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Community Facility Partner Capital Grant Program

 

This City of Edmonton grant program supports partnerships that enhance public use facilities. Funding is available for up to 33 percent of eligible expenses for the overall project and up to 50 percent of the planning costs to the end of concept phase. The eleven approved awards in 2017 total almost $7.3 million including grants to six Edmonton sport organizations.


Recreation Facility Master Plan Renewal

 

The City is developing a visionary 20-year plan to direct development for both new and existing recreation facilities. It includes facilities such as community centres, indoor soccer pitches, ice arenas, seniors centres, community league buildings, aquatic centres, and many others.

 

To ensure that public recreation spaces and places continue to be accessible, welcoming, and responsive to community needs, the City of Edmonton needs your input to help shape this plan. The City is conducting an online survey for all interested citizens. Meetings and interviews are also underway with community stakeholders and neighbouring municipalities. The survey can be found at the link above.


Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

 

The 2017 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony recognized and honoured Edmonton's most outstanding citizens who, through their contributions in arts and culture, community service, and sports, or through extraordinary service to their communities, made exemplary contributions to the quality of life in Edmonton.

 

Tim Berrett, Hugh Campbell, Laurie Eisler and Sheila O'Kelly were inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. Their bios are available here.


Volunteer Screening in Alberta

 

Developed with the input of nonprofit voluntary sector stakeholders and police agencies, Alberta Culture and Tourism’s new Volunteer Screening Program will assist nonprofit organizations with a range of resources to help reinforce existing volunteer screening practices or establish robust new ones. The Volunteer Screening Program is a unique partnership funded by Alberta Culture and Tourism and administered and delivered by Volunteer Alberta. The program expands upon the existing Volunteer Police Information Check Program with a strong focus on education to support the development and enhancement of volunteer screening and management programs through online resources, learning modules, webinars and workshops. Click here for more information.


Live Active: A Collaborative Strategy for Active Living, Active Recreation, and Sport in Edmonton 2016-2026

 

The Live Active Strategy was developed through extensive consultations over the past 2 years including representatives from active living, active recreation, sport and multi-sector organizations, and the general public. On Tuesday November 29, Edmonton City Council approved the Strategy. The Executive Summary is available here.


Get More From Sport

 

Sport Nova Scotia, in partnership with Soccer Nova Scotia and Hockey Nova Scotia, has launched a new educational campaign around awareness of the benefits of multi-sport participation and the dangers of early sport specialization. Click here for the introductory video.


The Active Advantage

 

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