World champion, Marco Arop, is an incredible athlete and extraordinary member of our sport’s community. Having moved from Sudan to Edmonton as a young child, Marco was scouted while playing basketball in high school. Coach Ron Thompson knew talent then, and now. Many hours of hard work, determination, support, and self-belief led Marco to World […]
Olympian, Calgary Marathon founder, and builder of our sport, Doug Kyle, has passed away. He was 91. Christine Laverty, board member and coach with Caltaf, shared her memorial to Doug Kyle recently. Her words are below. I am not originally from Alberta so I only got to meet Doug and Carol Kyle in 1998 when […]
Athletics Alberta is thrilled and honoured to announce our new partner, Alberta Ram Dealers. This partnership offers our Association use of a fully-loaded Ram truck to bring our programming across the province. “Having the Ram to load-up equipment for meets or gear for our teams is going to make things so much easier for us. […]
Following consultation with our board of directors, Dr. Linda Blade has stepped down from her position as president of Athletics Alberta effective immediately. Linda had served as president of the association for nine years. During that time, Linda committed her enthusiasm to the sport through coaching and advocacy. Acting president, Stuart York notes, “We have […]
Warm congratulations to Cochrane Endurance Coach, Travis Cummings, on receiving the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal! Much deserved!! “Travis Cummings, Cochrane: As a school teacher and athletic coach, he has made an outstanding contribution to the lives of students and athletes in the Athletics Alberta community. He has devoted an untold number of unpaid hours to […]
Warm congratulations to Philippa Fairbairn. Philippa was honoured for decades of commitment to our sport and officiating with the Queen’s Jubilee medal. Philippa (born in 1938) is easily one of our most experienced and decorated Officials in the sport of Athletics in Canada. Philippa currently officiates at the highest level of track meets across Canada. […]
We need a number of volunteers to help us at our upcoming fundraising casino on Monday, October 24 & Tuesday, October 25. The casino will be held at Casino Yellowhead, Casino Yellowhead, 12464 153 St NW, Edmonton. Please click here for all the details on positions and to sign up. We appreciate your support.
The athletics community in Alberta lost two officials this past summer, Densil McInnis and Peter Gray. We thank them for their years of officiating and send their condolences to their families. Densil “Bud” McInnis With sadness, we must advise of the passing of Bud McInnis on August 3rd 2022. Prior to moving to Alberta, Bud resided […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 18, 2022 Athletics Alberta is pleased to launch a new look for our Association’s brand. As a proud branch member of Athletics Canada, we are honoured to champion the shared values of power and passion. With our new look, Athletics Alberta has adopted national’s brand while maintaining colours resemblant of Alberta’s […]
The 2021 Alberta Athlete Development Program application was released today. Deadline for submissions is January 14, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. MST. Please see the policy, standards, and application below. Policy linked here. 2021 AADP Standards Male are here. 2021 AADP Standards Female are here. 2021 Application here.
Alberta has declared a state of public health emergency and will implement the following new health measures effective September 16 at 12:01 a.m. Below are excerpts of the restrictions that relate to sport. Please be aware of the restrictions based on age and indoor/outdoor. What do the restrictions mean for us? 1. Cross country races should […]