background

Makadiff Sports is a provincewide not-for-profit organization created to encourage the growth and development of amateur sport through financial support of worthy innovative initiatives. 


Makadiff Sports is about “striving to make a difference to and through community sport.” This organization is founded on the belief that sport can be better, that status quo is not an option in light of the growing number of inactive, sedentary and disengaged citizens. 


Makadiff Sports wants to engage with stakeholders who share our desire to challenge current views and approaches in community sport development and pursue better outcomes. In particular, Makadiff Sports sees a compelling need to propel improvements in the early developmental and mass participation aspects of community sport. 


Makadiff Sports has corporately endorsed the following vision and mission statements:  


Our Vision: Citizens... actively & happily engaged in sport... for life!


Our Mission: To support innovative growth and development of community sport.


ATTENTION:

Community Sport Participation

"RESTART" Program

GRANT ANNOUNCEMENTS!!


The Makadiff Sports Board of Directors is pleased to advise that the following 110 community sport organizations/agencies have been awarded grants (totalling $335,330) under the following 'RESTART' Grant Categories

Category 1 Grant Funding ($1000)

To support a COVID-safe and responsible return to community sport activities through the acquisition of hygiene supplies/PPE equipment and related operational costs.

• Parkland Shotokan Karate Association

• Winfield Baseball Association

• Calgary Industrial Softball Association

• Ranhan Polocrosse Club

• Stone Bridge Carriage Driving Club

• Fairview Minor Soccer Club

• Innisfail Minor Ball Association

• Airdrie Minor Hockey Association

• Punjab Warriors

• Peace River Minor Soccer Association

• Spirit River Seawolves Swim Club

• Calgary Lawn Bowls Club

• Cochrane Horse Trials Committee

• Standard Curling Club

• Opening Gaits Therapeutic Riding Society of Calgary

• Kitscoty Golf Club

• SALTA Gymnastics Club

• Okotoks Skating Club

• Crossfield Minor Hockey Association

• Leduc Kanata Gymnastics Club

• Huskie Athletic Association (1978)

• Skate Morinville Club

Category 1 Grant Funding ($1000)

To offset the costs associated with the acquisition of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and related training.

• Medicine Hat Lawn Bowling Club

• St. Albert Minor Soccer Association

• North 40 Mile Recreation Society

• Hinton Boxing Club

• Stanley Park Bowling Club (Calgary)

• Bezanson Agricultural Society

Category 2 Grant Funding ($2500)

For purposes of offsetting costs associated with emergent/general organization operational circumstances/requirements.

• Lakeside Figure Skating Club

• Superskate Advanced Hockey Development Association

• Vermillion Roar Lacrosse Association

• Edmonton BMX Racing Club

• Whitemud Equine Learning Centre Association

• Internazionale Soccer & Sport Club of Edmonton

• Beiseker Minor Hockey Association

• High River Minor Soccer Society

• Race-Pace Swim Club

• Lethbridge Little League Association

• Gateway Skating Club

• Red Deer Judo Club

• Parkland Pirates Aquatic Club

• Devon Dolphins Swim Club

• Calgary United Soccer Association

• Lakeland Gymnastics Club

• Edson Tumblers Gymnastics Club

• Strathmore Gymnastics Centre

• Parkland Posse Lacrosse Association

• St. Albert Rams Lacrosse Club

• Sundre Minor Hockey

• Banff/Canmore Speed Skating Club

• Highlands Lawn Bowling Club

• Rumsey & District Agricultural Society

• Cochrane BMX Association

• North Edmonton Gymnastics Club

• Oyen & District Curling Club

• Sundre & District Aquatic Society

• Didsbury Curling Club

• Delia Curling Club

• Morinville Minor Soccer Club

• Leduc Synchro Silhouettes

• Torrington Curling Club

• Triton Competitive Swim Society

• Figure  8 Skating Club

• Polocrosse Calgary

• Marwayne Minor Ball Association

• Calgary Elite Synchro Club

• Onoway Curling Association

• Medicine Hat Adaptive Sport & Recreation

• Ashlin Gymnastics Club

• Crossfield Community Curling Club

• Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club of Edmonton

• Gibbons Curling Club

• Glenmore Gymnastics Club

• Medicine Hat Curling Club Ltd.

• Cardston Skating Club

• Greater Edmonton Lacrosse Council

• Willow Creek Agricultural Society

• Big Valley Agricultural Society

• Okotoks United Soccer Club

• Northeast Zone Sports Council

• Lloydminster Border Blades Speedskating Club

• Foothills Skating Club

• Magrath Curling Club

• Red Deer Curling Centre

• Royal City Soccer Club

• Warburg Minor Hockey Association

Category 3 Grant Funding (up to $6000)

For the purposes of offsetting costs associated with a new community sport 'restart' program initiative that will promote active living.

• Calgary Community Fencing Association

• Canadian Pony Club - Dewinton Branch

• Nose Creek Softball Association

• Calgary Pickleball Club

• Nova Synchro Swim Club

• St. Albert Curling Club

• Edmonton Track & Field Council

• Zama Recreation Society

• Swan City FC

• Fliteway Figure Skating Club

• Edmonton Ski Club

• Sylvan Lake Minor Baseball Association

• Far North Nordic Ski Club

• Edmonton Junior Tennis Society

• Dynamyx Gymnastics Club

• Canmore Illusions Gymnastics Club

• Castor Minor Sports

• Ryu Senshi Judo Club

• Camrose Minor Ball Association

• Meadow Creek Vaulting Club

• Canadian Adaptive Snowsports - Edmonton Zone

• Airdrie & District Soccer Association

• Olds Curling Club

• Chestermere United Football Club

The Makadiff Sports Board of Directors wishes to thank all those many organizations/agencies that applied for RESTART Program grant funding. We wish all community sport organizations/clubs the very best in their efforts to restart community sport involvement opportunites in a safe and responsible manner.

MAKADIFF SPORTS: SPECIAL GRANTS

The Makadiff Sports Board of Directors is also pleased to announce the awarding of Special Grants ($5000) to the following organizations/agencies:

• Boys & Girls Clubs of Foothills

• Hope Mission

• Youth Centres of Calgary

We trust that this special grant funding through Makadiff Sports will truly make a difference for these agencies in their pursuit of using community sport to positively influence local youth and community development.

The RESTART Program guidelines can be accessed by clicking on the link below...

Download a PDF copy of the RESTART Program Guidelines.