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TOKYO OLYMPIC RECAP

DAY TEN RECAP - AUGUST 2, 2021 Newell advances to pole vault final Tying for first place in the qualification...

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CHEER ON SASK AT THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES

After a lifetime of hard work and dedication to sport, 12 individuals from Saskatchewan will represent Canada at the Olympic...

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ATHLETE TO ATHLETE CO-OP

You are invited to an athlete-only, peer-to-peer discussion to connect with and be supported by other athletes across Canada who...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 30 TO JULY 13

Shaw secures Paralympic spot Midale’s Keely Shaw will be making her Paralympic debut in Tokyo after being named to the...

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WIENS AND CARROLL HEADED TO TOKYO

A second-place finish at the Canadian Olympic Diving Trials earned Pike Lake's Rylan Wiens a ticket to the 2020 Olympic...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 23-29

Canada captures silver at World Para Ice Hockey Championship The Canadian men’s Para ice hockey team finished with a silver...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 16-22

Nikita Ens breaks records at Para swimming World Series event Meadow Lake’s Nikita Ens set two new Canadian records and...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP JUNE 2-8

Priddell named alternate  Regina’s Kenzie Priddell was named an alternate for the artistic swimming team nominated to represent Canada at the Tokyo Games.   The eight...

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CELEBRATE PRIDE MONTH IN JUNE

June is known across the world as Pride Month. Parades, festivals and events celebrating the LGBTQ2SI+ community happen across the...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 26 – JUNE 1

Canada picks up first win at WBSC Baseball Americas Qualifier  Canada got off to a strong start at the WBSC...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 19-25

Baseball Canada announces roster for qualifier Saskatchewan pitchers Andrew Albers and Dustin Molleken are among 25 athletes named to Baseball Canada’s roster...

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SASKATCHEWAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME 2021 INDUCTEES INCLUDES SIX WITH OLYMPIC/PARALYMPIC TIES

On Thursday, May 20, five athletes, one builder and two teams were inducted into the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame....

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 12-18

Thibeault punches ticket to Tokyo Boxer Tammara Thibeault, who calls Regina her hometown, has been named to the Canadian boxing...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP MAY 5-11

Para swimmer Nikita Ens nominated for Paralympic team Nikita Ens is among seven athletes announced Tuesday by Swimming Canada as...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP April 28-MAY 4

Rylan Wiens captures bronze and a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for Canada In a terrific performance at the...

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WEEKLY ROUNDUP APRIL 21-27

Hudak and Ehman get nod for national Para Nordic teams Prince Albert’s Brittany Hudak and Saskatoon’s Jesse Ehman have named...

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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...

Meet the Team

The Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan has a dedicated team to help athletes and coaches in Saskatchewan achieve their athletic and career goals.

Michelle Dezell

High Performance Manager

  • Since 2001, Michelle Dezell has worked with the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan and Sask Sport. As the inaugural Athlete Services Manager she created a menu of support and performance services for Saskatchewan athletes and coaches. This individualized approach to programming enriches the training, performance and transition environments for Saskatchewan athletes and coaches as they contribute to the overall success of Team Canada at Olympic and Paralympic games.
  • Michelle moved to a new position to become the High Performance Manager for the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan and Sask Sport Inc. in 2019. She has over 25 years of experience in amateur sport as a volunteer, athlete, coach, official and administrator. During her spare time she enjoys finding golf balls she has misplaced on the course.
  • Michelle received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (1993) and is a Life Skills Coach (YWCA), CAAWS Leadership Workshop facilitator, and trained in mediation and conflict resolution (ADR Saskatchewan).
306.975.0861

Kia Schollar

Manager of Athlete Services

  • Kia joined the CSCS team in the fall of 2017 but was very familiar with the organization as she had been a registered athlete with the centre since 2002. Kia utilized the CSCS and Game Plan services as a High Performance athlete in the sport of canoe-kayak. She is now the first point of contact for our province’s elite athletes and strives to help connect each individual with the services that will help them excel to the best of their ability, as they chase their dreams and turn them into tangible goals.
  • Kia grew up as an athlete in the Saskatchewan sport system and eventually went through the National sport system; competing for Team Canada from 2005 through 2012. She proudly wore the Maple Leaf at Pan American Games, World Championships, World Cup and Pan American Championships. She was a 12x National champion and has held multiple national records in singles, doubles and four person events. After competing Kia coaches and worked as a sport administrator and brings all of the knowledge and experience she gained to her position with us.
  • Kia has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan. She is also a trained Canadian Women & Sport facilitator.
306.780-9301

Travis Laycock

Performance Services Manager

  • Travis Laycock has worked with the Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan, which is the contracted service provider for the Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan, since 1998.  The (SMSCS) is a non-profit organization under Sask Sport Inc. that has been providing services to athletes and teams for the past 30 years. Travis is the first point of contact for those athletes who wish to utilize the Centre’s sport science services in sport nutrition, strength conditioning, mental performance, exercise physiology and biomechanics. Additionally, Travis is responsible for processing athlete claims for the Centre’s medical reimbursement program.
  • Travis received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (1997) from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Business Administration (2007) from Lansbridge University in New Brunswick. He is also a Bronze Medal recipient of the Royal Canadian Humane Association and has received a Saskatchewan Premier’s Commendation for Heroic actions that occurred in 2014.  Growing up, Travis played Major Junior hockey in the Western Hockey League for the Prince Albert Raiders (1989-1992) and then U Sport hockey for the University of Saskatchewan.  During his spare time he coaches hockey, basketball, football and soccer.
306.975.0867

Lisa Hoffart

Game Plan Advisor

  • Lisa is a Registered Psychologist and a Mental Performance Consultant for the Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan. Taking a holistic approach to working with athletes from grassroots to international levels, Lisa helps them to develop and implement mental performance skills. In this role, Lisa has contributed to Team Saskatchewan’s performances at the Canada Summer Games, Canada Winter Games, and the Western Canada Summer Games.
  • Lisa is also an advisor with Game Plan, Canada’s national athlete wellness program. Through this program, Lisa works with athletes, helping them to develop their skills outside of sport. As a result, athletes are able to focus on health, education, and career opportunities both during their high-performance career and beyond.
  • Coming from an athletic background, Lisa ran track and field and cross country in university, and competed at the CIS (now U Sport) championships. She continues to compete in distance events on the roads and trails.