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MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR:
"Our heartfelt thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the athletes, families, Humboldt Broncos' organization and community, SJHL, Saskatchewan Hockey Association, and everyone across the country who have been impacted by this tragedy," said Sask Sport Inc. Chair, Darren Wilcox. "On behalf of the Board of Directors, employees and members of Sask Sport Inc., I extend our sincere condolences and prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time. We stand with you #HumboldtStrong."
Sask Sport Inc. Announces the 2017 Sport Award Recipients
Sask Sport Inc. is pleased to announce the outstanding recipients of the 2017 Saskatchewan Sport Awards. Saskatchewan athletes are recognized in the 2017 Athlete of the Year award categories of Youth-Female, Youth-Male, Female, Male, Team, and Master. Coaches, officials and volunteers are recognized in the categories of Volunteer, Coach of the Year, Coach Dedication Female, Coach Dedication Male, Female Official and Male Official.
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RESPECT IN SPORT ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING WORKSHOPS
Wednesday May 9th - 12:00 pm
Have you recently changed your RiS Administrator within your organization? Sask Sport has planned some RIS Administrator Training Workshops for all new administrators. No prior registration is required you can just click on the link at the appropriate time for the dates scheduled below and participate.
Thursday May 17th - 2:00 pm
This on-line session will be 30 minutes in length. If you have already taken the course and would like a refresher, you may sign up too!
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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 Inc. April Athlete of the Month Award. 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. The team defeated the U.S. by a score of 5-3 to win the World Seniors Curling Championship. The team advanced to the playoffs thanks to a 10-6 victory over Finland and 7-5 victory over Switzerland in the semifinal. The team also claimed the 2018 Canadian title, which means they will be headed back to the World Championships to defend their title next year.
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Making a Difference through Adaptive Sport in Saskatchewan
Working Together, for All
Sask Sport Inc. is investing in the future of Adaptive and Parasport in Saskatchewan. Throughout the coming months, Sask Sport will collaborate with provincial sport governing bodies and identified affiliate stakeholders to explore ways to champion efficiency and sustainable practices in the Saskatchewan adaptive sport system. This joint effort aims to create a strong and sustainable Adaptive Sport Strategy that supports the goals and objectives of the 2017-2021 Sask Sport Strategic Plan, notably the areas of enhanced participation, excellence, capacity and collaboration in Saskatchewan sport.
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Canada's First 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Early Years
Canada's first-ever 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for children in their early years - aged four and under - are now available for parents and caregivers. These guidelines show the interrelationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep, and make recommendations on the amount of each that is needed for a child's optimal health.
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Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported Coaches Week! Your efforts in joining the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan in saying #ThanksCoach and celebrating Saskatchewan coaches is appreciated. Visit the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan's Coaches Week page to watch coaching messages from Doug Hillis, Jason Johnston, Derek Rope, Dr. Ralph Schoenfeld, Tina Chernoff and Colette Bourgonje!
DARREN WILCOX ELECTED CHAIR OF SASK SPORT INC.
Darren Wilcox was elected Chair of Sask Sport Inc.'s Board of Directors at the sport federation's annual general meeting in Regina. Wilcox joined the board in 2015 after being nominated by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. He has served on the board as the Vice Chair of Lotteries and as a member of the Sport Committee, Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan (CSCS) Management Committee, Lottery Division Committee, Audit Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee.
In addition to his volunteer activities with Sask Sport Inc., Wilcox has been responsible for fundraising for the University of Regina men's hockey team and has served on the board of the University of Regina Cougar Hockey Alumni Association. He has also organized several golf tournaments for the university as well as the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers.
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ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY SPORT DEVELOPMENT GRANT CREATES NEW OPPORTUNITIES
Sask Sport is helping to make the hoop dreams of children in central Saskatchewan come true. Over a dozen schools in Saskatoon and North Battleford with a high First Nations and Metis-student base have been using the Sask Sport Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant Program to increase levels of physical activity among their students.
The grant program, which is funded by Sport Canada Bilateral Program and the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation, is designed to support the development and implementation of community sport programs. Using the grant funds, these schools have been able to partner with Wild Youth Sports Management to organize basketball programs in their schools and communities.
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