The #ChangingLives Through Sport campaign has ended, please check out the links below the contest details to learn more about our 2020 prize winners.
The Truth and Reconciliation Call to Action number 87 states "We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history."
Through our Pathway to Participation (P2P) for Lethbridge Indigenous Families program, Lethbridge Sport Council would like to see this action takes place in Lethbridge. The P2P program is funded by the Physical Activity and Recreation Division of the Province of Alberta.
At the time of the inception of this initiative, we wanted to hear who was #ChangingLives through sport? We asked community members to tell us about Indigenous sport volunteers, leaders, and mentors in their life for a chance to win one of three monthly prizes of $100 to go towards registration for a sport, physical activity or active recreation program. Winners could transfer their prize to a family member or loved one upon request.
#ChangingLives Through Sport campaign kicked off Monday, September 21 as part of Lethbridge Reconciliation Week through to November 30.
These three steps were followed in order to be entered to win.
1. Think about the people you know who are involved in sport. They could be an athlete, a coach, an official, or a volunteer for a club or league. Think about people you know who used to play sports and now they cheer on and encourage others to get involved.
2. Post on social media (Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram) or submit to [email protected] their name, their sport(s), and a sentence(s) describing why you want to recognize them. How have they impacted your life? How have they impacted your community?
3. When posting on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram you must use the hashtag #LethbridgeSport AND one of the following hashtags to be entered into the draw: #changinglives #MoreThanACoach #NoRefNoGame
Example of a submission: Thanks to my coach Trudie for making hard work so much fun, teaching me how to spike, and believing in me. #ChangingLives #MoreThanACoach #LethbridgeSport
This campaign was open to residents of Lethbridge and the surrounding areas who use Lethbridge sport and recreation facilities or participate in Lethbridge sport and recreation programs.
You can still make nominations at any time for indigenous sports leaders to the annual Lethbridge Sport Council Achievement Awards or Lethbridge Sports Hall of Fame through the links. Please review nomination guidelines before submitting. You may reach our Program and Event Coordinator for more information about nomination criteria at [email protected]