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THE KYLE JAMES STUART MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND History
The Kyle Stuart Memorial Scholarship Fund (KSMSF) was established in 2002. It was then titled the Springbank Minor Hockey Scholarship Fund providing financial assistance to Springbank residents who had enrolled in a secondary educational program and participated in the Springbank Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) Junior program. In early 2004 the Scholarship Fund was renamed to honour the memory and spirit of Kyle James Stuart (“Stuey”).
Kyle was highly regarded and respected as a fine young gentleman and a good friend. Kyle was revered by his peers for his commitment to team play and unwavering support of his friends. Kyle unselfishly devoted his spare time to assisting minor hockey players through evaluations and coaching, and spent tireless and dependable hours as a referee. Kyle Stuart, through his actions, represented the true meaning of participation and volunteering.
To date, the Kyle Stuart Memorial Scholarship Fund has awarded 271 scholarships. Funds for the scholarship are derived from personal and corporate donations, as well as proceeds from SMHA alumni and volunteer efforts (team fundraisers, wind-up dinners, auctions, etc.) over the years. All contribution dollars will be matched by the Kyle Stuart Foundation.
If you would like more information on the fund, or should you wish to donate, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicant – Rules & Qualifications
Eligibility for the Kyle Stuart Memorial Fund depends on the following criteria:
- Applicants must be a resident of Springbank, Alberta.
- Applicants must have participated, or be participating, in the Springbank Minor Hockey Association as a player, referee or other official for a total of 4 years.
- Applicants must be attending, or planning to attend, a post-secondary educational institution during the current or next school year.
- Applicants must take a minimum of three (3) courses per semester
- Applicants are eligible to receive one (1) scholarship only of $700.
- Applicants must fill out the Kyle Stuart application form prior to March 1 in order to qualify for the current year’s scholarship.
- Applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee.
Follow this link to additional Hockey Calgary scholarships - https://www.hockeycalgary.ca/page/index/id/525/
Fair Play Code of Conduct
Fair Play Codes of Conduct
SMHA believes in, promotes, is guided by, and has built a culture around the Fair Play Codes of Conduct and we require that all members read, accept, and conduct themselves in accordance with these codes. Behavior contrary to these codes will be dealt with seriously and suspensions from hockey may be imposed.
Fair Play Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians
It is the intention of this pledge to promote fair play and respect for all participants within Hockey Calgary. The Springbank Minor Hockey Association encourages all parents and guardians to read the pledge and expects adherence to it in order to observe the principles of fair play.
- I will not force my child to participate in hockey.
- I will remember that my child plays hockey for his or her enjoyment, not mine.
- I will encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence.
- I will teach my child that doing their best is as important as winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game.
- I will make my child feel like a winner every time by offering praise for competing fairly and trying hard.
- I will never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing a game.
- I will remember that children learn best by example. I will applaud good plays and performances by both my child’s team and their opponents.
- I will never question the official’s judgment or honesty in the public forum.
- I will support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from minor hockey games.
- I will respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time to coach hockey for my child.
Fair Play Code of Conduct for Players
It is the intention of this pledge to promote fair play and respect for all participants within Hockey Calgary. The Springbank Minor Hockey Association encourages all players to read this pledge and expects adherence to it in order to observe the principles of the fair play code while participating in minor hockey in Calgary.
- I will play hockey because I want to, not just because others or coaches want me to.
- I will play by the rules of hockey and in the spirit of the game.
- I will control my temper. Fighting or mouthing off can spoil the activity for everyone.
- I will respect my opponents.
- I will do my best to be a true team player.
- I will remember that winning isn’t everything. Having fun, improving skills, making friends and doing my best are also important.
- I will acknowledge all good plays and performances, both of my team and of my opponents.
- I will remember that coaches and officials are there to help me. I will accept their decisions and show them respect.
Fair Play Code of Conduct for Spectators
It is the intention of this pledge to promote fair play and respect for all participants within the Minor Hockey Association of Calgary. The Springbank Minor Hockey Association encourages all spectators to read this code and abide by it in order to observe the principles of fair play.
- I will remember that participants play hockey for their enjoyment. They are not playing to entertain me.
- I will not have unrealistic expectations. I will remember that players are not professionals and cannot be judged by professional standards.
- I will respect the official’s decisions and I will encourage participants to do the same.
- I will never ridicule a player for making a mistake during a game. I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.
- I will condemn the use of violence in any form and will express my disapproval in an appropriate manner to coaches and league officials.
- I will show respect for my team’s opponents, because without them there would be no game.
- I will not use improper or profane language at any time, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
Fair Play Code of Conduct for Coaches
- I will be reasonable when scheduling games and practices, remembering that players have other interests and obligations.
- I will teach my players to play fairly and to respect the rules, officials, and opponents.
- I will ensure that all players get equal instruction, support, and playing time
- I will not ridicule or yell at my players for making mistakes or for performing poorly.
- I will remember that players play to have fun and must be encouraged to have confidence in themselves.
- I will remember that participants need a coach they can respect. I will be generous with praise and set a good example.
- I will obtain proper training and continue to upgrade my coaching skills.
- I will work in cooperation with officials for the benefit of the game.
Springbank Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) is committed to respecting and protecting the privacy of our Member Partners, their Associations, individual members, their families and our employees. The information collected during registration is used to enroll the individual in the applicable program and may be used to provide members with the information necessary for administration of the program. As well, it is used to administer the rules, regulations and by-laws of SMHA and/or it's affiliations, including Hockey Calgary, Hockey Alberta, and Hockey Canada.
SMHA will share the name, address and contact information provided with the registration process with the Springbank Park For All Seasons (SPFAS). SPFAS will respect and retain the confidentiality of this information by using it for very limited purposes, as well as by not distributing it to other parties.
SPFAS will only utilize this information to:
- Substantiate & reconcile participant and registration numbers to the annual collection of the Facility Access Fee.
- Record registrants as SPFAS members (which is particularly valuable for applying for grant and other funding, as well as for complying with SPFAS bylaws)
- Retain an email data base that will be used infrequently to send messages pertaining to SPFAS activities and events (i.e. Fall Fair activity updates, emergency and/or weather related facility closures, information pertaining to new special events to be held at SPFAS, etc.).
By registering with SMHA, you are agreeing to SMHA sharing your information with SPFAS solely for the purposes outlined above.
To obtain additional information with regards to SPFAS use of your information, please contact SPFAS via email at: email@example.com
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