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The 2015 Northwest Alberta Sport Excellence Awards - An Event Worth Growing. 

A heartfelt thank you to everyone that supported the Sport Excellence Awards on Saturday. That goes for the sponsors all the way through to the families & team members that came out to celebrate the nominees. 

It was a packed house. Our Emcee Tom Pura (Chamber of Commerce & Sport Fan Extraordinaire) set the stage for a fun, professional event and Ryan Blais (former Canadian Freestyle Team Member & Special Guest) put the evening into full motion with his inspirational 'What is your legacy going to be?' talk.

The winners of the evening walked down the red carpet while their chosen song was played by resident DJ Jay Fresh.   

Congratulations to all the winners:

2014 Female Athlete of the Year                                               
Mirelle Martens, XC Running

2014 Coach of the Year
Bill Corcoran, XC Running

2014 Male Athlete of the Year 
Ryan Roznowsky, Swimming 

2014 Male and Female Teams of the Year
GPRC Wolves XC Women’s Team
St Joe's Celtics Football Team
2014 Developmental Coach of the Year
Jeffrey Frattini,  Volleyball

2014 Official of the Year
Marty Tingstad, Hockey 

Sport Builder 
Lorna LeBlanc, Hockey

Unsung hero (volunteer of year)
Chantal Dyrkach, Figure Skating

2014 Sport Citizen 
Amie Slawson, Volleyball 
Stevie-Lee Temple, Figure Skating

Community Spirit
Grande Prairie Ski Patrol Association

For a complete story on the evening check out the Daily Herald Tribune's Sunday March 8th article. Watch for the sponsored full page spread of the event in the DHT later this week!

Thank you to our Sponsors:
(Without their support this event would not exist. We encourage you to support the companies that support the community!)





Thank yous that should not be missed:

  • Thank you to the 5 GPRC student volunteers. (Samantha Davis, Cierra Verduzco, Angela Rutherford, Chenoa Esau & Amy Beattie)

  • Thank you to volunteer Jeremy Thiessen

  • Thank you to paparazzi volunteer Heather Coney 

  • Thank you to HB production for setting up our sound and lighting.

  • Thank you to Collin Waldroff of Northwest Video for being the onsite videographer. 

  • Thank you to Sean of Prairie Ranger Photography for doing the red carpet photos. For a look at the photos from the event:

  • Thank you to Affordable Elegance for helping us with the Decor

Special thanks to the Alberta Sport Development Centre NW for partnering with us on this event! It was a magical experience and we look forward to a long and healthy partnership.

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


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

Grande Prairie Lacrosse Association

Will be holding a coaching clinic on March 22, if you are interested email their coach Coordinator Chris at

They are looking for coaches in all Divisions for the 2015 season.

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

Using Media & Social Media for Non-Profits

Facilitated by the Grande Prairie Services Bureau
March 24, 2015 


Volunteer Management for Events
Facilitated by the GP Volunteer Services Bureau
March 25, 6pm-9pm

Introduction to Competition – NCCP Part A

Facilitated by the Alberta Sport Development Centre - NW
April 10 & 11, 2015, 6pm-9pm

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

Dealing with Difficult People
Facilitated by the Grande Prairie Services Bureau
April 21, 2015 9am-3pm

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

Do you know a Youth who...
Inspires the spirit of volunteerism in others? 
Exhibits dedication and excellence in any field of volunteer work? 
Makes outstanding contributions to the community? 
Makes a difference in the lives of others?. 
Nominate a student ages 13-18 today!
The Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau is proud to, again, host the Leaders of Tomorrow Awards presented by ATCO to recognize excellence and leadership in youth ages 13-18. Nominations are now being accepted through the Grande Prairie Volunteer Services Bureau and your local FCSS offices.

Deadline for nominations is Monday, March 30, 2015. 
The awards will be presented at the Annual National Volunteer Week Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on April 17, 2015.
Click Here! to read about the award program and to download a nomination package and recognize an outstanding Leader of Tomorrow!
Or contact the GPVSB Office at 780-538-2727, or email, for more information or to receive a Nomination package by email or mail.

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