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Federal Budget 2015 - Sport Matters

Federal Budget Provides $20 million Over Four Years to High Performance Sport Ottawa, Ontario (April 21, 2015) Finance Minister Joe Oliver released his Economic Action Plan for 2015-16 this afternoon and high performance sport is highlighted in it. While recognizing that 2015 has been proclaimed the Year of Sport, the government sees the benefits of being active. “During 2015 Canadians are being encouraged to celebrate the role that sport plays in the country and to participate in and seek the benefits of sport” the document reads. The high performance sport system in Canada received some very good news in the Budget.

2015 Annual General Meeting

You are invited to attend Sport Alberta's Annual General Meeting 2015 Annual General Meeting Saturday, April 25th, 2015 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Banff Centre Kinnear Centre room 205, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Banff, Alberta The agenda and election information is enclosed. If you have any questions please contact Scott F. Hayes at

Alberta Sport Plan Feedback Session

Dear Sport Community: The Alberta Sport Connection has been asked to develop an implementation plan for Going the Distance: The Alberta Sport Plan 2014-2024. We are pleased to invite yourself or a representative from your Organization to participate in a feedback session. The sessions are scheduled for: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Edmonton – Delta Edmonton South - 4404 Gateway Boulevard Wednesday, February 11, 2015 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Calgary – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW If you have yet to register for one of the above Sessions please do so by no later than Monday, February 2nd @ 4:30 pm clicking on the following link: We would like all current and future stakeholders to participate and help achieve the vision of making Alberta the premier sport delivery system in Canada. Going the Distance: The Alberta Sport Plan 2014-2024 calls on all stakeholders to work collectively to align efforts and activities. By working together, Alberta can be a national leader in sport, promoting excellence and fostering opportunities for life-long participation!

A New Canadian Sport and Funding Partnership is formed

A New Canadian Sport and Funding Partnership is Formed COC, CPC and the CSIN unveil a new $3 million high performance sport and funding partnership, and rebrand as the “Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network” VANCOUVER (Jan. 7, 2015) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and the Canadian Sport Institute Network (CSIN) announced on Wednesday a substantial partnership and high performance sport funding agreement. The new multi-year, $3 million direct investment will be provided by the COC and the Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), along with additional funds from the CPC, to the CSIN in order to assist in its mandate of delivering world-class, multi-sport daily training environments through enhancements introduced in sports science, medicine and research and innovation. Building on the significant support provided by the Government of Canada and various provincial governments to the CSIs, this new partnership will keep Team Canada and athletes at the forefront of training, preparation and innovation.

2015 Canada Winter Games - Webcasting

Through innovative partnerships, the 2015 Canada Winter Games will feature the most comprehensive webcasting coverage in Canada Games history; all available on one online Canada Games portal. The webcasting will compliment conventional broadcasting coverage with over 900 hours of sports coverage webcast, as well as unique human interest programming never before offered at a Canada Games. The webcasting programming will also produce a 30 minute magazine-style online show, Canada Games TV TODAY, which will air daily in both official languages during the 2015 Canada Winter Games. The home for the webcasting,, is currently in development and the portal and webcast programming schedule will be announced in November.

Athlete & Team of the Year - Nominations due

The Alberta Sport Connection Alberta Athlete and Team of the Year Awards program recognizes the significant achievements, performances and contributions of amateur athletes at the national or international level. Categories include Male and Female, Team, Junior Male and Female and Junior Team. Any organization, association or individual may submit nominations. A Provincial Sport Association or National Sport Association contact must be identified in order to verify (if necessary) any information contained in the nomination. The 2014 Awards will be presented at the Alberta Sport Leadership Conference - Awards Banquet in Banff on Friday, April 24, 2015. Since this award was introduced, 48 athletes and 12 teams have been honoured.

City of Red Deer to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games

CALGARY, Sept. 4, 2014 /CNW/ - At a joint media conference this morning held by the Canada Games Council and the Province of Alberta, the City of Red Deer was named host of the 2019 Canada Winter Games. In just over four years, the City of Red Deer will welcome our nation's next generation of national, international and Olympic champions as the best young developing athletes that Canada has to offer will converge to compete in Canada's largest multi-sport event. "The 2019 bid evaluation process was thorough and competitive," said Tom Quinn, Chair of the Canada Games Council. "Both communities put forth an impressive bid to Host the Games and everyone involved from both communities should be proud of what they accomplished. It was tremendously rewarding for the Canada Games to see the Movement alive and active in both communities."

New Board Members - Alberta Sport Connection

Message on behalf of Tourism, Parks, Recreation Minister Richard Starke. I am very pleased to let you know about the appointment of five new members to the Alberta Sport Connection Board of Directors. With the appointment of these five individuals, the board now sits at 10 members. The five new appointees represent Calgary, Canmore and St. Albert, thus increasing the board’s representation across Alberta. Full biographies of the returning board members are available on the Alberta Sport Connection website. Guided by the Alberta Sport Plan, the Alberta Sport Connection is dedicated to building a better Alberta through sport. The board’s mandate is to enhance the quality of life of Albertans by encouraging active lifestyles, promoting athletic excellence and multi-sport games and partnering with and funding community initiatives. I look forward to working with the board in realizing the vision set out in the Alberta Sport Plan and building a better Alberta through sport. Their experience, knowledge and passion for sport will serve this province well. If you have any questions about the board, please feel free to contact my office. Best regards, Richard Starke Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation