August 21, 2019
Sask. Athletes Shine on World Stage

Saskatchewan athletes returned from the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, with seven medals — one gold, five silvers and one bronze. They include Delaney Aikens of Briercrest, a member of the gold medal-winning women’s rugby team. 

A contingent from Saskatchewan is also preparing for the Parapan American Games , which kick off on Aug. 23.

Athletes :

  • Erica Gavel (Prince Albert), Wheelchair Basketball, Women’s Team
  • Nik Goncin (Regina), Wheelchair Basketball, Men’s Team
  • Julie Kozun (Melfort), Sitting Volleyball
  • Wyatt Lightfoot (Wilcox), SS6 singles, Para Badminton
  • Mitch McIntyre (Esterhazy), Wheelchair Tennis
  • Krystal Shaw (Moose Jaw), Para Swimming
  • Janz Stein (Regina), Para Athletics, T64 Long Jump


  • Carla Nicholls (Regina), Para Athletics

Officials :

  • Shelia Guenther (Estevan), Para Swim
  • Simon Merkosky (Regina), Para Swim

Congratulations to everyone representing Canada at these Games and good luck to all athletes! An updated list of Sask.-born medal winners from both events is available below. 
Highlighting Hosts of the Western Canada Summer Games
More than 2,000 volunteers welcomed athletes, coaches, officials and other guests to the recent Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) in Swift Current.

Saskatchewan Lotteries, the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 local sport, culture and recreation groups, is proud to have supported the event, which put a spotlight on the facilities and hospitality of Swift Current and surrounding area.

“It showcases that a community of just over 18,000 people can host Western Canada and we can provide a top-notch event for the athletes, coaches and spectators coming to our city,” said Melissa Shaw, Games co-chair.
Photo courtesy of Team Sask
#SaskProud at the WCSG
At the WCSG, Team Sask finished second in the overall medal standings with 56 gold, 80 silver and 77 bronze.

Congratulations to all Team Saskatchewan members and mission staff! Detailed highlights from the event are available from Team Sask at the link below. 
NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop
The NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills Workshop, presented by TeamSnap, provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental movement skills and the core-competencies of the NCCP, with the help of significant hands-on activities.

The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan will host a workshop in Saskatoon on Aug. 27 from 5:30 – 10 p.m. at 510 Cynthia Street.

In this workshop, simple skills are broken down for the key components to help the child learn and understand. Given the opportunity to learn a wide range of physical skills, children acquire the basic building blocks for the competence, confidence and motivation to try many physical activities and sports.
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