A nonprofit organization, the Lac St-Louis Sports Commission (LSLSC) provides regional leadership in sport in Montreal’s West Island by supporting sports clubs, by participating in the emergence of young sports talents, by guiding and training coaches and by offering support to the volunteers of the community.
Mission and objectives
Founded in 1973 under the name of “Organizing Committee of the Jeux du Québec of the Lac St-Louis region”, the Lac St-Louis Sports Commission is known under its current name since 1998. If the name has changed over the years, the LSLSC remains the mandated body for the coordination and promotion of the Jeux du Québec program in the Lac St-Louis region. It also has the mandate to provide training of human resources in sport as part of the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).
The LSLSC aims to encourage and promote physical activity and the practice of the largest variety of sports in the areas of initiation, recreation, competition and excellence.
A sports program dedicated to Quebec’s youth, the Jeux du Québec allow each year thousands of young people to get introduced to competitive sport. A springboard to excellence for many athletes in recent years, the Jeux du Québec program plays a key role in the development of young athletes in the Lac St-Louis region.
The “My First Games” program offers an opportunity to introduce new adherents to a sport within a safe environment by including a basic technique, regulation and even a competition without necessarily determining winners. It aims to increase participation in local and regional competitions and incidentally in the regional component of the Jeux du Québec.
The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is a coach training and certification program designed to meet the needs of all types of coaches. As part of its mandate, the LSLSC offers the introduction-competition and competition-development multisports modules.
- Fourteen municipalities and seven boroughs of the city of Montreal:
- Baie d’Urfé
- Côte Saint-Luc
- Town of Dorval Island
- Town of Mount Royal
- Borough of Lachine
- Borough of LaSalle
- Borough of L’Île-Bizard–Ste-Geneviève
- Borough of Outremont
- Borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro
- Borough of Saint-Laurent
- Borough of Verdun-Île-des-Sœurs
- Two school boards, sixteen private educational institutions, five CEGEPs and 1 university;
- Regional associations duly constituted and regional respondents identified by their sport federation on the Lac St-Louis territory;
- Private and nonprofit sport organizations properly constituted (local associations or sport clubs);
- Multi-sport regional associations (eg. Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec) on the Lac St-Louis territory.
The LSLSC plays an essential role in the career of the young athletes of the region. Through its actions, it also contributes to the development of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of children and of their fellow citizens.
It coordinates annually the training of over a hundred coaches of all levels active in nearly 40 sports through workshops offered in French and English.
It reaches more than 2,500 athletes and 1,000 volunteers in the region during the Regional Finals held annually in summer and winter sports. The winter and summer delegations of the Lac St-Louis region participating in the Jeux du Québec count together nearly 500 athletes, coaches, chaperones and volunteers. A recognition evening, called the “Louis d’Or“, is organized after each Provincial Final to celebrate the achievement of the objectives of the athletes.