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THE LATEST NEWS FROM SASK SPORT INC.

February 2017  

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What's Inside
  • Sask Sport Inc. announces the 2016 Saskatchewan Sport Award Recipients
  • Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Among Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Finalists
  • Mumps in Sport and Recreation Environments in Canada
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the January Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • Celebrating International Women's Day
         •  Congratulations to Lisa Thomaidis for being named to the CAAWS 2016 Most Influential Women List
         •  In the Loop - CAAWS Newsletter
         •  Solutions Women Sport
         •  Women Coaches Research Series & Report Card
  • Respect Group
  • Parasport Equipment & Club Development Grant Deadlines
  • 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games a Significant Economic Boost for Estevan and Area
  • Volunteer Summit
  • Sask Athletics - RunJumpThrowWheel Instructors Course
  • 5th Annual National Aboriginal Physical Activity & Wellness Conference
  • Registration for Vista 2017 In Toronto Is Now Open
  • ParticipACTION 150 Play List
  • CTV Athlete of the Week
  • #TalkItOutSK - A Support Line for Sport, Culture and Recreation
  • NAIG 2017 Eagle Feather News Profiles
  • Summer 2017 packed with major sporting events
  • NAIG 2017
  • 2017 Canada Summer Games
     
    Job Opportunities
     
    Mark Your Calendars
     


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    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2016 SASKATCHEWAN SPORT AWARD RECIPIENTS
    Sask Sport Inc. is pleased to announce the outstanding recipients of the 2016 Saskatchewan Sport Awards.

    2016 YOUTH MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Graeme Fish • 19 • Moose Jaw • Speed Skating
    Nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association

    2016 YOUTH FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Samantha Ryan • 17 • Saskatoon • Para-Swimming
    Nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.

    2016 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Gavin Schmitt • 30 • Saskatoon • Volleyball
    Nominated by Saskatchewan Volleyball Association

    2016 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Brianne Theisen-Eaton • 27 • Humboldt • Athletics
    Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

    2016 MASTER ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
    Carl Waterer • 66 • Saskatoon • Swimming
    Nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.

    2016 TEAM OF THE YEAR
    University of Saskatchewan Huskies Women's Basketball Team • Saskatoon
    Nominated by University of Saskatchewan

    2016 COACH OF THE YEAR
    Lisa Thomaidis • Saskatoon • Basketball
    Nominated by University of Saskatchewan

    2016 MALE COACH DEDICATION AWARD
    Jason Schneider • Saskatoon • Golf
    Nominated by Saskatchewan Golf Association

    2016 FEMALE COACH DEDICATION AWARD
    Lynn Seguin • Saskatoon • Fencing
    Nominated by Saskatchewan Fencing Association

    2016 MALE OFFICIAL AWARD
    Rocky Nickel • Moose Jaw • Baseball
    Nominated by Baseball Sask

    2016 FEMALE OFFICIAL AWARD
    Chantal Boudreau • Regina • Soccer
    Nominated by Saskatchewan Soccer Association

    2016 VOLUNTEER AWARDS
    Bernadette McIntyre • Regina • Curling
    Nominated by CURLSASK

    Carla Laevens • Leader • Skating
    Nominated by Skate Canada - Saskatchewan

    Information on these outstanding 2016 Sport Awards recipients can be found at www.sasksport.sk.ca/SportAwards

    Congratulations also to all of the finalists www.sasksport.sk.ca/SportAwards/finalists2016.html and for those nominated in each of these categories.

    "On behalf of Sask Sport Inc. and the entire amateur sport community in the province, congratulations to the award recipients, finalists, and nominees of the 2016 Saskatchewan Sport Awards," said Tavia Laliberte, Chair of Sask Sport Inc. "All of the outstanding nominees for these awards are so deserving of the recognition, and have achieved a high degree of excellence and dedication to sport. Through the positive examples you set for others, you continue to make us all #SaskProud and prove that in our province, sport is more than a game."

    Thank you to Sask Sport Inc.'s members for nominating their outstanding athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers for these awards, and for your continued support.

    The award recipients and finalists will be honoured at the 2016 Saskatchewan Sport Awards event on Thursday, March 23 at TCU Place in Saskatoon.

    Special thanks to Global TV, our production and promotion partner for the Saskatchewan Sports Awards.

    Join in the celebration, send your congratulations and share this exciting news on Facebook and Twitter.

     

    CONGRATULATIONS TO SASKATCHEWAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME
    Finalists for the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence
    Congratulations to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) for being named among the finalists for the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence for 2016.

