Major Sporting Events
It is with great pleasure to announce that Little League Baseball Canada has chosen Lethbridge to be home of the Junior Little League Canadian Championships for three years from 2010 to 2012.
The Lethbridge Sport Council and the Lethbridge Little League community would like to thank everyone who supported us to help make our bid for this Championship successful.
The 2012 Alberta Summer Games have been rewarded to Lethbridge. "We know it's time for the games to come back to Lethbridge. This city has proven itself many times to hold excellent games. There is a wonderful volunteer base here, you have great facilties, and the City of Lethbridge really knows how to open up and welcome people. We're really pleased to be back in Lethbridge, " said Minister Cindy Ady (courtesy of CJOC Radio).
Minister Cindy Ady, "We've got about $550,000 in money that will come to Lethbridge in various grants. These games will also bring attention to the region, they bring economic development to the region, and activity to the region, but also it's the pride that you feel and the City of Lethbridge is going to come through these games and feel proud of their city and proud of what they've done. You just can't put a price tag on that." (courtesy of CJOC Radio)
Dr. Gary Bowie, Chair of Lethbridge Sport Council, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mal Clewes as the Chair of the Organizing Committee for the 2011 Football Canada Cup Under 18 Championships to be held at the University of Lethbridge, July 8-15, 2011.
Clewes is the former Superintendent of Schools of Lethbridge School District #51 and has been involved with the coordination of sport programs in schools and the community for decades. He has served as president of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association and the Canadian School Sport Federation and has been involved with the organization of countless local and provincial athletic competitions.
Clewes has helped direct both the Alberta Summer Games and the Alberta Winter Games hosted in Lethbridge and was instrumental in establishing the Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame.
Tim Enger, Technical Director for Football Alberta commented, “Football Alberta is thrilled to have a man of Mal’s caliber associated with this event. His long history of excellence in events of this nature and strong organizational skills make him a perfect choice for this position.
" DOWN, SET, HIKE! The cream of the high school football crop from across Canada will be southern Alberta-bound when the Lethbridge Sport Council hosts the 2011 Football Canada Cup July 8-15 at the University of Lethbridge Community Sports Stadium", quoted from Dale Woodard's article in the Lethbridge Herald September 15, 2010.