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THE LATEST NEWS FROM SASK SPORT INC.

January 2018  

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What's Inside
  • The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games - #SaskProud!
  • December Athlete of the Month - Kali Christ
  • #SaskProud Spotlight - Brigette Lacquette, Team Canada's Women's Hockey
  • #SaskProud Spotlight - Mark McMorris, Team Canada, Snowboarding
  • Red Cross Pink Day Calls Attention to Bullying - February 28, 2018
  • Women on Boards for Organizations Webinar, March 8
  • RBC Training Ground for Youth Ages 14 to 25 - March 17 in Saskatoon
  • Parasport Club Development & Equipment Grants - March 22 Application Deadline
  • 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games, North Battleford, February 18 - 24
  • Congratulations Shelley Sargent for being KidSport Saskatchewan's first Volunteer of the Month for January 2018!
  • 2018 Tony Cote Winter Games, Saskatoon, April 1-6
  • Canada Service Corps - Call for Proposals for local and regional scale service projects
     
    Job Opportunities
     
    Mark Your Calendars
     


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    THE 2018 PYEONGCHANG WINTER GAMES - #SaskProud!
    Olympic Games February 9-25, 2018
    Paralympic Games March 9-18, 2018
    The 2018 PyeongChang Olympic and Paralympic Saskatchewan athletes, coaches, officials, mission staff, medical staff and volunteers have all been part of Saskatchewan's amateur sport system, and #WECAN enhance Saskatchewan lives through sport and #SaskProud to celebrate their accomplishments, share their successes and cheer them on at the pinnacle of their sport at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Check out the Saskatchewan contingent and links to schedules etc. at www.csc-sask.ca/2018PyeongChang.php

    Support #WECAN and #SaskProud and follow Tweets by @CSCSaskatchewan and Facebook at CSCSaskatchewan

     

    DECEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH - KALI CHRIST
    Kali Christ finished sixth in the 1,500m at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah and was the top Canadian at the event. She also placed 12th in the 1,500m at the ISU World Cup in Calgary, and set the time standard for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Kali has been named to Team Canada. Media Release

     

    #SaskProud Spotlight - BRIGETTE LACQUETTE, TEAM CANADA'S WOMEN'S HOCKEY
    Brigette Lacquette is making history as the first Indigenous player on Team Canada's Women's Olympic Hockey Team. A member of the Cote First Nation, she started playing hockey when she was five. Fast forward many years of hard work and commitment, Brigette is an exemplary hockey player with many wins in her wake. She was part of Canada's silver medal winning team at the 2015 and 2016 International Ice Hockey Federation Women's World Championships, and she also won the Clarkson Cup with the Calgary Inferno of the Canadian Women's Hockey League in 2016. Read more about Brigette in the below links.
    Canadian Olympic Committee - Team Canada Profile
    Canada's 2018 Women's Olympic Hockey Team

     

    #SaskProud Spotlight - MARK MCMORRIS, TEAM CANADA, SNOWBOARDING
    Following his bronze medal performance in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, Mark McMorris is reaching for another podium finish at the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics. Regina born and raised, Mark began his snowboarding career at Mission Ridge Winter Park near Fort Qu'Appelle. He started competing professionally in 2009, and has since earned one bronze Olympic medal, 14 X Game medals and three US Open Championships. He is known for being the first snowboarder to land a backside triple cord 1440 (2011) and for unveiling a switch backside triple cork 1620 at the 2017 US Open. Read more about Mark in the below links.
    Canadian Olympic Committee - Team Canada Profile
    Canada Snowboard Rider Bio
    Mark McMorris.com

     

    RED CROSS PINK DAY CALLS ATTENTION TO BULLYING
    Join the Red Cross' bullying prevention "Pink Day" on February 28, 2018 and add your voice to the thousands of others calling for a change around the culture of bullying. Use these hashtags and join the movement to help change the culture around bullying #PinkDay #BeSomeonesHero

    Three out of four people say they have been affected by bullying. Red Cross Pink Day started when two boys chose do something about bullying rather than stand by and watch it happen. Now the movement is worldwide, educating and inspiring others to do something about bullying and to shift the culture away from this behaviour.

    You can participate in the Red Cross Pink Day by using the below social media channels.
    Facebook - Canadian Red Cross
    Twitter - @RedCrossSK
    Instagram - @redcrosscanada

     

    WOMEN ON BOARDS FOR ORGANIZATIONS WEBINAR
    Studies show that diverse Boards make better decisions and increase organizational performance. Increasing female representation on Boards is a key way to drive these outcomes.

    On International Women's Day, March 8, between 2:00-3:00pm CST, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) in partnership with Sask Sport Inc., will provide insightful information for Saskatchewan's provincial sport organizations and partners on how to create an inclusive Board culture, on the value of women on your Board, and on strategies to assist in overcoming some of the challenges and recruiting more women.

    Register here, or for more information contact Noreen Murphy with Sask Sport Inc.

     

    RBC TRAINING GROUND FOR YOUTH AGES 14 TO 25
    March 17 - Saskatoon
    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Canadian Sports Centre Saskatchewan and the Canadian Olympic Committee are hosting a local qualifying event in Saskatoon at Prairieland Park on March 17 between 9:00am and 2:00pm. Athletes who meet or exceed performance benchmarks set by national sport officials will be invited to attend the RBC Training Ground Regional Final where they'll compete for a chance to receive funding and support to fuel their passion and ambition towards Olympic glory. Athletes will compete in four exercises that include: POWER, SPEED, STRENGTH and ENDURANCE.
    View the Saskatoon Poster or visit the RBC Training Ground website here for more information.

