Alberta Sports Hall of Fame - Media Release

Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Announces the Inductees for 2014 Media Invitation Athletes, Builders, Pioneers and Media personal make up the 2014 list of Inductees. This year 8 individuals and two teams have been selected for this prestigious honour. Athletes include participants and winners of Olympic Medals and World Championships, and builders who have coached and dedicated endless hours to build their respective sports to where they are today. These Albertans have contributed to the continuous growth of their sport and are truly deserving of this honour.

Why Canadians Take the Winter Olympics So Seriously

As much as Canadians have been thrilled by the Sochi Olympic Games, people in much of the rest of the world just yawned. You can't really blame them. To hundreds of millions, ice is just something they put in their drinks to beat the heat. That leaves the Winter Games playing a distant second fiddle to what are considered the real Olympics, the ones that take place in the summer.

Alberta Primetime - How does Alberta compare nationally in support for performance sports?

Alberta Winter Games Original Air Date: Thursday, February 06, 2014 Young Alberta athletes are gathering in Banff for the Alberta Winter Games at the same time elite Alberta athletes are convening in Sochi for the Olympic Winter Games. How does an international event impact local aspiring athletes? How does Alberta compare nationally in its support for performance sports? We’re joined by Dale Henwood, Canadian Sport Institute, and Adam Hull, Alberta Alpine Ski Association. Updated number of Alberta athletes on Canada’s Olympic Team: 55. See the complete list of Alberta athletes, their sports and hometowns, by clicking here.

Is Alberta doing enough to support performance sport?

In an interview with Tara Slone, Dale Henwood discusses the concerning downward trend of home grown Alberta athletes representing Canada at International events. Over the years, Alberta has seen less and less athletes represented on National teams and with the latest results in Sochi, the question is "Are we investing enough resources in performance sport to support Alberta grown athletes to represent Canada at international events?"

Global News Hour Calgary Report - Alberta Sport Funding

Grant Pollock with Global News Calgary reports on the provincial governments investment in performance sport. Canadian athletes competing in Sochi come from all corners of the country with close to half of them training in or around Calgary, Grant reports on whether Alberta is doing enough to develop home grown athletes that compete on the international stage.

Why Quebec athletes are leading the way for Canada at Sochi Games

By PAUL WALDIE, SEAN GORDON and LES PERREAUX KRASNAYA POLYANA, RUSSIA and MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail He brilliantly negotiated the Olympic mogul course on the way to a gold medal, and then freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau cut some deft turns on far less familiar ground. When a reporter from Britain pointed out that were Quebec a country, it would be second in the medal count, Mr. Bilodeau swerved around the sovereignty debate. “We’re both proud to be Quebeckers,” he said pointing to silver medalist and fellow Quebec native Mikaël Kingsbury. “But we’re very proud to be Canadians … yes, we do a lot of good things in Quebec but there are great things all across Canada.”

Alberta Sport Connection seeking Board members

Attached is the job posting regarding Alberta Sport Connection Board member recruitment. The job posting has been advertised in the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Hinton/Edson, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Red Deer newspapers as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors website. Please note the closing date is February 21, 2014.

Alberta cities bid for 2019 Canada Games

The Canada Games Council (CGC) has received two letters of Intent to Bid from Alberta communities wishing to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The communities that have confirmed their intent to bid are the City of Lethbridge and the City of Red Deer. After the official launch of the 2019 Bid Process in October of 2013, interested communities had until December 20, 2013 to deliver their intent to bid.

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