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GPSC  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 and we will happily add it to our newsletter for free. 

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GPSC Announcements

Thank you For Joining in the Celebration!


Complete list of  award winners here.

We would like to send a big shout out to our sponsors! This event would not exist without them! Before making your next purchase consider the businesses that support your communities!






Friends of Sport 

Upcoming Events and Programs 

Do you want to compete?

Do you want to be part of a team?

Do you want to make new friends?

Then the Piranhas are holding a try out practice for new aspiring swimmers!!!!

The next Rookie day will be Friday April 8th 2016 6.00pm onwards

Its free to register and try out!!!

The Piranhas are looking for swimmers:

 Aged 6 to 10 years old.

Confident in deep water.

Can complete 25m of Front crawl & Backstroke.


For more information call the Dian at the office or

Click here to register your child

Upcoming Workshops, Clinics & Seminars



Training series is made possible because of  

The Be Fit For Life Centre and the Grande Prairie Sport Council have teamed up with RBC Learn to Play and Makeadiff sports grants to help develop a sustainable and healthy sport community in Grande Prairie and surrounding areas. One of the ways we look forward to doing this is by building our leadership capacity by offering FREE workshops on a variety of topics based on Physical Literacy. Whether you are in sport, recreation, education, early childhood, or health…physical literacy speaks to all of us!


APRIL 16TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 1-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)



APRIL 6TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 6-9PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

This Workshop will provide participants with the ability to execute, score and interpret the physical literacy assessment for youth (PLAY) tools in a sport specific setting. The session includes an update on physical literacy trends, which highlight potential roles for sport associations.  Participants will leave this session with a renewed sense of urgency to address physical literacy through your strong working knowledge of the PLAY tools and their  application. There are numerous opportunities and applications for these tools, including physical literacy awareness for parents and coaches, global and individual tracking of physical literacy, assessing the impact of your programs on physical literacy development and research applications.

Registration here for April 16th Physical Literacy 201 – PLAY Tools

Register here for April 6th Physical Literacy 201 – PLAY Tools 


APRIL 2 & 3
Location: GPRC Room A210 
Time: 9am-4:30pm
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

Run Jump Throw Wheel (RJTW) is a national program developed by Athletics Canada that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy.  Using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges lead by instructors specifically trained to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs). 

Our goal is to provide a physical activity program that serves as a strong foundation for all sports. Run Jump Throw Wheel assists children in learning to move efficiently so that they grow into adults who are active, productive and healthy citizens. 

Register here with promo code RBC2016LTP for free!


APRIL 30TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 1-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

Participants will learn how to incorporate physical literacy enriched activities into a variety of indoor or outdoor settings. Using the Be Fit For Life Centres  Move & Play cards to develop physical literacy in variety of programs and environments! This resource includes over 75 activity cards focusing on the first 3 stages of the Long Term Athlete Development Model: Active Start, FUNdamentals, and Learn to Train. The activities can be  easily implemented by a coach, educator, recreation leader, early childhood educator or parent. Physical literacy will be discussed as a means to increase  active participation, enhance performance, as well as to reduce risk of injury.

Registration for Move & Play Physical Literacy Enriched Planning


MAY 21ST, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 9-2PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

This 5-hour training is designed for the competitive coach in a club/organization. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development and wellbeing of athletes. The training is based in research and has been designed to help coaches with top coaching dilemmas such as dealing with parents, keeping the child’s interest, ensuring fair play and an emotionally safe environment.

Registration for High Five Sport


JUNE 4TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 9-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)


JUNE 24TH, 2016

Location: GPRC
Time: 9-4PM
Cost: FREE (part of the PL training series)

We believe that physical literacy has the SUPER POWER to enrich your programs. By creating a positive environment filled with exploration, learning, growth, and play this is bound to be the best program yet. When equipped with these powers, leaders truly turn into SUPER HEROS. We want to build capacity within your organizations walls so that you can impact more child & youth in a positive powerful way. This workshop will equip you with all the tools needed for the job so you leave with the knowledge and skills to facilitate a physical literacy training workshop in your organization. Increasing the amount of super staff on your team.

Registration for June 4th PL Champion Training

Registration for June 24th PL Champion Training

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