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On February 27, 2018, Edmonton City Council lifted the temporary restriction on combative sports events in Edmonton, effective immediately. Combative sports events may resume in accordance with Edmonton City Bylaws and Combative Sports Commission policies.


The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission (ECSC) is a Council Committee comprised of up to 7 volunteer citizen members. The ECSC is the governance body that operates within the jurisdiction established by City Council through the Edmonton Combative Sports Commission Bylaw 15638. The ECSC supplements the regulatory provisions in the Combative Sports Bylaw 15594 through further regulations on combative sports matters such as licensing, conduct, qualifications and contests. The ECSC also serves as an appeal body for decisions made by the Executive Director regarding licensing and permitting.  

Executive Director

The Executive Director is an employee of the City and, pursuant to Bylaw 15638, is responsible for all operational decisions pertaining to combative sports in Edmonton.  The Executive Director is not a member of the ECSC; however, the ECSC's regulations set additional rules to be applied by the Executive Director and other combative sports Officials. 


Citizen Members

Levi Bjork

First Appointed: May 1, 2017
Term Expiry: April 30, 2019


Sandy Bugeja

First Appointed: May 1, 2017
Term Expiry: April 30, 2019


Trudy Nastiuk

First Appointed: May 1, 2017
Term Expiry: April 30, 2019


Andrew LeMoine

First Appointed: May 1, 2017
Term Expiry: April 30, 2019


Steven Phipps

First Appointed: September 9, 2015
Term Expiry: April 30, 2019


Scott Wallace

First Appointed: May 1, 2017
Term Expiry: April 30, 2019


Information about Serving on the Board

Edmonton Combative Sports Commission Recruitment Profile - 2018-2020 Term 



Commission meets the second Monday of each month.

Meeting Dates​

January 15, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10, October 15, November 19, December 10

All meetings will be held at 7pm at:

Multipurpose Room 4
Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre
11000 Stadium Rd NW

The March 12 meeting will be held in Multipurpose Room 6.



March 12

February 12

January 15



January 15, 2018


December 18, 2017

November 20, 2017

October 23, 2017

September 18, 2017

August 14, 2017

July 10, 2017

June 12, 2017

May 8, 2017

April 10, 2017

March 13, 2017

January 30, 2017

January 9, 2017


December 12, 2016

November 21, 2016

October 17, 2016

September 12, 2016

July 11, 2016

May 5, 2016

April 11, 2016

February 8, 2016

January 11, 2016

Rules, Policies & Bylaws

Bylaw 15594 - City of Edmonton

Bylaw 15638 - City of Edmonton

The ECSC governs all combative events conducted in the City of Edmonton. These rules and policies ensure that all sanctioned events will be held in accordance with the City of Edmonton Bylaws.

Policy 1 - Licensing - Contestants and Seconds

Policy 2 - Licensing - Promoters

Policy 3 - Licensing - Event Officials

Policy 4 - Event Permits

Policy 5 -  Contestants and Officials Involved in Unsanctioned Events - currently stayed pending the outcome of the Policy Review Project

Policy 6 - Approving Dates for Combative Sports Events When More Than One Promoter is Requesting the Same Date

Policy 7 - Fighter Pro Debut Criteria

Policy 8 - Medical

Policy 9 - Suspensions and Rest Periods for Combative Sport Contestants

Policy 10 - Ringside Privileges

Policy 11 - Advertising and Temporary Body Tattoos

Policy 12 - Professional Wrestling

Policy 13 - Drug Testing

Latest News

January 23, 2018

Edmonton City Council passed an amendment to the bylaw to permit professional wrestling events effective imediately.

December 14, 2017

An independent, third-party review into the death of boxer Tim Hague after a June 16, 2017, sanctioned bout was released.

Volume One (25MB)

Volume Two (27MB)

December 8, 2017

Edmonton City Council passed a bylaw that temporarily halts issuing new licences or event permits for combative sports in the City of Edmonton.

For More Information

David Aitken

Title Acting Executive Director of the Combative Sports Commission



Carol Hurst

Title Senior Communications Advisor, City of Edmonton

780-495-0653 for Media Inquiries

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