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Congratulations Team Saskatchewan at NAIG
Saskatchewan athletes won a total of 164 medals, coming in second place overall.
Sask Sport and @CSCSaskatchewan are #SaskProud of all the athletes, coaches, officials, mission staff & volunteers who represented Team Saskatchewan at the NAIG 2017 Games in Toronto.
Congratulations we are so very #SaskProud of Team Sask
After two weeks of intense competition in 16 different sports, the 2017 Canada Summer Games concluded, with Saskatchewan landing in seventh place in the medal standings, earning 35 medals in total at the Games with 8 gold, 10 silver, and 17 bronze.
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Fuelling Women Champions Fund awarding 30 grants!
Created by Dairy Farmers of Canada to empower the female athletic community and provide a resource that can help change the game for Canada’s young girls and women athletes, this year the Champions Fund will award $5,000 grants to 30 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations to help pursue their athletic goals.
Deadline: Noon, September 20, 2017
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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 JULY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Janice Boucher of Prince Albert is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. July Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Horse Federation. Boucher won two gold medals at the World Para Reining International Championships in Ermelo, Netherlands. She won one in the Two-Man Para Reining Team Division and the other in the Individual Member Division as part of Team Canada. She also won the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Highest Scoring Riding Award. Her accomplishments were even more remarkable since she rode a borrowed horse at the competition due to the high cost of shipping horses internationally. Team Canada was also the only team to have two scores in the 200s during the team event, which placed them on the podium for gold.
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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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#TalkItOutSK - A SUPPORT LINE FOR SPORT, CULTURE AND RECREATION
Talk it out. Find strategies. Get support.
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
>> All Sask Sport Members please spread the word to your communities, and post the downloadable resources on your websites. Check out the materials at HERE
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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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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