January 30, 2019
Renewed Lottery Agreement to Benefit Saskatchewan Communities
The Honourable Gene Makowsky, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister , announced a renewed lottery agreement today, ensuring that sport, culture and recreation organizations will continue to receive and benefit from Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds over the next five years. 
   
“We fully support the new lottery agreement, and look forward to another five years working with our partners to build active, healthy communities in Saskatchewan,” Sask Sport Chair, Leslie Blyth said. “Long-term planning is essential to non-profit organizations and their ability to deliver quality, sustainable programs, services and events. This agreement will continue to positively impact our communities and provide more opportunities for all. Together, we all win!”
Athlete of the Year Award Finalists Unveiled
Photo Credit: Canadian Paralympic Committee and Chris Witwicki/Canada Snowboard
Seventeen athletes and teams from across Saskatchewan have been announced as finalists for the 2018 Athlete of the Year awards.
 
Eligible voters representing Sask Sport’s active and affiliate members have until noon on February 4 to cast their ballot.
December Athlete of the Month
Moose Jaw’s Graeme Fish is Sask Sport’s December Athlete of the Month. Fish, a member of Speed Skating Canada’s National Development Team, won bronze in the 10,000 metre race at the International Skating Union (ISU) World Cup 1 in Poland.
   
That performance placed him ahead of some of the top distance skaters in the world, including Ted-Jan Bloemen, the current world record holder and Olympic Champion in that distance.
Sask Spotlight
Victoire Tumba
While enrolled at Sacred Heart School, Tumba was participating on the school basketball team when he learned of the various opportunities that could be available through the Dream Broker program. Victoire met with his Dream Broker, Alyssa Strasser, to discuss his aspirations which helped her determine that he had an overwhelming passion for the sport of basketball. Already a very skilled athlete, his introduction to basketball came when he shot hoops with neighborhood friends, but before Dream Brokers, he was unaware that participation in organized basketball would provide him access to leadership opportunities and structured coaching.
Join the conversation to help end the stigma around mental illness on Bell Let’s Talk Day. With your support, Bell will donate 5 cents today for every:
  • Tweet using #BellLetsTalk
  • View of the #BellLetsTalk video on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Snapchat
  • Use of the #BellLetsTalk photo frame on Facebook
  • #BellLetsTalk filter sent on Snapchat
    
Since its launch in 2010, the Bell Let’s Talk initiative has raised nearly $100 million for mental health services across Canada.
Grants for Sport and Recreation Injury Prevention
Local organizations interested in delivering programs related to traffic safety and brain injury prevention can apply for a grant from SGI and the Acquired Brain Injury Partnership Project.
    
The grant supports a wide range of initiatives, including those that address sport and recreation injury prevention. The average grant amount is $1,000 per program.
      
Complete details about the program and how to apply are available below.
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