Bell Let's Talk Day is on January 25, 2017
SAVE THE DATE AND SET A REMINDER
On Bell Let's Talk Day, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards mental health initiatives in Canada, by counting every text, call, tweet, Instagram post, Facebook video view and Snapchat geofilter. Let's beat the 2016 record for Bell Let's Talk Day participation! Remember, every interaction on Bell Let's Talk Day counts.
Help end the stigma around mental illness. One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime. One of the biggest hurdles for anyone suffering from mental illness is overcoming the stigma. It is the number one reason why two-thirds of those living with a mental illness do not seek help.
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HP Coach Professional Development Session
The Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan and the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan are hosting Coach Professional Development Session's on Athlete and Coach Mental Health. These sessions will take place January 25, 2017 in Saskatoon and January 26, 2017 in Regina. Both events will be held over the lunch hour from 11:30am - 1:30pm.
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Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday!
ParticipACTION has the ultimate Play List to get you moving - 150 activities that define our land and people - from sledge hockey to lacrosse to snow shoveling and more. Get out there, show your support for our Saskatchewan sports, try as many as you can and track your activities online and earn chances to win great prizes!
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The 2017 WADA Prohibited List came into effect on January 1, 2017
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) alerts the Canadian sport community that the new World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2017 Prohibited List came into effect on January 1, 2017.
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The Canadian Paralympic Committee is notifying you that the nomination process for the 2017 Board of Directors Elections is currently underway. The process for nominating an individual and all materials are posted HERE. Deadline: Feb. 20, 2017.
Also: The Canadian Paralympic Committee is currently seeking nominations for its Athlete Council for two winter sport representatives and one summer sport representative. As an athlete-centered sport organization, the mandate of the CPC Athlete Council is to represent the best interests of Canadian Paralympians and athletes competing in Paralympic sports on a senior national team. It acts as the athlete voice to the CPC Board of Directors and its various committees.
As such, the Canadian Paralympic Committee is notifying you of the nomination process for the Athlete Council nominations and election. The process for nominating an individual and all materials are posted HERE. Deadline: Jan. 5, 2017.
TRUESPORT - LYLE MAKOSKY VALUES AND ETHICS IN SPORT FUND
2017-18 Fund will award a minimum of two $2,000 scholarships to two successful applicants!
Financial awards to support the critical study of sport will be granted annually to applicants who meet the criteria in these categories:
High-performance athletes enrolled at a Canadian university, community college or other post-secondary educational institution.
Post-secondary students active in sport at a non-high-performance level.
Sport practitioners active/working in sport as a high-performance coach, official or administrator.
Educators working in a sport, sports sciences, or sport management/administration or other applicable disciplineFor more information, please review the Terms of Reference.
The deadline to submit is April 30, 2017
GOVERNMENT OF SASKATCHEWAN CELEBRATES 2016 SUMMER OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC CONTINGENT
The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport celebrated athletes, coaches and officials with Saskatchewan connections who participated in the 2016 Summer Olympic and Paralympic games during a ceremony at the Saskatchewan Legislature.
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The following day was spent working with Regina Police School Resources to visit DreamBroker inner-city schools and chat with the students.
Constable Claude with 2016 Rio Olympian, Taryn Suttie
Constable Costanza with 2016 Rio Paralympian, Samantha Ryan
Registration for VISTA 2017 in Toronto is now open
Up until 15 June 2017 there is a special discount rate of CAD $400 to attend the leading conference for parasport experts. Registration for September 20 - 23 VISTA 2017 conference for sports scientists and experts in parasport in Toronto, Canada, is now open at www.vista2017.com with organizers offering a special early bird discount for attendees. The theme is "Opportunities and Challenges in Paralympic Sport Science and Sport Medicine Support," and around 300 of the world's leading sports scientists, sport medicine practitioners, classifiers, coaches, athletes and sport administrators are expected to attend.
Did the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games get you excited?
Did the athletes inspire you?
Do you now want to try some of these exciting parasports?
Then check out the #Parasport programs and how you can get involved in Saskatchewan...and for information on the Parasport Club & Equipment Grants visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/Parasport/