WINTER FUN AND SPORT EXPLORATION KITS
Who wants to get their families exploring and learning new sports and active recreation ideas all while having fun?! We are thankful for a grant from Communities Choosewell to put together 8 new borrowable winter fun and sport exploration kits for families to get moving with.Sign up to borrow a Sport Exploration or Fun Kit. All the kit booklets are available to view and download from our website, so you can start playing even before your turn to borrow a kit comes around!

There are currently 4 kind of kits to choose from:
There will be an adaptive sport and activity kit available in the near future, and in the spring, Summer Fun Bins will be available again.
Where Are They Now? Kent Aitchison
We caught up with our 2012 Coaching Excellence award winner, Kent Aitchison in our latest edition of our "Where Are They Now?" series.

RESOURCES
New Resource - Sport and Active Recreation Fee Assistance Program
The cost of sport is a common barrier for many families looking to get active. To aid this issue we have created a new resource which currently has three financial assistance resources on it. We hope these programs can afford everyone better access to sport.

Registration for CBC Sports U ) Open
Free, virtual conference for students who want to learn about working in the sports industry. On Wednesday March 3rd, join students across Canada for CBC Sports U: a free virtual summit geared towards students who want to learn more about the sports industry and what it is like to work within it.

Professional Development and Learning Opportunities:
Miss the Alberta Health Town Hall on February 11?
No worries! See the meeting which discusses and clarifies the Government of Alberta's reopen plan as it pertains to sport and recreation by clicking here.
Play Summit 2021
We were proud to have our very own Tanya Whipple and Shawn Daye-Finley among the presenter's at this year's virtual edition of the Play Summit. Tanya and Shawn presented on "Play can be Simple" highlighting the Fun bins and Sport Exploration Kits. Recordings of this year's presentations will be available to the public in the future. Thank you to Lethbridge Plays for having us!

Visit the Lethbridge Plays website here.
Funding and Grant Opportunities:
Canada Healthy Communities Initiative
The Healthy Communities Initiative supports communities as they create and adapt public spaces, and programming and services for public spaces to respond to ongoing needs arising from COVID-19 over the next two years. This $31 million investment from the Government of Canada will fund small-scale infrastructure projects to create safer, more vibrant and inclusive communities. Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and its network are working alongside the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) and other partners to deliver the Healthy Communities Initiative locally

Jumpstart Sport Relief Funding
Thanks to a generous gift of $12 million from Canadian Tire Corporation to the Sport Relief Fund, Jumpstart is able to continue to provide much needed financial support to sport organizations to help build back sport and play through 2021.
Coaching Corner:
NCCP Free Concussion eLearning Modules
The eLearning modules teach you how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion and also how to respond in a variety of sports.

#CoachToolKit Presented by TeamSnap
Use #CoachToolKit to learn NCCP-inspired tips on everything from practice planning to resistance training. This resource has plenty of practical information to better support your athletes.

EVENTS AND HOSTING
Lethbridge to Host 2022 Tim Hortons BrierTM
In a year filled with postponements and cancellations we are proud to announce the selection of Lethbridge as the host of the 2022 edition of the world's most famous national curling championship. With the announcement Lethbridge becomes just the fourth city to host all 4 major "Season of Champions" events (i.e. the Tim Hortons Brier, Scotties Tournament of Hearts, World Men's Championship and the World Women's Championship).

Lethbridge 2021 Summer Games Cancelled
With continuing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic the tough choice was made to cancel the games.
Thank you to the amazing group of community leaders that made up the Games Board...it would have been the BEST GAMES EVER!
Let's look to the future when we will once again welcome Alberta's young athletes to Lethbridge.

Southern Alberta Summer Games Cancelled´╗┐
As with the Alberta Summer Games complications surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have led the the cancellation of the 2020 Southern Alberta Summer Games.

Read their press release HERE.
COVID-19
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.