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Renewed Lottery Agreement to Benefit Saskatchewan Communities
The Honourable Gene Makowsky, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister, announced a renewed lottery agreement today, ensuring that sport, culture and recreation organizations will continue to receive and benefit from Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds over the next five years.
â€śWe fully support the new lottery agreement, and look forward to another five years working with our partners to build active, healthy communities in Saskatchewan,â€ť Sask Sport Chair, Leslie Blyth said. â€śLong-term planning is essential to non-profit organizations and their ability to deliver quality, sustainable programs, services and events. This agreement will continue to positively impact our communities and provide more opportunities for all. Together, we all win!â€ť
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Athlete of the Year recipients announced
Rising local stars, international standouts and high-performance competitors are among the recipients of Sask Sport Inc.'s 2018 Athlete of the Year Awards.
They include Kurt Oatway, a Paralympic gold medallist from Regina, and Shelby Newkirk, a para swimming world record holder from Saskatoon.
Complete details about the Female and Male, Youth-Female and Male, Master and Team award winners are available below. Each recipient will be honoured March 28 at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards alongside previously announced Coach Dedication, Coach of the Year, Official and Volunteer award recipients.
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Sask Sport Inc. Announces the February Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
Julianne Labach of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. February Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics.
Labach finished third in the 1,000 metre race and ninth in the 800m at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational, setting Saskatchewan Athletics indoor records at the senior womenâ€™s level for both races.
She also won gold in both the 600m and 1,000m, and silver in the 1,500m at the U Sports Canada West Track and Field Championship. She helped the University of Saskatchewan Womenâ€™s Track and Field Team finish first overall. Labach was named the U Sports Canada West female track athlete of the year for the second consecutive year.
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COULD IT BE YOU!
Think you have what it takes to be @TeamCanada's next Olympian?
#RBCTrainingGround gives you the chance to test speed, power, strength and endurance in front of the top coaches and sport officials in Canada!
An open call to all aspiring athletes aged 14 to 25 - have fun while putting your personal athletic ability to the test. Coaches bring out your teams! Participation is at no cost so register today!
April 27, 2019 in Regina
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Participants receive a custom report card and access to an online portal with sport-specific training tips. Check out the RBC Training Ground testing info at www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#/testing
With the belief that high performance sport should be accessible to all athletes that are talented, qualified and have the will to compete, this program travels the country every year searching for athletes that will fuel the Canadian Olympic pipeline with future talent. RBC Training Ground, a program developed in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), Canadian Olympic Foundation (COF), CBC Sports, and the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSIN), continues to enhance its search for Canada's future Olympians. Media Release
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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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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