2019 Canada Winter Games are coming

RED DEER IS READY!

From February 15 until March 3, 2019, Red Deer, Alberta will host the 2019 Canada Winter Games. 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!

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.

2019 Canada Winter Games / February 15 – March 3rd, 2019 / Red Deer, Alberta

GO TEAM ALBERTA GO!

 

Coaching Opportunities for Canada Games

WOMEN IN COACHING CANADA GAMES APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The Women in Coaching Canada Games Apprenticeship Program is a partnership between the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). This program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 female coaches to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. The CGC, the CAC, and PTCRs strongly believe that the apprenticeship program is an essential part of the development of a coach. Furthermore, apprenticeship programs can be used as a means to build capacity in underrepresented populations in coaching, such as women and aboriginals.

The purpose of the Canada Games Apprenticeship 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.  Click here for a list of participating sports.

For More Information and to find out if you are eligible check out the Program Guidelines, 2019 Games

To express interest in participating in the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program, click here.

 ABORIGINAL APPRENTICE COACH PROGRAM

The AACP is a partnership between the Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC), the Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sport Bodies (PTASBs), the Provincial/Territorial Coaching Representatives (PTCRs), the Canada Games Council (CGC), and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC). The program provides the opportunity for each province and territory to send 2 coaches of aboriginal ancestry to the Canada Games in apprenticeship roles. Click here for a list of participating sports.

Objectives of the AACP

  • Build coaching capacity within aboriginal communities;
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with domestic multi-sport games exposure;
  • Provide aboriginal apprentice coaches with professional development and learning opportunities to prepare them for high level coaching and ensure an increase in their level of NCCP ion to a minimum of Competition – Development, Trained. (Apprentices complete training within 12 months following the Games);
  • Expose aboriginal apprentice coaches to elite/high performance coaches; and
  • Ensure aboriginal apprentice coaches are prepared to handle a meaningful role during the Canada Games experience.

For More information and to find out if you are eligible, check out the  Program Guidelines, 2019 Games

To express interest in participating in the Aboriginal Apprenticeship Coach Program, click here.

KEY PROGRAM DATES:

September 30th, 2017: Public Interest Form closes

October 31, 2017: Application due date.  (Applications will be available through the respective Provincial Sport Organization)

December 1, 2017: Coaches Selected

February-April 2018: 1st Professional Development Session

November 2018: 2nd Professional Development Session (Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference)

February 13 – March 1, 2019: 2019 Canada Games

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.

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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
Email: pat.lechelt@albertasport.ca

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