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.

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First Annual Try-It Day Event a Success!

The first annual Try-It Day was held on November 29th and despite the frigid weather there was more than 250 youth in attendance.

Here is some feedback from the parents:

“Very well run day, our kids had a blast. Thank you to you and your team for organizing this event.” -Arlen Brown,
“It was fantastic. Great job!! Hope you do another one.!” -Tanya Mickey-Kinderwater
“We had a fantastic time!” - Amanda Frayn
“My kids had a great time!! Thank you!!” - Kristy Mandrusiak-Williams

The Grande Prairie Sport Council’s Try-It Day is a FREE Event for the Grande Prairie Region.

Thank you to everyone that participated. We look forward to growing this event for next year!

Thank you to our 8 facility partners, our 25 sport organization partners, and the many volunteers who made Try-It Day happen!

Thank you to our supporters:



Northwest Alberta Sports Award Gala

On January 31, 2015, the Grande Prairie Sport Council in partnership with the Alberta Sport Development Centre North West will be hosting the first annual North West Sports Award Gala. 


The North West Sport Awards Gala is an annual ceremony to recognize and celebrate the champions of sport across the region. The mission of the North West Sport Awards Gala is to honour the achievements of our amateur athletes and the coaches, volunteers, sport leaders and corporations that support them. 

The awards at this annual event will be split into 2 categories: 

High Performance Awards 
Recognizing athletes and coaches reaching for success at the highest level in 2014  

  • Female or Male Athlete of the Year 

  • Female or Male Team of the Year

  • Coach of the Year        

Community Awards  
Recognizing contributions that have provided positive sport experiences in Northwest Alberta   

  • Developmental Coach of the Year

  • Sport Citizen            

  • Outstanding Official                            

  • Sport Builder                                           

  • Community Spirit

  • Unsung Hero

Nomination forms and criteria can be found at  

Nominations due by January 7, 2015. 

Sponsorship opportunities available.

Hockey Alberta hosting a specialty clinic for coaches, focusing on defensive skills 
Sunday, December 7th - Coca-Cola Centre 


The clinic consists of a 1.5 hour classroom session and a one-hour on-ice session. The clinic will provide coaches with practical skills to help teach defensive skills, with a particular focus on defensemen.

The clinic will be led by Barry Medori and Hockey Alberta regional consultant Evan Daum.

Coaches must bring skates, helmet, gloves and a stick for the on-ice component. 

On Sunday, Barry Medori will also be presenting A Changing Game, which focuses on long term player development and the importance of ensuring the game remains a fun environment for everyone involved, and how everyone involved in the game should focus on the process and joy of sport, and not end results. 

For more information

Game on! Focusing on Healthy Lifestyle for Young Boys

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grande Prairie & Area is looking for fun, male role models between the ages of 18 and 30 who are interested in providing support, role modelling and guidance to a group of boys on living a healthy active lifestyle!
Game On is a fun and interactive group mentoring program run in partnership with area schools. It takes place on school property, after school for seven sessions. Big Brothers Big Sisters is currently recruiting new volunteers for Spring 2015 sessions!
To find out more watch a video showing the program in action, or contact Big Brothers Big Sisters today!


Grovedale Drop In Pond Hockey 

Are your kids interested in playing hockey that is non-contact and non-competitive?

Grovedale Drop In Pond Hockey runs every Sunday from 10a.m.-12p.m. for bantam/midget age kids. 

Contact : Marge Mcausland

Hockey is played at the Grovedale Arena

   Derek Taylor Public School

Attention Sport and/or Health Organizations!


On January 29th, 2015, Derek Taylor Public School will host their 7th annual Student Convention.  The theme of this years convention is student wellness.  The goals are to build interest in lifelong learning within the students, to introduce them to the organizations & services in our community that support wellness and to raise awareness of the importance of finding balance in life to remain physically, emotionally and mentally healthy. There will be 170 students in Grades 7 & 8 taking part in the full day event and 30 or more speakers are needed to provide numerous opportunities for the students to learn from individuals skilled and more importantly passionate in their specific area. 

Derek Taylor invites you speak with their students about your organization, profession, passion, hobby or sport.  You may like to touch on the education or training required and your experiences that led you to pursue your interest in these area.  Your presentation might speak about the types of services and supports that you or your organization offer our community.  Interactive activities that demonstrate skills or allow for student participation are encouraged.  This opportunity not only provides the students a chance to hear from you, but also a chance for you to promote your passion amongst students in our community.  

For more information about this event contact Bryan Funk at   or (780) 357-9174 ext. 2502.  

The first ever Grande Prairie Winter Triathlon will be happening January 25, 2015 at South Bear Creek.

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