport.ca or follow us on Twitter@AlbertaSport_ or on Facebook: AlbertaSport
Media inquiries may be directed to:
Don S. Wilson
Alberta Sport Connection
Director, AB Games and Marketing, ASC
(780) 415-0272 (780) 721-0686 (mobile)