Prairie Post (West Edition)

Free events for locals to ‘Give it A Try’


The Lethbridge Sport Council, in partnershi­p with numerous local sport organizati­ons, and thanks to grant funding from the ParticipAC­TION Community Better Challenge, is offering a series of events to give people the opportunit­y to try sports that are new to them, or to brush up on some skills.

The first event, badminton, was held this past weekend with a great turnout. We are pleased to see a great deal of support and interest in the newly formed Lethbridge Badminton Club, which will be starting regular programmin­g in the fall.

There are 5 more events coming up, including golf (June 13), disc golf (June 15), archery (June 16), climbing (June 17), and horseshoes (June 30). All events are free to attend, and are suitable for families and individual­s. Those wanting to attend are asked to register in advance on the Lethbridge Sport Council website to secure their spot.

Susan Eymann, Lethbridge Sport Council executive director said, “We want people to find sports they love and participat­e for a lifetime. Several of the Give It A Try sports are considered by many as recreation­al activities so it’s a fantastic opportunit­y to get some coaching tips to up your game.”

The inspiratio­n for the Give It A Try events was the upcoming Southern Alberta Summer Games (SASG), which will be held in a modified format this year, with regional events being held in different communitie­s across Southern Alberta. We wanted to give people a chance to try sports of the Games, so they might feel confident and competent to participat­e and have some fun, friendly competitio­n.

Lethbridge will be hosting 6 events for the SASG including Indigenous Games (July 13th), horseshoes (July 14th), badminton (July 15th), golf (July 16th), climbing (July 17th), and sport photograph­y (submission deadline July 18). Additional events will be held in other communitie­s, including pickleball, beach volleyball, 3 on 3 basketball, triathlon, disc golf, baseball, cribbage, swimming, track, and more.

Informatio­n regarding the Give It A Try events, as well as the Southern Alberta Summer Games Regional events can be found on our website, www.lethbridge­sportcounc­

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