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The Saskatchewan Games Council is responsible for the Saskatchewan Games program, supports Team Sask's participation at national multi-sport games and provides financial and organizational support to provincial games.
The Council is responsible for the co-ordination of Team Sask's participation in the Canada Games and Western Canada Summer Games. Team Sask athletes and support staff are chosen from within their provincial sport organization and are led by coaches, managers and mission staff. Notable Team Sask alumni include Olympic medallists Catriona Le May Doan, Mark McMorris and Patrick Marleau.
|Western Canada Summer Games
The western provinces and territory governments have supported the Western Canada Summer Games since 1975, when they were first held in Regina, Saskatchewan. Today, the Western Canada Summer Games are held every four years and provide competitive platform for the Canada Games. Athletes range from 13 to 23 years old and includes Para Sport and Special Olympic events.
Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games represent the highest level of national competition for up and coming Canadian athletes. The Games have been hosted in every province at least once since their inception in Quebec City during Canada's Centennial in 1967. The Games are proud of their contribution to Canada's sport development system in addition to their lasting legacy of sport facilities, community pride and national unity. The next Canada Summer Games will take place in the Niagara region of Ontario in 2021, followed by the 2023 Canada Winter Games in Prince Edward Island.
|North American Indigenous Games
The North American Indigenous Games is a multi-sport event focused around competition and cultural activities among Indigenous North American athletes. The Games are governed by the North American Indigenous Games Council, a 26-member council of representatives from 13 provinces and territories in Canada and 13 regions in the United States. There have been nine editions of the Games since their launch in 1990, and Team Saskatchewan has been the overall winner six times. Participant numbers have ranged from 3,000 to 10,000 per Games with hundreds of tribes represented.
|Special Olympics provide inclusive opportunities and accessibility of sport to individuals with an intellectual disability. National Games are hosted by Special Olympics Canada every two years, alternating between summer and winter. Athletes from across Canada compete in various sports over the course of a week with the goal of achieving personal bests and in some cases, the opportunity to be named to Team Canada for the proceeding World Games.|
Youth athletes from all nine sport districts compete in the biennial Saskatchewan Games, which alternate between summer and winter on the corresponding Olympic year. In addition to featuring mainstream summer and winter sports, the Games provide inclusive opportunities for parasport and Special Olympic athletes. The Saskatchewan Games act as a stepping stone for our province's athletes, coaches, and officials to prepare for higher levels of competition, such as the Western Canada Summer Games, North American Indigenous Games, and Canada Games.
|Tony Cote Games
The Tony Cote Winter/Summer Games, formerly known as the Saskatchewan First Nation Winter/Summer Games, was initiated in 1974 by Chief Tony Cote and the Council of the Cote First Nation and their membership. The inception of the Summer Games was to coincide with the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the signing of Treaty 4. The Games take place annually, alternating between summer and winter, and see nearly 6,000 participants each year.
|The main objective of these games is to promote active living, wellness and participation for adults 55 years and older and can be used as a qualifier for national games. These games are held every two years.|
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