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THE LATEST NEWS FROM SASK SPORT INC.

May 2016  

(L-R) Sask Sport Inc. Board member Jerry Shoemaker, Vice President, Lotteries and Thomas Johnston, Male Sports Award Recipient; Cheryl McCallum, Manager, Community Sport Development, Sask Sport Inc. and Kaylan Muir, Female Sports Award Recipient
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What's Inside
  • 18th SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards of Excellence
  • Saskatchewan Athletes on their #RoadtoRio #RioBound
  • Support Canada's Paralympic Team #ParaFlipFlops
  • The 150th Anniversary of Confederation in 2017: Time for Youth and Active Living!
  • The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150)
  • The Many Hats of a Coach
  • The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/Coach Program
  • The Respect in Sport Parent Program
  • Saskatchewan Para-Sport Tour - Dream Relay
  • Sask Sport Inc. Annual General Meeting
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the April Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • Sport Participation in Canada Report
  • Strategies for Hidden Disabilities in Sport and Community Activity
  • Register for the KidSport Fun & Fitness Corporate Challenge - Regina
  • SaskTel Continues to Support KidSport Saskatchewan
  • ARE YOU #PARATOUGH?
  • July 1 - Traveling Exhibit Grand Opening
  • New Athlete Pathways SIRCuit now available
  • Women Athletes' Sport Performance and Well-Being
  • Fuelling Women Champions Unveils $100K Grant Program for Female Amateur Sport
     
    Job Opportunities
     
    Mark Your Calendars
     


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    18th SASKTEL ABORIGINAL YOUTH AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
    The 18th Annual SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards took place Friday May 27th at TCU Place. 89 outstanding youth were nominated for 12 category awards, and their families and the community were proud witnesses to their achievements.

    The Wicihitowin Foundation responsible for the Awards was created in 1995, fifty years after the Second World War, as a legacy to Aboriginal veterans, honouring them by nurturing Aboriginal youth. Wicihitowin, a Cree word meaning "helping each other", reflects the foundation's overall mission. The SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Awards is the culmination of the foundation's efforts to seek out and recognize today's excelling Aboriginal youth who are becoming strong role models.

    Among the 12 youth award recipients were the Sports and Recreation Youth award recipients, Thomas Johnston, Male Sports Award who was presented with his award by Sask Sport Inc. Board member Jerry Shoemaker, Vice President, Lotteries and Kaylan Muir, who received her Female Sports Award from Cheryl McCallum, Manager, Community Sport Development, Sask Sport Inc.

    The SaskTel Aboriginal Youth Sports and Recreation Award recognize a male and female youth who:

  • Demonstrates significant achievement in competitive, organized sport
  • Achieves academic success
  • Pursues education and career goals
  • Initiates and advances community activities that promote healthy lifestyle
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    SASKATCHEWAN ATHLETES ON THEIR #RoadtoRio #RioBound
    Team Canada / Équipe Canada is heading to the Olympic Games in Rio with high hopes for both the Men's & Women's Paralympic Basketball teams. Nikola Goncin (@goncin) and Erica Gavel (@EricaGavel) were named to their respective teams! We're happy to say these two are #RioBound and look forward to watching them on the #RoadToRio!
    Wheelchair Basketball Canada Nominates Men’s and Women’s Teams for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

    Congrats to other amazing Saskatchewan athletes that also recently qualified for Rio!

  • Samantha Ryan - Para-Swim (@sammryan) Swimming Canada Para-swimmers Nominated for Rio 2016
  • Jillian Gallays - Wrestling (@jilliangallays) Wrestling Canada’s golden girls qualify for Rio 2016

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    SUPPORT CANADA'S PARALYMPIC TEAM #ParaFlipFlops
    On June 17, 2016 National Flip-flop Day #ParaFlipFlops for each pair sold 30% of the sale is donated to Paralympic Foundation of Canada. Learn More

     

    THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONFEDERATION IN 2017: TIME FOR YOUTH AND ACTIVE LIVING!
    During an outdoor canoeing activity at Kiwanis Memorial Park in Saskatoon, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, accompanied by the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, reiterated the Government of Canada's vision for the 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017. She also announced funding for a Pan-Canadian Signature project. Read More

    We are very proud of the amazing job our Saskatchewan athletes did to emcee this event, speaking in both French and English. Thank you Kaylan Muir, Grade 12 French-immersion student and high performance wrestler, and Samantha Ryan, Grade 11 French-immersion student and a Paralympic swimmer, qualified and on the #RoadtoRio 2016.

     

    THE CANADA 150 COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM (CIP 150)
    The Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program (CIP 150) is part of Canada 150 Celebrates, the Government of Canada's celebration of our country's 150th anniversary of Confederation. Budget 2016 provided an additional $150 million over two years to Canada's Regional Development Agencies to deliver further community funding across the country, starting in 2016-17, with Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) being responsible for administering the program in Western Canada.

    Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that seek to renovate, expand and improve existing community infrastructure, with a focus on recreational facilities, projects that advance a clean growth economy, and projects with a positive impact on Indigenous communities. WD on behalf of the Government of Canada will deliver a second call for proposals under CIP 150 in Western Canada from May 24th, 2016 to June 22nd, 2016.
    Learn More
    On-Line Application Form

     

    THE MANY HATS OF A COACH
    The latest FREE issue of Coaches plan magazine is out! It's packed full of informative articles, inspirational interviews, and instructional tips for ALL levels of coaches across a wide range of sports. In this issue, we offer practical advice on several areas that often fall under a coach's responsibility. Hats off to you, coach! Read More

    In this article Sheldon Kennedy speaks out on "Preventing Abuse in Sport"

     

    THE RESPECT IN SPORT ACTIVITY LEADER/COACH PROGRAM
    This is the program you need to train your organizations' youth leaders to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD). It may be the single most important training your leaders can receive to create a safe, healthy, and positive environment for our children and youth! Learn More

     

    THE RESPECT IN SPORT PARENT PROGRAM
    This program is effective and informative for parents and caregivers of active children. This unique certification program complements Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders/Coaches by reinforcing a parent's role in their child's activities. This program encourages positive sport behaviors, and provides insight into the roles of coaches and officials. This program:
  • Empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children
  • Encourages positive and effective communication and
  • Enhances a child's overall enjoyment of the activity
    Learn More
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    SASKATCHEWAN PARA-SPORT TOUR - DREAM RELAY
    This Dream Tour is all about bringing awareness of Para-sports and how to get involved in sport Province Wide. Kids can be excluded from sports due to a variety of reasons including but not limited to ability, economics, demographics, people in cultural environments that deter motivation to engage in physical activity, distance from facilities and lack of access to transportation, or lack of access to resources.

    During the tour, Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sport Association will be holding "Just Try It" sessions: June 7 in Prince Albert, June 11 in Saskatoon, June 14 in Yorkton, June 16 in Swift Current and June 17 in Regina. Learn More

     

     

    SASK SPORT INC. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
    Sask Sport Inc.'s 44th Annual General Meeting will be held Saturday, June 11 at Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. Registration will begin at 8:30 am and stay open until 1:00 pm. There will be a Membership Session from 9:30 am - 11:30 am followed by a Luncheon at 11:45 am and the Annual General Meeting at 1:00 pm. Active and Affiliate members should have received the 2nd AGM Notice from Sask Sport recently. Please contact Kristen Attwood or (306) 780-9354 prior to June 3, 2016, if you did not receive the information or if you require more information.

     

     

    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE APRIL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
    Taryn Suttie of Saskatoon was the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics. Suttie won gold in women's outdoor shot put at the Sun Angel Classic, hitting the qualifying standard (17.88 metres) for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Her "Road to Rio" continues when she attends the upcoming Olympic Trials (Canadian Senior Championships), where she will look to place in the top two in the women's outdoor shot put and secure her spot on Team Canada. Media Release

     

    SPORT PARTICIPATION IN CANADA REPORT
    In partnership with the True Sport Foundation, this Vital Signs Report on Sport and Belonging takes a closer look at how sport - when grounded in fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun - can strengthen belonging to each other and to our communities. This report challenges sport to attract and include more of us to play, volunteer and cheer, in particular the 35% of Canadians who find it difficult to make new friends.
    For more perspective on the state of Sport participation in Canada, click HERE

     

    STRATEGIES FOR HIDDEN DISABILITIES IN SPORT AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITY
    This informative seminar will give you a glimpse into the world of Hidden Disabilities (ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brain Injury) and provide coaches, instructors, community leaders, teachers, and employers with the tools to better support and accommodate those under your care, on and off the field. With a specific focus on Sport and Community Activity, this seminar is geared toward supporting athletes and activity participants to provide them greater opportunity for success.
    June 15, 2016 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm
    LDAS, Saskatoon at 2221 Hanselman Crt, Saskatoon, SK
    For More Information

     

     

    REGISTER FOR THE KIDSPORT FUN & FITNESS CORPORATE CHALLENGE - REGINA
    One of the biggest Provincial fundraisers for KidSport Saskatchewan. Over $110,000 was raised at the 19th Annual KidSport Fun and Fitness Corporate Challenge, proudly presented by Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life, held on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the University of Regina. The amount raised in 2015 brings the total raised over the history of the event to over $1.4 million dollars! In 2015, the event had 32 teams participate (over 270 participants) and close to 100 volunteers from Regina and district. Registration is open for the 2016 KidSport Fun & Fitness Corporate Challenge on June 11, 2016 at the University of Regina! We look forward to seeing your organization involved in this year's event and making the 20th Annual Fun & Fitness Corporate Challenge a great success!
    For More Information

     

     

    SASKTEL CONTINUES TO SUPPORT KIDSPORT SASKATCHEWAN
    Good Sports - SaskTel and KidSport Saskatchewan Make a Great Team! The joy that comes from playing is a big part of being a kid. But not every child gets to experience the feeling of taking part in organized sport. Fortunately, an organization exists that believes that no kid should be left on the sidelines and that all should be given the opportunity to experience the positive benefits of organized sports. That organization is KidSport, a children's charity which assists children of families facing financial obstacles to participate in community sport programs so that all kids can play.

