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On 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. The bylaw came into effect December 9, 2017, and remains in effect until December 31, 2018, or until Council provides further direction.

On January 23, 2018 Edmonton City Council passed an amendment to the bylaw to permit professional wrestling events effective imediately. 

Description/Purpose

The Edmonton Combative Sports Commission oversees the governance and operation of professional sports in the City of Edmonton. The mandate of the Commission is to control and regulate all aspects of combative sports and events in the city including:

  • Approving regulations governing the licensing criteria and requirements for all aspects of combative sports and events; conduct of promoters, contestants and other persons participating in combative sports or attending events; credentials, qualifications and selection processes for officials; contests; disciplinary proceedings and sanctions and internal procedures and governance.
  • Hearing appeals from the executive director's licensing and permitting decisions.

Independent Review

An independent, third-party review into the death of boxer Tim Hague after a June 16, 2017, sanctioned bout was released on December 14, 2017.

Volume One (25MB)

Volume Two (27MB)

Members

Citizen Members

Levi Bjork

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

Email: levi.bjork@edmonton.ca

Sandy Bugeja

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

Email: sandy.bugeja@edmonton.ca

Trudy Nastiuk

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

Email: trudy.nastiuk@edmonton.ca

Andrew LeMoine

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

Email: andrew.lemoine@edmonton.ca

Steven Phipps

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

Email: steven.phipps@edmonton.ca

Scott Wallace

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

Email: scott.wallace@edmonton.ca

Information about Serving on the Board

Edmonton Combative Sports Commission Recruitment Profile - 2018-2020 Term 

Meetings

Meetings

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

Agendas

2018

February 12

January 15

Minutes

2017

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

2016

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

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

Resources

Media Inquiries

Carol Hurst

Senior Communications Advisor, City of Edmonton
Phone: 780-495-0653

For More Information

David Aitken

Title Acting Executive Director of the Combative Sports Commission
Telephone

780-496-5207

Email ecsc@edmonton.ca

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