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SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE APRIL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Joel Gagnon of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. April Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by Gymnastics Saskatchewan. During the 2016 World Cup Challenge in Hungary, Gagnon successfully executed an element on the parallel bars that no other gymnast has executed. On April 4, 2017, the World Gymnastics Federation (FIG) selected Gagnon's element as one of eight to be added to the Men's Gymnastics Code of Points. The Gagnon element is a skill on parallel bars that is described as a basket roll backwards, with tuck salto half to upper arm hang and recognized as a C element. FIG has named this element "the Gagnon".
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#TalkItOut - A new campaign to raise awareness about support line
A new campaign to promote healthy environments for children and youth launched in Saskatchewan. The #TalkItOut campaign encourages anyone involved in youth activities, including coaches, parents, participants and instructors, to call a toll-free line to receive guidance and support if they are experiencing issues with bullying, violence, abuse or hazing.
The 1-866-773-5777 line is monitored by experienced and trained Red Cross employees who will listen to concerns and provide counsel, or refer the callers to the proper authorities. The service is provided in partnership with Sask Sport Inc., SaskCulture and Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association.
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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
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
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2nd Governance Webinar
Friday, May 19, 2017 10:00 AM CST - 11:00 AM CST
Speaker: John Dalla Costa
John Dalla Costa is a business ethicist, with over two-decades experience tracking the changing dynamics affecting organizational trust. A founding faculty member of the Director's College, he has also been applying ethics frameworks to help boards assess and structure high-trust practices.
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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