True Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles. True Sport is dedicated to the notion that good sport can make a great difference.

Bowls Alberta Share a commitment to follow True Sport Principles 

Go For It- Rise to the challenge – always strive for excellence. Be persistent and discover how good you can be.

Play Fair- Understand, respect, and follow the rules. Play with integrity – competition is only meaningful when it is fair.

Respect Others- Show respect for everyone involved in creating your sporting experience, both on and off the field of play. Win with dignity and lose with grace.

Keep It Fun- Find the joy in sport and share it with others. Remember what you love about sport and why you play.

Stay Healthy- Always respect and care for your mind and body. Advocate for the health and safety of yourself and those around you.

Include Everyone- Recognize and celebrate strength in diversity. Invite and welcome others into sport.

Give Back- Say thanks and show gratitude. Encourage your sport group to make a difference in the community.


Bowls Alberta pledge to embed the True Sport Principles in its governance and operation in the following ways:

Code of Conduct Standards – adopt a Code of Conduct and Ethics that are expected to be followed by Participants

Membership Pledge – require members to sign a pledge with their annual membership registration.

Athlete Protection – work towards providing every coach and other leaders within our organisation with general and sport-specific athlete protection guidelines

Dispute Resolution and Investigation – will have dispute resolution process that are confidential and procedurally fair and that require independent investigation for certain alleged violations of the conduct code.

Strategy- will have a strategic plan that reflects Bowls Alberta’s mission, vision, and values.

Governance- will work towards a diverse blend of sport leaders and will adhere to principles of good governance.

Risk Management- will intentionally manage risks to its operations working towards implementation of a Risk Management Policy .

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