     

    PARASPORT CLUB DEVELOPMENT & EQUIPMENT GRANTS
    Application Deadline: March 22
    The Parasport Club Development Grant provides financial assistance to support "new" developmental programs in communities, or the expansion of existing sport programs for persons with a disability (such as new age groups, a new gender, or a new sport within an existing club setting). Funds can be used to offset regular costs related to program delivery, such as facility rental, coaching development, officiating, travel assistance, etc.
    Parasport Club Development Grant Guidelines
    Parasport Club Development Grant Application Form

    The Parasport Equipment Grant provides financial assistance to assist the purchase of adapted equipment for people with a disability to participate in organized sport programs. The cost of specialized (adapted) equipment for athletes with a disability is a significant barrier to their participation.
    Parasport Equipment Grant Guidelines
    Parasport Equipment Grant Application Form

    Application Deadlines for both grants are March 22 and/or September 22 annually; clubs must submit applications to their PSGB's and Districts.

    The Parasport grants are funded through a program of Sask Sport Inc. with Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds. Saskatchewan Lotteries is the main fundraiser for 12,000 sport, culture and recreation and community groups in the province.

     

    2018 SASKATCHEWAN WINTER GAMES, NORTH BATTLEFORD
    February 18-24
    The 2018 North Battleford Host Society invites you to be a part of the celebration, whether it is as an athlete, coach, manager, official, mission staff, volunteer or sponsor.
    For information about the Games and how you can take part, go to Saskatchewan Winter Games

     

    CONGRATULATIONS SHELLEY SARGENT FOR BEING KIDSPORT SASKATCHEWAN'S FIRST VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY 2018!
    Shelley Sargent is the Chair of Carlyle KidSport, a small chapter in Southeast Saskatchewan that has had a big impact on the communities in the area since 2003. Shelley volunteers because of her passion to help people. She explains, "I want what's best for the kids. It's why I became a teacher, and that's also why it's important to be a part of KidSport." Being a former athlete, and current coach of high school track and field, Shelley doesn't want the reason that kids can't participate in sport simply be the registration fees. "If KidSport can cover the fees, it gives everyone an equal opportunity to play," she explains.
    Read Shelley's volunteer story on the KidSport Saskatchewan's website.

    If you know a KidSport volunteer in your community that you feel is deserving of being recognized for their efforts and dedication to KidSport, please email the information HERE.

     

    2018 TONY COTE WINTER GAMES
    Saskatoon, April 1-6
    The Tony Cote Winter Games, formerly known as the Saskatchewan First Nation Winter Games, will be held April 1-6 in Saskatoon. Games information and important deadlines can be found on their website.

     

    CANADA SERVICE CORPS
    Call for Proposals for local and regional scale service projects
    The Government of Canada is looking for projects that benefit young people and allow them to grow on a personal level by building relationships, learning new skills, and creating a lasting impact on the communities they serve. Eligible local and regional organizations across Canada have until March 13, 2018, to apply for funding and must fall in one of the following categories:
    • not-for-profit or for-profit organizations;
    • research organizations and institutes;
    • Indigenous organizations (including band councils, tribal councils and self-government entities); and
    • municipal, provincial, or territorial governments, agencies, and crown corporations, public health and educational institutions (i.e., universities, colleges, CÉGEPs, school boards/school districts).
    More information can be found at Canada Service Corps

     

     JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

  • Athletics Canada Employment Opportunities
  • RCBA - Referee In Chief
  • Baseball Sask Program Coordinator - Spring/Summer Position

    View all Job Opportunities

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS      

     

    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    Pyeongchang Winter Olympics Feb 9-25, 2018 Pyeongchang, South Korea olympic.ca/games/2018-pyeongchang/
    2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games Feb 18-24, 2018 North Battleford www.saskgames.ca
    Introductory Officials Clinic Mar 2, 2018 Saskatoon Field House www.saskathletics.ca
    Track & Field Sport Coach Course Mar 16-18, 2018 La Ronge-Churchill Community High School www.saskathletics.ca
    2018 Pyeongchang Winter Paralympic Games March 9-18, 2018 Pyeongchang, South Korea paralympic.ca/pyeongchang-2018
    RBC Training Ground March 17, 2018 Saskatoon More Information
    NCCP Run Jump Throw Wheel Instructor Course March 19, 2018 Saskatoon Field House www.saskathletics.ca
    2018 Tony Cote Winter Games April 1-6, 2018 Saskatoon tonycotegames.ca
    2018 CWBL National Championship May 4-6, 2018 Martensville www.wheelchairbasketball.ca
    2018 WBSC Junior Men’s Softball Championship July 7-15, 2018 Prince Albert www.softball.sk.ca
    2019 Canada Winter Games Feb 15-Mar 3, 2019 Red Deer, AB www.2019canadagames.ca
    Western Canada Summer Games August 9-18, 2019 Swift Current 2019wcsg.ca
    2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games Summer 2020 Lloydminster www.saskgames.ca

    View the Sask Sport Inc. Calendar of Events