Prince Albert's Janessa Keays earns Judo Bronze

RED DEER, AB (February 27, 2019): Team Sask is proud to announce that Janessa Keays of Prince Albert has earned bronze in the hotly-contested women's +80kg Judo final. Keays outmatched Team BC's Dakota Florence Webb in her last match in order to place third, a placing shared with Team Newfoundland and Labrador's Emma Mullett. See full results here.

These are the first Canada Games for the 15-year-old Keays, who earned a gold medal at the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games after going undefeated in six judo matches at the provincial multisport event. Other accomplishments to her name are a first-place finish at the 2018 Pacific International Judo Tournament and second place at the 2018 Judo Canada Open National Championships. See Janessa's full bio here.

Athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the country’s next generation of national, international, Olympic and Paralympic champions. Team Sask alumni and Olympic medalists Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, and Emily Clark can all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport, as can Paralympians Brittany Hudak, Nic Goncin and Lisa Franks.

Throughout the Games, an ongoing Team Sask medal count will be found on the Team Sask website at, and live results and sport schedules will be found at Daily content can be found on Team Sask social media: Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. High-resolution photos can be available here via Jody Bailey or here via the 2019 Canada Winter Games.

The official 2019 Canada Winter Games website is located at


"It feels pretty great to win bronze -- I feel pretty proud of how I did. I started off having the control, then she took it away but I took it back at the finish -- I threw her." 




For more information, please contact:

Karen Lawson
Games Services & Communications Lead
Saskatchewan Games Council
(306) 529-3120 |