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THE LATEST NEWS FROM SASK SPORT INC.

June 7, 2018  

(L to R) Back Row - Adam Burwell, Snowboard Coach; Curtis Minard, Para Snowboard; Kali Christ, Speed Skating; Ken McArton, Curling, Game Umpire; Marsha Hudey, Speed Skating; Wayne Kiel, Head Coach, Wheelchair Curling; Leslie Blyth, Sask Sport Inc. Board Executive Member.
Front Row - Ryan Meili, Leader of the Opposition; Premier Scott Moe; Honourable Gene Makowsky, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport; Marie Wright - Wheelchair Curling.
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What's Inside
  • #SaskProud of the Saskatchewan Contingent at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Over $190,000 Raised at the KidSport Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenges Across the Province
  • 2018 Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championship
  • RBC Training Ground - Sask and Manitoba Regional Top Performer - Kayden Johnson
  • 2019 Western Canada Summer Games - Swift Current
  • MNP Canada Games Torch Relay
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the April Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • May KidSport Volunteer of the Month - Beckie Groves
  • Parasport Jumpstart Fund Open for Applications Across Canada
  • The Queen City Blitz Flag Football Tournament for Special Olympics Saskatchewan
  • Letís Get Moving: Canada Releases A Common Vision
     
    Job Opportunities
     
    Mark Your Calendars
     


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    #SASKPROUD OF THE SASKATCHEWAN CONTINGENT AT THE 2018 PYEONGCHANG WINTER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES
    Sask Sport Inc. and the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan joined the Government of Saskatchewan in recognizing the Saskatchewan contingent for their outstanding performance and representation of our province and country at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games! We also recognize the vast system of sport organizations, administrators, volunteers, parents and families who supported them along the way; as well as the many partners, stakeholders and sponsors of the sport delivery system. Collectively, you are supporting the dream and illustrating that Sport is More Than a Game! Read More

     

    OVER $190,000 RAISED AT THE KIDSPORT FUN AND FITNESS CORPORATE CHALLENGES ACROSS THE PROVINCE
    The provincial government officially proclaimed the month of May as KidSport Month in Saskatchewan. During May, funds and awareness were raised for KidSport by local KidSport Committees throughout the province. KidSport Month was proudly presented by Great West Life, London Life and Canada Life. During KidSport Month, the cities of Saskatoon, Regina, and Prince Albert all hosted Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenges along with many other fundraising events that happened throughout the province. Saskatoon, in its 7th year, raised $42,000 with over 125 people participating. The 22nd annual Regina event raised $132,000 thanks to the 28 teams that participated. Prince Albert hosted their first-ever Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge and raised $16,700 with six teams participating. Corporate Challenge activities included: Bubble Soccer Ball, Pickle Ball, Shot in the Dark Volleyball, Relays and Sit Skiing. Read More

     

    2018 CANADIAN WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL LEAGUE (CWBL) NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    Congratulations to Saskatchewan Green and Saskatchewan White who won Bronze in Tier 1 and Gold in Tier 2 respectively, during the 2018 CWBL National Championship from May 4-6. The tournament was hosted by the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association at the Martensville Athletic Pavillion and featured the best of the best from across Canada. Read More

     

    RBC TRAINING GROUND Ė SASK AND MANITOBA REGIONAL TOP PERFORMER Ė KAYDEN JOHNSON
    Kayden Johnson was awarded top prize at the event that identifies young athletes with Olympic potential through a series of power, speed, strength and endurance-based tests. Several sports organizations took notice of Johnsonís outstanding athletic talent, including Athletics Canada, Bobsleigh Skeleton Canada and Rugby Canada. Originally from Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, 22-year-old Johnson is currently attending York University in Toronto, Ontario. Read More.

     

    2019 WESTERN CANADA SUMMER GAMES - SWIFT CURRENT
    From August 9-18, 2019 over 1,700 athletes, coaches, officials and mission staff from Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut will attend the Western Canada Summer Games in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. This will be the largest event to ever take place in the region and will feature 16 sports, as well as, cultural performances and programs. Team Sask Chef de Mission is Mark Bracken, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Games Council, and the Assistant Chef de Mission role will be shared by Michelle Dezell of Sask Sport Inc. and April Tipewan of The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations (FSIN). Read More.

