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THE LATEST NEWS FROM SASK SPORT INC.

October 2014  

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What's Inside
  • Women's History Month
  • 2014 Saskatchewan Sport Awards Nominations
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the September Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • 2015 Saskatchewan Roughriders Calendar in Support of KidSport Saskatchewan Launched in Regina
  • CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops
  • Officials Development "Love the Sport? Make it Official."
  • 2015 Proclaimed the Year of Sport in Canada
  • Physical Activity and Sport Summary of Findings for Canada and Saskatchewan
  • Nutana Lawn Bowling Club to Host 2015 Junior/U25 National Championship
  • The Spirit of ’89 memories from the 1989 Jeux Canada Summer games.
  • Growing Young Movers: Mini Summit for Developing Physical Literacy
  • CAAWS' Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund Grants
  • CSP in the Community Part 2
  • 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation
  • 2014 Red Cross Youth Symposium
  • Coaches Week in Saskatchewan
  • Save the Date
     
    Job Opportunities
     
    Mark Your Calendars
     


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    WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH
    In celebration of Women's History Month in October, Sask Sport Inc. profiled many amazing, talented female athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, administrators, leaders and builders. From athlete-turned-mentor Colette Bourgonje, to up-and-coming star Kylie Zirk, to a woman who has dedicated her life to sport in a variety of roles from coaching to administrator Klara Kesmarky Miller. We have approached the topic from a wide range of angles to show you the impact women are making in all levels of Saskatchewan sport. To view all profiles visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/WISPAR

    We encourage all sports organizations to re-publish the profiles of their members, and for everyone to share them with their family and friends. Together, we can ensure the celebration of Saskatchewan Women in Sport goes beyond October.

     

    2014 SASKATCHEWAN SPORT AWARDS NOMINATIONS
    Nomination Deadline: Midnight on December 4, 2014
    All Sask Sport active members and Districts can recognize and honour their Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers for their outstanding achievements, dedication and contributions in Saskatchewan's amateur sport during 2014 by nominating them for the 2014 Saskatchewan Sport Awards. Don't forget that PSGBs and Districts can up-date a 2013 nomination and re-submit in the categories of Coach Male & Female Dedication, Official Male & Female and Volunteer awards.
    Saskatchewan Sport Awards

     

    SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE SEPTEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
    Jillian Gallays of Saskatoon was the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. September Athlete of the Month Award. Nominated by the Saskatchewan Amateur Wrestling Association. Gallays won a bronze medal at the Senior World Wrestling Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on Sept. 9. There were 28 participants in her division. Read More

     

    2015 SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS CALENDAR IN SUPPORT OF KIDSPORT SASKATCHEWAN LAUNCHED IN REGINA
    The calendar project is entering its ninth year of production, which in just eight years has raised nearly $1.1 million for KidSport, a registered charity that helps children from families facing financial obstacles participate in sport. Last year, all 5,000 copies of the calendar sold out in record time, and the Riders and KidSport hope that this year's calendar is equally successful. Read More Order Online

     

    CAAWS WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP WORKSHOPS
    Sask Sport Inc., in partnership with the Canadian Association of the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), is offering CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops. Three 3-hour workshops are available, designed to be delivered to a female only audience. Target Audience: These workshops are available for those interested in hosting workshops for female-only audiences, addressing women working or volunteering in Canada's sport and physical activity sector (administrators, coaches, officials, board members, volunteers etc.). These workshops are appropriate for hosting at events such as AGM's, coach development clinics, sport conferences, volunteer development etc. Interested in scheduling a workshop, contact: Noreen Murphy, Sask Sport Inc. (306) 975-0898. Read More

     

    OFFICIALS DEVELOPMENT "LOVE THE SPORT? MAKE IT OFFICIAL."
    Have you viewed or shared the Officials Development "Love the Sport? Make it Official." video?
    This and other resources are available at www.sasksport.sk.ca/officialsResourcesTools.php

     

    2015 PROCLAIMED THE YEAR OF SPORT IN CANADA
    His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, proclaimed 2015 the Year of Sport in Canada in a ceremony on Parliament Hill. The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), attended the event, which included the ceremonial torch lighting for the Prince George 2015 Canada Winter Games - one of the key events in the Year of Sport. News Release
    The Year of Sport in Canada 2015

     

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FOR CANADA AND SASKATCHEWAN
    These summaries describe participation rates in physical activity and sport for both adults and children and youth, containing information on national data, as well as data more specific to Saskatchewan.
    Adult participation in physical activity and sport
    Child participation in physical activity and sport

     

