Researchers at the University of Toronto are doing a study to investigate the impact of inclusive play and playground design on children with disabilities with the objective of informing playground design guidelines for future accessible playground initiatives. If you have used or intend to use the Jumpstart Inclusive Playground located at Shouldice Park (4900 Monserrat Dr N.W.), we would love for you to be a part of a study!
The OSTEN & VICTOR Alberta Tennis Centre is hosting the 3rd annual Yonex Calgary ITF World Junior Tennis Tour event from May 25 – 31, 2019. The event is part of the International Tennis Federation’s World Tennis Tour for juniors under 18 years of age.
The City of Calgary is currently seeking proposals from sport organizations interested in acquiring available rental space within Father David Bauer Arena (FDB) as well as the potential for associated ice time.
Parents who dream of their children becoming professional athletes, and coaches who believe that single-minded dedication is the only way to reach the top of their sport, have contributed to an increase in early sport specialization.
The Roughnecks defeated the Colorado Mammoth 8-4 Friday night in the West Division final, earning their spot in the NLL Finals, much to the delight of the 8,900 fans in attendance at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
From music festivals and libraries to sporting events and video game design, Albertans both produce and enjoy a wide range of cultural and sports activities. In economic terms, these activities generated more than $6.1 billion of GDP for the province in 2017, or about 2.0 per cent of that year’s total GDP.
From August 22 until August 25, 2019, participants from across Alberta will come to Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County, Alberta as we host one of the largest events to ever be hosted west of Red Deer. Offering four days of 14 different team and individual sport competitions, and major outdoor concerts, the first-ever Alberta Masters Games will welcome up to 1,200 athletes and 600 volunteers.
The reigning USL 2 (formerly PDL) champions, Foothills FC begin their formal exhibition season this coming week. On the women’s side, Foothills WFC and their head coach Troye Flannery continue to countdown and prepare for training camp to open at the Foothills Fieldhouse on Wednesday May 1st.
The Cavalry FC are pleased to partner with the Spruce Meadows Leg Up Foundation to support Lucy Tries Sports, a book series created by veteran sports journalist - and Sport Calgary board member - Lisa Bowes and illustrated by James Hearne.
Leadercast Live is the largest one-day leadership event in the world and will broadcast live each year from Atlanta to select locations around the globe. We are proud to be a host site in Calgary and look forward to adding some amazing local, sport themed, content that will inspire us all to be stronger leaders. Tickets available now!
The YMCA Summer Work Student Exchange is a unique national exchange program that brings together youth from various communities across the country. Participating youth, aged 16 and 17, have the opportunity to improve their second official language skills, and gain important employment experience through a work placement while on their exchange.
Stranded: Water Valley summons the wilderness warrior in all of us, bringing together 18 competitors from diverse backgrounds to the great outdoors, with nothing but a container of rice, a sleeping bag and their wits. This event requires grit, passion, stamina and a love of community. Our contestants put it all on the line to fundraise for our programs, while undertaking grueling physical challenge in all types of weather (rain, cold, intense heat, bugs). They endure intense competition, broken alliances, and sabotage, all while being followed by a film crew. We invite YOU to join us as a contestant.
Calgary Field is an inclusive, family focused, and professional environment. Practices are engaging and high-tempo, focusing on fundamental lacrosse skills further building a passion for the sport of lacrosse while having fun! Inclusively, registration is open to all boys and girls residing in the Province of Alberta. Co-ed programming is available for Mini-Tyke to Tyke age groups. Boys and Girls specific programming is offered for Novice to U19 age groups.
The Calgary Youth Foundation, a program of Youth Central, has just opened their Spring 2019 granting cycle. This is an exciting opportunity for youth-initiated projects to apply for up to $2000 in funding.
Cavalry FC will be putting on a free soccer clinic for youth ages 8 -17, sponsored by Genesis Builders. The clinic will take place at the Genesis Center on March 22, 2019 from 3:00pm-5:00pm. Cavalry FC Head Coach & General Manager Tommy Wheeldon Jr. along with some of players from Cavalry FC will be on site teaching the clinic.
WinSport has designed an 8-week, fully inclusive multi-sport program for all Calgarians with and without physical disabilities to discover adapted wheelchair sport opportunities. this program. Each week, participants will be introduced to a different wheelchair sport delivered by expert coaches from local and provincial sport organizations in each respective sport. Having the sport organizations lead the sessions gives the participants the best experience possible.
Competitive adult swimmers who quit swimming as youths before returning to the sport later in life reported that they originally left because of an unsatisfactory social experience rather than training overload, according to new research out of the University of Alberta.
For more than 15 years, the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary (AAFS) has been a leader in providing innovative sport and recreation programming for individuals with autism. Over the past year alone, AAFS has piloted rugby, hockey and boxing programs. On April 5, AAFS will kick-off its new lacrosse program - AAFSLAX.
The Calgary Kangaroos will partner with Crowfoot Minor Hockey Association to lead all peewee teams through dry-land training sessions in Australian football. These sessions will be specifically designed around team requirements, to give each team an off-ice experience in a novel sport that provides developmental opportunities.
On Wednesday afternoon, Duncan introduced an investigation unit for national sport organizations, multi-sport service organizations and Canadian sport centres. She says it will be an independent unit sports groups can call in to investigate all alleged incidents of harassment, abuse and discrimination.
The Sport Services department at Repsol Sport Centre is selling three floatables products. If you or any of your family partners are interested, please have them contact our Aquatics manager Kelsey Parnell at Kparnell@repsolsport.com.
From its innovative human performance labs to its Olympic training facilities, the University of Calgary’s sports-related programs received high accolades Tuesday, as the institution was ranked among the best in the world for studying sports and exercise sciences.
It's cold outside but we have some news to warm your hearts – Flying Trapeze season is just around the corner! We would like to announce our Early Bird discount pricing for participants who purchase their Flying Trapeze classes before April 1, 2019. Take advantage of this special offer and save 10% off our regular 2019 season prices.