     

    MNP CANADA GAMES TORCH RELAY
    Starting this fall, the first-ever nationwide MNP Canada Games Torch Relay is visiting 48 communities from coast-to-coast before arriving in Red Deer for the Opening Ceremonies of the 2019 Canada Games. The torch relay will be in Regina on November 6 and Saskatoon on November 10, 2018. Nominations are open for outstanding community members to be torch bearers. Deadline for applications is June 30. Apply Here
    More information on the torch relay can be found here.

     

    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE APRIL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
    The Sherry Anderson Curling Team from Delisle is the recipient of the Sask Sport Athlete of the Month Award for April. The members of the team are: Sherry Anderson (skip), Patricia Hersikorn (third), Brenda Goertzen (second), Anita Silvernagle (lead) and Bill Tschirhart (coach). The team was nominated by CurlSask. Read More

     

    MAY KIDSPORT VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH Ė BECKIE GROVES
    Beckie was Chair of the La Ronge & Area KidSport chapter for 10 years. One of the big projects she undertook over the years was to found the annual La Ronge & Area KidSport 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. The event averages 7-12 teams from La Ronge and also includes teams from Sandy Bay, La Loche and other areas. This tournament is the chapterís primary fundraiser, raising an average of $15,000 each year. Read More.

     

    PARASPORT JUMPSTART FUND OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS ACROSS CANADA
    The Canadian Paralympic Committee encourages all community and sport organizations to apply for the 2018 Parasport Jumpstart Fund, for the opportunity to receive grants for parasport programming aimed at removing barriers for children and youth with disabilities to participate in physical activity and sport. Applications are open until June 25, 2018.
    Click HERE for more information on how to apply.

     

    THE QUEEN CITY BLITZ FLAG FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS SASKATCHEWAN
    June 23, 2018
    Start time: 8:00 am
    Location: Mosaic Stadium
    For more information, contact: Victoria Lacelle at 306-780-9428 or vlacelle@specialolympics.sk.ca
    To register

     

    LETíS GET MOVING: CANADA RELEASES A COMMON VISION
    On May 31, federal, provincial and territorial ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation released A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada: Letís Get Moving. The principal purpose of the Common Vision is to guide and stimulate coordinated and collaborative policies and actions to increase physical activity and to reduce sedentary behaviours among all Canadians across their lifetime.
    Executive Summary
    Full Common Vision
    Press Release

     

     JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

  • Gymnastics Saskatchewan - Program Manager Development
  • RCBA Officials Assignor
  • Eatonia and District Recreation Board - Recreation Director

    View all Job Opportunities

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS      

     

    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    SSI Annual General Meeting June 16, 2018 Regina
    Queen City Blitz Flag Football Tournament June 23, 2018 Mosaic Stadium www.specialolympics.ca
    Living Sky Triathlon June 23-24, 2018 Saskatoon www.trisask.org
    Prairie Regional Championship July 7-8, 2018 Regina www.saskrugby.com
    Canadian Rugby Championships July 15-22, 2018 Saskatoon www.saskrugby.com
    2018 WBSC Junior Menís Softball Championship July 7-15, 2018 Prince Albert www.softball.sk.ca
    2018 Western Canadian Skeet Championships July 20-22, 2018 Prince Albert www.shotgunsports.sk.ca
    Senior AA Westerns Aug 17-19, 2018 Moose Jaw www.baseballsask.ca
    2018 CAS/SMSCS Conference Sept 28-29, 2018 Regina www.saskcoach.ca
    Sport For Life Canadian Summit 2019 Jan 22-24, 2019 Gatineau, QC sportforlife.ca
    2019 Canada Winter Games Feb 15-Mar 3, 2019 Red Deer, AB www.2019canadagames.ca
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games March 14-21, 2019 Abu Dhabi, UAE
    International Physical Literacy Conference May 7-10, 2019 Winnipeg, MB Sport for Life
    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

     

       


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