One Year to Go Until the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Regina
REGINA, SK, FEBRUARY 20, 2021 — On Saturday, February 20, the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games (SWG) Host Society hosted a virtual event to celebrate the one-year kickoff to the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games. The Games are set to take place in Regina from February 20-26, 2022.
At the virtual event, the Host Society and guest speakers unveiled the official 50th Anniversary Saskatchewan Games logo, kicked off the Games’ community engagement challenge, and officially announced February 20 as “Saskatchewan Games Day.” A number of former Saskatchewan Games athletes also shared stories about their experiences competing at the Games.
The 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games’ community engagement initiative, the “United in Sport” challenge, encourages Saskatchewan residents to participate in safe activities and sports in their communities while challenging others via social media to compete and be active across the province as an engaging way to gear up for the Games and build community excitement.
Regina Mayor Sandra Masters and Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport Laura Ross have officially proclaimed February 20 as “Saskatchewan Games Day” in both Regina and Saskatchewan to recognize the milestone day and honour the upcoming 50th anniversary of the biennial Saskatchewan Games program.
This one-year kickoff event also celebrated and acknowledged the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games pillars, which includes a major focus on supporting women and Indigenous leaders to grow and succeed, as well ensuring Indigenous inclusion is paramount in every aspect of the Games.
The 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games will see competition between upwards of 1,800 athletes from across the province in 17 different sports. These include Alpine Skiing, Artistic Swimming, Badminton, Biathlon, Bowling – Special Olympics, Cross Country Skiing and Para Nordic Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Futsal, Gymnastics, Judo, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Target Shooting, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. This is the first time Regina has ever hosted a Saskatchewan Games. The 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games one-year kickoff event will be streamed live on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00 am CST on the Saskatchewan Games Council’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/SaskatchewanGames/).
You can watch the replay of the live event at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/SaskatchewanGames/posts/5320559741317523
“The Winter Games will usher in an exciting 2022 for Regina and Saskatchewan. As one of the first post-covid events hosted in the City, it will be a welcome opportunity for teams and spectators from across the province to congregate. The economic impact will be a catalyst to kick-starting our economy and the social impact will see the opportunity to build leaders through both athletic and volunteer involvement. I am thrilled to be leading an all-star team of organizing volunteers committed to honouring 50 years of Saskatchewan Games success.” - 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Chair Valerie Sluth
“The Saskatchewan Games Council is extremely proud to be celebrating 50 years of the Saskatchewan Games program in 2022. The work of the Regina 2022 Host Society is already well underway, and we are thrilled to be supporting this dedicated, innovative team of community leaders as they plan an exceptional event. February 20th marks an important milestone day for our province’s developing athletes, coaches and officials – just one year to go until we can finally reconnect and gather as a province for this major celebration of sport and community. The 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games will galvanize our province, provide economic impact to Regina and surrounding area, and set the bar for the next 50 years of the Saskatchewan Games. I encourage corporations, businesses, and volunteers to get engaged in the months ahead to support this impactful event.” - Saskatchewan Games Council Executive Director Mark Bracken
About the Saskatchewan Games:
First established in 1972, the purpose of the Saskatchewan Games is to provide an opportunity for the province’s developing athletes, coaches and officials to participate in an exciting multi-sport event in preparation for a higher level of competition. Countless Saskatchewan Games alumni have advanced to competition at the national level and beyond, with Olympians such as Emily Clarke, Marsha Hudey and Lucas Makowsky counting the Saskatchewan Winter Games as a key step in their journey to the highest levels of sport. The Saskatchewan Games also leave behind valuable legacies that benefit each host community for years to come. To learn more, visit saskgames.ca.
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