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THE LATEST NEWS FROM SASK SPORT INC.

March 2015  

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What's Inside
  • Year of Sport 2015 Provincial Recognition
  • National Volunteer Week April 12-18
  • Eight Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal Recipients Announced on Honour's 20th Anniversary
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the February Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • Brandt Donates to KidSport Saskatchewan
  • Saskatchewan Child Abuse Protocol
  • ParaSport Equipment and Club Development Reminder Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • National Officials Day - April 15, 2015
  • Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan: Functional Movement Screen Seminars
  • Sask Sport Inc.'s Annual General Meeting
     
    Job Opportunities
     
    Mark Your Calendars
     


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    YEAR OF SPORT 2015 PROVINCIAL RECOGNITION
    Mark Docherty, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport has designated 2015 as the Year of Sport in Saskatchewan, to coincide with the similar Federal Government proclamation. The national catchphrase of the federal initiative is “Canada: A Leading Sport Nation”. Government of Saskatchewan Proclamation Letter

    This is an opportunity to raise the profile of sport in our province, and to celebrate the many benefits that sport provides. The Year of Sport also celebrates the important role sport plays in our identity. From local playgrounds to recreational sport leagues all the way to high performance athletes, sport is vital to our cultural fabric. As part of the Year of Sport, we encourage all Saskatchewan people to celebrate sport in their communities and to get involved as a volunteer or spectator at sporting events.

    You are encouraged to incorporate the Year of Sport 2015 messaging into websites, programs and services communications etc. whenever appropriate. More information on the Year of Sport 2015 is available at
    www.csc-sask.ca/YearSport.php and at http://Canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1414514004147 .

     

    NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK APRIL 12-18
    National Volunteer Week takes place from April 12-18. This is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank our amazing volunteers in sport in Saskatchewan. Read More

    During National Volunteer week, Sask Sport Inc. would like to thank and celebrate our Saskatchewan Sport 2014 Volunteer Award recipients. Al Dyer of Prince Albert who was nominated by Special Olympics Saskatchewan and Carol Chernishenko of Zehner, nominated by Synchro Saskatchewan. Their tireless efforts, devoted toward the development of their sport is truly honourable and an example for us all. Saskatchewan Sport Awards

    Al Dyer • Prince Albert
    Nominated by Special Olympics Saskatchewan
    Carol Chernishenko • Zehner
    Nominated by Synchro Saskatchewan

     

    EIGHT SASKATCHEWAN VOLUNTEER MEDAL RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED ON HONOUR'S 20TH ANNIVERSARY
    Congratulations! Many of these volunteers have helped develop our amateur sport system in the province and many have also been award recipients of the Saskatchewan Sport - Volunteer Award over the years
    Estevan, Fort Qu'Appelle, North Battleford, Outlook, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon are home to the newest recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal, as the provincial honour marks its 20th anniversary this year. "Truly the best part of my job is that every day, I get to meet Saskatchewan volunteers," Lieutenant Governor Vaughn Solomon Schofield said. "These latest recipients of the Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal stand out in a province that stands out. Their collective impact is, quite frankly, immeasurable. I am grateful to each of them for their outstanding service and I congratulate them on this well-deserved honour." The medal recognizes an outstanding volunteer or someone who exemplifies exceptional community involvement. Read More

     

    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE FEBRUARY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
    Brittany Hudak of Prince Albert is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. February Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association. At the International Paralympic Committee World Cup, Hudak won two gold medals (1 kilometre classic and 15 km classic), two silvers (5 km classic, 5 km freestyle) and one bronze (1 km freestyle). She followed this performance by winning three gold medals at the Canada Winter Games. She finished first in the 1.2 km classic, 2.5 km classic and five km classic. At the Canada Games, Hudak became the first ever para-athlete to compete in the able-bodied 4 x 3.5 km relay. She passed three skiers to move the team from 10th to seventh place. She was also the flag bearer for Team Saskatchewan at the closing ceremonies. Read More

     

