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Sport Council Newsletter

The Grande Prairie Sport Council is a not-for-profit organization led by a volunteer board. We support the growth and development of sport in the Grande Prairie region.

The Sport Council e-newsletter is an information sharing tool. If you have an event or workshop that you feel would benefit the sport community share it with us by emailing

Upcoming Workshops/Seminars (for more information click on links):

Soccer Referee Course 

March 28 & 29, 2015
New referees can register for the referee course.
To register:
For questions call 780 513 9525


Introduction to Competition – NCCP Part A

April 10 & 11, 2015 
Part A  modules include:

  • Introduction

  • Make Ethical Decisions

  • Planning a Practice

  • Nutrition

Facilitated by the Alberta Sport Development Centre - NW

Soccer Coaching Clinic 

April 10 & 11, 2015, 6pm-9pm

Contact Aneta at to register.

This is a certification course (Soccer for Life) for the U14 and up age group.

Concussion Management Workshop 
Facilitated by the Brain Care Centre
April 20th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

This concussion management workshop will share the latest news and protocols on preventing, identifying and managing concussions. This is a necessary workshop for any coach, parent, and athlete or recreation worker.


Dealing with Difficult People
Facilitated by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau
April 21, 2015 9am-3pm
We all have met the Know It Alls, the Passives, The Dictators, the Yes People, the No People, the Gripers, etc.  In this workshop find out how to deal with each of them in an effective manner.

Introduction to Competition – Part B
Facilitated by Alberta Sport Development Centre - NW
June 13 & 14, 2015 

Part B modules include:

  • Design a Basic Sport Program

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Basic Mental Skills


The 2015 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference is a training and development opportunity for the provincial sport sector aligning with the outcomes of the Alberta Sport Plan.

ONLINE Registration is Open! 
Join the Alberta Sport Connection as they present their sixth Alberta Sport Leadership Conference from April 23-25, 2015. Registration for the 2015 Alberta Sport Leadership Conference is now available online at




Sport science based, developmentally appropriate strength and conditioning led by Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS).

Training is delivered in phases to develop the right physical attributes at the right time with focus on technical proficiency and movement mechanics.

For more information or to register:

Notice of Annual General Meeting – Grande Prairie Sport Council
March 11, 2015
Notice is hereby given, that the annual general meeting of members of Grande Prairie Sport Council Inc.  (hereafter called the ‘Sport Council’) will be held on Monday, April 13th, 2015 at the hour of 4:00 pm at City Hall, South Conference Room. 
2015 Annual General Meeting
I. Welcome and Introduction by the Chair
2. Approval of the Agenda
3. Report of the Chair
4. Financial Report for the year Ending December 31, 2014
5. Appointment of Auditors
6. By-Law Amendments
7. Election of Directors
8. Further Business
9. Adjournment
For more information, please contact Karna Germsheid, Executive Director at 780 532 1164 or via email at

Individual membership—non voting members

Sport Group/organization membership—one vote per organization (the voting designate should have been identified on the membership application form.)

Voting by proxy is permitted

Grant Alert 

For more info on sponsorship opportunities and to purchase
Contact: Teresa Souliere
780 532 4491 ext. 106

Funds raised will support various student programs and initiatives that the GPPSD Education Foundation helps to sustain in the public school district and our community.


We will roll out of the gates on May 21-31 and are looking for volunteer user groups to help us put on the SHOW.  Stompede contributes around $70,000 directly to youth programs, sport teams, and organized groups who come help us during the show.  Without the volunteers this event wouldn't happen.  We are searching for a group to assist with PARKING because we feel that this is an area that needs better flow.  Please email if you have a user group that can help.  Maybe it's not PARKING that interests you!  We have many other areas as well.  We also want to welcome our newest group...The Beaverlodge  Blades Midget Hockey Team who will be walking the line-ups in the ENTREC Centre and under the grandstands so you don't have to wait in line for your wristband to enter the show.