Where Are They Now? Wilson Middle School Boys Basketball ...

In 2011-12 the Wilson Middle School boys Senior Basketball team was on the verge of an undefeated season but was defeated in the City Championship final. What happened next was a heartwarming display of a team rising through their defeat and...

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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 kinds of kits to choose from:
COVID Restrictions Easing Under Step 2
As part of the "Path Forward", the government of Alberta has proceeded to Step 2 of the reopening plan. Updated health measures are now in place for retail, hotels and community halls, performance groups, and youth sports, performance and recreation.

Council proclaims April 7 Green Shirt Day
Lethbridge City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to declare April 7 as Green Shirt Day, recognizing the impact Logan Boulet's legacy has had in inspiring Canadians to talk to their families and register as organ donors.
Council voted to provide an exception to issue and declare proclamations and request the Mayor's Office proclaim April 7th, 2021, as Green Shirt Day.

New Resource - Education & Career Opportunities in Sport
A career in the field of sport and recreation is often appealing to athletes. There are many post-secondary programs and careers within this field that are beyond physical education and kinesiology. We've compiled a list of universities and colleges in Alberta with degrees directed towards sport and recreation.

On January 14, 2021 the Lethbridge Sport Council distributed a survey to local sport organizations regarding how they continue to work with their athletes, volunteer board members, and staff through the pandemic.
We had 17 respondents representing over 27,500 participants.

Professional Development and Learning Opportunities:
Virtual Board Leadership Week- March 23-25
Registration for Board Leadership Week is now open. This series of 3 virtual, evening webinars will include:
March 23 - Basic Governance
March 24 - Fund Development
March 25 - Board Diversity
Visit the Board Leadership Lethbridge website for full session descriptions, details on speakers, and to register for the free learning opportunities.

Click HERE to go to the BLL website.
Miss the Town Hall on March 10th?
ARPA, in collaboration with the Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation Branch with Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women hosted a Town Hall with Alberta Health representatives to help provide clarification and to answer any questions on the new measures of Step 2 of the Path Forward.

Find a link to the recording on our website HERE
Funding and Grant Opportunities:
Canadian Paralympic Committee Launches 2021-22 Sport Development Fund
Sport organizations and clubs across Canada are encouraged to apply for the 2021-22 Paralympic Sport Development Fund, as the Canadian Paralympic Committee officially opened the grant application process. A limited number of grants will be given for a maximum of $10,000.

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.
2019 Canada Winter Games Legacy Fund
The 2019 Canada Winter Games Legacy Fund Society is pleased to share the details of the final 2019 Games legacy—a legacy fund of $650,000 designed to support not-for-profit sport and community organizations in the province of Alberta. Not-for-profit and community sports organizations are encouraged to apply.

View the application form and selection criteria HERE
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.

NCCP workshops are designed for all types of coaches. Whether you’re thinking about coaching your child’s community team or you are already the head coach of a national team, the NCCP has workshops to meet your needs.

2021 Women of Distinction
On March 5th YWCA Lethbridge celebrated their 2021 women of distinction. Among them, two time Lethbridge Sport Council Senior Female Athlete recipient Rachel Nicol. Congratulations, Rachel for being named Young Woman of Promise.

For more information on the event and the women being honored click HERE.
Volunteers of YQL Awards
Nominations are now OPEN! During National Volunteer Week 2021, Volunteer Lethbridge is recognizing and celebrating volunteers in the Lethbridge community with the Volunteers of YQL Awards on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 6:00 pm.
Nominations are now open until March 31, 2021.
All nominees will be recognized.

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.