The Rec Network
The Rec Network is a tool to connect non-profit recreation and culture-based service providers in Strathcona County with the public, supporting a community driven approach for a healthy and livable Strathcona County.
The Rec Network events and activities
See what's happening with recreation and culture in your community!
NEW: In response to the changing recreation environment during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual recreation and culture event and activity submissions will temporarily be accepted. In addition to event information, submissions will contain a text box for hosts to input measures being taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 for any in-person events and activities that are operating. All events and activities must follow Alberta Health Services current guidelines.
The Rec Network guidelines
- Recreation and culture based messages such as registration dates, tournament information, event/program information, sport/community group fund development initiatives (e.g. silent auction, golf tournament), and/or any additional information that Strathcona County deems appropriate are permitted.
- All promotional concepts require approval, must be deemed appropriate for public posting, and not conflict with Strathcona County exclusivity arrangements.
- Non-profit sport, recreation and culture based groups located in Strathcona County.
- If an organization is not based in Strathcona County, but the event or activity occurs in the County and will contribute to local economic development, it may be eligible at the sole discretion of Strathcona County.
- Fund development initiatives (e.g. silent auctions, golf tournaments) must be for the benefit of the organization, not at a team level.
FREE online calendar featured on The Rec Network TV screens at Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Millennium Place
- Include your next tournament date, registration date or fund development initiative at the organization level (not individual teams).
- Submit your event to The Rec Network FREE listing
- Note: Not intended for regularly scheduled games or practices
- Don't forget to submit your event to the FREE Strathcona County events calendar as well!
Digital advertisement ($98 for two-week period)
- Do you want to see your group advertised on The Rec Network TV screens at Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Millennium Place? Submit your request for The Rec Network (717.1 KB)
- Please review the usage guidelines below and submit your form and graphic files at least two weeks prior to your requested advertising date.
Community recovery (for organizations)
Supporting change through the COVID-19 pandemic
Recreation plays a significant role in the quality of life for our residents. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing or participating in recreation services comes with new challenges. The Rec Network is a resource to help support organizations in Strathcona County as they work to adhere to the new Alberta Health guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
1. Are there any financial supports for non-profit recreation and culture groups available?Permanent link to Are there any financial supports for non-profit recreation and culture groups available?
- There are a number of federal programs that may benefit sport, recreation, and cultural organizations including , but not limited to:
- Canadian Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS)
- Canadian Employee Response Benefit (CERB)
- Canadian Emergency Business Account - interest free loans (CEBA)
- Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport organizations.
- Learn more about federal funding programs.
- The provincial government has also committed funding to support small to medium sized businesses and organizations. Learn more about these provincial funding opportunities.
2. What do the provincial relaunch phases look like for community sport groups and recreation based businesses?Permanent link to What do the provincial relaunch phases look like for community sport groups and recreation based businesses?
- Some activities are already permitted to occur if they follow physical distancing measures, are limited in gathering size, etc.
- Learn more about where your organization may fit within the provincial relaunch strategy.
3. What else should be considered as part of a relaunch and return to operation / activity?Permanent link to What else should be considered as part of a relaunch and return to operation / activity?