DID YOU KNOW?
The Rio Olympic Games mark the first time the host country has held the Summer Games during the winter season. Typically, winter in Brazil takes place from June until the end of August. 
Lethbridge Sport Council E-News - August 11th, 2016
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SportFest 2016 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,  but only for a limited time!  For more information and to register, visit our website: www.sportfest.ca
Lethbridge Jr. Giants Win Nationals!
The Junior Little League Championship wrapped up in Lethbridge  today with the Alberta representative (Medicine Hat Expos) taking on the Host (Lethbridge Jr. Giants) in the final. The score was 12-1  in favor of the Giants. The Giants will move on to compete in the Junior Little League World Series tournament in Taylor, MI from August 14th-21st. Congratulations and best of luck in Taylor! 
Community Groups Requiring Funding Assistance - Look No Further
Join the City of Lethbridge staff on Tuesday, August 30th at 1:00pm or on Wednesday, September 7th at 5:00pm at the City Council Chambers to learn about opportunities that are available for Lethbridge organizations to develop projects and move them forward. Learn about potential funding opportunities, requirements for different funding programs, process/deadlines, and more! 
Registration for Fall Classes Now Open!
Fall 2016 fitness classes are now open for registration! Classes run from September 12 - December 16, 2016 with choices like Yoga, Barre, Boot Camp, Cycle, Zumba, Tai Chi, and many more! Be Fit for Life offers walk up or phone registration.
Rio 2016 - To Come/Results
With the summer games underway, here is a rundown of when the rest of our hometown athletes will be competing, as well as how our athletes have done so far!

Coming up:
Heather Steacy - Women's Hammer Throw
Athletics run from August 13th - 21st.  The Women's Hammer Throw qualifying event is Friday August 12, Final event is Monday August 15th

Liz Gleadle - Women's Javelin Throw
Athletics run from August 13th - 21st.  The Women's Javelin Throw qualifying event is Tuesday August 16, Final event is Thursday August 18th

Results:
Rachel Nicole - Women's Swimming
Entering the finals with a national ranking of 18th, Rachel was able to surpass her original ranking and finish the finals with an incredible  5th place! 

Ashley Steacy and Kayla Moleschi - Women's Rugby Sevens
After a successful tournament, Canada was able to take their match against Great Britain by winning 33 - 10 to earn the Bronze medal! 

Good luck and congratulations to all the athletes!

New Employment Opportunity with the YMCA
The Lethbridge YMCA is looking for a new member to join their team as they are hiring a new Program Director! The YMCA is excited to have a new member joining their team as they are taking on many new and exciting projects in the near future!
See the Program Director Job Description
Up and Coming Fall Sports Registration!
With summer coming to an end, school is starting up and so is registration for fall sports! We are making it easier to keep track of where and when to register kids in fall sports through our blog, which will contain up to date information on registration for fall programs! 
ASDC Sporting a New Look!
The ASDC Southwest has recently changed up their look with the addition of a new and easy to navigate website! 
Visit the new ASDC website
How is Technology Shaping the Preschool Brain?
This event is an opportunity for parents, caregivers, or education professionals to listen to Dr. Kelly Dean Schwartz from the University of Calgary discuss how adults can positively model and shape technology use during early childhood. 
#PhysEdSummit Conference
The #PhysEdSummit is a free online conference with the mission of providing digital professional learning opportunities for health and physical education through sharing, discussing, and reflecting best practices. The conference will take play on August 27. 
Volunteer Lethbridge
Strengthening Volunteer Boards Workshop
For new board members wanting to learn more about their role, or experienced board members wishing to enhance their skills and work effectively as a team member. 
TO REGISTER: Call Shelley at  403-332-4320
Visit the Volunteer Lethbridge website
Susan Eymann, M.Ed.,ChPC
Executive Director
Phone: 403-320-5412
susan@lethbridgesportcouncil.ca
Tanya Whipple
Program and Communication Coordinator
Phone: 403-320-9371
programs@lethbridgesportcouncil.ca
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401 Laval Blvd West
Lethbridge, AB
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