On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Alberta announced temporary restrictions for the entire province impacting sport and recreation services. Updates happen regularly so we encourage you to check back often for the latest information.
From Sport to Leadership
During the month of December we are celebrating and acknowledging local women leaders who have used skills learned through sport in their professional roles and life. Check our website to learn about some valued leaders in our community.
Sport Exploration Kits
Lethbridge Sport Council has put together various borrowable sport exploration kits for families to have fun with!
Professional Development and Learning Opportunities:
Board Development Program Video Series
To accommodate for the demand for the Board Development Program Webinar Series, the series is not available online! The 15 videos match the content of the Board Development Program in-person workshops and webinar series.

Introduction to Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity
This course has been designed to help you create fun, safe, positive and developmentally appropriate quality sport and physical literacy experiences for people of all ages and abilities.
Play Summit 2021 - Registration OPEN
Register today for the 2nd Annual Play Summit, brought to you by Lethbridge Plays. This event will be held virtually on February 9, 2021. Registration is just $15 and is open to all professionals, educators, parents, caregivers, students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in play.
Diversity and Inclusion Training for Volunteers
This online course is 30% off this month ($27.96) This course educates volunteer workers about acceptable and unacceptable attitudes and behaviours, how to respond appropriately, and their role in supporting a respectful, productive volunteer environment. Takes 1-2 hours to complete
Pronghorn Athletics BIPOC Speaker Series
Pronghorn Athletics hosted a two part virtual session to shine a light on creating a more inclusive community through tackling social injustices. If you missed the Pronghorn Athletics BIPOC series you can still take part in the two sessions by watching the recordings!

Funding and Grant Opportunities:
Funding Call! Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Community Grants Initiative
Applications are now being accepted for the 2020-21 Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Community Grants Initiative. A minimum of 30 grants are available and funding will support efforts to increase the participation and retention of girls and women in recreational sport in Canada. Canadian municipalities and Indigenous communities are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is December 11, 2020. This project is part of the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035. See www.womenandgirlsinrecsport.ca for more information.
Community Initiatives Program
The Community Initiatives Program through the government of Alberta is back in action! This program provides funding to support initiatives that enhance and enrich communities throughout Alberta by offering a number of grant opportunities. There are two upcoming applications with deadlines to apply by January 15.

Coaching Corner:
NCCP Multi-Sport online modules
Registration is NOW OPEN for NCCP Multi-Sport online modules. Check the NCCP Multi-Sport Module Calendar on the website for ongoing updates and registration information for additional online modules offered through December.

Need more information before you register? Visit For Coaches to learn more about NCCP and the educational streams.
SIRC Sport Webinar
Registration is now open for the SIRC webinar on coaching and training the new generation of athletes. The webinar is December 16, 2020.

More Updates for YOU!
Call for Presenters at PLAY! Summit 2021
Lethbridge's second annual PLAY! Summit will bring together educators, researchers, parents, students, and policy-makers to connect with and learn from each other. Apply today to present a play blitz presentation (5 minutes) or a feature presentation (20 minutes) at PLAY! Summit 2021 on Tuesday, February 9th.

LEYC is Hiring a Coordinator
Lethbridge Early Years Coalition invites applications for a flexible .4FTE (14 hours per week) to fill the role of LEYC Coordinator. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in community development and have the ability to convey the importance of the early years to multiple audiences. Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, and a strong ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and written) in one to one settings and to large groups is essential.
Board Leadership Lethbridge needs your Feedback
Board Leadership Lethbridge is planning a virtual event to be held in 2021. They need your feedback to ensure they plan an event that will be useful to local non-profit board members. Let them know your thoughts!

How Important are Recreation and Parks to Albertans?
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association (ARPA) wants to learn what Albertans think about the value of public recreation services and park areas in their communities.

This survey is open to all Albertans over 16 years of age.
Our office is currently CLOSED but our staff continue to work from home. Please connect with our staff via email or phone. Click HERE for contact info for all staff.
Everyone should experience quality sport.