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2017 Athlete of the Year Award Finalists Announced
Sask Sport Inc. is pleased to announce the 2017 Athlete of the Year award finalists for the Saskatchewan Sport Awards. Every year, three finalists are selected in each of the six Athlete of the Year award categories: Youth-Female, Youth-Male, Female, Male, Team and Master.
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#SaskProud! Cheer on Saskatchewan at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games
"On behalf of the amateur sport community in Saskatchewan, I would like to congratulate the Saskatchewan contingent of the Olympic and Paralympic Games," said Sask Sport Inc. Chair, Darren Wilcox. "Excellence in sport requires significant commitment and support from many areas. We are #SaskProud to celebrate the athletes, as well as their families and coaches, officials, medical support, mission staff, sport organizations, administrators, and the volunteers that make amateur sport strong. All have helped each athlete in their journey to the Games. We cheer you on with Saskatchewan pride as you strive to achieve your goals!"
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Could it be you?
Find out if you are Canada's next Olympian!
RBC Training Ground is coming to Saskatchewan!
March 17, 2018
Prairieland Park Hall C,503 Ruth St. West, Saskatoon
Ages 14-25 yrs
Register now at: www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#/register
Select your time slot when registering for your challenge (approx 1 hour session)
Athletes will compete in four exercises that include: Vertical Jump, 10/30/40 Metre Sprint, Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull, and 20 Metre Multi-Stage Shuttle Run. RBC Training Ground is a day of physical challenges for athletes to showcase their podium potential. Athletes who meet or exceed performance benchmarks set by national sport officials will be invited to attend the RBC Training Ground Regional final where they'll compete for a chance to receive funding and support to fuel their passion and ambition towards Olympic glory.
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RBC TRAINING GROUND IS A NATIONAL PROGRAM CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RBC, CBC, AND THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE WITH THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFYING AND SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES IN CANADA.
Women on Boards for Organizations Webinar, March 8
Studies show that diverse Boards make better decisions and increase organizational performance. Increasing female representation on Boards is a key way to drive these outcomes.
On International Women's Day, March 8, between 2:00-3:00pm CST, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) in partnership with Sask Sport Inc., will provide insightful information for Saskatchewan's provincial sport organizations and partners on how to create an inclusive Board culture, on the value of women on your Board, and on strategies to assist in overcoming some of the challenges and recruiting more women.
>> Register here, or for more information contact Noreen Murphy with Sask Sport Inc.
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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SASK SPORT INC. ANNOUNCES THE DECEMBER ATHLETE OF THE MONTH AWARD RECIPIENT
Kali Christ of Regina is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. December Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Amateur Speed Skating Association. Christ finished sixth in the 1,500 metre at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah and was the top Canadian at the event. She placed 12th in the 1,500m at the ISU World Cup in Calgary. Christ has now set the time standard for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and has been named to Team Canada.
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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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#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
>> All Sask Sport Members please spread the word to your communities, and post the downloadable resources on your websites. Check out the materials at HERE
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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