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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
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2018 Athlete of the Year Award Finalists Announced
Nominees include four Olympians and Paralympians from across the province
Seventeen athletes and teams from across Saskatchewan have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Athlete of the Year Awards.
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RBC TRAINING GROUND IS BACK AND IS LOOKING FOR THE NEXT OLYMPIC HOPEFUL
Register for an RBC Training Ground event, ages 14 to 25 years can test speed, power, strength and endurance in front of the top coaches and sport officials in Canada.
THESE EVENTS ARE HAPPENING IN SASKATCHEWAN:
|February 23, 2019 in Saskatoon|
Henk Ruys Soccer Centre
|April 27, 2019 in Regina|
We are #SaskProud of the Canada Games MNP Torch Relay Torchbearers, selected in Saskatchewan for their outstanding contributions to sport, youth and community.
The 2019 Canada Winter Games take place from February 15 until March 3, 2019 in Red Deer and central Alberta. Featuring 19 sports, over 150 events and a major arts and cultural festival, the Games will welcome up to 3,600 athletes, managers and coaches and more than 20,000 visitors.
Watch for #SaskProud announcements as Team Sask athletes qualify heading to the 2019 Canada Winter Games.
Sask Sport Inc. Announces the December Athlete of the Month Award Recipient
Graeme Fish of Moose Jaw is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. December Athlete of the Month Award. He was nominated by the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association.
He won a bronze medal in the 10,000 metre race at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup 1 in Poland. Fish was faster than 20 of the top distance skaters in the world, including Ted-Jan Bloemen, the current world record holder and Olympic Champion in that distance. At the ISU World Cup 2 in the Netherlands, Fish placed 15th in the 5,000m race, finishing 0.2 seconds off his personal best time. Fish is a member of Speed Skating Canadaâ€™s National Development Team where he's training in Calgary at the Olympic Oval.
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Leslie Blyth Elected Chair of Sask Sport Inc.
Leslie Blyth was elected Chair of Sask Sport Inc.â€™s Board of Directors today at the sport federationâ€™s Annual General Meeting in Regina. Blyth joined the Board in 2016 after being nominated by the Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA).
Blyth most recently served as the Vice Chair of the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation and chaired the Trust and Community Funding Committees. Blyth has been a strong supporter of soccer for almost 20 years. She has been a SSA board member since 1998, serving as President, Vice President and Past President and participating on many committees.
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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.
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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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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