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Saskatchewan Sport Awards Athlete of the Year Finalists Announced
An all-star lineup of athletes, teams and coaches are among the finalists for the Athlete of the Year awards at the upcoming Saskatchewan Sport Awards.
The annual program celebrates the success and dedication of those in the province's amateur sport community. Nominees for the Athlete of the Year awards were submitted by Provincial Sport Organizations based on the accomplishments of athletes, teams and coaches in 2019. Recipients will be selected by a Sask Sport awards committee. They will be announced at a gala event in Saskatoon on March 26 that will also honour six long-time coaches, officials and volunteers with dedication awards.
"Saskatchewan is home to some incredibly talented and hardworking athletes, teams, coaches, officials and volunteers and we are excited to shine a spotlight on their accomplishments at the upcoming Saskatchewan Sport Awards," said Kenric Exner, Volunteer Board Chair for Sask Sport, which serves as the provincial federation for amateur sport.
Safe Sport Campaign Builds Momentum in Saskatchewan
The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc., are launching the second phase of a joint marketing campaign to ensure a healthy, safe and respectful environment for all participants in amateur sport in the province.
"We are proud to partner with Sask Sport, recognized as a leader across Canada for their dispute resolution services and tools, on this important initiative," Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said. "Following a growing movement of what is no longer acceptable in sport, this campaign increases awareness of the valuable tools available to assist coaches, athletes and parents."
"Sport enriches lives, teaches valuable life skills, and builds close-knit communities," Sask Sport Volunteer Board Chair Kenric Exner said. "To ensure sport is a positive experience for all, Sask Sport, our members and our many partners have been leaders in preventing and dealing with negative situations when they do occur. We thank the Government of Saskatchewan for working with us on this campaign to keep sport healthy, safe and fun for everyone."
More than a logo: Sask Lotteries unveils new branding
After more than 30 years, Sask Lotteries is getting a refreshed look.
The organization, which serves as the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups in the province, has introduced an updated brand and visual identity.
The initiative includes a new logo for the organization, as well as a continued pledge to provide Saskatchewan residents with a real, honest chance at winning and a guarantee of supporting your community.
"Sask Lotteries has a proud history within the province and we are excited to team up with our partners in Sask Sport, Sask Culture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association in reminding everyone about the incredible positive impact this fundraiser has," said Jessie Buydens, the volunteer board vice-chair for Sask Lotteries.
"The new Sask Lotteries brand will help us to convey the integrity of our organization, as well as the excitement of lotteries and the thousands of sport, culture and recreation experiences made possible by lottery funding. In the coming months, our new look will begin to appear at events and retail locations across the province, where it will support our ongoing efforts to grow our fundraiser and provide continued support for thousands of non-profit organizations across Saskatchewan."
Sask Sport spruces up
Sask Sport is also unveiling its own refreshed brand and visual identity. Sask Sport operates Sask Lotteries as the main fundraiser for sport, culture and recreation in the province, and serves as the federation for amateur sport in the province. The brands complement each other as a way to illustrate the connection between the Sask Lotteries fundraiser and amateur sport in Saskatchewan.
In the coming months, both the Sask Lotteries and Sask Sport websites will be refreshed to reflect the new brands and provide a better experience for users looking for information.
Sask Lotteries logo files and brand guidelines - as well as additional information about the province's lottery-funded sport, culture and recreation system - are available at sasklotteries.ca.
New timeline celebrates evolution of Indigenous participation in sport, culture and recreation
Sask Sport, supported by the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council, is proud to unveil an interactive sport timeline.
The timeline celebrates and guides visitors decade by decade through the evolution of Indigenous involvement in sport, culture and recreation initiatives throughout the province. It also highlights the important partnerships created to help build programming, resources and funding for Saskatchewan communities.
Although much has been done, the work isn't over. Together, we can contribute to the enhanced participation and sustainable growth.
| Athlete of the Month Award |
| ||With two gold medals in 60-metre hurdles competition, Saskatoon's Michelle Harrison has been named Sask Sport Inc.'s January Athlete of the Month. |
Harrison won her first medal of the month in the event at the national Sanderson Classic Track Meet on Jan. 11. Two weeks later, she struck gold again in the 60-metre hurdles at the international Knights of Columbus Indoor Games. Clocking in at 8.22, she set a Huskie Athletics record and was named the Top Canadian at the event.
Harrison, a University of Saskatchewan student and Huskie Athletics athlete, is currently ranked No. 1 in U SPORTS and in Canadian indoor women's competition in the 60-metre hurdles.