March 29 , 2019
A deserving class of recipients and finalists were celebrated at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards in Saskatoon on Thursday. They were joined at the event by Eric Olauson, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, and Dale Reed, Vice Chair of Sport with Sask Sport’s Board of Directors.
Saskatchewan Sport Awards  
Saskatchewan’s amateur sport community celebrated the outstanding achievements of its athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers at last night’s Saskatchewan Sport Awards in Saskatoon.
 
The evening included presentations to recipients in six Athlete of the Year award categories. Congratulations to all of the 2018 finalists and recipients!

Female Athlete of the Year
Shelby Newkirk • Saskatoon • Para Swimming

Male Athlete of the Year
Kurt Oatway • Regina • Para Alpine Skiing
 
Youth-Female Athlete of the Year
Savannah Sutherland • Borden • Athletics
  
Youth-Male Athlete of the Year
Daniel McCullough • Saskatoon • Kayaking
 
Team of the Year
Team Sask Under-19 Women • Regina • Water polo
   
Master Athlete of the Year
Ted Rowan • Martensville • Athletics
   
Recipients for Coach Dedication, Coach of the Year, Official and Volunteer Awards were previously announced in March and presented as part of the evening’s celebrations. Detailed bios for all award recipients and finalists are below.
February Athlete of the Month  
Photo Credit:
huskies.usask.ca
Saskatoon’s Julianne Labach is Sask Sport’s February Athlete of the Month.
 
Labach finished third in the 1,000 metre race and ninth in the 800 m at the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invitational. She set Saskatchewan Athletics indoor records at the senior women’s level for both races.
   
Labach, U Sports Canada West female track athlete of the year, also won gold in the 600 m and 1,000 m, and silver in the 1,500 m, at the U Sports Canada West Track and Field Championship. At the event, she helped the University of Saskatchewan Women’s Track and Field Team finish first overall.
WISE supports Sask Rowing     
The Saskatchewan Rowing Association is one of the new recipients of a Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund investment.
    
The CAAWS grant will help the provincial sport organization provide access to Learn to Row Summer Camps in Prince Albert, Lloydminster, Saskatoon and Regina.
Thank You Volunteers!     
National Volunteer Week is April 7-13. During this time, individuals and organizations across the country will celebrate those who donate time and energy to making their community better. 
  
Volunteers are essential to the success and growth of Saskatchewan’s amateur sport community, so be sure to spread the word and thank a volunteer in your life!
 
More information about the National Volunteer Week is available at volunteer.ca , where non-profit organizations can also access valuable resources about successfully recruiting, working with and recognizing volunteers.
Sask. Volunteer Receives National Award
Regina’s Bernadette McIntyre recently received the Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award from the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance.
  
McIntyre, who previously received the Volunteer Award at the Saskatchewan Sport Awards , is a dedicated volunteer who committed time and energy to many events in 2018, including the Tim Hortons Brier, Memorial Cup and CP Women’s Open.
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Reminder: Respect in Sport Resource Line
The Respect in Sport Resource Line is a valuable tool that’s available to Provincial Sport Governing Bodies 365 days per year. Use the contact information below to access expert staff who can guide you to the necessary resources pertaining to:
    
  • child and youth maltreatment
  • bullying
  • hazing
  • national/provincial child and youth protection laws, and
  • organization-specific risk management and dispute resolution models
  
This nation-wide, toll-free, resource line is confidential and anonymous.
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