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Edith MacHattie, Master Athlete of the Year Finalist
Carl Waterer, Master Athlete of the Year Finalist
Douglas McLaren, Master Athlete of the Year Finalist
2016 ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Sask Sport Inc. is pleased to announce the 2016 Athlete of the Year award finalists for the Saskatchewan Sport Awards. Every year, three finalists are selected for each of the six Athlete of the Year Award categories: Youth-Male, Youth-Female, Male, Female, Team and Master.
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SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE JANUARY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Kurt Oatway of Regina is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. January Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by Alpine Saskatchewan. Oatway was competing for Team Canada as part of the National Para-Alpine Ski Team at the World Cup in Innerkrems, Austria, where he won silver and bronze medals. The event featured 17 competitors from nine countries.
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TRUESPORT - LYLE MAKOSKY VALUES AND ETHICS IN SPORT FUND
2017-18 Fund will award a minimum of two $2,000 scholarships to two successful applicants!
Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria in these categories:
High-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution.
Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level.
Sport practitioners active/working in sport as a high-performance coach, official or administrator.
Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/administration or other applicable disciplineFor more information, please review the Terms of Reference.
The deadline to submit is April 30, 2017
PARALYMPIC SPORT DEVELOPMENT FUND
The Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) invites Canadian sport organizations and clubs to apply, starting today, for the 2017-2018 granting round of the Paralympic Sport Development Fund: The Paralympic Sport Development Fund (formerly the System Development Fund) targets sport initiatives helping develop athletes, from playground to podium. Through this Fund, the CPC invests in sport development programming including recruitment initiatives, coaching, equipment, competition and more. Funds can be used to support the creation of a new program or go towards the expansion of an existing successful initiative. Funding amounts of between $5,000 and $15,000 will be available.
>> Visit paralympic.ca/funding for the application, instructions on how to apply and more information. The deadline to submit applications is February 17, 2017.
THE SOVEREIGN'S MEDAL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Think of those who think about others
Have you ever thought to yourself that you would like to take the time to recognize someone who often puts others before themselves? That you would you like to acknowledge the exemplary involvement of a volunteer you know? The Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers is presented by Governor General David Johnston to those whose efforts and generosity have served their communities. Saskatchewan Sports can nominate its hard working volunteers as candidates for this prestigious national honour. Any person who is a Canadian citizen and who has made significant, sustained and unpaid contributions to their community in Canada or abroad is eligible.
>> For more information about the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers, visit caring.gg.ca
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD
The Award empowers young people, ages 14 to 24, to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others, by exploring their potential, taking on new challenges, giving back to their communities and achieving success. The Award is accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status, ability, ethnicity, or gender and also has a strong female enrollment in High Schools, as well as, Girl Guides, Cadets and 4-H programs.
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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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Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation
Canada may be a sport-loving nation, but when it comes to access to sport for Canadian women, it has a long way to go for the win. So say the findings from a new research publication, unveiled by Canada’s dairy farmers and the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
The report, entitled Women in Sport—Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation, highlights the severe gender inequality for Canadian women in sport, and is the first of its kind, pairing data and research from academic journals and peer-reviewed articles, with primary research obtained from national surveys and the analysis of four years of female sports media coverage.
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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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