SPORT. It's More Than A Game (SIMTAG)
"SPORT. It's More Than A Game" is a campaign to ensure the long term growth and development of amateur sport in Saskatchewan by promoting the benefits of amateur sport.
SIMTAG Poster Series
Sask Sport Inc. launched a new poster series as part of "SPORT. It's More Than A Game" (SIMTAG) campaign. SIMTAG aims to ensure the long term growth and development of amateur sport in Saskatchewan by promoting the benefits of amateur sport. Click on each new poster, and read the story and more information about the people featured on the poster.
The posters showcase promising younger athletes such as Taryn McKenzie, who was a member of Team Saskatchewan at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games, and Para-Nordic skier Brittany Hudak, who took part in the 2014 Paralympics. Also featured are veteran athletes, including Kaylyn Kyle (part of Canada's women's soccer team that won bronze at the 2012 London Summer Olympics), Michael Qing (holds 16 long course and 16 short course Down Syndrome International Swimming Organization records) and Miranda Biletski (member of the Canadian Wheelchair Rugby team since 2009 and multiple medal winner).
Two coaches are featured: University of Saskatchewan Huskies women's basketball coach Lisa Thomaidis (has led the Huskies to three Canada West conference championships) and Saskatoon Hilltops' coach Tom Sargeant (has led the Hilltops to 10 Canadian Bowl Championships in 11 appearances). Colette Bourgonje, who has served as a mentor to Brittany Hudak, is featured on a poster and so is mentor Michael Linklater, who has given back by co-ordinating White Buffalo's basketball program. There is also a poster featuring Saskatoon referee Tim Kroeker, who has worked 133 games over nine seasons in the Canadian Football League, including the 2008, 2012 and 2014 Grey Cups.
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