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CELEBRATING 2015 THE YEAR OF SPORT #YearofSport
As part of the celebration of 2015 The Year of Sport the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame has enhanced their visitor experience with the installation of a multi-sport simulator. Accessible to our visitors as part of the regular admission price or free for members (please bring your membership card) who enjoy unlimited visits. The simulator lets you play like a pro as it brings the excitement of the sports arenas into the galleries with incredible precision, real equipment and amazingly lifelike game play. Sports available for play include hockey, football (quarterback or kicker), baseball (hitting & pitching), soccer, basketball, golf, rugby and cricket, among others.
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Throughout 2015, we encourage all Canadians to celebrate sport in their neighbourhoods, towns or to get involved as a volunteer or spectator in one of the 60+ international single-sport events and approximately 55 national single-sport championships being hosted in Canada.
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Parasport in spotlight during Year of Sport in Canada 2015
YOUTH MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR AWARD
Marco Schumann • 15 • Saskatoon • Speed Skating
Nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association
Marco Schumann was honoured by Sask Sport Inc. and the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association during the Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club's year-end dinner and awards banquet on April 19th at Bethlehem School in Saskatoon. Marco Schumann was presented with the Saskatchewan Sport Award for 2014 Youth Male Athlete of the Year award by Jerry Shoemaker, Sask Sport Inc. Board of Director and Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association, Provincial Coach, Tim Comfort in front of a large crowd of peers, friends and family. This award presentation took place just prior to Saskatoon Lions Speed Skating Club's guest speaker Olympic Gold medalist and Order of Canada appointee Catriona Le May Doan.
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SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE MARCH ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Samantha Ryan of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. March Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc. Ryan was named to both the 2015 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championship team and 2015 Toronto Para Pan Am Games team thanks to a solid performance at the 2015 CanAm's, Para Pan Am Games and IPC World Championship Trials. Ryan won silver medals in the 100m butterfly and 200m individual medley, as well as a bronze medal in the 100m freestyle. In addition, she broke the Canadian record in the 100m butterfly event.
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Physical Activity and Sport SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FOR CANADA AND SASKATCHEWAN
These documents describe participation rates in physical activity and sport for both adults and children and youth.
These updates contain information on national data, as well as data more specific to Saskatchewan.
Adult participation in physical activity and sport
Child participation in physical activity and sport
CAAWS WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS
Sask Sport Inc., in partnership with the Canadian Association of the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), is offering CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops. Three 3-hour workshops are available, designed to be delivered to a female only audience.
Target Audience: These workshops are available for those interested in hosting workshops for female-only audiences, addressing women working or volunteering in Canada's sport and physical activity sector (administrators, coaches, officials, board members, volunteers etc.). These workshops are appropriate for hosting at events such as AGM's, coach development clinics, sport conferences, volunteer development etc.
Interested in scheduling a workshop, contact: Noreen Murphy, Sask Sport Inc. (306) 975-0898.
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