Team Alberta Accepting Mission Staff Applications

Be part of our team! Alberta Sport Connection invites applications for the volunteer position of Mission Staff for Team Alberta at the 2019 Canada Winter Games being held February 15 – March 3, 2019 in Red Deer, Alberta.

The Team Alberta Mission Staff provide the primary link between all components of the Games’ organizational structure and the sports to which they are assigned.  Mission Staff are the key contacts for the sports leading up to, during and immediately following the Games.  If you are passionate about sport and want more information click HERE for a more detailed description and application.

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are coming to Alberta!

The 2019 Canada Winter Games will be the largest event ever hosted in Red Deer and the largest multi-sport and cultural event to be hosted in Alberta in over 30 years – since the 1988 Olympics in Calgary!

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Over 3,600 participants from across Canada will compete for gold in 19 sports during the 2019 Games. The 2019 Games is forecasted to generate an economic impact of over $132 million, with 20,000 visitors expected to visit Red Deer and central Alberta for the event.


Canada Games Apprentice Coaching Programs

2019 Canada Winter Games Apprentice Coach Program Timeline


The purpose of the Canada Games Women in Coaching Program is to provide women coaches with a practical and integrated major national multi-sport games experience. Selected coaches have direct involvement in preparation and competition and receive support from an identified mentor coach throughout the duration of the program.


The purpose of the Canada Games Aboriginal Apprentice Coach Program is to provide coaches of aboriginal ancestry with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP to a minimum of Competition – Development, Trained.

 About the games

The Canada Games are an interprovincial and territorial sports festival staged every two years, alternating between Summer and Winter Games.

Since the Canada Games were introduced in 1967, more than 100,000 participants in over 40 sports have been involved as athletes, coaches or officials, and over 75,000 volunteers have dedicated their time to staging the event.

Team Alberta was impressive at the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, earning 75 medals, finishing fourth overall. Team Alberta captured 14 gold, 25 silver and 36 bronze medals at the Games and many of our athletes achieved personal bests.

Important Information and Files:

Contact Information

Pat Lechelt

Team Alberta, Chef de Mission
Alberta Sport Connection
Suite 500
10055 106 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1G3
P: 780-422-8309

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