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WEEKLY ROUNDUP APRIL 7-13

Clark, Lacquette and Shirley invited to national women’s hockey selection camp Saskatoon forwards Emily Clark and Sophie Shirley, as well...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 31-APRIL 6

Aikens and Canadian rugby sevens team sweep Emirates Invitational With no competition in nearly a year, there may have been...

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“IT’S HARD TO DREAM SOMETHING IF YOU CAN’T SEE IT”: NEW INITIATIVE BENEFITING LOCAL FEMALE COACHES

Written by Matt Johnson for Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan Through spending most of her life growing up in sports, Emily...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MARCH 17-MARCH 23

McMorris makes Canadian history in big air With a two-run total of 179.25 points, Regina’s Mark McMorris captured gold and...

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CLARK, LACQUETTE NAMED TO HOCKEY CANADA TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

With files Hockey Canada Emily Clark and Brigette Lacquette are among 35 players invited by Hockey Canada to attend the...

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SASK DIVING COACH AND ATHLETE HONOURED IN NATIONAL AWARDS

With files, photos and video from Diving Plongeon Canada Two Saskatchewan diving connections were honoured with Diving Plongeon Canada Awards...

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BIATHLETE PLETZ NAMED TO JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

With files from Biathlon Canada and Biathlon SaskatchewanPhoto courtesy of Sask Games Council Regina’s Logan Pletz is one of 16...

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PANDEMIC PROVINDING UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DZAKA

Ghana-born and Saskatoon-raised coach Mavis Dzaka first joined the Huskies Athletics track and field program as an athlete in 1999...

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FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is Black History Month and Canada, as well as Saskatchewan, has a long history of Black athletes and coaches...

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CANADA TO PLAY IN GROUP A AT OLYMPICS AS WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MEETS FOR VIRTUAL CAMP

The Canadian women’s basketball team, led by Saskatchewan-based head coach Lisa Thomaidis, will face off against South Korea, Serbia and...

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ERICA GAVEL TO SERVE AS VICE-CHAIR OF CANADIAN PARALYMPIC ATHLETES’ COUNCIL

Prince Albert wheelchair basketball player Erica Gavel is "humbled and honoured" after being selected to her new role as the...

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CSCS JANUARY 2021 NEWSLETTER

The latest edition of the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan newsletter is now available. Read it HERE.

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ADVISORY ON COVID-19

January 18, 2021 Updates Disease Update As we move into 2021 the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 world-wide is...

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BOBSLEDDER BEN COAKWELL BUILDS TRAINING GYM IN HIS GARAGE

Moose Jaw Oympian Ben Coakwell, a member of the the Canadian bobsleigh team, temporarily swapped his bobsleigh helmet for a...

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5 QUESTIONS WITH OLYMPIC HOPEFUL KENZIE PRIDDELL

Before training was shut down, you had moved to Montreal to train with the national synchronized swimming team, how did...

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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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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.