2024 Opportunities


We cannot wait to host a Hockey 101 game day with the Calgary Canucks of
the AJHL on Sunday January 28 at Max Bell Centre Ken Bracko Arena (1221
Barlow Trail SE). Join an exclusive pre-game reception for FANS newcomers at
1:00 pm where the Canucks will provide a Hockey 101 session to introduce us
to the sport! Then, enjoy free tickets to the Canucks game at 2 pm, plus snacks and giveaways! RSVP at

School-year Opportunities

All school year opportunities are to be arranged by FANS Foundation. Please reach out to us for further information on available opportunities.

Bolder Climbing:
Free Camps, Rentals, and Climbing Day Passes Available – Ages 3+

Basketball and Volleyball Programs:
Free basketball and volleyball programs thanks to our partners at SSD – Stryker Sports Development. Reach out to if you are interested. 

Champions Karate Club:
Free Karate gym memberships available for newcomers ages 4+

More to come:
Exciting events, game nights, forums, equipment drives, and more are on the way shortly! Subscribe to our mailing list and check out our latest newsletter to keep up to date with all the latest FANS events. 

Summer Opportunities

All summer opportunities are to be arranged by FANS Foundation. Please reach out to us for further information on available opportunities. While these are our summer 2023 listings, expect similar events and more to arrive in summer 2024!

Bolder Climbing:
Climbing Day Passes Available All Summer- Ages 3+

Breathe Parkour:
Parkour Trial Month for the Entire Family (1 Class per week) – Ages 6+

Coded Minds:
iSTEAM (Innovation, Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts) Summer camps – Ages 5-14 – June 28 – Aug 20 (Dates Vary by Age)

Rally Pointe:
Week Long Summer Volleyball Camps – Ages 12-15 – July 5-30 (various dates)

Stryker Sports:
Week Long Suns Basketball Camps – Ages 6-17 – July 12-August 20 (Dates vary by age)
Week Long Starz Volleyball Camps – Ages 6-17- July 12-August 20 (Dates vary by age)

STS Summer Camps:
Volleyball Camp – Ages 12-17 – August 16-20
Outdoor Education Camp – Ages 8-12 – August 10-13/August 17-20

Beginner or Beginner/Intermediate Camps – Ages 9-16 – July 5-30

Summer Tennis Camps – Ages 3+ – July 5-Aug 27 (various dates)


Track & Field Summer Camp – Ages 6-14 July 26-30

Past Events

  • December 2023: FANS Holiday Celebration! Happy holidays from FANS Foundation! We celebrated our second annual FANS Holiday Party at Jelly Modern Doughnuts with a pizza party, doughnut decorating, games, giveaways, and prizes!
  • November 2023: FANS Soccer Event for Newcomers! Our newcomers learned soccer skills in partnership with the Calgary Rangers at the Westside Recreation Centre

  • August 2023: FANS Bowling!
  • Our Newcomers enjoyed an afternoon of bowling, snacks, games, prizes, and other surprises!

