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DARREN WILCOX ELECTED CHAIR OF SASK SPORT INC.
Darren Wilcox was elected Chair of Sask Sport Inc.'s Board of Directors at the sport federation's annual general meeting in Regina. Wilcox joined the board in 2015 after being nominated by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. He has served on the board as the Vice Chair of Lotteries and as a member of the Sport Committee, Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan (CSCS) Management Committee, Lottery Division Committee, Audit Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee.
In addition to his volunteer activities with Sask Sport Inc., Wilcox has been responsible for fundraising for the University of Regina men's hockey team and has served on the board of the University of Regina Cougar Hockey Alumni Association. He has also organized several golf tournaments for the university as well as the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers.
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SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE JUNE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Jarret Kenke of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. June Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by Canoe Kayak Saskatchewan. At the National Team Trials in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Kenke and teammate Marshall Hughes finished first in the K2 1000 metres. Their time secured them a position on Team Canada at the Senior World Championships. Kenke was also selected to the U23 World Team in the singles events. This is the first time a Saskatchewan athlete has been nominated to race at both World Championship events in the same year. It also marks the first time in recent memory that Saskatchewan has had a male kayak athlete finish first in both the singles and doubles events in the same season at the National Team Trials.
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2017 WISE FUND RECIPIENT - TEAM SASKATCHEWAN VOLLEYBALL NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES 2017
The WISE Fund grant went towards helping the Team Saskatchewan U19 athletes begin their coaching certification process. By investing in their development as leaders and coaches, this effort not only expanded opportunities for these young women, it also helps them to use their passion and skills to create positive change in their communities through sport.
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#TalkItOutSK - A SUPPORT LINE FOR SPORT, CULTURE AND RECREATION
Talk it out. Find strategies. Get support.
One phone call away if your child or you are having issues with another participant, parent, coach or instructor in any recreational activity. We are a confidential and non-judgmental sounding board you can to talk things through with and get support and strategies right here in Saskatchewan. Call toll-free: 1-866-773-5777 or email REsupportline@redcross.ca
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PEACEKEEPER CADET PROGRAM BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS
Since 2014, it's been a program that's making students stand at attention. The Peacekeeper Cadet Program at Princess Alexandra Community School in Saskatoon, formed thanks to a partnership between the Dream Broker program and the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS), has been effective in helping develop strong connections with students in Grades 4 through 8 and the SPS.
The program's overall goals are focused in three areas: building trust, physical fitness, and citizenship and culture. Some of the broader values embraced by the program include fostering leadership, discipline, individual goal setting, education, participation in organized sports and community involvement.
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ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY SPORT DEVELOPMENT GRANT CREATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Sask Sport is helping to make the hoop dreams of children in central Saskatchewan come true. Over a dozen schools in Saskatoon and North Battleford with a high First Nations and Metis-student base have been using the Sask Sport Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant Program to increase levels of physical activity among their students.
The grant program, which is funded by Sport Canada Bilateral Program and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, is designed to support the development and implementation of community sport programs. Using the grant funds, these schools have been able to partner with Wild Youth Sports Management to organize basketball programs in their schools and communities.
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