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Global News Hour Calgary Report - Alberta Sport Funding

Grant Pollock with Global News Calgary reports on the provincial governments investment in performance sport. Canadian athletes competing in Sochi come from all corners of the country with close to half of them training in or around Calgary, Grant reports on whether Alberta is doing enough to develop home grown athletes that compete on the international stage.

Why Quebec athletes are leading the way for Canada at Sochi Games

By PAUL WALDIE, SEAN GORDON and LES PERREAUX KRASNAYA POLYANA, RUSSIA and MONTREAL — The Globe and Mail He brilliantly negotiated the Olympic mogul course on the way to a gold medal, and then freestyle skier Alexandre Bilodeau cut some deft turns on far less familiar ground. When a reporter from Britain pointed out that were Quebec a country, it would be second in the medal count, Mr. Bilodeau swerved around the sovereignty debate. “We’re both proud to be Quebeckers,” he said pointing to silver medalist and fellow Quebec native Mikaël Kingsbury. “But we’re very proud to be Canadians … yes, we do a lot of good things in Quebec but there are great things all across Canada.”

Alberta Sport Connection seeking Board members

Attached is the job posting regarding Alberta Sport Connection Board member recruitment. The job posting has been advertised in the Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Hinton/Edson, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat and Red Deer newspapers as well as the Institute of Corporate Directors website. Please note the closing date is February 21, 2014.

Alberta cities bid for 2019 Canada Games

The Canada Games Council (CGC) has received two letters of Intent to Bid from Alberta communities wishing to host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. The communities that have confirmed their intent to bid are the City of Lethbridge and the City of Red Deer. After the official launch of the 2019 Bid Process in October of 2013, interested communities had until December 20, 2013 to deliver their intent to bid.

ALACD Strategic Planning Process Webinars

Help Shape the Future of Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation for Canadians with a Disability … participate in the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability’s Strategic Planning Process Webinars. In celebration of its 25th Anniversary, and with the generous support of the Trillium Foundation, the Active Living Alliance is undergoing a comprehensive strategic planning process to uncover the needs, barriers, and aspirations for Canadians with a disability. An important aspect of this extensive engagement process includes reaching out to its 175+ partners including its provincial/territorial affiliates, communities, sport organizations and educators. The webinars compliment a comprehensive outreach program including a national survey, interviews and a workshop planned for next spring. Please participate. We encourage you to join us live during our webinars.