2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games theme song
The Fight for a Dream by Jared Robinson
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At a media conference held in Moose Jaw today, the 2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host Committee announced their new theme song and introduced two bushy tailed mascots to represent the excitement and athleticism of the Games.
The Saskatchewan Games Council then added to the celebratory mood of the event by presenting Tony Dreger, Chairperson of the 2010 Games Host Committee with a $240,000 cheque. This financial contribution represents the Saskatchewan Games Council’s commitment to the 2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host Committee.
The Tri-Party Agreement, which clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the 2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games partners and formalizes their financial arrangements, was also signed at the media conference. Brenda Bathgate, Chairperson of the Saskatchewan Games Council along with Tony Dreger, Chairperson of the 2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host Committee and Mayor Dale McBain participated in the signing of the agreement. With the Tri-Party Agreement signed the 2010 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host Committee can now focus on recruiting the 1500 plus volunteers needed to stage the Games from February 14th to the 20th 2009.
Glenn Hagel, Director of Ceremonies and Protocol, introduced the 2010 Games theme music entitled Fight for a Dream. The theme music, composed and produced by local musician Jared Robinson, suggests an epic contest that requires the athlete to strive for an internal discipline or vision of success, as well as the external physical mastery of all the skills necessary to do their best in competition. Jared Robinson, was in the group of top ten finalists who submitted new theme music for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada.
The Winter Games Mascots, Tansi and Ravi, were introduced by Patrick Hall, Director of Promotions and Marketing. Tansi and Ravi are a sister and brother team of white-tailed deer. Tansi (pronounced Tawn-say) is a Cree language greeting which means, “Hi, how are you?” Ravi (pronounced Ra-vee) means “delighted” in French. Tansi and Ravi were chosen as the official mascots of the 2005 Canada Summer Games held in Regina, Saskatchewan. At the conclusion of the Canada Games the mascots were gifted to the Saskatchewan Games Council which adopted them as the official mascots of the Saskatchewan Games program.
White-tailed deer are found naturally throughout many areas of Saskatchewan. In 2001, they were named Saskatchewan’s official animal. The athleticism of the white-tailed deer makes it a perfect choice for the Saskatchewan Games, The white-tailed deer exhibits many of the qualities and talents that are demonstrated by athletes. The animal is an excellent runner, jumper and swimmer.
To learn more about Jared Robinson, click here.
For more information on the Saskatchewan Games program please contact:
Julie Thoring, Communications Coordinator
Saskatchewan Games Council
Patrick Hall, Director
Marketing and Promotion
2010 Moose Jaw Winter Games