#SaskProud Cheer on 2018 SASKATCHEWAN
Could it be you?
Find out if you are Canada's next Olympian!
RBC Training Ground is coming to Saskatchewan!
March 17, 2018
Prairieland Park Hall C,503 Ruth St. West, Saskatoon
Ages 14-25 yrs
Register now at: www.cbc.ca/olympics/trainingground/#/register
Select your time slot when registering for your challenge (approx 1 hour session)
Athletes will compete in four exercises that include: Vertical Jump, 10/30/40 Metre Sprint, Isometric Mid-Thigh Pull, and 20 Metre Multi-Stage Shuttle Run. RBC Training Ground is a day of physical challenges for athletes to showcase their podium potential. Athletes who meet or exceed performance benchmarks set by national sport officials will be invited to attend the RBC Training Ground Regional final where they'll compete for a chance to receive funding and support to fuel their passion and ambition towards Olympic glory.
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RBC TRAINING GROUND IS A NATIONAL PROGRAM CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RBC, CBC, AND THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE WITH THE PURPOSE OF IDENTIFYING AND SUPPORTING THE NEXT GENERATION OF HIGH PERFORMANCE ATHLETES IN CANADA.
And they're off! Now that the Games have officially started, be sure to show your support for Team Canada!
Take a photo of your #WinningFace
Post it to social media using the hashtag #WinningFace
Encourage others to do the same!
Government of Canada Provides Increased Funding for Canadian Athletes
The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, announced today increased funding to the Athlete Assistance Program (AAP). The investment will increase annual funding by an additional $5 million for a total of $33 million, which represents an 18 percent increase.
The cost associated with preparing and competing in international sport is significant. This first increase in AAP funding in 14 years will help alleviate some of the financial pressure for approximately 1900 athletes across Canada.
The Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network (COPSI Network) sees first-hand the impact of the investment in our athletes. "The AAP truly contributes to the pursuit of excellence. The funds are dedicated for training and living expenses, in addition to tuition support. It ensures that athletes are prepared to compete on the field of play and are also prepared for life in their post sport career," says Dale Henwood, President and CEO of the Canadian Sport Institute Calgary.
The COPSI Network applauds the decision of the Government of Canada as they continue to invest and support high performance athletes on their journey to the podium.
>> COPSI Network Announcement