The Rio 2016 Olympic mascot is named Vinicius and the Paralympic mascot is Tom.
Vinicius (pictured on the left) is a mixture of all the Brazilian animals.  Tom (pictured on the right) is a magical creature, a fusion of all the plants int he Brazilian forests.

Lethbridge Sport Council E-News - July 12th, 2016
Stay up-to-date about events and news in Lethbridge through our bi-weekly e-newsletters. More info can always be found on our website.
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SportFest 2016
SportFest will be September 17th, 2016 at the Servus Sports Centre.  The new location means more room for more interactive exhibitors!  New this year will be 'Come try it' areas, as well as a sporting equipment 'Swap and Buy', a roving gym, and much more!  Exhibitor registration is now open.
For more info, and to register as a vendor
Southern Alberta Summer Games
More than 2,500 participants, including more than 600 from Lethbridge, took part in the 47th annual SASG, a multi-sport, grassroots games open to athletes of all ages.
The games ran from July 6-9th, at venues across the city. Full results can be found on the SASG website
Tour of Alberta - Day 1 - Lethbridge
The Tour of Alberta volunteer website is live! 
You can choose one or multiple volunteer roles. Upon completing your volunteer registration, you will receive a confirmation of your volunteer role, date and shift time.    We look forward to seeing you at the races and can't thank you enough for all of your efforts.  
2016 Alberta Summer Games
Leduc will welcome the Alberta Summer Games (ASG) from July 14-17, 2016.  Leduc will welcome over 3,000 athletes, coaches and officials from across Alberta to represent one of eight regional zones. The athletes competing will range in age from 11-17 years old competing in 14 different sports.  Of those, 69 of the athletes are from Lethbridge and area.
For More information and a list of local athletes
Leadership SIRCuit
New issue of Leadership SIRCuit is out, t his e-journal has articles as well as video tutorials, interviews and podcasts to enhance the learning experience.   In this issue:  It Takes a Community, How to Introduce Innovative Programs in Sport, Social Media:  Are you Maximizing your Presence and More.
Have you heard about the AEP?
The ASDC SW has created an athlete support program to provide high quality sport science support to emerging high performance athletes in the region; this program is called the Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP). AEP is now accepting applications from regional athletes? 
For more details, and AEP criteria
Rio 2016 - Just 25 days away!
On Monday July 11, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Athletics Canada named the athletes which will represent Canada in ATHLETICS at the games.  Among the athletes are Lethbridge's Heather Steacy (Hammer Throw) and Liz Gleadle (Javelin). 
For full details on Athletics

Rio 2016 will see the first ever Women's RUGBY SEVENS competition at the Olympic Games.  Included on the team roster is Lethbridge's Ashley Steacy, and fellow Pronghorn alumni Kayla Moleschi.

In the pool, Lethbridge's Rachel Nicol is one of 27 Canadian swimmers to represent Canada in Rio.  Rachel earned her spot at the Olympic and Para-swimming trials held in April.
Alberta Sport Connection Grants
The new Alberta Sport Connection Coach & Official Grants are now open!   Alberta Sport Connection has introduced several new grants to better support organizations and individuals to continue their pursuit of coach and official excellence across Alberta.  
The submission deadline for all applications  is July 15th, 2016.

NPO-U Gazette - July Edition
The July Edition of the NPO-U Gazette from YPM is here! Organizations can sign subscribe to the newsletter and view past issues, as well as click to register for the upcoming FREE Cyber Security community gathering facilitated discussion group
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Flags available for loan
Do you have an event that requires the national, provincial, or territorial flags? The Lethbridge Sport Council offers the community the opportunity to borrow the Canadian, any of the ten provincial or three territorial flags in either an outdoor or indoor set
Fundraising Opportunity
Are you looking for an innovative and proven way to raise funds quickly for your sports team or organization that is simple, effective, and fun?
How about hosting a clothing and household goods drive?
*NEW*  LOSA Women's Division
LOSA is happy to announce the addition of the Women's Division for this upcoming season. This will be open to women age 22 and older, and will be part of the LOSA philosophy and governance. For more information, contact Logan at 403-795-9058.
LOSA Women's Division Facebook group
Stampeders Rural Night
The Stampeders will be celebrating Rural Night as part of their tribute to Southern and Central Alberta as the Stampeders take on the visiting BC Lions on Friday, July 29th. They are offering a discounted ticket of $24!
For ticket information
Susan Eymann, M.Ed.,ChPC
Executive Director
Phone: 403-320-5412
Tanya Whipple
Program and Communication Coordinator
Phone: 403-320-9371
Nicholas Sheran Ice Centre
Second Floor
401 Laval Blvd West
Lethbridge, AB