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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.

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Invites you to our 2015 Annual General Meeting and Call for Nominations for the 2016 Board of Directors

Date: May 9, 2016
: City Hall, North Conference Room
Time: 4pm—6pm

Call for Nominations—There are four (4) Director positions up for election.

Please RSVP Karna @
Or call 780 532 1164

Membership information can be found at
Upcoming Workshops, Clinics & Seminars


Training series is made possible thanks to  

The Be Fit For Life Centre and the Grande Prairie Sport Council have teamed up with RBC Learn to Play and Makadiff 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!

You are under no obligation to attend all workshops. You can pick and choose which ones you'd like to participate in or you can choose to do the entire series. It's entirely up to you!

These workshops generally run from $75 - $140 each. Please do your best to attend if you register. 


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

NCCP Part B 
This is a coach training & certification program for all coaches in more than 60 sports.
Course Information:
  • Design A Sport Program, Teaching & Learning, Basic Mental Skills
  • Dates: Saturday May 7th 9-6pm & Sunday May 8th 9-12pm
  • Costs: $105.00 includes GST
  • Location: Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Registration Deadline: Monday May 2nd
  • Please call Barb Shmyr 780-539-2816 for more information or

Coach Enhancement Program

Do you want the highest quality, developmentally appropriate program for your emerging & elite athletes? Do you want to be the best grassroots coach you can be?  Create a rock solid Yearly Training Program and get NCCP credit. Work with a Coach mentor, Strength & Conditioning Specialist and Mental Performance Coach to take your athletes to the next level.

Date(s): - 8 May 2016 until 19 Jun 2016     Location: Grande Prairie Regional College
Click here for more information and online registration.

Upcoming Events and Programs 
The City of Grande Prairie’s Pursuit of Excellence Fund is designed to provide assistance to athletes, coaches, and sport organizations, to achieve "excellence". 
Head to for applications forms and apply today!
Lesson Plan Builder 

Do you want to build your own physical literacy program? Educators, caregivers, camp leaders, and after-school program leaders can use this Lesson Plan Builder to create custom lesson plans.

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Other News

The annual bike auction is on Sunday, April 24 in the Towne Centre Mall south parking lot.
Bike Auction

All bikes recovered by Enforcement in the past year, and not claimed by the owner, will be sold at the auction. Bidding begins at noon and payment can be made by cash, debit or cheque.

There is an opportunity to view the available bikes at 11:00 a.m. on auction day. Anyone who has lost or had a bike stolen within the last year, can claim their property during the scheduled viewing time. Claimants are required to bring proof of ownership

Examples of proof may include:
• sales receipt with serial number
• a lost/stolen bike report
• photos of claimant on the bike

Free Bike Registration

Residents are reminded to keep their property safe this season by registering their bike at no cost on the City website or at

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