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New timeline celebrates evolution of Indigenous participation in sport, culture and recreation
Sask Sport, supported by the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council, is proud to unveil an interactive sport timeline.
The timeline celebrates and guides visitors decade by decade through the evolution of Indigenous involvement in sport, culture and recreation initiatives throughout the province. It also highlights the important partnerships created to help build programming, resources and funding for Saskatchewan communities.
Although much has been done, the work isnâ€™t over. Together, we can contribute to the enhanced participation and sustainable growth.
Athlete of the Month Award
||With his first medal in Group A World Cup competition, Moose Jaw speed skater Graeme Fish has been named Sask Sport Inc.â€™s December Athlete of the Month.
Fish won a bronze medal in the 10,000-metre long track race at the World Cup 3 in Kazakhstan on Dec. 8. In the race, he competed against athletes from seven other countries. Fish was also named Top Canadian at the event.
Saskatchewan Leading The Way With Safe Sport Campaign
The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc. have teamed up to launch a joint marketing campaign to increase awareness on the tools and resources available to assist coaches, athletes and parents on bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination in sport.
â€śThanks to the dedication of Sask Sport and the provincial sport organizations, coaches, parents and athletes, this campaign compliments the hard work already underway,â€ť said Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky.
â€śThis effort has created a strong foundation for helping to prevent, identify and effectively deal with bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination, and we are eager to share the important resources and information in order to continue to help keep sport safe, healthy and fun in Saskatchewan,â€ť said volunteer Board Chair of Sask Sport Inc., Kenric Exner
Sask Sport welcomes new chair, board members
Kenric Exner was elected Chair of Sask Sport Inc. at the organizationâ€™s Annual General Meeting on June 15.
Exner has been a member of Sask Sportâ€™s Board of Directors since 2017, when he was nominated by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. At the AGM, the sport federationâ€™s membership also elected four new members to its Board of Directors:
Julie Brandt (Saskatchewan Games Council)
Lance Dudar (Triathlon Saskatchewan)
Murray Stroeder (CURLSASK)
Kim Wudrick (Football Saskatchewan)
â€śIâ€™d like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their outstanding efforts, as well as all of the volunteers who contribute to amateur sport,â€ť outgoing Chair Leslie Blyth told delegates at the meeting.
â€śAll of you play a crucial role in developing and delivering quality sport for people and communities across Saskatchewan. Sask Sportâ€™s key accomplishments from this past year are largely a result of your teamwork and passion for sport.â€ť
In total, the Board of Directors consists of 13 volunteer board members who help frame Sask Sportâ€™s values, vision and mission and identify the priority needs of the organizationâ€™s members.
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