Parenting an Athlete Event - December 9, 2017

Parenting an Athlete

Presented by Dr. Camilla Knight 

Swansea University 


Saturday, December 9th

9:30 am to 11:00 am 

Spray Lake Sawmills Family Sport Centre

Cochrane, AB 


Adele Fedorak is hosting this FREE event in Cochrane. Coaches, parents, board members and more are all encouraged to attend. Please consider sharing the info below with your networks, via email, social media or other, as appropriate. 

Reserve your tickets here:

NEW PROGRAM: Unified Basketball - Special Olympics Calgary

Special Olympics Calgary is very excited to bring #UnifiedSports to Calgary, as they host their first ever demonstration unified program: basketball! 


Dedicated to promoting social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences, Unified Sports joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding.

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2018 Great Kids Award - Deadline Extension

The deadline to nominate a Great Kid has been extended to January 16, 2018!

Great Kids Award logoDo you know a young Albertan who has done great things despite difficult circumstances?

Consider nominating them for a Great Kids Award. The Great Kids Award recognizes young leaders ages five to 18, who have inspired and changed the lives of others, and helped build stronger communities. These young people have done so while experiencing life’s challenges such as managing a physical disability or mental illness, standing up against bullying, or overcoming a difficult living situation.

What’s in it for our young people?

The Minister of Children’s Services will send all nominees a certificate of recognition. Award recipients will also receive:

·      An invitation to an awards ceremony, including a special meal sponsored by Fantasyland Hotel and the opportunity to meet the Minister;

·      A night’s stay with their families at the Fantasyland Hotel;

·      A West Edmonton Mall attractions pass; and

·      A special trophy from Children’s Services.

Imagine the difference this award could make in the life of a young Albertan. Consider nominating them for a Great Kids Award!

Nominations are open until 4 p.m. on January 16, 2018. For a nomination form and more information, visit

2017 Athlete and Team of the Year Awards

Alberta Sport Connection is seeking nominations for the 2017 Athlete and Team of the Year Awards. Recipients are honoured in six different categories: Open Male, Open Female, and Open Team (ages 21 and up); and Junior Male, Junior Female and Junior Team (under 21 years). 

These awards recognize and celebrate the significant achievements, performances and contributions of Alberta's amateur athletes and teams. The award winners are outstanding role models who inspire other Albertans to higher achievements at the recreational and competitive level. 

More information and a link to the online nomination form can be found on the Alberta Sport Connection Website at:

Please forward this information to partners and stakeholders you think may be interested in submitting a nomination. 

Please note the deadline for submission of your nomination is Monday, February 5, 2018. 

For inquires on the Athlete and Team of the Year Awards, please contact: 

Steven Patrick
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500, 10055 - 106 Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J1G3
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