    As a supporter of KidSport, SaskTel also believes strongly in the youth of our province.
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    ARE YOU #PARATOUGH?
    Find out how you can become a Paralympian.
    http://paralympic.ca/paralympian-search

     

    JULY 1 - TRAVELING EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING
    Join Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame (SSHF) at Regina's Wascana Park for the official opening of their Traveling Exhibit
    During the SSHF 50th anniversary they have set a goal to hold events throughout Saskatchewan in order to properly showcase our province's rich sport history. To help accomplish this goal, a semi-trailer has been outfitted with artifacts that speak to this rich history and this will be traveling to 70 communities around Saskatchewan from July-October. When you enter the trailer you will be instantly transported back in time to some of Saskatchewan's proudest sports moments. Be the first on July 1st to marvel at our newly outfitted semi-trailer before it hits the road.

     

    NEW ATHLETE PATHWAYS SIRCUIT NOW
    What’s Inside:
  • Sport Canada - The Sport System Needs Athlete Graduates - Not Retirees
  • Starting Stage - Water Polo Canada
  • Speed Skating Canada: Athlete and Sport Development through Event Hosting
  • Update 2016! Aboriginal Long Term Participant Development (ALTPD)
  • Growing Pains: How Can Coaches Help Prevent Injuries in Adolescent Athletes?
  • Preparing for the Future - Building Leadership Skills in Young Women
    Athlete Pathways SIRCuit
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    WOMEN ATHLETES' SPORT PERFORMANCE AND WELL-BEING
    Inviting women athletes to participate in ongoing research in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan - There are many positive physical, psychological, and social benefits for women when they participate in sport. To work toward gaining a better understanding of positive sport experiences. In this study they will be looking at women athletes' performance and well-being over a competitive sport season. Athletes will be thanked for participation through a donation to a sport organization of choice and Amazon gift cards. Learn More

     

    FUELLING WOMEN CHAMPIONS UNVEILS $100K GRANT PROGRAM FOR FEMALE AMATEUR SPORT
    Sports play a vital role in a healthy lifestyle, yet due to complex societal barriers, the majority of Canadian females are not engaged in sport. Canada's dairy farmers are combatting this social issue with the creation of the Champions Fund, a new $100,000 grant program designed to support girls and women across the country in achieving sports excellence. The application period runs from May 31 to September 29, 2016. Fund recipients will be announced in November 2016. Follow and join the movement online to #ChampionHer. Learn More

     

     

     JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

  • Visual and Media Arts Assistant Coordinator - OSAC

    View all Job Opportunities

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS      

     

    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    Sask Sport Inc. Annual General Meeting June 11, 2016 Regina
    Regina 2016 KidSport Fun & Fitness Corporate Challenge June 11, 2016 University of Regina www.kidsport.ca/sk
    Western Canada Sprints Championships Regatta June 11, 2016 Regina www.saskrowing.ca
    World League June 22-26, 2016 Saskatoon www.saskvolleyball.ca
    Canada Day Regatta July 2 - 3, 2016 Regina canoekayaksask.ca
    Western Canada Classic July 2 - 3, 2016 Manitou Beach www.saskhorseshoe.ca
    2016 Houghton Boston Tennis Classic Men's ITF Futures July 2 - 10, 2016 Saskatoon www.tennissask.com
    2016 55+ Provincial Games July 5, 2016 The Battelfords
    2016 RCA Canadian Masters Championships July 23-24, 2016 Regina www.saskrowing.ca
    2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games July 24-30, 2016 Estevan saskgames.ca/summer
    U15/U17 Women’s National Basketball Championships July 25-30, 2016 Regina www.basketballsask.com
    2016 Western Canada Challenge Track & Field Meet July 29 - 31, 2016 Regina www.saskathletics.ca
    2016 U21 Women's Westerns Canadian Softball Championships July 29 - Aug 1, 2016 Unity www.softball.sk.ca
    2016 Baseball Canada 21U Jr. National Championship August 18 - 22, 2016 Regina www.saskbaseball.ca
    2016 World Broomball Championships Nov 1-5, 2016 Regina www.saskbroomball.ca
    National U18 Female Championship November 7-13, 2016 Regina www.sha.sk.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/
    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