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).
In 2016, we sent 92 participants in 17 different events, which included a trapshooting team that swept the podium! Team Cypress brought home 73 medals edging Medicine Hat by 2 medals and putting us in 9th place overall. For pictures from this year's Summer Games, click the Southern Alberta Summer Games folder on the Documents Page
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.