Volunteer FAQs

This year's Saskatchewan Winter Games that were slated to take place in Regina from February 20-26, 2022, will not proceed due to COVID-19. Click here for more information.

Additional information will be communicated when a shared decision has been reached for the future of the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games

Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

Q. Why aren’t the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games proceeding in February?

A. The Saskatchewan Games Council and the Regina Host Committee have made the difficult decision that the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Regina will not proceed in February due to the unpredictability of the Omicron variant. This decision follows a recommendation by medical health officials representing the Saskatchewan Health Authority, as well as input from the Medical Division of the Host Organizing Committee. Click here for more information.

Q. Are the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games being postponed or have they been cancelled?

A. The Saskatchewan Games Council will work closely with its partners and the Regina Host Committee to explore options on how to best meet the needs of athletes, stakeholders, and the host community. The hope is to deliver the 2022 edition of the Games in the future. Additional information will be communicated when a shared decision has been reached.

Q. I have paid my volunteer commitment fee, how do I get a refund?

A. We would like to refund the volunteer commitment fee that you have paid. We plan to do this via e-transfer. E-transfers will be processed on January 20 & 21, 2022. All volunteers that have paid their commitment fee received an email on January 12 outlining this process. If you would prefer to have a cheque mailed to you, please respond to that email, or email lschellenberg@saskgames.ca, prior to January 20, 2022.

Q. If the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games are postponed, will I have to register again to be a volunteer?

A. Additional information will be communicated when a shared decision on the Games has been reached. 

Q. If the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games are postponed, will I need another criminal record check (CRC) done?

A. If the Games are postponed, another CRC may be required. We would like all Criminal Record Checks to be done as close to the Games as possible to help ensure that we are creating the safest environment possible for everyone involved with the Games. We will communicate this information when a decision on the Games has been reached. 

Q. How do I get more information about the next Saskatchewan Winter Games?

A. We will provide additional updates and information on the Games via email to those volunteers that have already registered. Information can also be found by signing up for the Saskatchewan Games Newsletter here, or by following us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


 

Q. I have registered online. What is the process for getting my criminal record check (CRC)? 

A. For volunteers that live in Regina, You will be required to complete a Regina Police Service (RPS) form that will be emailed to you, and present the form along with two pieces of valid government ID to a Saskatchewan Winter Games staff member. The office is located at 280 - 1870 Albert St. Regina, SK S4P 4B7. RPS will provide the results of your CRC directly to the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games. 

All volunteers with a permanent residence outside of the City of Regina will be required to have a CRC run by their local RCMP detachment or Police Service. CRCs must be run and submitted to the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games between December 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. If you currently reside outside of Regina city limits, please take this letter with you to your local RCMP detachment.

Once you have picked up your CRC from the RCMP please return it to the Saskatchewan Winter Games at 280 - 1870 Albert St. Regina, SK S4P 4B7 or email a copy to volunteer@saskgames.ca. Copies of Criminal Record Checks will not be stored or kept on file. 

A Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) will be required for any volunteers that will be in contact with athletes during their Games role(s). The checks will be completed at no cost to the volunteer. 

Q. I have had a criminal record check recently for another volunteer position or for work, can I provide this to the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games?

A. We would like all Criminal Record Checks to be done as close to the Games as possible. That is why we are doing all checks with the Regina Police Service in the month of December 2021 and asking volunteers from out of town to get their checks done in that month as well. This is to help ensure we are creating the safest environment possible for everyone involved with the Games. We will only accept checks from the Regina Police Service that follow our Games process, and only accept criminal record checks completed in the month of December 2021 from volunteers that live outside of Regina.

Q. How old do I have to be to volunteer?

A. You are required to be 13 years of age. Volunteers who are 13 and 14 are asked to have an adult chaperone with them while volunteering and a complete parental consent form. For those 15-17 years old we require a completed parental consent form. 

Q.  What roles are available to a youth volunteer?

A. There are roles available to youth volunteers with the opening and closing ceremonies, torch relay, culture festival, VIP reception, food services, marketing and communications, venues, volunteer check-in, athlete experience, alpine skiing, curling, judo, speed skating, table tennis, artistic swimming, cross country, gymnastics, and target shooting.  

Q. Why do I have to pay a volunteer commitment fee?

A. The commitment fee is being used to provide an enhanced volunteer package for everyone. This package includes the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Volunteer Uniform which is a long sleeve shirt, toque and cinch bag. Other benefits include access to the volunteer lounges throughout the Games with snacks and refreshments, access to all sport competitions thorughout the Games and discounts on 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Merchandise.

Q. I have registered online when do I pay my commitment fee?

A. All volunteers 18 & older will pay their commitment fee at the same time as submission of their criminal record check form.

Q. What if I cannot pay the Volunteer Commitment Fee?

A. Please contact the Games Manager, Leanne Schellenberg at lschellenberg@saskgames.ca or 306-291-1040.

Q.  As a registered volunteer why do I have to provide proof of vaccination?

A. The Saskatchewan Games Council and 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host are committed to providing the safest event possible for all who attend and participate. The potential of unvaccinated spectators or volunteers becoming in contact with athletes, coaches, or technical officials is high, and these measures mitigate the unacceptable risk of COVID-19 transmission between unvaccinated and vaccinated individuals attending and participating in the Games. Read more about the vaccination requirement here.

Volunteers will be asked to show their proof of vaccination at the same time that they provide their CRC form and pay their $20 fee.

Q. How do I upload my picture to my registration?

Detailed instructions are available here.