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2016 SASKATCHEWAN SPORT AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Nominations now open 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.
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SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE SEPTEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Logan Campbell of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. September Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by the Saskatchewan Sailing Clubs Association. Campbell won a bronze medal with Team Canada at the Paralympic Games in the three-person sonar event. The team was in seventh place heading into the final four races and mounted a comeback to win a medal. In the last race, Canada needed to pass France to win the third-place tiebreaker over New Zealand and Canada passed France right at the finish line. Campbell was the only Saskatchewan athlete to receive a medal at the Paralympics.
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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...and for information on the Parasport Club & Equipment Grants visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/Parasport/
THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH'S INTERNATIONAL AWARD
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.
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TAVIA LALIBERTE ELECTED CHAIR OF SASK SPORT INC.
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|Tavia Laliberte was elected Chair of Sask Sport Inc.'s Board of Directors today at the sport federation's annual general meeting in Regina. Laliberte joined the board in 2014 after being nominated by the Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation. She has served on the board as the Vice Chair of the Sport Division and as a member of the Aboriginal Sport Leadership Council. Before joining Sask Sport Inc., Laliberte served on numerous volunteer committees including the North West Regional Intersectoral Committee, and she participated in the 2012 Governor General's Canadian Leadership Conference. She is currently the president and chief executive officer of the North West Regional College.
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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NEW BOOK CHRONICLES THE HISTORY OF AMATEUR SPORT IN SASKATCHEWAN
Giving Us A Sporting Chance: The Story of Sask Sport
The book, authored by Lynn Gidluck and published by Coteau Books, tells the story of how the amateur sport federation in Saskatchewan came to be in a position to run the provincial lottery and work with the volunteer sport, culture and recreation sectors to oversee distribution of lottery revenues.
The book is available for purchase at the Sask Sport reception desk at 1870 Lorne Street in Regina or online at Coteau Books for $24.95. All proceeds go to KidSport Saskatchewan.
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Lynn Gidluck (author) and Cas Pielak on Access 7 Feb 16 2016
Giving us a Sporting Chance
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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