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Volunteers Required for Southern Alberta Summer Games

The Host Committee for the 2011 Southern Alberta Summer Games in Medicine Hat is still recruiting volunteers for various positions prior to and throughout the games which take place July 6-9, 2011.

Most of the remaining volunteer positions are required for the following:

  • Soccer (Field Managers, Scorekeepers, Referee Coordinators, etc.)
  • Swimming (Timers, Registration Table, Results, etc.)
  • Athletics/Track & Field (Timers, Announcers, Registration Table, Results, etc.)
  • Equestrian (Set-up, Results, etc.)
  • 5/10 KM Run (Timers, Water Stations, Route Markers, etc.)
  • Baseball (Scorekeepers)
  • Cycling (Timers)
  • Rugby

Volunteers are also required to help with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and in the Results and Medal Centre (which will be located at the Family Leisure Centre during the Games).

Bill Grady, Volunteer Director with the 2011 Southern Alberta Summer Games Host Committee says, “We all know our community shines when it comes to pulling together to make these types of events happen. We’ll need between 400 and 500 volunteers and I’m confident our community will come through for us and show the rest of Southern Alberta what it means to be a ‘Medicine-Hatter’.”

Those interested in volunteering are asked to sign up online at or visit the games office at the Medicine Hat Arena (155 Ash Avenue SE) to fill out a volunteer form.

The Southern Alberta Summer Games began in 1970 as a grass-roots sport and culture festival with an emphasis on participation, fair play and fun for the whole family. Each year, 13 teams or “regions” from across southern Alberta bring more than two thousand participants to a different southern Alberta host community – making in the largest consecutively-running festival of its kind in Western Canada. The City of Medicine Hat, in partnership with Cypress County and the Town of Redcliff, is thrilled to be the host for the 42nd Annual Southern Alberta Summer Games July 6-9,

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