Sport Council Newsletter

The Grande Prairie Sport Council is a volunteer driven, not for profit organization representing and serving the Grande Prairie regional sport community.

We serve as a collective voice for sport in our region, striving for quality sport experiences for all and attracting, creating and retaining sport tourism opportunities for Grande Prairie region.

This e-newsletter goes out twice a month. If you would like to share your information with the community email 

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In this issue:

Upcoming Events & Programs 

Try-It Day Registration Opens November 1st!

Drop in Racquetball at Eastlink Centre Sundays @ 2pm
Check out the
GP Racquetball Facebook page for more details. 

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Upcoming Workshops/Seminars

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


Dealing with Difficult People 

November 24, 2015

We all have me the Know-It-All, the Passive, the Dictator, the Yes-People, the No-People, the Gripers, etc. In this workshop we'll discuss them and how to deal with each of them in an effective manner. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost $150 GPVSB members; $250 Non-GPVSB Members. At The Community Village. 

Download flyer/Registration form (PDF)

The Professional Development Opportunities on this page are limited to those being provided by the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau. 

For more information on programming contact GPVSB at 780-538-2727 or


For more info

NCCP Part B 
November 6 & 7 (Fri 6-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm) 
GPRC Grande Prairie Campus

Competition Development Psychology of Performance 
November 20 6-9:30pm and November 21 9am-12:30pm 
GPRC Grande Prairie Campus

Competition Development Managing Conflict
November 21 1:30pm – 6:00pm 
GPRC Grande Prairie Campus

*Registration for NCCP Courses are only available through the Coaching Association of Canada’s Coach Locker. Courses will be posted & registration open Aug 21st:
Click here for link to website 

Calling all Coaches!!
Northern Extreme Freestyle Ski Club (NEF) will be hosting an Entry Level Freestyle Coaching Clinic this Dec 5-7. The clinic covers on and off hill skills and coaching techniques with emphasis on proper turning technique, and intro to moguls, park, and slopestyle training. We do not often get such courses in Grande Prairie so please contact us to save your spot!! 
Course Details:
- on hill technical work
-classroom/ video work
-discusses safety & ethics
-daily coaching plans etc.
- 3 day course (Dec 5-7)
- cost $325
Contact Amber to save your spot: (780)-402-4056 /
See you on the slopes!!
Northern Extreme Freestyle

NEF website


Volunteer Opportunities


Scotties Tournament of Hearts  

Feb 20 - 28, 2016

Grande Prairie 

For information on how you can be part of this event: 



Home Hardware Canada Cup of Curling 

Dec 2-6, 2015

Grande Prairie


For information on how you can be part of this event:

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Community Corner

  City of Grande Prairie, Alberta
Planning the Future for Parks and Recreation

Your Feedback is Crucial!

Recreational opportunities play a big part in our quality of life.  

A survey has been sent by mail to randomly selected households in the Region - If you receive one, please fill it out and send it back!

The survey that has been mailed out to randomly selected households is part of the input process for the Recreation Master Plan being developed by the County and City of Grande Prairie.

The Master Plan will provide an overall framework to guide the development, delivery, and continuous improvement of recreation and parks programs, services, and facilities in the area. It is scheduled for completion next spring.

A web version of the survey will be available in early November for residents to have the option to complete at and

For more information about the Master Plan process, contact Megan Schur, County of Grande Prairie Parks & Recreation Manager at 780-532-9727 or Kylee Haining, City of Grande Prairie Recreation & Sport Manager at 780-513-5251.

Program Coordinator Position Available

The Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association has an opening for Part Time Program Coordinator.  Must have strong organizational skills, an outgoing and take charge attitude, dependable work ethic to meet deadlines, and be able to work alone and as part of a team.

Wolverines Wheelchair Sports Association is dedicated to enhancing the lives of persons with disabilities in our community by providing wellness through sport, fitness, recreation, and social activities.

Interested applicants can contact Joseph Sask for a more detailed job description at

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Grande Prairie Regional Sport Calendar

Stay up to date on the sport events in the GP region by checking our sport calendar regularly!


 Sport Council Membership  

Purchase Membership

Sport advocates that become members of the Grande Prairie Sport Council have an opportunity to play a role in influencing the growth and enhancement of sport in our region.

Members include individuals, sport and other community organizations, and business. Only individual members may hold office.

To learn more about the benefits of becoming a member check out our website at
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