Community Connections

  • January 14, 2015

    This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures

    Community Connections is pleased to invite you to our 4th annual event "This is our Community a Celebration of Cultures".  This event will be held on March 15, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Glencairn Neighborhood Centre - 2626 Dewdney Ave. East

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  • September 14, 2012

    Special Olympic Truck Convoy & Truck Pull

    A TRUCK CONVOY of close to 70 trucks with large trailers left Saskatoon in the morning and arrived in Regina at the Turvey Centre at 1pm.

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  • September 8, 2012

    Canadian Paraplegic Association Relay

    I was honoured to attend and bring greetings to this fun event

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  • Chinese Freemasons of Regina

    We were pleased to attend their 4th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration

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  • June 23, 2012

    Aboriginal Day Live & Celebration

    I had the honor of attending the Opening Ceremonies of the National Aboriginal Day Live & Celebrations.

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  • K+S Potash Legacy Mine Ground Breaking Ceremony

    K+S Legacy Project near Bethune, Saskatchewan

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  • Feed the Kids Night

    At North Central Family Centre.

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APRIL 29, 2013

GOVERNMENT CELEBRATES SPECIAL OLYMPICS FLOOR HOCKEY TEAM

The Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport honoured the Special Olympics Team Canada West floor hockey team in a ceremony at the legislature today.  This team, whose members are based out of Saskatoon, Martensville, Prince Albert and Debden, beat Mexico to win the gold medal in the T3 division at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in the Republic of Korea in February.

“Saskatchewan athletes are some of the most competitive in the world,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Kevin Doherty said.  “In addition to winning medals in the last Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, we can now boast that our athletes also snagged a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Winter Games.  These athletes are hardworking, committed individuals who take preparing for international competitions seriously.  They are wonderful ambassadors for our province.”

The team has 16 players, three coaches and four training coaches.  Athletes range in age from 17 to 47.

The team spent years preparing for the Special Olympics World Winter Games.  They qualified for the competition last February at the Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in St. Albert, Alberta.  Once qualified, the team practiced three times a week and consulted with nutritionists and sports psychologists.  They also practiced yoga and travelled to two training camps - one in Toronto in September and one in Lake Placid, New York in December.

“I have been coaching most of these players for more than 10 years,” Head Coach Ken Snell said.  “They have dedicated a great deal of time and energy over the past two years to get to this level.  I am so proud of these athletes and their accomplishments.”

“It’s my dream come true, bringing home a medal,” Forward Mike Siwy said.  “The team was extra motivated to win gold because one of our strong defenders, Dean Boechler, was ill and unable to play for gold.  We did it for him.”

Many of the athletes also compete in Summer Special Olympic sports and will begin training for those sporting events in May.

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For more information, contact:

Chelsea Coupal
Parks, Culture and Sport
Regina
Phone: 306-787-5781
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Cell: 306-527-8152 

Della Ruopp
Sask Sport Inc.
Regina
Phone: 306-780-9375
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Cell: 306-570-9990

 

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