In Memory of Mitch Ball
This story on Mitch Ball is part of a series called 'Where Are They Now' following up on past Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Award recipients. Sadly, Mitch passed away on May 1, 2021, from COVID-19 complications. Since his passing, the enormous outpouring of support, stories, and kind words has affirmed what we knew, Mitch was one of a kind, a huge asset to the community and specifically the sports community, and will be sorely missed. We are grateful to have had the chance to honour Mitch in 2016, and we extend our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Multicultural Sport & Activity Kit and More!
The Lethbridge Sport Council has a variety of sport and activity kits that you can borrow to use with your family and friends. Our Multicultural kits include the equipment and instructions to try out and play a variety of activities with roots from all over the world! We also have sport exploration kits, and summer/winter fun kits as well.

Our Vision For Sport Tourism in 2021
Lethbridge Sport Council, Tourism Lethbridge, and the ENMAX Centre invited sports organizations and stakeholders in Lethbridge to come together and share their vision for the sport tourism industry in 2021.

Enhanced Public Health Measures
On Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 the Government of Alberta announced that updated mandatory health measures go into effect for regions with greater than 50 cases per 100,000 people. The LSC COVID-19 page has all the details impacting sport.

ALBERTA ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIPS
Scholarships allow more time to be spent on their studies and their sport. The process of trying to find and apply to scholarships can be overwhelming and daunting. We compiled a list of athletic scholarships awarded within Alberta.
Call For Nominations
The Alberta Sport Hall of Fame & Museum Society (ASHFM) is seeking nominations to fill two volunteer board positions with individuals that are interested in serving as a Director of the ASHFM.

For full details on the positions and in order to apply visit the ASHFM page HERE.
In Case You Missed It: 11th Annual LSC Achievement Awards
Lethbridge, Alberta: The Lethbridge Sport Council was pleased to announce the winners of the 11th annual Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Awards for their achievements and contributions to sport in Lethbridge in 2020. 

Ticket Packages on Sale Now
Ticket sales for the 2022 Tim Hortons Brier in Lethbridge have begun going on sale. Full Event and Premium Full Event Packages are available now. Weekend, weekday and single-draw tickets will become available at a later date.

State of The Industry - Fitness
As part of The Chamber's commitment to getting businesses back to work, CEO Cyndi Vos along with Tara Lennox, Convener Committee Chair, will host this event featuring key stakeholders in the Fitness Industry. This is your opportunity to voice pressing issues and concerns to the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce so that we can advocate for your needs and help you overcome barriers as you move towards recovery. 

Rick Traer Announces Departure as Sport Tourism Canada CEO
After 21 years at the helm of Sport Tourism Canada, CEO Rick Traer has announced his retirement from the position, effective July 31, 2021. He has led the organization since its inception in 2000.

Recreation and Culture Master Plan
THANK YOU Lethbridge for your participation in the Recreation and Culture Master Planning process. 2,899 households participated in the Household Questionnaire and over 56 community groups completed the Community Group questionnaire. We also heard from community stakeholders and fee for service partners through guided sessions. 

The Impact of Wheelchairs Sports
Alberta SCILS hosted a webinar on May 10th to learn about the impact of wheelchair sports. The webinar is 1 hour long, and was hosted by Jen Sales, Ross Norton, and Kasey Aiello.
You can watch a recording of the webinar on the Spinal Cord Injury YouTube channel at the link below:

Paralympian Search: Connection 2021
CONNECTION 2021 is open to women ages 16 and older who have a disability, with or without previous sport experience and who are excited to get involved in Para sport.  Also welcome: current or former athletes from all levels aiming to explore a new Paralympic sport or discover a new sport that can complement their main discipline.   
The event will be held entirely on Zoom and will consist of two half-day sessions on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6 (12:30PM - 5PM EDT both days). 
Upcoming Summer Program Dates
Adaptable Outdoor Recreation Society (Adaptable Outdoors) is a non-profit society in Southern Alberta that offers adaptive outdoor sport programs to people living with physical and cognitive disabilities.

For a list of upcoming paddling, fishing, and hiking programs for this coming summer click 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.