Grande Prairie Sport Council

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STRATEGIC DIRECTION # 1

THE GPSC WILL FACILITATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SPORT TOURISM STRATEGY.

Provide a well-coordinated, participant centered, sport delivery system

  • Develop a comprehensive, up to date list of the sport groups, programs, resources, and facilities available in Grande Prairie and area
  • Create a website that acts as an all-in- one site to access a list of sport groups, programs, resources, and facilities available in Grande Prairie and Area

Support a coordinated, collaborative, and accountable approach to hosting sport events

  • Form a sports bid committee
  • Provide assistance to athletes, coaches, and sport organizations in finding  funding necessary to achieve excellence
  • Help sport organizations to facilitate events and attract more events to Grande Prairie and Region
  • Provide resources to support organizations and individuals interested in preparing bids for major sport event in Grande Prairie and area

Ensure the efficient development, management and utilization of facilities

  • Form a sport liaison committee to serve as a resource, support and advocacy hub for all sport
  • Meet with facility operators and collect & analyze data on usage
  • Recognize obstacles and deficiencies and create a plan to implement change.
  • provide vehicles for discussion and information sharing

STRATEGIC DIRECTION # 2

THE GPSC WILL SUPPORT THE ENHANCEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT OF SPORT WITHIN GP AND AREA.

Increase the number of sporting participants in Grande Prairie

  • Form a communication & marketing committee
  • Make it easier for residents to find out about sport and sport organizations in Grande Prairie, via websites, publications, and other information
  • Promote sports participation in our city and region

Recognize athletes, volunteers, and coaches

  • Host Annual sports banquet
  • Develop a strong news feed on website.
  • Work with partners in the media to increase the coverage of amateur sport

STRATEGIC DIRECTION # 3

THE GPSC WILL PROMOTE CS4L IN GRANDE PRAIRIE AND AREA.

Become a Canadian Sport 4 Life Community

  • Develop a CS4L Community Leadership team
  • Identify potential CS4L champions in active living, recreation, sport, education, health, local government, and other key community partners GP and Area.
  • Provide champions with CS4L information and resources.
  • Assess our community as a CS4L community to identify work that can be undertaker.
  • Work with community partners to plan, communicate, engage, execute and evaluate.
  • Host a mini summit

STRATEGIC DIRECTION # 4

THE GPSC WILL FACILITATE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP BUILDING AMONG GP SPORT ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER KEY STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING THE CITY OF GP, THE COUNTY OF GP.

Improve communication and coordination

  • Create a website where information on all sports can be found including facilities played and events calendar.
  • Work on social media following. Keeping the sport community engaged and up to date.
  • Be the central contact point for all sport organizations in Grande Prairie and Area
  • Provide vehicles for discussion and information sharing

Build and maintain an extensive database of sport organizations, corporate and private supporters, facility stakeholders and other vested parties

  • Develop a membership welcome letter and online form.
  • Encourage sports organizations, associates and individuals to become active members
  • Acquire membership in business networking organizations such as Chamber of Commerce
  • Open communication channels to GPSC by creating multiple ways to engage with us I.e Facebook/twitter/linkedin/newsletter subscription/online contact forms and traditionally via email/phone/person.