Sask Sport Inc. Annual Report 2018-19



Sask Sport Inc. and Saskatchewan Lotteries Benefiting Saskatchewan for Over 45 Years

Volunteers remain the foundation of the lottery-funded sport, culture and recreation system. They support a cost-effective and efficient delivery system that empowers people to make the best decisions for their communities. Each year, over 330,000 volunteers combined with non-profit professionals, form a vast and skilled workforce motivated by a shared belief that participation in sport, culture and recreation should be accessible for all, and that it has the power to transform lives and communities.


Message from the Chair

“I am honoured to be a part of such important work with long-lasting and far-reaching benefits for Saskatchewan. Together, we are building a remarkable province that I am #SaskProud to call home.”

Volunteer Board Chair


Selling Dreams at 939 Retail Locations!

Saskatchewan Lotteries is the provincial marketing organization for Western Canada Lottery Corporation (WCLC) products such as LOTTO 6/49, LOTTO MAX and ZING.

This fiscal year, lottery sales reached a record of almost $226 million! LOTTO MAX, BIG SPIN and the holiday-inspired 24 DAYS TO CELEBRATE contributed to the success.


  • Reached a record-breaking $60 million +56 MAXMILLIONS jackpot in October
  • Saskatchewan Lotteries had record LOTTO MAX sales for the year
  • Saskatchewan major prize winners of $10,000 or more, including 14 millionaires
  • Installed interactive monitors at select retail locations to enhance customer experience
  • Introduced the Big Ticket, 24 DAYS TO CELEBRATE, in a new vertical merchandiser
  • Launched $5 THE BIG SPIN. Players have the chance to scratch, watch, spin and win! in the hopes of uncovering a Spin Win—an animated spinning wheel displayed on lottery screens that reveals the prize amount or a Big Spin with the chance to win up to $500,000

Community Grant

The Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program is a partnership involving Sask Sport, SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association. It assists in the development of sport, culture and recreation programs by providing funds to non-profit community organizations operated by volunteers. The goal is to get people involved in sport, culture and recreation activities by enabling communities to address the needs of local residents.

In 2018-19, over $5.7 million was granted to nearly 1,000 communities across the province. This year, the community grants that were received helped fund a number of diverse programs including a taekwondo club in Shaunavon, a youth beading program in Onion Lake First Nation and a music camp in Swift Current.

Federation for Amateur Sport in Saskatchewan

Sask Sport is the amateur sport federation in Saskatchewan with a membership of 65 active and 7 affiliate members . These non-profit, volunteer-led organizations, and a combined network of passionate and skilled professionals and volunteers, form the sport delivery system in Saskatchewan.

The volunteer-led sport delivery system works together to enhance Saskatchewan lives through sport by providing safe and inclusive sport opportunities at introductory, recreational, competitive and high performance levels.

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Programs and Services with Lasting Impact

Sask Sport provides support, ongoing consultation and community assessments that enhance community sport participation through a variety of existing programs and services that:

  • build healthy, connected and engaged communities
  • develop leaders and valuable life skills
  • celebrate achievements and excellence
  • increase capacity and opportunities within communities, and
  • foster safe, inclusive and welcoming environments for all ages and abilities.
  • A complete list of the programs, services and resources that Sask Sport supports is available at

    Two Major Multi-Sport Games in 2018-19

    Canada Games

    Red Deer

    311 Saskatchewan athletes, coaches and support staff from 73 communities
    17 Medals = 3 Gold, 3 Silver, 11 Bronze

    Sask Sport operates the Administration Centres for Sport, Culture and Recreation (Admin Centre) to provide professional business services in an affordable manner to non-profit sport, culture and recreation organizations throughout the province. These services include bookkeeping, payroll, printing and office space rental, in addition to administrative and other common support services.

    This year, the Admin Centre’s services helped 220 non-profit groups to operate efficiently and effectively, and to focus their efforts on providing quality programs to their members.

    Financial Highlights

    Year ended March 31, 2019