    NUTANA LAWN BOWLING CLUB TO HOST 2015 JUNIOR/U25 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
    Bowls Canada Boulingrin is excited to announce that the Nutana Lawn Bowling Club will be the host of the 2015 Junior/U25 National Championships from August 3-10, 2015. Read More

     

    THE SPIRIT OF ’89 MEMORIES FROM THE 1989 JEUX CANADA SUMMER GAMES
    The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation was founded from profits realized from the 1989 Canada Games. Since 1989 the Foundation has grown these assets to exceed $2.5 million and allocated over $2 million to various sport related initiatives in Saskatchewan. As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations the Foundation has released a book authored by Ned Powers, entitled "The Spirit of '89” memories from the 1989 Jeux Canada Summer games. The 1989 Foundation is offering Saskatchewan sport organizations an opportunity to raise money for their sport by making this book available to them for $10.00 each with a suggested sale price of $20.00. The retail sale price of the book is $19.89 plus tax. For ease of delivery these books are packaged in boxes with 38 books. With the Christmas season coming, this book would make an excellent stocking stuffer and is a must read for everyone involved in sport in Saskatchewan from volunteers, coaches, managers, officials, athletes, and sponsors.
    Please submit your order by email to Heather Kuttai, Executive Director, 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation Inc. at heather.kuttai@shaw.ca

     

    GROWING YOUNG MOVERS: MINI SUMMIT FOR DEVELOPING PHYSICAL LITERACY
    The Partners for Physical Literacy is a collaborative of individuals and organizations that are passionate and committed to increasing physical literacy and physical activity for Saskatchewan's youth. Sask Sport, as a founding member of the Partners for Physical Literacy, recognizes the critical role that sound physical literacy development for children will play in the long-term success and enjoyment for all participants in sport. This Summit being hosted in Regina on November 14th and 15th, 2014 is for all interested individuals and organizations that share in the passion to ensure our youth are provided the opportunity to become physically literate. Learn More

     

    CAAWS' WOMEN IN SPORT ENCOURAGEMENT (WISE) FUND GRANTS
    This grant supports the development of women leaders and support organizations that are currently offering or creating sport programs targeted to girls and women. CAAWS awards 10 WISE Fund grants annually, each valued at $1000. Nominations for the WISE grants will be accepted starting soon so start preparing your thoughts about applying for this grant. Applications will be accepted between November 17 and December 5, 2014. Read More

     

    CSP IN THE COMMUNITY PART 2
    The purpose of this webinar is to promote, across the country, best practices and examples of Canadian Sport Policy (CSP) implementation. The webinar has 3 panelists sharing, 1 or 2 of their programs that best. To register and learn more

     

    1989 JEUX CANADA GAMES FOUNDATION
    The 1989 Jeux Canada Games Foundation was established with funds remaining after completion of the Games. The Foundation distributes the interest accrued on the invested funds on an annual basis to assist in the development of amateur sport in Saskatchewan. Applications must be postmarked on or before November 30 each year. Learn More

     

    2014 RED CROSS YOUTH SYMPOSIUM
    HELP. PREVENT. BULLYING.
    The Red Cross Youth Symposium is a two-day event in which over 150 youth will be trained to become youth facilitators for the Red Cross Beyond the Hurt program. Students will learn how to create respectful, safe and accepting school environments. They will be equipped with the facilitation skills, tools and resources to provide bullying prevention workshops in their schools and communities. Read More

     

    COACHES WEEK IN SASKATCHEWAN
    The 2015 Coaches Week in Saskatchewan date has been set for May 23-30, 2015. During this annual celebration of Coaches, sport organizations at all levels, Schools, Universities, Districts, Tribal Councils, Métis Regions & Communities and athletes of all levels are encouraged to start planning ways to thank and recognize their coaches.

     

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

     

     JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

  • Northern Sport, Culture and Recreation District (NSCRD) - Ski Fit North Fieldworker
  • Client Services - Accounting Clerk - Sask Sport Inc.
  • Client Services Supervisor - Sask Sport Inc.
  • Prairie Central District for Sport, Culture & Recreation - Coordinator - Community Development

    View all Job Opportunities

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS      

     

    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    Growing Young Movers: Mini Summit for Developing Physical Literacy Nov 14-15 Regina To Register
    CAAWS' Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund Grants Nov 17 - Dec 5 Read More
    CSP IN THE COMMUNITY PART 2 Nov 19 Webinar To Register
    2014 Red Cross Youth Symposium Dec 9-10 Saskatoon To Register
    Coaches Week in Saskatchewan May 23-30, 2015 Saskatchewan www.saskcoach.ca
    Sask Sport Inc. Annual General Meeting June 13, 2015 Regina  

    View the Sask Sport Inc. Calendar of Events