    The SSHF was nominated in the category of Business of the Year Award (Under 20 Full-time Employees). Other finalists in our category include Harvest Eatery and Fresh Market, Shaunavon, and Last Mountain Distillery, Lumsden. The SSHF nomination was derived on the basis of SSHF's 50th Anniversary year and the "big three" activities that took place, including Diamond Girls, 50th Anniversary Traveling Exhibit and 50th Anniversary Gala.

    SSHF's Past president, Trent Fraser, is also a recipient of the Tourism Builder Award; recognizing individuals who have made tourism an important part of their life's work resulting in a positive impact on the industry they serve. Trent is most deserving of this award, as he has been instrumental in the strategic stewardship of the SSHF for the past seven years which culminated in their successful 50th celebrations.

    The finalists and award recipients will be honoured at the 28th annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala, which will be celebrated on April 5 at the Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel.

    For more information on the Saskatchewan Tourism Awards http://store.industrymatters.com/events/46

     

    MUMPS IN SPORT AND RECREATION ENVIRONMENTS IN CANADA
    On behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada, we are including information about mumps. There have been a number of reports of mumps outbreaks in sport and recreation environments in Canada in recent weeks.

    You are strongly encouraged to share this information as soon as possible across your broad networks - to your provincial/territorial partners and/or chapters, high performance directors, medical teams, coaches, parents, and, if appropriate, to your athletes at all levels of the sport system. If you observe any cases of mumps linked to sporting events or teams, it is recommended that you notify the Medical Officer of Health for your jurisdiction.

    Mumps is a highly contagious infection that passes easily from person to person. The mumps vaccine is the best way to prevent becoming ill with the mumps. In Canada, vaccination against mumps is part of the routine childhood immunization programs in all provinces and territories. People who are unsure of their vaccination status, should contact their health care provider or local public health unit.
    More Information

     

    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.
    Media Release

     

    CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

    CONGRATULATIONS TO LISA THOMAIDIS FOR BEING NAMED TO THE CAAWS 2016 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN LIST
    CAAWS is pleased to announce its annual Most Influential Women List for 2016, celebrating remarkable Canadian women and their impact upon sport and physical activity in Canada and beyond.
    CAAWS Most Influential Women List of 2016

     

    IN THE LOOP - CAAWS NEWSLETTER
    Check out the February issue.
    IN THE LOOP

     

    SOLUTIONS WOMEN SPORT
    This website is for you if:
    • You are passionate about the place of girls and women in sport
    • You are interested in working toward a sport system and physical activity in general that is fair and equal for both girls and women
    • You wish to foster greater participation of girls and women in sport and physical activity
    • You are concerned with ethical issues such as homophobia and sexual discrimination. We are hoping the site becomes the digital meeting place that all Canadian sport actors visit to find solutions that will enable them to enhance the place of girls and women in sport. We invite you to visit the site regularly as it will be updated several times a year.
    www.SolutionsWomenSport.ca

     

    WOMEN COACHES RESEARCH SERIES & REPORT CARD
    Did you know that in the 40+ years after the passage of Title IX, female sport participation is at an all-time high but the percentage of women coaching women at the collegiate level has declined from 90+% in 1974 to near an all-time low today of 40%? To help stop this decline, increase the percentage of women in the coaching profession, provide an institutional accountability mechanism, create awareness, and foster a national dialogue on this issue, the Tucker Center, in collaboration with the Alliance of Women Coaches, continues its research series and annual report card.
    Read More

     

    RESPECT GROUP
    People want to be involved with organizations that demonstrate Respect. Whether it is during a game, at school or in the boardroom respectful conduct is desired and expected in every interaction, however at times it is not always displayed. Often Vision or Mission Statements include the word Respect however few organizations have been able to make the successful shift to enabling, empowering and equipping ALL members to consistently demonstrate respect as the core foundation. Respect Group programs were developed in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross to provide organizations with a bilingual and cost-effective abuse, bullying and harassment solution. Making good people better is the result. Respect matters everywhere.
    To feel safe to act when they see or experience something that is wrong. http://respectgroupinc.com
    Over 800,000 Canadians Respect Certified! www.sasksport.sk.ca/RiS/
    Respect Group 2017 Q1 Newsletter

     