    BRANDT DONATES TO KIDSPORT SASKATCHEWAN
    Shaun Semple, President and Gavin Semple, Chairman, both of the Brandt Group of Companies, presented KidSport Saskatchewan with a $100,000 donation at an on ice ceremony during the 2nd intermission of "Hockey Night in Regina sponsored by Brandt" on Friday evening. The donation will be used to help cover fees for kids facing financial obstacles who want to play hockey in Regina and Southern Saskatchewan. "KidSport would like to extend its sincerest thanks to Shaun and Gavin Semple and the Brandt Group of Companies. for this outstanding and generous donation," said Dorothy Josephson, Chair of KidSport Saskatchewan. "KidSport is very excited about this new partnership and is looking forward to working with Brandt. Thank you for once again giving back to our communities and for helping to get kids off the sidelines and into hockey rinks." Read More

     

    SASKATCHEWAN CHILD ABUSE PROTOCOL
    The Saskatchewan Child Abuse Protocol demonstrates a commitment by the Government of Saskatchewan to ensure that all efforts to protect children from abuse and neglect are integrated, effective and sensitive to the needs of children. To achieve this goal, all police, professionals and organizations are being asked to collaborate with the Government of Saskatchewan in an effort to prevent, detect, report, investigate and prosecute cases of child abuse and support children who have been abused.

    As agencies and organizations involved in the delivery of sport activities, the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport has asked Sask Sport to provide this information to the many community groups in our network who are working with children. Although there will be many people in our sport community who are familiar with, or who already using, programs that build awareness and resources to help keep kids safe, such as RespectED and Respect in Sport, we ask that you pass along this information to reinforce the protocol to ensure that instructors, coaches and leaders in our communities are aware of their "duty to report" suspicions of child abuse.

    The Child and Family Services Act (Section 12, Subsection 1 and 4) states that every person who has reasonable suspicion to believe that a child may be in need of protection shall report the information to a child protection worker, Ministry of Social Services, First Nations Child and Family Services Agency or Police officer.
    Saskatchewan Child Abuse Protocol 2014

     

    PARASPORT SPORT EQUIPMENT GRANT & PARASPORT SPORT 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. Application Deadline: April 15th
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    NATIONAL OFFICIALS DAY - APRIL 15, 2015
    On behalf of amateur sport in Saskatchewan join us in THANKING our Saskatchewan officials! Their knowledge, skills and dedication contribute to a safe, fair and fun experience for all in sport. April 15th has been designated National Officials Day by Sport Officials Canada and this is an excellent opportunity for all sport participants to say "thank you" to the many dedicated officials for the tremendous impact they have on all sports. Click HERE for more officiating resources and information about National Officials Day.

    Below are some recognition tools that have been developed to assist in recognizing our Saskatchewan officials:

  • Nationals Officials Day Thank-you Card
  • Generic Officials Thank-you Card
  • Officials Recognition Certificate
  • Customize an Officials Recognition Certificate

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    SPORT MEDICINE AND SCIENCE COUNCIL OF SASKATCHEWAN (SMSCS):
    LEVEL 1 AND LEVEL 2 FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN SEMINARS

    These seminars are designed to certify attendees in the level 1 & 2 of the Functional Movement Screen.
    FMS Level 1: Friday, May 22, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm & Saturday, May 23, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
    FMS Level 2: Saturday, May 23, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm & Sunday, May 24, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Location: University of Regina
    Registration Deadline: Friday, April 17, 2015
    Read More

     

    SAVE THE DATE
    Sask Sport Inc.'s Annual General Meeting
    Saturday, June 13, 2015

     

     JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

  • Sask Lotteries: Lottery Division Summer Relief
  • Client Services Supervisor - Sask Sport Inc.
  • Synchro Saskatchewan - Technical Director
  • Synchro Saskatchewan - Outreach Coordinator
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – RINGETTE SASKATCHEWAN
  • Executive Director - Saskatoon Sports Council
  • Saskatchewan Rugby Union - Coordinator of Events and Team Services
  • Saskatchewan Rugby Union - Coordinator of Member Services
  • YMCA Southeast Senior Director
  • Saskatchewan Racquetball Association - Administrative Assistant - Executive Director
  • Saskatchewan Racquetball Association - Administrative Assistant - Domestic Development

    View all Job Opportunities

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS      

     

    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    National Volunteer Week April 12 - 18 volunteer.ca/nvw2015
    National Officials Day April 15 www.sportsofficials.ca
    ParaSport Equipment and Club Development Application Deadline April 15 www.sasksport.sk.ca/parasport.php
    KidSport Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge May 23 Saskatoon  
    KidSport Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge May 30 Regina  
    Sask Sport Inc. Annual General Meeting June 13 Regina  

    View the Sask Sport Inc. Calendar of Events