June 17, 2019
Sask Sport welcomes new chair,
board members     
Kenric Exner was elected Chair of Sask Sport Inc. at the organization’s Annual General Meeting on June 15.

Exner has been a member of Sask Sport’s Board of Directors since 2017, when he was nominated by the Saskatchewan Hockey Association. At the AGM, the sport federation’s membership also elected four new members to its Board of Directors: 

  • Julie Brandt (Saskatchewan Games Council)
  • Lance Dudar (Triathlon Saskatchewan)
  • Murray Stroeder (CURLSASK) 
  • Kim Wudrick (Football Saskatchewan)

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank our members for their outstanding efforts, as well as all of the volunteers who contribute to amateur sport,” outgoing Chair Leslie Blyth told delegates at the meeting.

“All of you play a crucial role in developing and delivering quality sport for people and communities across Saskatchewan. Sask Sport’s key accomplishments from this past year are largely a result of your teamwork and passion for sport.”   

In total, the Board of Directors consists of 13 volunteer board members who help frame Sask Sport’s values, vision and mission and identify the priority needs of the organization’s members. 
Celebrate National Indige nous Pe oples Day
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day – a time for everyone to celebrate the outstanding achievements and rich culture of First Nations, Inuit and M é tis peoples.

Events are planned across the province, but if you can’t make it out, you can join the conversation online using #NIPDCanada .
KidSport Month Raises $237,000
KidSport Saskatchewan teamed up with local KidSport chapters across the province to raise $237,000 during KidSport Month in May.

To raise the funds, the 40 local chapters across the province hosted a variety of fundraising events and activities, including three Fun & Fitness Corporate Challenges, barbecues, hot dog sales, steak nights, and basketball and golf tournaments.

“Thank you Saskatchewan for helping us raise money to ensure all kids can participate in sport in our province,” said Jerry Shoemaker, Provincial KidSport Committee Chair. “I am so proud of our Local KidSport Chapters and the volunteers who run each program in communities across the province.

KidSport is so important for kids in Saskatchewan to allow lessons in life. Together, we are helping to create tomorrow’s community leaders.”

KidSport Month was declared in the province of Saskatchewan on May 1 by the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Recreation. Promotion, awareness and fundraising initiatives occur throughout the year, but efforts are heightened during KidSport Month. KidSport Month is proudly presented by Canada Life. 

To donate or learn more about KidSport, visit kidsport.ca/sk.
Jumpstart Profile   
For Curtis Vinish, being involved in the Jumpstart Afterschool Program as a mentor has been part of his continuing education.

Vinish, who is studying education at the University of Saskatchewan, wanted to gain some practical experience o utside the study hall and got involved with Jumpstart in 2016. 
Athlete of the Month    
Rylan Wiens is Sask Sport’s Athlete of the Month for May.

During the month, the diver from Pike Lake, Sask., delivered gold-medal performances at the Toon Town Western Classic and Canadian Senior Summer Diving National Championships. At the latter competition, Wiens topped 13 competitors to become the first Saskatchewan athlete to win gold at the event.
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