April 22, 2020
COVID-19 Update
During the last few weeks, the sport community has risen to the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions on gatherings and activities. From online training to video workouts, many of you are finding ways to continue to stay in touch while staying safe. 

With warm weather upon us, it’s a good time to review the provincial restrictions and guidelines currently in place to ensure we continue to follow the rules and advice of public health officials. 

Public Health Orders

A Public Health Order is in effect requiring all “non-essential” businesses to close their public-facing services. It also limits the size of public gatherings to fewer than 10 people in one room, unless two metres of separation between people can be maintained. 

On March 23, 2020, the provincial government ordered the closure of all recreational and entertainment facilities including fitness centres, arenas, curling rinks, swimming pools, galleries, theatres, museums and similar facilities.  
The list does not include every possible sport activity. If in doubt, please seek advice and clarification by contacting the provincial COVID-19 information line at

Advice and guidelines for physical distancing are available below. By following the guidelines, we all have the best chance of remaining safe and getting back to normal activities as soon as possible.
COVID-19 and Non-Profits

After conducting a survey, the Saskatchewan Nonprofit Partnership has released a report looking at non-profit organizations amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. For insights into how this sector is being affected, see the report below.
Celebrate National Volunteer Week  
April 19-25 is National Volunteer Week!

Volunteers are the foundation of Saskatchewan’s lottery-funded sport, culture and recreation groups. Their work creates opportunities for all of us to grow, learn and play.

We can’t thank them enough!

Be sure to join the conversation and thank a volunteer in your life this week. Not sure what to say or how to celebrate? See the resources below.
Athlete of the Month   
Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish is Sask Sport’s most recent Athlete of the Month.
Fish set a world record to win a gold medal in the men’s 10,000 metres at the World Single Distance Speed Skating Championships in Utah in February.

Fish crossed the finish line in 12:33.868. He also captured a bronze medal earlier in the competition in the 5,000-metre race.
Note: As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Athlete of the Month program is suspended until further notice.
Team Sask Mission Staff   
Mark Bracken and Greg Perreaux, both of the Saskatchewan Games Council, will lead Team Saskatchewan as the Chef de Mission and Assistant Chef de Mission at the upcoming Canada Summer Games to be held Aug. 6-22, 2021, in Niagara, Ont.
With the Chef and Assistant Chef de Mission roles filled, Team Sask is now looking to select mission staff for the Games. The application deadline is June 15, 2020.
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