Parks Foundation Calgary awards over $230K in support of Amateur Sport

Parks Foundation Calgary is pleased to announce the most recent recipients of the Amateur Sport Grant program. The below table outlines the successful organizations and their projects.  

ORGANIZATION                                       PROJECT                              
Canada West Volleyball Club New Volleyball Nets
Alberta Alpine Ski Association Shared Equipment Pool
Calgary Dragon Boat Society Dragon Boats
Dino Women's Volleyball Club High Performance Training Systems
Elbow Park Residents Association Elbow Park Community Basketball Court
Foothills Swimming Association Anti-wave ropes, storage reels and tension reels
(U of C Swim Club)

A total of $235,113 was awarded between these organizations.

About the Amateur Sport Grant Program
The goal of the Amateur Sport Grant Program is to promote amateur sport development and enhance sport participation for Calgarians of all ages. The program helps support capital projects and equipment purchases that will provide significant benefit to the continuation and enrichment of amateur sport. The continued success of the program is possible through a joint community partnership with the Calgary Flames Hockey Club, The Saddledome Foundation, and Parks Foundation Calgary.

About Parks Foundation Calgary (PFC)
Since its establishment in 1985 as a non-profit organization, Parks Foundation Calgary has worked to create thriving communities and public spaces. We exist so all Calgarians can enjoy a healthy lifestyle by providing easily accessible and unique, sport and green spaces. Visit www.parksfdn.com or find Parks Foundation Calgary on social media @ParksFdnCalgary. Visit www.parksfdn.com or find Parks Foundation Calgary on social media @ParksFdnCalgary.

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Creating Parks through Partnerships!



At Parks Foundation we believe that all Calgarians deserve safe, interactive, and fun spaces to play and to gather in. Community green spaces offer an outdoor place to stay active, learn and build social connections. The Building Communities program is designed to provide support for community-led park projects so everyone can enjoy a healthy lifestyle and build vibrant communities.


BUILDING COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM awarded seven grants from our May round of applications for a total of $150,000. We are excited to share our support for the following organization’s and their projects

  • Friends of SPS Foundation, St. Peter School’s Playground Replacement
  • Signal Hill Circle Community Association, Playground Replacement
  • Playground Heroes Society, St. Hubert School’s Playground Replacement
  • Springbank Hill Community Association, Nature Community Park
  • Prince of Peace Education Society, New School Playground
  • Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association, 17th Ave Pocket Square

PEMBINA AWARD was granted to:

•    Highland Park Community Association,
Playground Replacement

In addition to funding projects, we pride ourselves on providing ongoing support throughout the duration of every project. Our goal is to build community capacity and promote stewardship of new and valued community spaces. Each one of our supported projects will benefit Calgarians in all quadrants of our city, enhancing our green and recreational spaces and marking new landmarks across #YYC.

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