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Wood Buffalo Sport Connection

Guiding Document

Fort McMurray & Wood Buffalo Sport Strategic Plan
(as presented to Council by Fort McMurray Tourism on April 12, 2016)

About the Wood Buffalo Sport Connection

Is a non-profit society dedicated to sport development in the Wood Buffalo Region. It was officially registered with Alberta Registries June 2017 and is aligned with the Fort McMurray & Wood Buffalo Region Sport Strategic Plan. Work completed to date followed a community engagement model that included the support of representatives of local sports organizations, facilities, community at large and more. Vision: To be a provincial leader in sport with a coordinated and adaptive system that promotes sport excellence and fosters opportunities for lifelong sport participation for all residents. Further – the Mission: To enhance “sport development” programs and accelerate “sport for development” outcomes with the Wood Buffalo Region.

As per the WBSC By-laws, the Board is comprised of a minimum of five (5) members of local sport organizations, one (1) representative of the facility operators in the region, one (1) individual citizen, one (1) sport tourism representative, and one (1) designate of the RMWB.

WBSC Representation Name Organization
Arena Field of Play Nick Malezis Fort McMurray Referee Association
CITT* Field of Play Bill Chase Community Member
Field Field of Play Jamie Woods Community Member
Aquatic Field of Play Sheldon Germain Water Ski Wood Buffalo
Gymnasia Field of Play Stefanie Dobbin Syncrude Sport and Wellness Centre - Keyano College
At Large Tracey Tester Oil Sands Curling Club
At Large Irfan Bangash Fort McMurray Cricket Association
At Large Graig Walsh Regional Recreation Corporation
Individual Kim Rizzi Suncor
Sport Tourism Tyler Cole Fort McMurray Tourism
Past Chair Bryce Horbachewski Fort McMurray Gentleman's Hockey
RMWB Julie Dolmont Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo 

*CITT refers to Course, Infield Track and Target Sports

For ongoing updates, membership information and to contact the Wood Buffalo Sport Connection, please the Wood Buffalo Sport Connection  at wbsportconnection@gmail.com and visit the Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/wbsportconnection)

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Community Relations Branch is committed to assisting requesting groups and organizations through the community development model to form, develop and grow.

For questions related to Community Development, please contact Community Relations at 780-743-7966 or recreationandculture@rmwb.ca.

Related Links

Sport Tourism Website

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