The Maple Ridge Sport Network is comprised of representatives from Local Sport Organizations, School District 42, Fraser Health and individuals who are passionate about sport and physical activity in the community. The Sport Network promotes and supports a coordinated and cooperative approach in identifying common interests and goals amongst our community sport groups and residents. The Maple Ridge Sport Network will work to strengthen our community through life long sport and physical activity opportunities, sport development and educational workshops, and creating accessible and affordable recreation activities for all our residents.
Fill out an application online to join the Sport Network! We take memberships yearlong.
The Maple Ridge Sport Network has identified that development opportunities for Local Sport Organizations (LSO) is a priority.
The Canadian Sport for Life Campus offers a variety of courses to help LSOs manage their clubs effectively. While the Sport Network recommends the courses below, we encourage you to explore all of their offerings to see what might benefit you/your group.
Effective Board Governance ($24.95/participant)
This course deals with board member orientation to the workings of a non-profit board, the board’s structure, power and authority, and the governance role and eight key governance responsibilities of the board. How the board’s governance role differs from the executive director’s management role is emphasized. This course also deals with the roles and responsibilities of the board’s administrator, generally referred to as the executive director. In doing so, the board’s planning processes are also discussed.
Recruitment & Retention of Volunteers ($24.95/participant)
This course examines the challenges facing volunteer-based organizations that must recruit, train and retain volunteers. It describes the 7-step approach to orientation/training and details the elements which apply to properly administering the volunteer application process through to placement. Also, it focuses on the orientation process and discusses the role of technology in training/orientation.
Risk Management in Sport ($24.95/participant)
Risk management in Sport defines risk management, explains why effective risk management is necessary and provides a practical description of the risk management process as it applies to sport organizations. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Define the terms hazard, risk, risk management, reasonable standards of care and negligence
- Recognize the benefits of effective risk management and know that risk management must be an ongoing process which becomes embedded into the culture of the organization
- Know that each organization, club and team needs to have a Risk Management Representative (RMR) to be able to identify the responsibilities of an RMR
- Identify and describe each step in the risk management process
- List the general areas of risk for a sport organization
- Describe the policies, procedures and practices which must be implemented within each general area of risk to create a safe environment
- Understand the importance of monitoring and evaluation of ensuring that the risk management process is effective
Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs
The community is where most sport happens yet there is little support in the way of resources, workshops and strategies for Canada’s sport and community leaders. This workshop is designed to connect and inform local sport clubs and their community partners such as facilities, municipalities and schools with tools, connections, resources and processes that support quality sport and physical activity at all levels. We will explore how to collaboratively provide quality sport in our communities by developing and supporting good people, good places and good programs. Participants will be introduced to the Quality Sport check list as well as information, resources and the opportunity to share collaborative strategies.
Sport Network Calendar
Interested in sporting events and initiatives throughout Maple Ridge? The Sport Network Calendar is a living, community listing that is updated with events submitted by parents, athletes, sport organizations, the City of Maple Ridge and more. Try outs, meetings, workshops, tournaments, sporting events and/or registration dates are welcome! View the calendar below or, to submit your own event:
- Click here, on the calendar where it says "SPORT NETWORK CALENDAR" or where the calendar says "View All"
- Click "Submit an Event"
- Under the "Calendar" drop menu, select "Sport Network Calendar"
- Fill in your details, being sure to include the nature of your submission (try outs, meetings, workshops, tournaments, sporting events, registration, etc) in the Title and Description
- Click "Submit", then our team will review and publish!