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CSCS SEPTEMBER 2020 NEWSLETTER

The latest edition of the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan newsletter is now available. You can read it here.

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5 QUESTIONS WITH OLYMPIC HOPEFUL ADREA PROPP

How did you adapt your training to deal with the postponement of the Olympic Games, the cancelling of competitions and...

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CCES Publishes Covid-19 testing procedure FAq for Athletes

(Ottawa, Ontario – July 23, 2020) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) recently resumed urine sample collection...

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5 QUESTIONS WITH OLYMPIC HOPEFUL MICHELLE HARRISON

How have you adapted your training to account for the postponement of the Games and trial competitions, as well as...

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5 QUESTIONS WITH PARALYMPIC HOPEFUL SHELBY NEWKIRK

How's training been going? Training has been going really well. It has definitely changed due to COVID-19 and the pools...

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CCES to Resume Urine Sample Collection

As athletes and sports return to training and provincial health restrictions are lifted, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport...

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Advisory on COVID-19

June 30, 2020 Updates Disease Update The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is over 10 million with over 5.5...

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Statement from the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute (COPSI) Network regarding the announcement of a $5 million investment by the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) and Own the Podium (OTP) for the phased return to high performance sport in Canada.

"Across the country, the COPSI Network has continued to support high performance athletes and coaches from a distance during the...

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CSCS April 2020 Newsletter

The latest edition of the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan newsletter is now available. You can read it here.

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COC and CPC thank IOC for its decision to postpone Games to 2021

IOC has given Tokyo hopefuls worldwide the clarity they need about the immediate future TORONTO/OTTAWA – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)...

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Team Canada will not send athletes to Games in summer 2020 due to COVID-19 risks

TORONTO/OTTAWA (March 22, 2020) – The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC), backed by their Athletes’ Commissions,...

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Saskatchewan Sport Awards Finalists Announced

Sask Sport named eight Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan registered athletes as finalists for the 2019 Saskatchewan Sport Awards Wednesday. The...

Game Plan
Bell Let’s Talk Session – Recap

At the end of January, people across Canada joined in conversations promoting mental health awareness as part of the Bell...

Game Plan
Coach Education – Start training today

Game Plan and the Coaching Association Canada (CAC) are excited to announce that our fall application is now open! We are looking...

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Follow Sask. athletes to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games with cheeronsask.ca

Looking for news and information on Saskatchewan athletes, coaches and team staff on the road to the 2020 Olympic and...

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The 2020 Prohibited List is Now in Effect

Ottawa – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) reminds the Canadian sport community that the World Anti-Doping Agency’s...

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Canadian Paralympic Committee opens new round of grants in support of Paralympic sport development programs

Ottawa – The Canadian Paralympic Committee officially launched the application process for the 2020-21 Paralympic Sport Development Fund on Wednesday, inviting...

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Future Best Deadline

Future Best is designed to assist athletes who are involved in an intense level of training and competition with the...

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High performance Development Grant Deadline

The High Performance Coach Development Grant supports Saskatchewan coaches who work with high performance athletes and are committed to upgrading...

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High Performance Development Grant Deadline

The High Performance Coach Development Grant supports Saskatchewan coaches who work with high performance athletes and are committed to upgrading...

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5 QUESTIONS WITH OLYMPIC HOPEFUL MICHELLE HARRISON

July 17, 2020

How have you adapted your training to account for the postponement of the Games and trial competitions, as well as the limited facilities?

My training is fairly relaxed right now. Since there are no longer any competitions on my schedule for this summer, I am using this time to recharge as well as work on some of my weaknesses. I am doing a lot of work in the gym to work on my strength. The main goal of my training at the moment is to maintain my fitness so I am able to get in a good block of training from November to April when we are hopefully able to get on a track again to prepare for the Trials in 2021.

You had an outstanding final year of competition with the University of Saskatchewan — finding yourself atop the podium, winning awards and breaking records at all levels. What was that experience like and how does it help you prepare for the future?

It felt really good being able to end my university career on such a positive note. I had a few tough years with injuries and it was rewarding to see my hard work pay off being able to make a comeback and run faster than I had previously. The records and awards were just an added bonus!

Among your accolades was being named a U Sports Academic All-Canadian. What were some of the key factors that helped you achieve that status while also excelling on the track and managing a business?

Time management is one of the key components that helped me keep my grades up. If I knew I was going to be away for a track meet or had several work orders, I would work ahead in school so I wouldn’t fall behind and minimize my stress levels.

Your business, Miche’s Niche, requires a lot of creativity to design custom cakes and cookies. What inspired you to create such a business?

I have always enjoyed both art and baking individually. After watching several cake decorating shows on the Food Network, I though I would try making a cake for a family member’s birthday and realized that it was something I really enjoyed doing. My uncle also inspired me as he would always make cool cakes for each birthday growing up.

What drew you to completing a degree in health studies?

I have always been drawn to a career in the health field and am very invested in leading a healthy lifestyle. However, I don’t know exactly what career choice I would like to pursue so I thought that a health studies degree would be a good general starting point.