|2020 Southern Alberta Summer Games Cancelled|
In light of ongoing developments relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, and following discussions and recommendations from the host community, the 2020 Southern Alberta Summer Games that were to be held July 8-11, 2020 in Raymond, AB have been cancelled. Participants may look forward to the 2021 SASG in Claresholm, AB.
The Southern Alberta Summer Games were created as a vehicle to give Southern Albertan communities, whatever their size, the opportunity to become involved in a meaningful sports program that encourages the greatest number of people possible to participate in an enjoyable grass roots festival.
With a focus on mass participation, physical and social involvement, and fair play, the games encourage anyone and everyone to participate, no matter what their age, gender, or ability.
|2019 SASG Sports|
|3/5/10 KM Run||Ball Hockey||Golf*||Small Bore|
|3 on 3 Basketball||Baseball||Handgun||Soccer|
|5 Pin Bowling||Beach Volleyball||Mini Soccer||Strength & Conditioning (Crossfit)|
|Archery||Cribbage||Obstacle Course Race||Swimming|
|Athletics (Track and Field)||Cycling||Photography||Tennis|
For further information about the Southern Alberta Summer Games visit southernalbertasummergames.com.
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* Additional fees will apply for select competitions
Registration opens May 7 for the 2019 Southern Alberta Summer Games in Pincher Creek!
Updated forms will be posted May 7
The Registration forms are posted online but must be handed in to the Southern Alberta Summer Games Office. Your Regional Director is happy to help if there are any questions or concerns about the registration forms. Just send an email to email@example.com or call the Southern Alberta Summer Games office at 403.525.8903.
- Registration Form (must be completed for every athlete and coach, including team sports) (PDF)
- Photography Label (must be attached to the photograph when being submitted) (PDF)
- Equestrian Info and Forms (PDF)
Team Sport Letters of Intent (must be submitted by coach)
The Games Office is closed for 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
The City of Medicine Hat Summer Games Office is located in the Family Leisure Centre from May to July
|2000 Division Ave NW
Medicine Hat, AB
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Hi! My name is Amanda Andrew and I am the Regional Director for the Southern Alberta Summer Games with the City of Medicine Hat. Currently I am completing a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree with a major in Public Health and a minor in Mental Health at the University of Lethbridge. I have a passion for healthy active living and helping people to achieve positive physical and mental health outcomes. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Southern Alberta Summer Games, which makes it an exciting event to be a part of! I look forward to supporting team Medicine Hat in this year’s Southern Alberta Summer Games
ALL ATHLETES, COACHES AND SPECTATORS SHALL:
- Represent your Region as a Good Will Ambassador with dignity, personal integrity and within the spirit of good sportsmanship at all times both in and out of competition.
- Show Respect for:
- The members of your own team and of the entire contingent representing your region;
- The members of all teams competing from other regions;
- The rules and standards set down by the Provincial Sport Association, the host community and the Southern Alberta Recreation Association;
- The officials’ decisions;
- The people of the host community, including staff, volunteers, spectators, local business personnel etc.
- No alcohol or illegal drug substances shall be consumed by athletes or coaches during competition.
IN ADDITION, ALL COACHES, PARENTS & SPECTATORS SHALL:
- Set a positive example for their athletes by compliance with all policies, rules and standards of conduct.
- Act in the best interest of the athletes, avoiding all unsafe and unacceptable circumstances and seeking advice of appropriate medical personnel before deciding if an injured athlete is to resume competition.
- Supervise and be responsible for the conduct of their athletes at all times during the Southern Alberta Summer Games.
What began as an informal get-together once or twice a year to further recreational opportunities in southern Alberta, has led to the formation of what is now the largest annual sporting event run consecutively for over 25 years in Western Canada. The Southern Alberta Recreation Association (SARA) organized the first Southern Alberta Summer Games in Pincher Creek in 1970 with approximately 1,200 competitors participating, ranging in age from 6 to 80 years. The games have run every consecutive year since then and the Town of Pincher Creek will host the 50th annual games.
The Games were created to provide a vehicle by which all communities, whatever their size, have the opportunity to become involved in a meaningful sports program and for the greatest number of people possible to participate in an enjoyable grass roots festival. With a focus on getting as many people participants involved as possible, promoting physical and social involvement, and fair play, the games encourage anyone and everyone to participate, no matter what their age, sex, or ability. Each year, 13 teams or “regions” from across southern Alberta compete:
- MD of Cardston
- Municipality of Crowsnest Pass
- County of Forty Mile
- City of Lethbridge
- County of Lethbridge
- City of Medicine Hat
- County of Newell
- MD of Pincher Creek
- MD of Taber
- County of Vulcan
- County of Warner
- MD of Willow Creek
- Cypress County/Redcliff
Over the years, the games have evolved. In 1979, a Cultural component was added and is now a key part of the Games. This year the cultural component will be represented in the Photography event. Other activities such as arts and craft displays or competitions, music concerts, and social events are integral components to the four fun-filled days. And in 1986, a partnership between the Host Community, Southern Alberta Recreation Association and the Alberta Sport Council saw the Southern Alberta Summer Games become the playoff venue for the Alberta Games in some sports and selected age groups. This partnership continues every second year, still providing a grass roots competition and yet providing a vehicle for elite athletes to move on to a higher level of competition.