Summer Games 2022
In lieu of the Southern Alberta Summer Games this year, Cypress County held 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 took place July 9-23 at the county council chambers in Dunmore and online.
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.