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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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SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE MAY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Ashley Baerg of Dalmeny is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. May Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by Water Ski and Wakeboard Saskatchewan. Baerg was seeded as the top female seated disabled water skier in the jump competition at the World Disabled Water Ski Championships in Australia. She landed 17.4 metres on her third attempt, beating the standing world record of 17.3m. The International Waterski and Wakeboard Federation record committee ratified her jump as a new world and Canadian record.
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2017 WISE FUND RECIPIENT - TEAM SASKATCHEWAN VOLLEYBALL NORTH AMERICAN INDIGENOUS GAMES 2017
The WISE Fund grant went towards helping the Team Saskatchewan U19 athletes begin their coaching certification process. By investing in their development as leaders and coaches, this effort not only expanded opportunities for these young women, it also helps them to use their passion and skills to create positive change in their communities through sport.
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Sask Sport Inc. honours excellence at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards
Sask Sport Inc. honoured the province's top athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers at the 2016 Saskatchewan Sport Awards at TCU Place on March 23. The Saskatchewan Sport Awards is a program designed to celebrate outstanding athletic achievements and the people who contribute to the success of the amateur sport system.
"We are honoured to bring the sports community together and celebrate the achievements of our outstanding athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers," said Tavia Laliberte, Chair of Sask Sport Inc. "The award recipients represented Saskatchewan on national and international stages, served as positive role models and helped develop the next generation of athletes."
Information on these outstanding 2016 Sport Awards recipients can be found at www.sasksport.sk.ca/SportAwards
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#TalkItOutSK - A SUPPORT LINE FOR SPORT, CULTURE AND RECREATION
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One phone call away if your child or you are having issues with another participant, parent, coach or instructor in any recreational activity. We are a confidential and non-judgmental sounding board you can to talk things through with and get support and strategies right here in Saskatchewan. Call toll-free: 1-866-773-5777 or email REsupportline@redcross.ca
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PEACEKEEPER CADET PROGRAM BREAKS DOWN BARRIERS
Since 2014, it's been a program that's making students stand at attention. The Peacekeeper Cadet Program at Princess Alexandra Community School in Saskatoon, formed thanks to a partnership between the Dream Broker program and the Saskatoon Police Service (SPS), has been effective in helping develop strong connections with students in Grades 4 through 8 and the SPS.
The program's overall goals are focused in three areas: building trust, physical fitness, and citizenship and culture. Some of the broader values embraced by the program include fostering leadership, discipline, individual goal setting, education, participation in organized sports and community involvement.
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Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation
Canada may be a sport-loving nation, but when it comes to access to sport for Canadian women, it has a long way to go for the win. So say the findings from a new research publication, unveiled by Canada’s dairy farmers and the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
The report, entitled Women in Sport—Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation, highlights the severe gender inequality for Canadian women in sport, and is the first of its kind, pairing data and research from academic journals and peer-reviewed articles, with primary research obtained from national surveys and the analysis of four years of female sports media coverage.
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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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