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GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN CELEBRATES 2016 SUMMER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CONTINGENT
The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport celebrated athletes, coaches and officials with Saskatchewan connections who participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games during a ceremony at the Saskatchewan Legislature.
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The following day was spent working with Regina Police School Resources to visit DreamBroker inner-city schools and chat with the students.
Constable Claude with 2016 Rio Olympian, Taryn Suttie
Constable Costanza with 2016 Rio Paralympian, Samantha Ryan
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Let's Make Saskatchewan the Most Playful Province!
In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday, Saskatchewan in motion is teaming up with Sask Sport, Ministry for Parks, Culture & Sport, Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association (SPRA), and the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) to get Saskatchewanians moving with the ParticipACTION 150 Play List.
Canada's 150th birthday is an opportunity to celebrate all that makes us Canadian, and being physically active is an essential part of that collective identity. From archery to lacrosse, to wrestling and curling, sport activities have always been integral to everyday life in Canada. The ParticipACTION 150 Play List is the ultimate list of 150 physical activities that make us Canadian. The top 150 activities will be selected by Canadians, and Canadians will be encouraged to participate in as many of the 150 activities as possible in 2017! Voting closes on December 9th.
Let's ensure that Saskatchewan's sport activities are on the list!
SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE OCTOBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Marsha Hudey of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. October Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association. Hudey placed first in the 500 metre and second in the 1,000m at the Fall World Cup Selections, which qualified her for the Fall World Cup in Long Track. She also placed second in the 500m and second in the 1,000m at the Time Trials.
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Did the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games get you excited?
Did the athletes inspire you?
Do you now want to try some of these exciting parasports?
Then check out the #Parasport programs and how you can get involved in Saskatchewan...and for information on the Parasport Club & Equipment Grants visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/Parasport/
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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