    PARASPORT EQUIPMENT & CLUB DEVELOPMENT GRANT DEADLINES
    Active or Affiliate members of Sask Sport Inc. are eligible to apply for support, but in addition, member organizations may partner with local or community organizations/clubs to further develop capacity for Parasport programming in the province for equipment and club development. Application Deadlines: Clubs must submit applications to PSGB's and Districts by March 22nd and/or September 22nd annually. PSGB deadlines to submit applications to Sask Sport are April 1st and October 1st annually. Learn More

     

    2016 SASKATCHEWAN SUMMER GAMES A SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC BOOST FOR ESTEVAN AND AREA
    Estevan posted the largest economic impact of any Saskatchewan Games to date, generating in excess of $7 million dollars in direct and indirect impact for the host city and local area. In addition to providing a major economic stimulus, the Saskatchewan Summer Games will leave behind a legacy for athletes of all stripes in Estevan and local area. As part of the Saskatchewan Games Legacy Program, Estevan was provided with a $250,000 grant for new facilities, renovations and upgrades to existing facilities, and purchase of new sports equipment. This grant aided in the construction of a new athletics venue worth $1.6 million dollars and the resurfacing of four community tennis courts, a cost of $50,000.

    As well as the athletics facility and tennis courts, numerous other sports facilities in Estevan will see new construction, new equipment purchases, or facility upgrades totaling more than $130,000. This includes upgrades to the stables at the Estevan Exhibition Grounds, new bleachers for the Souris Valley Aquatic and Leisure Centre, softball score clock and upgrades at Pleasantdale Softball Park, a new walking path along Kensington Avenue, and equipment for local soccer, baseball, basketball, volleyball, and archery organizations. Learn More

     

    VOLUNTEER SUMMIT
    Saturday, March 25, 2017 - University of Saskatchewan Campus
    Join the University of Saskatchewan as they celebrate Saskatchewan volunteerism, share knowledge, and inspire the future through national volunteerism experts and professional development. The VOLUNTEER SUMMIT welcomes all managers of volunteer resources, volunteers and board members, organizational leaders and future leaders. Learn from a variety of speakers - including our very own Bruce MacDonald! Learn More.

     

    SASK ATHLETICS - RUNJUMPTHROWWHEEL INSTRUCTORS COURSE
    March 25 & 26, 2017 - Saskatoon Field House
    This coaching context and course is ideal for coaches/teachers/ instructors/parents who have little to no sport experience or wish to teach the basics of fundamental movement skills with games to reinforce skills with young athletes generally between the ages of 6 to 12 years of age (i.e. grassroots, FUNdamentals & Learn to Train stages in Long Term Athlete Development Model - LTAD). The weekend workshop is for those who are coaching short range events such as 1 day fun days, to day camp programs, to once a week programs offered over a few months. The focus at this level of coaching is on FUN and not on competition. Registration Information.

     

    5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL ABORIGINAL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY & WELLNESS CONFERENCE
    May 10-12, 2017
    University of Guelph

    This is the Nation’s largest conference on physical activity for First Nation, Mιtis and Inuit people. This conference is geared towards those who are interested in sports, recreation, fitness and traditional activity. Learn More.

     

    REGISTRATION FOR VISTA 2017 IN TORONTO IS NOW OPEN
    Up until 15 June 2017 there is a special discount rate of CAD $400 to attend the leading conference for parasport experts
    Registration for September 20 - 23 VISTA 2017 conference for sports scientists and experts in parasport in Toronto, Canada, is now open with organizers offering a special early bird discount for attendees. The theme is "Opportunities and Challenges in Paralympic Sport Science and Sport Medicine Support," and around 300 of the world's leading sports scientists, sport medicine practitioners, classifiers, coaches, athletes and sport administrators are expected to attend.
    www.vista2017.com

     

    PARTICIPACTION 150 PLAY LIST
    You're it, Saskatchewan! Green is the colour and football might be our game, but there are 149 other iconic Canadian activities for you to try in celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary this year! - encourage your members to join in and take on the ultimate list of physical activities that define us as Canadian on the ParticipACTION 150 Play list. ...and in Saskatchewan we aim to be the most playful province in Canada!
    Find more ideas to stay in motion at http://www.saskatchewaninmotion.ca/

     

    CTV ATHLETE OF THE WEEK CONTEST!!
    Have you heard about the CTV Athlete of the Week?
    Every week, CTV News features local athletes as their Athlete of the Week, showcasing the talents of athletes from across the province. CTV is reaching out to local High Schools, Athletic Associations and other sport organizations to encourage you to nominate some of your own as an Athlete of the Week! From all the nominations gathered each week, CTV will select an Athlete of the Week who will be featured in CTV Morning Live, CTV News @ Noon, CTV News @ 6 and CTV Late news, PLUS they’ll be entered to receive a monthly prize pack from Subway.
    Visit your local CTV News website (CTVRegina.ca or CTVSaskatoon.ca) and click the 'Athlete of the Week' button on the right hand side of the page and fill out the information.

