Sport Calgary Commends Hockey Calgary for Requiring "Respect in Sport"

For Immediate Release: Thursday, April 20, 2017


CALGARY, Alberta— Sport Calgary today expressed strong support for Hockey Calgary’s ongoing commitment to the Respect in Sport program.

Hockey Calgary’s decision to require all local hockey parents to recertify in the Respect in Sport program once every four years is encouraging. Sport Calgary understands that positive experiences in sport can teach respect, sportsmanship, teamwork, and inclusion.

“Sport Calgary is very supportive of Hockey Calgary’s initiative to have parents recertify every four years with the Respect program,” said Catriona Le May Doan, Senior Director with Sport Calgary. “We want to continue to build a safe and enjoyable environment for sport in this city for athletes, coaches, and parents, and we applaud this step in making it happen.”

In difficult or stressful economic times, sport is more important than ever for its ability to foster community and bring people together. Sport Calgary strongly encourages fans and participants at all levels of sport to embrace the inclusive principles of the Respect in Sport programs, to keep sport a safe, positive, source of joy and camaraderie for all Calgarians.

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For more information on Sport Calgary’s support of Respect in Sport, please contact Catriona Le May Doan, O.C., Senior Director, Community Engagement and Marketing, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or David Benson, Director, Marketing and Communications, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 403.984.0971


About Sport Calgary

Sport Calgary is a volunteer non-profit society, representing sport in the city of Calgary. As an advocate of sport, we strive to assist, support and influence the growth of sport in Calgary by:

  • Playing a lead role in the implementation of the Calgary Civic Sport Policy, and ensuring it continues to create a vision for sport in Calgary from introductory to high performance levels.

  • Continually identifying and assessing the needs of the sport community and facility stakeholders.

  • Encouraging development and enhancement of appropriate facilities and the efficient utilization of current facilities.

  • Fostering collaboration within the sport community and coordination of resources amongst stakeholders to develop and enhance facilities.

  • Increasing the pro le of sport in Calgary, and advocating the values and bene ts of sport.

  • Facilitating education and training opportunities for athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and volunteers.

  • Acting as a resource for sport organizations.

  • Encouraging the hosting of sport events and sport tourism in Calgary.