Palliser School Division approves addition of National Sport School

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CALGARY, Alta. – The Palliser School Division Board of Trustees voted today to approve the addition of the National Sport School to the Palliser School Division, effective September 2021.

“WinSport is thrilled that the National Sport School will be joining the Palliser School Division in September, ensuring its long-term future at Canada Olympic Park,” says Phil Graham, WinSport’s Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer. “The Palliser School Division has demonstrated its commitment to operating unique, small schools efficiently and effectively and with its focus on developing caring citizens in a changing world, the timing couldn’t be better. We look forward to working with the Palliser School Division on engaging with existing students and their families to further develop our vision for the future of the NSS.”

“We are excited to bring the National Sport School into the Palliser School Division family,” says Dave Driscoll, Superintendent of the Palliser School Division. “We recognize the excellent work of WinSport and the Calgary Board of Education in the establishment and operation of the National Sport school. We are looking forward to working with WinSport in writing the next chapter of the National Sport School and supporting current and future student-athletes as they pursue their passions and dreams.”

About Palliser School Division

The Palliser School Division is committed to engendering and supporting the values of the broader society: empathy, integrity, respect, trust, and responsibility. With its central office in the City of Lethbridge, Palliser is a unique public school division serving approximately 9,000 students, ECS through Grade 12. We operate 52 schools within the counties of Lethbridge, the counties of Vulcan, and through Alternative programs in the city of Calgary. The Division takes pride in serving many diverse school communities across Southern Alberta. We believe diversity is one of our greatest strengths and Palliser is deeply committed to providing learning environments that are diverse, safe, caring, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of our students.

 About WinSport

WinSport inspires human potential through the spirit of sport. The Calgary Olympic Development Association, operating as WinSport, is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that owns and operates Canada Olympic Park and the Bill Warren Training Centre in Canmore. WinSport also administers legacy funds that support the Olympic Oval. WinSport’s mission has three pillars: to help people discover the joy and health benefits of sport; to encourage talented athletes to develop their skills; and to enable Canada’s high-performance athletes to excel on the world stage. Financial commitments from Canadian governments and business have allowed WinSport to expand its sport and community offering over time; significant investment will be required in the coming years to renew the legacy facilities that have welcomed the world to the Calgary region for more than a generation.


For more information, please contact:

Dale Oviatt                                                                                       

Senior Manager, Communications


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Joanne Siljak

Corporate Services Coordinator

The Palliser School Division

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