Logan Reider from Saskatoon, SK a dual sport athlete was selected as Team Sask’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer for the 2022 Canada Summer Games
ST. CATHARINES, ON (August 21, 2022): Team Sask is pleased to announce that dual sport athlete, Logan Reider (17) of Saskatoon, SK will lead Saskatchewan's contingent as the flag bearer into the 2022 Canada Summer Games Closing Ceremony on August 21st in Niagara Falls, ON.
As flag bearer, Reider will lead a team of 250 athletes, coaches, managers, support staff and mission staff into the Closing Ceremony which will be held at Niagara Falls, ON today, August 21, 2022 at 8pm EST.
Reider is a dual sport athlete for Team Sask. She the captain and point guard on the basketball team and a setter on the volleyball team. During week one, Reider and her team brought home a silver medal! In week two, Reider and her team battled hard for the bronze medal against BC, unfortunately BC won in three straight sets. This September, Reider will be playing basketball for the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, previously played three years on the Huskies Volleyball Club team and was on the provincial team for both sports. She was awarded the 2021 GIT MVP, 2022 Saskatchewan Miss Basketball and 2022 St. Joseph High School Athlete of the Year awards. Reider graduated high school with great distinction.
The 2022 Canada Summer Games will take place in the Niagara Region of Ontario from August 6-21, 2022. The Games will see competition from upwards of 4,500 amateur athletes, competing in 20 different sports and representing all of Canada’s 13 provinces and territories.
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“The Canada Games was an awesome experience for me. I was able to experience the opening ceremony and now the closing, not many athletes are able to do that. I was able to cheer on numerous sports throughout the two weeks and see Canadian culture come together. Being able to compete against the top athletes in the country enabled me to grow, not only as an athlete but as a person as well,” said Logan Reider. “It’s a huge honour to represent the province that I love so much, this is a once in a lifetime experience for me, it’s unbelievable!”
“Logan is the ultimate athlete. She’s an unbelievably talented athlete, but more than that she’s a fierce competitor that is driven to succeed. She’s coachable, hardworking and has no quit in her. A coach’s dream” said Tracy Hazen, Team Sask Volleyball Head Coach.
“I’ve known Logan since she was in grade 6, she has always been fun to coach and a dedicated athlete” remembering her time with Logan, Team Sask Basketball Head Coach Bree Burgess said. “We didn’t know if Logan was going to choose to represent Saskatchewan in basketball or volleyball, it was her decision, and I didn’t want to pressure her either way. I remember the moment Logan told me she was going to come to the Canada Games and represent Team Sask in basketball; she’s our starting point guard, so I knew we had a chance at gold. When the opportunity arose for her to be a dual sport athlete and participate in both basketball and volleyball, I knew we couldn’t take the chance away from her. I’m big on commitment and Logan was extremely respectful to ensure both myself and the Team Sask Volleyball coaches were always aware and on the same page with practices and tournaments. She drove over four hours to participate in a Team Sask basketball practice, when she just played in a Team Sask Volleyball tournament earlier that weekend. I’ve never had an athlete that committed before. She truly an extremely committed and hard-working athlete; she’s a leader and very humble. She knows how to dig deep and get things it done with no questions asked. She deserves this opportunity and is the person you want leading Saskatchewan into the grandstands!”
“Logan is a phenomenal athlete. Her contributions and leadership on both the basketball and volleyball court were instrumental in helping her team win a silver medal in basketball and play for bronze in volleyball. To compete in two sports at the Canada Games level is an accomplishment only achieved by few” said Mark Bracken, Chef de Mission for Team Sask. “Logan embodies all the characteristics of a flag bearer, and we are proud to have her lead Team Sask into the Closing Ceremony.
ABOUT TEAM SASK
Saskatchewan athletes who compete at the Canada Games represent the province’s next generation of national, international, and Olympic champions. Team Sask alumni Mark McMorris, Catriona Le May Doan, Briane Thiesen-Eaton and Kaylyn Kyle all count their previous Canada Games experiences as a stepping stone to the highest levels of sport - the Olympic and Paralympic podiums.
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