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September 2016  


What's Inside
  • 2016 Saskatchewan Sport Awards Nominations
  • CSCS Athlete & Coach Advance - #ACA2016
  • #PlayLikeAGirl
  • Coaches Week September 17-25, 2016
  • Sask Sport Inc. Announces the August Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
  • NAIG 2017 Team Saskatchewan Website
  • Advanced Coaching Diploma (ACD)
  • SaskTel Continues to Support KidSport Saskatchewan
  • Check out the New Parasport Website
  • SGI Charter Bus Notice
  • The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award
    Job Opportunities
    Mark Your Calendars

    Nominations open October 11 and run until midnight December 2, 2016
    All Sask Sport active members (Provincial Sport Organizations) and affilliate members (Districts) can recognize and honour their Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers for their outstanding achievements, dedication and contributions in Saskatchewan's amateur sport during 2016 by nominating them for the 2016 Saskatchewan Sport Awards. Don't forget nominations can be up-dated and re-submitted for up to 3 years in the categories of Coach Male & Female Dedication, Official Male & Female and Volunteer awards.
    Check out last year's award recipients and photos at: www.sasksport.sk.ca/SportAwards


    Saturday, October 1st was a big day for CSC Saskatchewan hosting the Athlete & Coach Advance #ACA2016 #GamePlan in Saskatoon. This event provided CSCS registered athletes and coaches with an action-packed day full of world-class presenters with inspiring and exciting presentations. Those attending heard presentations from David MacAngus, Dale Carnegie Training on Networking; David Tremblay, Olympian 2012 - Wrestling on Transitions in Sport - What it takes to prepare and succeed; John Tokar - Legacy After the Game - Using social media to control your brand and build your career; and the day ended with an inspiring presentation from Olympic Silver Medalist 2010 - Helen Upperton, Bobsleigh - Recognizing the difference between trying and trying your best. Tales from Rio were heard from Saskatchewan High Performance Rio 2016 Coaches Lisa Borgerson, Lisa Thomaidis and Katie Miyazaki.

    Thanks for your support to all that attended and to all those that helped make the #ACA2016 successful.

    SWSA@skwcsports Oct 1 The Wheelchair Sports crew is in tha House at the CSCS Athlete Coach Advance #gameplan #saskproud #ACA2016

    @JSchneeds Oct 1 Education Day #SaskSport #CanadianSportCentre #ACA2016 #coacheslife @PGASask @GolfSK @pgaofcanada

    @kmiyazaki10 Oct 1 Another great Athlete and Coach Advance put on by @CSCSaskatchewan! Thank you for letting me be a part of it #ACA2016

    @lisahoffart Oct 1 Thanks to the @CSCSaskatchewan for a great #ACA2016. Leaving feeling inspired and proud to be part of sport in Sask. #SaskProud

    @JohnJTokar Oct 1 ThankU @CSCSaskatchewan for a great Athlete & Coach Advance today! I'm honored that you chose me to speak! #ACA2016 #GamePlan

    @sammryyan Oct 1 Definitely got chills hearing @HelenUpperton's journey to winning silver at Vancouver Olympics. #SaskProud #ACA2016 #gameplan pic.twitter.com/h54aArPygS

    @skwcsports Another great session on transition in sport by 2012 Olympian David Tremblay #gameplan #APA2016 @CSCSaskatchewan


    The Play Like A Girl event was a massive success, hosted by the City of Saskatoon in partnership with CSCS at the SaskTel Sports Centre in Saskatoon on Sunday, October 2nd. The CSCS was proud to be a part of this event to help encourage young girls to participate in sport. The young girls ages 10 - 14 were given a chance to test their agility and learn new and exciting sports like judo, fencing and sledge-hockey from world-class athletes and coaches who led the way.

    Thank you to everyone who was a part of this event, and the amazing people who made them possible! We look forward to continuing to support the growth of sport in our province!

    Katie Miyazaki @kmiyazaki10 Always a great time being part of the Play Like a Girl event put on by @cityofsaskatoon! Hoping sledge hockey was fun for the girls!

    Saskatoonfencing @Sasktoonfencing Great day at #PlayLikeAGirl So much fun! Thanks to @cityofsaskatoon and @CSCSaskatchewan for their time today! #fence #skfencing

    Helen Upperton - Olympic Silver Medallist, Amy Cotton, Kristen Van Marion & Jessica Frotten were all on hand - to help lead a great day of sport for girls in the community.

    Read more about the event here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/play-like-a-girl-saskatoon-1.3782479


    Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported National Coaches Week held September 17-25. Your efforts in joining the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan in saying #ThanksCoach and saluting Saskatchewan coaches is appreciated. Highlights of the week included:
    • Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said #ThanksCoach to the thousands of coaches in our province and announced the Government of Saskatchewan was proud to proclaim September 17-25, 2016 as Coaches Week in Saskatchewan.
    • Missinipi Broadcasting and Harvard Broadcasting provided tremendous on-air and online promotional support.
    • Saskatchewan's amateur sport community showed their pride by posting messages and videos, as well as liking, tweeting and retweeting through Social Media to spread the word.
    • Two Regina diving club athletes participated in a video to honor their coach as part of the Coaches Association of Canada's campaign to profile the 2017 Canada Summer Games Apprentice coaches.
    As the Chairperson of the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan, Doug Hillis, said in a media release, "There are approximately 26,000 trained coaches in Saskatchewan, mostly volunteers, who are an integral part of the amateur sport system that supports about 330,000 registered participants. While coaches dedicate their time and expertise to develop better athletes, they also help develop better people on and off the field of play. We encourage everyone to say 'thank you' to the coaches in your community, and to consider making a difference by becoming a coach."

