Key Events

1974 The first ever Alberta Summer Games involving zone participation takes place in Calgary.
1976 The first Alberta Winter Games takes place in Banff.
1980 Until now, the games involved all age groups, including some events for participants over the age of 55. The first ever Alberta Seniors Games takes place this year in Camrose.
1986 The Alberta Sport Council initiates a “New Concept for Games in Alberta,” which emphasizes developing athletes, generally 11 to 17 year olds.
1994 On July 1, the Alberta Sport Council and the Alberta Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation merged to form the Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation (ASRPWF).
2000 Starting this year, the Alberta Winter and Summer Games are to be held every two years in the same calendar year. This helps to align the games’ cycle with Canada Games and to provide increased opportunities for athletes with the ability and the desire to progress to the national scene and beyond.
2009 The inaugural Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games are staged. Alberta 55 Plus Summer and Winter Games, formerly Alberta Seniors Games, are both staged in odd numbered years.

 

More than 40 athletes who have participated in ASC’s Alberta Winter Games have gone on to represent Canada at the Olympics.

Host Communities

Alberta Winter Games

1976 – Banff
1978 – Medicine Hat
1980 – Grande Prairie
1982 – Lloydminster
1984 – Crowsnest Pass
1986 – Edson
1988 – Red Deer
1990 – Camrose
1992 – Fort McMurray
1994 – St. Albert
1996 – Lethbridge
1998 – Red Deer
2000 – Strathcona County
2002 – Medicine Hat
2004 – North Peace Region
2006 – Hinton / Jasper / Edson / Yellowhead County
2008 – Leduc
2010 – Lakeland Region (Bonnyville / Cold Lake/ M.D. of Bonnyville)
2012 – Tri-Region (Spruce Grove / Stony Plain / Parkland County)
2014 – Banff/Canmore
2016 – Medicine Hat

Alberta Summer Games

1974 – Calgary
1975 – Red Deer
1977 – Red Deer
1979 – St. Albert
1981 – Lethbridge
1983 – Mountain View County
1985 – Fort McMurray
1987 – Strathcona County
1989 – Brooks
1991 – Stettler
1993 – Wetaskiwin
1995 – Spruce Grove / Stony Plain / County of Parkland
1997 – Lloydminster
2000 – Grande Prairie
2002 – Camrose
2004 – Okotoks / High River / MD of Foothills
2006 – Red Deer
2008 – Medicine Hat
2010 – Peace Region
2012 – Lethbridge
2014 – Airdrie
2016 – Leduc

Alberta 55 Plus Winter Games

2009 – Lethbridge
2011 – St. Albert
2013 – Calgary
2015 – Lethbridge

 

Alberta 55 Plus Summer Games

1980 – Camrose
1982 – Camrose
1984 – Camrose
1986 – Grande Prairie
1988 – Vermillion
1990 – Hinton
1992 – Medicine Hat
1994 – Lacombe
1996 – St. Paul
1998 – Three Hills
1999 – Olds/Didsbury
2001 – Lethbridge
2003 – Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray)
2005 – Wetaskiwin
2007 – Fort Saskatchewan
2009 – Airdrie
2011 – Fairview
2013 – Barrhead/Westlock
2015 – Strathmore

ALBERTA GAMES AWARDS

Learn about the Alberta Games Awards, and all of the awarded zones since 1980!

See past awards