The Arctic Winter Games are an international celebration of sport and culture. The fund is a legacy of the 2010 Arctic Winter Games which were held in Grande Prairie on March 6 to 13, 2010 and was made possible because of the overwhelming support of the community and the financial discipline of the Host Society.
The 2010 Arctic Winter Games were a great success because of the strong community and regional partnerships that were fostered during the planning of the Games. We want to continue to expand these partnerships and create opportunities to bring youth focused, recreation, sport and cultural events to Grande Prairie and region.
The 2010 Arctic Winter Games Legacy Fund offers up to $12,000 in funding to bring new and exciting recreation, sporting and/or cultural events for to Grande Prairie and region. Our goal is to provide athletes and coaches with a home field advantage – with more sporting events, tournaments, and games in the Grande Prairie region. Funding is awarded to new events (1st year) or a sporting or cultural event that does not occur each year.
- The 2010 Arctic Winter Games Fund will be distributed through Pursuit of Excellence and Arts Development Committees.
- Representatives from both the City of Grande Prairie and the County of Grande Prairie will make the funding decisions.
- The 2010 Arctic Winter Games Fund Committee will meet as required.
- A total of $12,000 will be made available through the fund each year; this is the interest from the endowment fund.
- There are no applications deadlines, the fund will operate on a first come, first serve process until the yearly funds are depleted.
- The intent of the fund is to bring new and exciting recreation, sporting and cultural events for youth to Grande Prairie and region. Funding will be rewarded to those projects that are new events (1st year) or a sporting or cultural event that do not occur each year.
- The committee will accept only one application per project, this fund is designed to be a one stop shop for bid host/seed funding, applicants will not seek funding from the City of Grande Prairie or the County of Grande Prairie directly.
- Name of the project, a budget outlining expenses and revenues, where the event will take place, and a description of what you hope to accomplish
- Description of how this project will contribute to the betterment of Grande Prairie and area.
- Description of how this project will contribute to the growth and development of the youth of Grande Prairie and area. Events must have a recreation, sporting or cultural aspect that directly relates to youth.
- Listing of other sources of funding, other partners in the project
Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- The impact of the project to Grande Prairie and the region
- Reasonableness of the budget; financial need
- Ability of the applicant to complete proposed project successfully
Applicants who receive funding must provide a statement as to how the funds were spent. Any
unused funds should be returned within 90 days of the event. Please remember to include the
following information in your final report:
- A final report is due within 60 days of the completion of the project.
- All applicants are asked to provide a letter back to the Committee highlighting the outcome of their submission.
- A financial report showing overall actual expenditures and disposition of the grant
- Wherever possible, recipients are requested to acknowledge funding received from the
- Arctic Winter Games Host Fund, the City of Grande Prairie and the County of Grande Prairie in related advertising or promotional materials.
- If the bid is successful and the event is a success there will be an expectation that the grant will be returned to ensure the continuation of this fund and the continuing benefit to the people of Grande Prairie and area.
Administrative Coordinator, Sports Development, Wellness and Culture