    Group photo from the Fans Bowling Event

  • December 2022: FANS Holiday Celebration! Happy holidays from FANS Foundation! Come celebrate with us at Jelly Modern Doughnuts this December as we decorate doughnuts, play games, eat snacks, and give prizes for our FANS newcomers!
  • February 2022: CIWA Youth Forum! We are proud to return to one of our longest standing annual events, the CIWA Youth Forum, in February 2022. Thank you to CIWA for organizing this incredible celebration of immigrant youth. 
  • August 2021: Summer Basketball Event! FANS is organizing an awesome basketball event where we are going to play games, run drills, and have lots of fun while introducing newcomers to basketball! Snacks will be provided for you and your family courtesy of Jelly Modern Doughnuts!   Parents are welcome to join the basketball fun. The event is planned for Tuesday August 10th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Mount Royal Community Association Park. Please let us know you’re coming by emailing us at
  • February 2021: We are pleased to announce that we will be presenting at the virtual CIWA Youth Forum – Resilient Daughters on Thursday, February 11th 2021! The virtual forum will feature a fun day of information, prizes, games and giveaways! Thank you CIWA for having us at your wonderful event once again!
  • December 2020: For our 2020 Holiday Gift Drive we are providing sports magazines, sports equipment and a doughnut decorating kit courtesy of our partners at Jelly Modern Doughnuts! Send us a recent photo of you playing a winter sport and tell what you are doing to stay active during the pandemic to receive these holiday gifts! Let us know if you can’t make it to come pick them up and we’ll deliver them for free to your home
  • August 15th 2020: Summer Soccer Celebration! FANS is organizing a socially distanced summer soccer meetup where we play fun games and introduce newcomers to soccer! Snacks will be provided for you and your family!   Parents are welcome to join the fun.  The event is planned for Saturday August 15th from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the South Calgary Soccer Field. Please let us know you’re coming by emailing us at
  • February 13th 2020: We are pleased to announce that we will be joining Youth Forum Culture Fest for the second time on Thursday, February 13th 2020! Last year was just full of fun filled activities and we are so glad to have met some of you at the event. The event will take place at Marlborough Community Association (636 Marlborough Way NE T2A2V9) from 10am to 3pm. Please mark your calendars for another fun filled event with live entertainment, speakers, prize draw and more! Don’t forget to stop by our booth to meet us, enjoy special treats and win prizes! Thank you Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association for having us again. 
  • December 2019: Our Christmas Drive 2019 is coming up! We have expanded from sports balls to equipment from any sports. Please send us an email to tell us about you, what sport you love, and which equipment you need to learn or improve on your sport. Watch for our December newsletter for more details.
  • September 30th 2019: Dancing our way through fall this season! Footprints Dance Projects welcomes young kids to learn new dance moves with a professional artist. Meet with your new friends once a week, either Monday’s at Mayland Heights or Wednesday’s at Spruce Cliff. Please let us know if you are interested in joining us at Footprints Dance Projects next season!
  • February 14 2019: We are excited to announce that FANS will be a part of the Youth Forum Culture Fest 2019 on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Marlborough Community Association, 636 Marlborough Way NE T2A 2V9. Please mark your calendars for this fun event with entertainment, speakers, draws and more.  Please also join us at our FANS booth to meet us, play some games with us, taste some doughnuts and enter some exciting draws. Thank you Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association for this amazing opportunity.
  • November 30th 2018: Join a sport this fall and enter to win tickets to take your family to a hockey game. Please email us a photo for our website and social media of you playing any sport and we will enter your name to win a draw for tickets for a family of four for a Hitmen game and one dozen doughnuts. Draw will happen on November 30th
  • July 2018: Join us for our Padel event. If you are 8 years of age and older please join us in learning and playing this fun game. We’ll meet at 3524 – 45th Street SW Calgary on SATURDAY JULY 07, 9:00 AM. Our partners from Jelly Modern Doughnuts are donating some delicious doughnuts for this event. Parents are welcome to join the fun of learning and playing the game. Contact Us.
  • Summer 2018: Newcomers let us know  now what Sports Camps you would like to attend in July and August 2018. We have available spots for the Bolder Climbing Camp, Volleydome Camp, Calgary Rangers Soccer Camp, Rally Pointe, The Tennis Academy and Footprint Dance Camp. The spots are limited. Contact Us. 
  • Calgary Inferno Hockey game: Newcomers contact us for tickets for different game days this season.
  • Sunday March 4th: Newcomers Join us in a Suite to watch the Calgary Hitmen Game. Enter your name to win two tickets. Contact Us.
  • February 23rd, 2018: Calgary Canucks vs. Canmore Eagles FANS
    Foundation Game Night @ Max Bell Centre on February 23rd, 2018. Contact us for free 
    tickets for your family and friends! 


Here’s a collection of some exciting free virtual opportunities we’ve found that you can check out to grow your love of sports from your very own home! 

NBC Sports Camp
Free, virtual summer program for 7-to-12-year-old kids to learn and play a variety of sports from wherever they may be based.
YMCA @ Home
YMCA at Home is a virtual platform providing you with the ability to connect with your favourite YMCA programs, activities and instructors without leaving the comfort of your own home.
Kenzen Sports Karate
Kenzen Sports Karate offers free online karate workouts and training.
Beginners Guide to Yoga
De-stress with this 20 minute calming yoga routine that includes light and easy full body stretches for stress relief and anxiety.
Dance from at Home
POPSUGAR Fitness offers fresh fitness tutorials, workouts and exercises that will help you on your road to healthy living and stress relief.
Faces of Calgary Sport
Where our partner Sport Calgary introduces a new sport to you for free – on June 17th learn all about biking. You can also go back through their archives to learn about many more sports.
For The Love Of The Game
Offers a variety of free online resources and events including a Youth Sports Virtual Summit from July 17-19.


FANS Booth at the CIWA Youth Forum 2019.