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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Pursuit of Excellence Applications due March 1st! Click on image for more information.


Athlete Enhancement Scholarship


The Athlete Enhancement Program (AEP) awards local emerging athletes with a high quality sport science program to maximize their athletic success. The program utilizes a group of sport science/health care professionals, a Performance Enhancement Team (PET), who work collaboratively to implement training and sport science education to enhance the athlete’s development and knowledge.

The AEP is offered to team sport and individual sport athletes who are emerging at the provincial or national level.  The program will be targeted to sports that have a solid athlete development model in place and from a broad spectrum of sports.


Congratulations to all our nominees!

(in no particular order)


Female Athlete of the Year                                               

Avery Nairn, Alpine Skiing  
Jacey Ask, Swimming 
Becky Razlaff, Equestrian    
Jamie Wigmore, XC Running
Mirelle Martens, XC Running

Coach of the Year
Bill Corcoran, XC Running
Chris Spaidal, Soccer
Dave Waknuk, Basketball
Trevor Pritchard, Football

Male Athlete of the Year 
Ryan Roznowsky, Swimming 
Taylor Rempel, Football
Cameron Beson, Multisport

Male and Female Teams of the Year
GPRC Wolves XC Women’s Team
Peace Wapiti Academy Senior Girl’s Volleyball Team
Grande Prairie Minor Lacrosse Association-Peewee
St Joe's Celtics Football Team
Developmental Coach of the Year
Jeffrey Frattini,  Volleyball
Adam Manah, Hockey    
Kaylin Meynaard,  Volleyball 
Lucas Brunham, Lacrosse
Pierre Gauthier, Soccer
Lynn Bain, Soccer
Sara Zack, Gymnastics

Official of the Year
Wayne Zack, Basketball
Pam Rintoul, Volleyball
Marty Tingstad, Hockey 
Brian Lieverse, Hockey

Sport Builder 
Colin Griffith, Curling
Danielle Ordyniec, Multisport 
Lorna LeBlanc, Hockey
Marj McAusland, Hockey 
Ron Regnier, Lacrosse

Unsung hero (volunteer of year)
Chantal Dyrkach, Figure Skating
Dylan Bressey, Disc Golf
Michelann Russell, Multisport
Kerianne Dunlop, Ski Patrol
Renee Allan, Lacrosse

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

Community Spirit
GP Gymniks All Stars Cheerleading
Grande Prairie Ski Patrol Association

Every nominee is worth celebrating! 

Winners of each category will be revealed at the Sport Excellence Awards on March 7th.

Join us!
Saturday, March 7, 2015 
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  
Program starts at 7:00 p.m. 

Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres

Stonebridge Hotel
12102 100 Street
Grande Prairie, AB

Online tickets here 

Tickets $25

Semi Formal Cocktail Attire

For more information about the Awards:


Although it is late in this, Grande Prairie’s Centennial year  the GP Hockey Legends project contends that the role hockey has played in our community over the years should be recognized.  Please take note that an introductory article “ Face-Off For the Century: One Hundred Years Of Grande Prairie Hockey “  describes the beginnings of organized hockey 1914 – 1918 and is now posted on the web site

Our hockey history features interesting tales and colourful characters and is more than simply a recreational pursuit.  Watch for further episodes describing the evolution of hockey in Grande Prairie throughout the century and identifying how it has influenced and in turn is influenced by the context in which it has flourished.   

- Grande Prairie Hockey Legends is researched, written and presented by Stan and Ron Neufeld

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.

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.

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 

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