    Let's remember to say #ThanksCoach all year long.
    To learn more about National Coaches Week in Saskatchewan, click HERE


    Brian Palaschuk of Regina is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. August Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan Inc. Palaschuk had a strong showing at the Canadian Swimming Championships, finishing sixth out of 29 swimmers in the men's 800 metre freestyle, ninth out of 28 swimmers in the men's 400m individual medley and 12th out of 35 swimmers in the men's 200m freestyle. He followed that up by competing in the Junior Pan Pacific Championships as part of Team Canada, winning a bronze medal in the relay event and placing seventh out of 29 swimmers in the men's 200m freestyle. At the Pan Pacific Championships, Palaschuk won a bronze medal in relay and placed seventh in the men's 200m freestyle. During this final month of the season, he swam faster each time he competed in the men's 200m freestyle. Media Release


    NAIG 2017 Team Saskatchewan invites you to visit their website, the go-to place for all NAIG 2017! This is where you will find news, dates for trials and camps, contact information, forms and all other important Team Saskatchewan information. Athletes, caregivers and sponsors are encouraged to visit the website at www.teamsasknaig.ca and learn more about the rich history and story of NAIG Team Saskatchewan. (Please note some areas of the website are under development and new content will continue to be added as the games near).

    The North American Indigenous Games 2017 will take place in Toronto from July 16-23, 2017 and the Team Saskatchewan Steering Committee is working hard to ensure our 500 athletes, coaches and managers have the experience of a lifetime at the upcoming games.



    The Advanced Coaching Diploma provides flexibility for the active coach with a busy schedule. The Diploma is available in a two year, part-time program, but may be obtained in more or less time depending on the location; various delivery schedules are available. Download the brochure for the entry pre-requisites for coaches wishing to achieve an Advanced Coaching Diploma. For more information visit http://www.csc-sask.ca/ACD.php


    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.
    Read More


    Did the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games get you excited?
    Did the athletes inspire you?
    Do you now want to try some of these exciting parasports?

    Then check out the #Parasport programs and how you can get involved in Saskatchewan.


    SGI has requested Sask Sport's assistance in distributing this safety message to Saskatchewan sport associations. Before booking a Charter Bus the best practice is to verify the operator has their Vehicle Registered, a current Safety Inspection, a valid National Safety Code Certificate and an Operating Authority. This will ensure the carrier is monitored and operating safety. The safety performance of charter buses is monitored to ensure those transporting passengers are operating safely and are properly licensed and insured. As a group, charter bus companies in Saskatchewan have an excellent safety record and serve the province well. However, SGI has been made aware of some companies and individuals operating as a charter bus company without the proper credentials.

    Before hiring a charter bus, you should ensure the charter bus company or individual has a:
    • Operating Authority Certificate
    • National Safety Code (NSC) 'Certificate of Safety Fitness'
    • Certificate of Registration
    • Vehicle Inspection Certificate (and valid inspection sticker on side of bus)

    All certificates should be in the same name as the registered owner listed on the registration certificate. These credentials are kept in the bus; you can also check them before you board the bus. The bus driver is also required to have a Class 1 or 2 driver's licence. If you would like additional information please contact our office at 306-751-1250.


    The Award empowers young people, ages 14 to 24, to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others, by exploring their potential, taking on new challenges, giving back to their communities and achieving success. The Award is accessible to all, regardless of socioeconomic status, ability, ethnicity, or gender and also has a strong female enrollment in High Schools, as well as, Girl Guides, Cadets and 4-H programs.

    Having a Duke of Ed Award looks great on post-secondary applications, scholarships, CVs and resumes. Whether applying for post-secondary or about to enter the work force, The Award shows commitment and achievement, as well as dedication to a variety of activities. It also gives young people an opportunity to talk about themselves and their passions outside of their formal education. The award recognizes participants' milestones at the Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, during which they challenge themselves in the following areas:
    • Service
    • Skill Development
    • Physical Recreation
    • Adventurous Journey
    • Residential Project (Gold Level only)

    Click HERE to read about the phenomenal impacts that the Award has on youth.
    For more information visit www.dukeofed.org or email saskatchewan@dukeofed.org




  • Cross Country Saskatchewan - High Performance Co-ordinator
  • Jumpstart Afterschool Program Mentor - Sask Sport Inc.

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    Event Name Date Location Find out more
    Saskatchewan Stakes & Futurities October 21 - 23, 2016 Moose Jaw www.saskhorse.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
    Best of the West - Cheerleading March 18, 2017 Regina www.sca.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