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THE LATEST NEWS FROM SASK SPORT INC.

January 2016  

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What's Inside
  • Sask Sport Inc. announces the 2015 Saskatchewan Sport Award Recipients
  • New Book Chronicles the History of Amateur Sport in Saskatchewan
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the November Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the December Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • Saskatchewan Coaches Conference
  • New Changes Coming To Respect In Sport
  • Parasport Equipment & Club Development Grant
  • Aboriginal community sport development grant creates new opportunities
     
    Job Opportunities
     
    Mark Your Calendars
     


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    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE 2015 SASKATCHEWAN SPORT AWARD RECIPIENTS
    Sask Sport Inc. is honoured and pleased to announce the outstanding recipients of 2015 Saskatchewan Sport Awards!

    2015 Youth Male Athlete of the Year
    Carson Perkins, 17, Bienfait, Baseball, Nominated by Saskatchewan Baseball Association

    2015 Youth Female Athlete of the Year
    Samantha Ryan, 16, Saskatoon, Para-Swim, Nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc.

    2015 Male Athletes of the Year (two 2015 recipients named to this award):
    Lucas Morin, 20, Saskatoon, Speed Skating, Nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association
    - AND -
    Kelly Wiebe, 26, Swift Current, Athletics, Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

    2015 Female Athlete of the Year
    Brianne Theisen-Eaton, 26, Humboldt, Athletics, Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

    2015 Team of the Year
    Team Sask 16U Boys, Regina, Water Polo, Nominated by Water Polo Saskatchewan

    2015 Master Athlete of the Year
    Muriel Gieni, 57, Saskatoon, Athletics, Nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics

    2015 Coach of the Year
    Lisa Thomaidis, Saskatoon, Basketball, Nominated by Huskie Athletics

    2015 Male Coach Dedication
    Brian Towriss, Saskatoon, Football, Nominated by Football Saskatchewan

    2015 Female Coach Dedication
    Jackie Powell, Swift Current, Special Olympics, Nominated by Special Olympics Saskatchewan

    2015 Male Official
    Jason Coutu, Saskatoon, Speed Skating, Nominated by Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association

    2015 Female Official
    Sara Toth, Regina, Diving, Nominated by Dive Sask

    2015 Volunteer
    Larry Orth, Saskatoon, Baseball, Nominated by Baseball Saskatchewan

    To check out these amazing athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers, click HERE

     

    NEW BOOK CHRONICLES THE HISTORY OF AMATEUR SPORT IN SASKATCHEWAN
    Giving Us A Sporting Chance: The Story of Sask Sport

    The book, authored by Lynn Gidluck and published by Coteau Books, tells the story of how the amateur sport federation in Saskatchewan came to be in a position to run the provincial lottery and work with the volunteer sport, culture and recreation sectors to oversee distribution of lottery revenues. Read More

    The book is available for purchase at the Sask Sport reception desk at 1870 Lorne Street in Regina or online at Coteau Books for $24.95. All proceeds go to KidSport Saskatchewan.
    Purchase Online

     

    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE NOVEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
    William Dutton of Humboldt is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. November Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association. Dutton had the most successful month of his career. He placed second among 79 international participants in the 500 metre division at the Long Track Time Trials in Calgary on Nov. 7, qualifying him for International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup competition. At the first ISU event from Nov. 13-15, Dutton placed second in the 500m and seventh in the 1,000m. At the second ISU event from Nov. 20-22, Dutton again placed second in the 500m. Media Release

     

    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE DECEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
    Keegan Christ of Regina is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. December Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association. Christ won a gold medal in the 1,000 metres at the Single Distance Series #4 Speed Skating Competition in Calgary. He broke his own provincial record by skating a time of one minute 23 seconds. Christ enjoyed a successful 2015, which included him earning a chance to qualify for the Canadian Senior Short Track Championships. Media Release

     

    SASKATCHEWAN COACHES CONFERENCE
    May 6 & 7 - Saskatoon Inn and Conference Centre
    This Multi-sport Coaches conference is designed to benefit all levels of coach from all sports. Featuring leading edge topics delivered in three workshops, twelve breakout sessions, and two keynote speakers. If you coach: Secondary School, High School, Club, Provincial Teams, Canada Games, NAIG, First Nation Games, University, National Team or Professional and want to continue "Making a Difference" this conference is for you! Coaches earn Professional Development points towards their NCCP Maintenance of Certification. www.saskcoach.ca

     

     

    NEW CHANGES COMING TO RESPECT IN SPORT
    To accommodate upgrading to a new system the RIS online program will be shut down on Monday, February 1st at 12:01 am and return to full operation on Wednesday, February 3rd at 12:01 am. During this outage, no one will have access to the system. As we move forward with a new updated program NEW Sport Administrator training will be required for all of our sport membership. Once Sask Sport receives the pre-registration for webinar training we will post to our website homepage the link to sign up for one of the webinars most convenient for you.

    We encourage everyone once the new system is available to check out all the great Respect in Sport resources at http://www.sasksport.sk.ca/RiS

    We will also be adding a feature so sports and their coaches can help themselves with a new link to find certification numbers easier by entering First Name, Last Name and Birthdate at https://validation.respectgroupinc.com

     

    PARASPORT EQUIPMENT & CLUB DEVELOPMENT GRANT
    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 Deadline: April 15th and October 15th of each year.
    Learn More

     

     

    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. Read More

     

     JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

  • Special Olympics Saskatchewan - Youth Development Coordinator (Term)
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - CURLSASK
  • Executive Director - Saskatoon Sports Council
  • Sask Sport Inc. - KidSport Community Consultant
  • SPRA Summer Program Development Assistant - Parks and Open Spaces (Summer Student Contract)

    View all Job Opportunities

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS      

     

    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    University of Regina Cheerleading Championships March 12, 2016 Regina www.sca.ca
    2016 Ford World Woman's Curling Championship March 19-27, 2016 Swift Current http://curlsask.ca
    2016 First Nation Winter Games March 27-April 1, 2016 Onion Lake Cree Nation
    2016/17 U18 Men's Volleyball Canada Championships May 12-15, 2016 Regina www.saskvolleyball.ca
    2016 15U Volleyball Canada Championships May 19-23, 2016 Regina www.saskvolleyball.ca
    Canadian 5 Pin Open Bowling National Championships June 1-4, 2016 Regina www.saskbowl.com
    Sask Sport Inc. Annual General Meeting June 11, 2016 Regina
    2016 55+ Provincial Games July 5, 2016 The Battelfords
    2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games July 24-30, 2016 Estevan saskgames.ca/summer
    2016 World Broomball Championships Nov 1-5, 2016 Regina www.saskbroomball.ca
    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 Canada Summer Games July 28 - August 13, 2017 Winnipeg, MB www.2017canadagames.ca/

    View the Sask Sport Inc. Calendar of Events