February 27 , 2019
The Canada Winter Games are underway! Congratulations to all of our Saskatchewan athletes, including Logan Pletz , who won gold in the 12.5 km biathlon.

The Canada Winter Games run until March 3 and you can follow all of the action at canadagames.ca and @2019canadagames on Facebook and Twitter . Like what you see? Let Team Sask know using #SaskProud .
Complaints and Dispute Resolution Policy Workshop
On March 12 and 15, Sask Sport and its partner — Alternate Dispute Resolution Saskatchewan — will provide training in the Dispute Resolution Policy suite that all members are required to have. Samples of the policy suite are available on the Sask Sport website . These half-day workshops will provide detailed information and hands-on learning opportunities to help members understand and administer the policy:
   
  • Review of the policy suite, including clarity on how the process works when a complaint or dispute arises
  • Best practices for proactively dealing with problems before they arise
  • Tips for effective communication
Session 1 - Saskatoon
   
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
11:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    
Administration Building for Sport Culture and Recreation - Boardroom 122
Session 2 - Regina
 
Friday, March 15, 2019
11:45 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  
Double Tree by Hilton Hotel and Conference Centre -
Swift Current Room
Please RSVP to Lisa Stewart at lstewart@sasksport.sk.ca or (306) 975-0829,
and advise us of any food allergies or other dietary restrictions within your RSVP.
January Athlete of the Month
Jessica Frotten of Regina is Sask Sport’s January Athlete of the Month. Frotten set a Canadian record while winning the bronze medal in the T53 400 metre race at the Canberra International Track Meet. 
She also won a silver medal in the T53 200 m, bronze in the T53 5000 m, sixth in the T53 800 m, and seventh in the T53 1500 m. A few days later, Frotten competed at the Oz Day 10 km road race in the Open Division and finished seventh. These were both international competitions with participants from all over the world.
Parasport Club Development and
Equipment Grants
Application Deadline: March 22

The Parasport Club Development Grant provides financial assistance to support "new" developmental programs in communities, or the expansion of existing sport programs for persons with a disability (such as new age groups, gender, or sport within an existing club setting). Funds can be used to offset regular costs related to CLUB delivery, such as facility rental, coaching development, officiating, travel assistance, etc. 

The Parasport Equipment Grant provides financial assistance to assist the purchase of adapted equipment for people with a disability to participate in organized sport programs. The cost of specialized (adapted) equipment for athletes with a disability is a significant barrier to their participation.

  
Application Deadlines for both grants are March 22 and/or September 22 annually; clubs must submit applications to their PSGB's and Districts.
The Parasport grants are funded through a program of Sask Sport Inc. with Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds. Saskatchewan Lotteries is the main fundraiser for over 12,000 sport, culture and recreation and community groups in the province.
This week Sask Sport distributed 1,900 pink shirts to students at 19 schools participating in the Dream Brokers program. This initiative allowed students across our province to join a chorus of Canadians promoting kindness.
    
At Sask Sport, we believe in the power of sport and events like Pink Shirt Day. Together, these efforts are building respect, self-esteem and positive outcomes for people of all ages.
Looking for ways to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8?
Host a Women and Leadership workshop! The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) Workshop Facilitators are available for a variety of professional development events, including conferences, staff training, and AGMs. Topics include: effective communication, conflict management, influencing change, life balance, effective networking and leading with confidence.
Nominate an extraordinary woman for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award, and recognize her outstanding contribution to sport, culture or recreation in our province! Nominations are due March 1.
Sask Spotlight:
Dream Brokers’ Albert Community School in Regina
On February 20, 2019, CBC featured the Dream Broker program and celebrated the program’s positive impact.
   
"It's the best job ever. The smiles are the best thing," Dream Broker Stacey Laing told CBC. "That's when you know kids are having a good time."
Mark your calendars! The Saskatchewan Sport Awards will be held March 28 in Saskatoon. This annual event celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of Saskatchewan athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers. You can learn more about the event, as well as the 17 Athlete of the Year finalists, below.
Job Opportunities
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