Congratulations to the 2024 Team Saskatchewan athletes & coaches from the Prairie Central District who will attend the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary, AB in February 2024:
Maria Bergerman – Humboldt (5-Pin Bowling – Team 3) Jocelyn Ehr – Muenster (5-Pin Bowling -Team 3) Melissa Hinz – Humboldt (5-Pin Bowling – Team 3) Bo Carriere – Warman (Cross Country Skiing) Lauren Weigel – Wynyard (Figure Skating) Janice Weber – Humboldt (5-Pin Bowling Assistant Coach) Becky Ell – Humboldt (Figure Skating Training Coach)
All athletes competing will be working towards qualifying for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2025. Read more about the 2024 Special Olympics Team Saskatchewan. Learn all about the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games here
CurlSask has awarded their Club Membership Growth award to the Lanigan Curling Club and their Future Club award to the Wynyard Curling Club. Kudos to both curling clubs for their success.
Congratulations to volleyball player, Rosetta Cyr from George Gordon First Nation, as she has been selected as the Sask Sport – “Sport. It’s More Than A Game” Ambassador. Watch the video to see what sport means to her.
The National Trust Governors’ Awards honour contributions to community, identity, and sense of place deserving national attention. This year the Trust’s Board of Governors congratulates Muscowekwan First Nation and their vision for Muscowequan Residential School. It is a remarkable contribution to place making, cultural heritage and historic places.
Congratulations to the community of Saskatchewan Beach on receiving the Communities in Bloom Special Recognition Award in the category of ‘Community Appearance’ for their Entrance Sign, Community Flower Pots and Intersection Planters. Read more
Accolades to our Community Consultant, Aileen Martin. Aileen was recognized by the Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals (SARP) as making outstanding contributions that are beneficial to her community through recreation during Recreation Professionals Week in Saskatchewan, June 20-26, 2022.
Quoting from the SARP website:
“Aileen Martin was born and raised in the heart of the Prairie Central District (PCD) and is proud to call Davidson her hometown. She now lives and farms near Silton, at the south end of Last Mountain Lake with her husband, two active children and a bevy of animals!
Aileen has been a Community Consultant with PCD for five years. With a degree in Political Studies, recreation may not have always been the obvious choice, but a post university DFAIT Internship in New Zealand definitely foreshadowed a future of listening, learning and building relationships in community.
“I love that every day is different in my job. I have the opportunity to meet staff and volunteers and together come up with creative and unique ways to engage communities in sport, culture and recreation. I want everyone to be proud of their hometown.”
A few memorable moments with the District include being a part of the annual Treaty Four Gathering and education sessions with the Buffalo People’s Art Institute, OUTSaskatoon and Harold Littletent’s Dancing Horse Troupe and community Cultural Gatherings including a series of Barn Quilts and Cultural Heritage Workshops.
She is an active volunteer with the Silton Recreation Board, Bulyea SCC, a coach and an advocate for the arts and culture in her community.
“Favourite word – Volunesia (noun): That moment when you forget that you’re volunteering to help change lives because it’s changing yours.””
Congratulations to the Prairie Central District Communities who were recipients of the Canada Community Revitalization Fund.