January 31, 2015
Excitement was in the air today as Lorne Lasuita, Chef de Mission for Team Sask, announced the team that will be representing Saskatchewan at the 2015 Canada Winter Games.
Team Sask 2015 will participate in the Jeux du Canada Games in Prince George, British Columbia, February 13th to March 1st, 2015. The team consists of 300 athletes, coaches, managers, technicians and participant assistants, as well as 19 Mission Staff. Team Sask is represented by approximately 64 communities across Saskatchewan.
“Our government is proud of the young athletes representing Saskatchewan at the 2015 Canada Winter Games,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Mark Docherty said. “2015 has been declared the Year of Sport in Canada, in part to celebrate the role sports play in shaping our national identity. Sport is important to our nation’s citizens, including, of course, the members of Team Saskatchewan. This team is made up of passionate individuals who are wonderful ambassadors for our growing province.”
“The Games enhance sport development in Canada and create legacies in the host community” Lasuita said. “This group is truly a provincial team, as over 60 communities throughout the province are represented, creating a strong message of the value of sport in developing a healthy active lifestyle.”
The Canada Games are Canada’s largest multi-sport event and have a positive impact on Canada’s next generation of national, international and Olympic champions. In Saskatchewan, the likes of Catriona LeMay Doan, Mark McMorris and Patrick Marleau, all Canada Games alumni, have excelled at the international and Olympic level.
“Best wishes to Team Sask as they prepare to compete and represent our province at the 2015 Canada Winter Games,” said Jeff Herback, President of Sask Sport Inc. “Your hard work and determination not only make you role models, but also demonstrate why sport is more than a game. Sport helps create healthy lifestyles and teaches invaluable life skills, such as teamwork and responsibility. I hope that you enjoy every minute of these games and achieve your personal goals.”
Athletes will be competing in 19 different sports throughout the two week event. Team Sask results will be updated daily on the Team Sask web site at www.teamsask.ca and can also be found at https://cg2015.gems.pro.
The official 2015 Canada Winter Games Web site is located at www.canadagames2015.ca.
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