Celebrating Saskatchewan Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

Working with our partners to showcase active women who are leaders in our communities!
Debra Ashby
SPRA Award of Merit
Debra has had a positive impact on the field of recreation...
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Orpha Smith
SPRA Fitness Leadership Award
Orpha is a true pioneer of the fitness leadership movement...
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Lisa Hoffart
Mental Performance Consultant, Regina
"I like meeting with different athletes and hearing their stories...
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Laurie Wachs
Coach, Synchronized Swimming, Saskatoon
"I find fulfillment in coaching. My first coach really...
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Becky Richter
Wheelchair Athletics, Saskatoon
"I've achieved beyond anything I thought I could do...
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Click here for more profiles of Saskatchewan's amazing Women

   Olympians visit northern Saskatchewan to
   inspire youth


   Girl power reigns at Active Like a Girl event


   ‘Dream Brokers’ aims to involve more youth
   in sport and recreation


   Milestones of Champions - Colette Bourgonje


   ParaSport Day in Saskatoon
   Watch the video: ParaSport Day in Saskatoon



Fuelling Women Champions Fund awarding 30 grants!
Deadline: Sept 20, 2017
Created by Dairy Farmers of Canada to empower the female athletic community and provide a resource that can help change the game for Canada's young girls and women athletes, this year the Champions Fund will award $5,000 grants to 30 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations to help pursue their athletic goals.
• Melfort Minor Softball Association
Team Saskatchewan Volleyball North American Indigenous Games 2017 - The WISE Fund grant went towards helping the Team Saskatchewan U19 athletes begin their coaching certification process. By investing in their development as leaders and coaches, this effort not only expanded opportunities for these young women, it also helps them to use their passion and skills to create positive change in their communities through sport.
Breaking Free
A new podcast series in which sportswomen discuss mental health issues and how sport helps them overcome personal challenges. We will be hearing from women who have different experiences and who have generously agreed to share their journeys while offering some advice and resources.
WiSP Sports Podcast
Tina Chantrey
Tara Campbell
Women Coaches Report - Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
NCAA Annual Report Card is out!
Canada’s dairy farmers announce recipients of inaugural Champions Fund initiative
Congratulations - Kaila Gavel, Volleyball - Prince Albert
New Athlete Pathways SIRCuit now available
Preparing for the Future – Building Leadership Skills in Young Women
Women Athletes’ Sport Performance and Well-Being:
Inviting women athletes to participate in ongoing research in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan.
CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops
Sask Sport Inc., in partnership with the Canadian Association of the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), will be offering CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops. Five 3-hour workshops are available, designed to be delivered to a female only audience. Read More
Resources: Women And Girls
New resources for women and girls in sport, physical activity are available HERE.
A Report on Female Participation in Sport
The findings from a new research publication were unveiled by Canada's dairy farmers and the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation
In the Loop - CAAWS enetwork
August Issue
Solutions Women Sport
The SolutionsWomenSport website is the result of the 2015 Conversation on women and sport. www.solutionswomensport.ca
Actively Engaging Women & Girls - Quality Community Programs
Sydney Millar (M), Vicki Harber, Luoise Humbert, Sylvie Beliveau, Lori Johnstone, Isabelle Cayer
To truly impact the participation levels of women and girls, the Canadian sport and physical activity sector must commit to providing quality experiences. Building on previous Summit sessions and CS4L publications by CAAWS and other members of the panel, this session will focus on community-based programs and initiatives that are providing quality participation, competition and leadership opportunities for women and girls.
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Coaching Female Athletes
2016 Saskatchewan Coaches Conference

Notes from discussion that will help in addressing where to find resources, coaching female athletes, how your sport can engage more female participation and sustain, what we do as coaches to support the development of female athletes and programs/initiatives that sport delivers to improve the participation of females.
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2018 National Women's Open Championship
August 20-26, 2018
Wascana Country Club


Play Like A Girl
SaskTel Soccer Centre
More Information


Hall of Fame's Kelly to receive award
16 Aug 2017 - Regina Leader-Post, Postmedia News

Hayley Wickenheiser backs development of video games to treat concussions
Aug 16, 2017 - Donna Spencer, The Canadian Press

Thomaidis pulls double duty, keeps winning
16 Aug 2017 - Saskatoon StarPhoenix, DARREN ZARY

Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors Promising Practices and Practical Ideas

Webinar Recordings from 2013 WISPAR –
Sask Sport Inc. series:

Webinar for Leaders
(Board Members, EDs, Sport Consultants, Rec Consultants, Municipalities, SK Sport Orgs)
Powerpoint download - (.pdf, 1.8MB)

Webinar for Front-Line Workers
(Coaches, Dream Brokers, Teachers, Municipalities, Instructors, Sport & Rec Consultants, Minor Sport Clubs/Orgs)
Powerpoint download - (.pdf, 1.8MB)


Email Noreen Murphy your suggestions for consideration of Saskatchewan women to profile who are mentors and role models for physical activity in our Province.

Also send us your event details, and if appropriate, we will add them to our calendar.

For more information contact:
Noreen Murphy, M.A. Sport Management, B.P.H.E.
(306) 975-0898