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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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Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported Coaches Week! Your efforts in joining the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan in saying #ThanksCoach and celebrating Saskatchewan coaches is appreciated. Visit the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan's Coaches Week page to watch coaching messages from Doug Hillis, Jason Johnston, Derek Rope, Dr. Ralph Schoenfeld, Tina Chernoff and Colette Bourgonje!
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 OCTOBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Shelby Newkirk of Saskatoon is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. October Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by Swim Saskatchewan. At the Para-Swimming Canadian Open Championships in Toronto, Newkirk finished first in the S7 100 metre backstroke and set a world record with a time of 1 minute 21.43 seconds. Newkirk, competing in her first event as part of the national team, earned the top carding level from Sport Canada as a result of this performance. Her performance has also put her in contention for a spot on the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team.
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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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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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