     

    #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

    Respect Education Support Experts
    Two staff who answer the support line to talk with you about the issue you're having. They are here to listen, give you support, and strategies. Anyone can call - whether you're a parent, a coach, a player/participant or an administrator. We're here to help.

    Resources to Spread the Word in Your Community
    All Sask Sport Members can use and also post these downloadable resources on your websites, for your members to use to help spread the word about this support available:

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  • Posters 11 x 17 (red, green and blue versions)
  • Bookmarks (red, green and blue versions)
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    Share it on Social Media

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    Don't forget to use the hashtag #TalkItOutSK and tag one or more of the following:
    @RedCrossSK @SaskParksandRec @SaskCulture @RespectGroup

    Talk It Out: Support Line for Sport, Culture and Recreation

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    NAIG 2017 EAGLE FEATHER NEWS PROFILES
    Darian Sunshine from Fishing Lake First Nation made Team Saskatchewan for this summer’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) that will be held in Toronto, Ontario on July 16th-23rd. Darian will be competing in badminton and is excited to attend as a returning athlete this year. “I played in NAIG back in 2014 in Regina, I liked everything about it, it was an amazing experience!” says the 17-year-old athlete. “I am looking forward to meeting new people and the competition in the sport.” Read More    (Article from EFN Staff | February 05, 2017)

    Videlle Laliberte is a 14-year-old girl from Cumberland House in Northern Saskatchewan but currently lives in Lloydminster. The Grade 9 student will be competing in this year’s North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), which will be held in Toronto, Ontario on July 16th-23rd. Read More    (Article from EFN Staff | January 29, 2017)

     

    SUMMER 2017 PACKED WITH MAJOR SPORTING EVENTS
    Indigenous youth in Saskatchewan will be showcasing their talents in a summer packed with three major sporting events. Athletes from the province will be competing in the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG), the World Indigenous Nations (WIN) Games, and the Saskatchewan First Nations Summer Games. (Article from EFN Staff | January 17, 2017)
    Read More

     

    NAIG 2017
    Team Saskatchewan welcomes you to the go to place for all news regarding NAIG 2017. The North American Indigenous Games 2017 will take place in Toronto, Ontario from July 16-23, 2017. The Team Saskatchewan Steering Committee is working hard to ensure 500 athletes, coaches and managers have the experience of a lifetime at the upcoming games. On this website you will find dates for trials and camps, contact information, forms and all other important Team Saskatchewan news and information. Athletes, Caregivers and Sponsors we welcome you to look around and to learn more about the rich history and story of NAIG Team Saskatchewan.
    www.teamsasknaig.ca

     

    2017 CANADA SUMMER GAMES
    The 2017 Canada Summer Games are coming to Winnipeg, just in time for their 50th anniversary. Winnipeg will host the Canada Summer Games July 28- August 13, 2017. Featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival, the 2017 Canada Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors.
    www.2017canadagames.ca

     

     JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

  • Special Olympics Saskatchewan (SOS) - Operations Coordinator
  • Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) - Director of Soccer Operations

    View all Job Opportunities

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS      

     

    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    Best of the West - Cheerleading March 18, 2017 Regina www.sca.ca
    Canada West Short Track Championships March 18-19, 2017 Saskatoon www.saskspeedskating.ca
    Sask Athletics - RunJumpThrowWheel Instructors Course March 25-26, 2017 Saskatoon Field House Registration Information
    2017 U17-18 Men's Volleyball Canada Championships May 11-14, 2017 Regina www.saskvolleyball.ca
    2017 15U Volleyball Canada Championships May 18-22, 2017 Regina www.saskvolleyball.ca
    2017 North American Indigenous Games July 16-23, 2017 Toronto, ON www.teamsasknaig.ca
    2017 Canada Summer Games July 28-August 13, 2017 Winnipeg, MB www.2017canadagames.ca
    2017 Saskatchewan First Nation Summer Games August 6-12, 2017 Regina
    2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games February 18-24, 2018 North Battleford www.saskgames.ca
    2018 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball Championship July 7-15, 2018 Prince Albert www.softball.sk.ca/

    View the Sask Sport Inc. Calendar of Events