Oct. 8, 2019
Left to right: Dave Robertson of the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan, Faye Matt of Special Olympics Saskatchewan, Wayne McNeil of the Respect Group, Kenric Exner, Chair of Sask Sport's volunteer Board of Directors and Gene Makowsky, Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport.
Spread the Word about Safe Sport
Sask Sport is partnering with the Government of Saskatchewan to promote safe sport awareness. 

Throughout October, this campaign will widely share safe sport messages across the web, including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. These messages will direct users to sasksport.sk.ca/safesport , where they can access a comprehensive list of safe sport tools and resources. 

“Bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination, as well as other forms of maltreatment in sport, are unacceptable,” said Kenric Exner, Chair of Sask Sport’s volunteer Board of Directors, at the campaign kick off on Oct. 7. 

“There are important resources available to activity leaders, coaches, parents and athletes that are designed to help navigate, report and resolve potential issues."
Respect in Sport Administrator Training Workshop
New RIS Administrators must also fill out the RiS Administrator Change Form. All forms and questions about these workshops, can be sent to Lisa Stewart at lstewart@sasksport.sk.ca or (306) 975-0829.

Full details about the Respect in Sport program are available below. 
Jumpstart Afterschool Program Expands 
Charles Red Hawk Elementary School, of Whitecap Dakota First Nation, became the eighth school to partner with the Jumpstart Afterschool Program following the official signing ceremony on Sept. 30.

Students, teachers and members from Saskatoon Public Schools, as well as other special guests and dignitaries, were present at the ceremony, which took place during the Welcome Back Wacipi Pow Wow. Many of the guests were dressed in recognition of Orange Shirt Day.

The Jumpstart program assists youth ages 9-12 who are living in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods by providing structured participation opportunities during after-school hours. You can learn more about the program at the link below.

2020 WISE Fund Program  
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) will soon begin accepting applications for its 2020 Women in Sport Engagement (WISE) Fund program.

This initiative will provide $2,500 grants to 30 organizations that are advancing gender equity in Canadian sport.

Applications will be accepted Oct. 11 to Nov. 8. Details about funding criteria and how to apply are available below. 
Athlete of the Month Award 
Julee Stewart of Regina is the recipient of Sask Sport's August Athlete of the Month Award .

Stewart won gold in the Adult Elite 3-Baton and placed fifth in the Adult Elite Artistic Twirl event at the International Cup in Limoges, France. She also was a member of an artistic group at the International Cup that placed third.

Stewart also competed in the Grand Prix held in Limoges, where she finished sixth in Adult Elite Solo and 12th in the Adult Elite 2-Baton.
Celebrating Saskatchewan Athletes 
Several Saskatchewan athletes have recently received high honours.

  • In September, basketball player Michael Linklater received the Inclusion Award at the Canadian Sport Awards. Linklater, from Saskatoon and the Thunderchild First Nation, was a member of the 2019 CEBL champion Saskatchewan Rattlers and is the creator of the Boys with Braids campaign for Indigenous youth.

  • The Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame now includes four new athletes who trained and competed in Sask. Colleen Sostorics and Hayley Wickenheiser, members of the women’s hockey team at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, and Kaylyn Kyle and Kelly Parker, members of the women’s soccer team at the London 2012 Olympics, were among the inductees announced last month.

  • Sostorics and Parker are also among eight new inductees to the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. They are joined in the Class of 2019 by Chris Biegler (basketball), Clarence Campbell (hockey), Wendel Clark (hockey), Bill Kinash (cycling), Jacki Nichol (softball) and Marg Sihvon (basketball). Full bios are available from the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to these athletes whose accomplishments continue to inspire!
Provincial Award Nominations 
Nomination deadlines are approaching for two major Saskatchewan Awards. 
The Saskatchewan Volunteer Medal

This award recognizes the contributions of volunteers within Saskatchewan and their commitment to improving the quality of life within their community and across the province. 

Nomination deadline: Oct. 18  
The Saskatchewan Order of Merit 

This award recognizes outstanding citizens who demonstrate excellence, achievement, and contributions to the cultural, social and economic well-being of the province.

Nomination deadline: Nov. 1
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