Recreation

Summer Games 2022

In lieu of the Southern Alberta Summer Games this year, Cypress County is holding three special events in 2022.

With Great Spirit

In honour of First Nations and as part of this year's Southern Alberta Recreation Association regional events, Cypress County is proud to announce With Great Spirit: An artwork and photography contest. Original art and photography with a focus on Indigenous culture can be submitted. Judging and public viewing will take place July 9 at the county council chambers in Dunmore.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and there will be a barbecue lunch provided at the public viewing. Registration fee is $30.

Registration ended June 20. Any questions, email mackenzie.walker@cypress.ab.ca.


Horseshoe tournament

Join us Saturday, July 16 at the Welcome Centre in Walsh for a horseshoe tournament! Anyone aged 7 and up can play, and no prior experience with the sport is necessary.

Participants will receive a T-shirt. Registration fee is $25, payable at the county office in Dunmore.

Register before June 27 by clicking here and completing the form. For now, you can start creating freely. Any questions, email mackenzie.walker@cypress.ab.ca.

Running and Walking Races

See how fast you can run or walk in this mini track meet.

It'll take place Saturday, July 23 at the Eagle Butte High School Track.

Events include:

  • 50 metre dash
  • 200 metre sprint
  • 400 metre run
  • 400 metre walk
  • 1,500 metre run
  • 1,500 metre walk

Participants will receive a T-shirt. Registration fee is $30.

Register before July 4 by clicking here and completing the form. For now, you can start creating freely. Any questions, email mackenzie.walker@cypress.ab.ca.

Recreation, Culture & Summer Games

Most programs in this quality-of-life category in the County are handled by not-for-profit community associations. There are community halls located throughout the district, most of them in hamlets. They typically have an adjacent park with a playground.
 
The local association members decide on the activities and programs that will take place. Specific facilities include tennis courts, curling rinks, arenas, outdoor skating rinks, ball diamonds, rodeo grounds, a bowling alley and a museum.

For athletics, there is always a Cypress/Redcliff team of youth and families participating in the Southern Alberta Summer Games each July. These grassroots games, focused more on friendly competition and individual challenge than on winning, are run by the Southern Alberta Recreation Association (SARA).
 
For the more serious athlete, some financial assistance may be available from the Athlete Development Fund for involvement in Provincial, National or International competitions. Policy Rec 1 has the details.