Sport and Recreation in Saskatchewan
From grassroots to competitive, sports and recreation provide many benefits to the citizens of our province and improve the quality of life in Saskatchewan.
PCS provides consultative and technical services to a variety of multi-sport competitive games, including the
Athletics Commission of Saskatchewan
The Athletics Commission of Saskatchewan (ACS) regulates professional combat sports in Saskatchewan.
Saskatchewan Snowmobile Fund
Saskatchewan is one of the most affordable provinces in Canada to register a snowmobile and access a provincial trail system. Since 2005, all snowmobile registration fees collected by Saskatchewan Government Insurance have been directed to the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Fund. These fees help the Saskatchewan Snowmobile Association (SSA) and its member clubs maintain provincial snowmobile trails and promote safe snowmobiling. The SSA is responsible for this work through the Trail Management Agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan.
The snowmobile registration fee and associated insurance premium gives snowmobile owners liability insurance and access to the province’s more than 10,000 kilometers of groomed snowmobile trails.
Federal and Provincial Cooperation in Sport and Recreation
The Government of Saskatchewan and the federal government work together on sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives. The Government of Canada contributes financially through Sport Canada, a branch of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Shared funding agreements between the federal government, the Government of Saskatchewan and Sask Sport provide opportunities for persons from under-represented groups and/or marginalized populations to actively participate in sport as athletes, coaches, officials and volunteer leaders
Framework for Recreation in Canada
The Government of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association [NC6] contributed to the development of the Framework for Recreation in Canada. The Framework is a guiding document for recreation in our country; it presents a renewed definition and vision of recreation as well as common values, principles and goals. The Government of Saskatchewan is an advocate for the Framework’s implementation and success in Saskatchewan.
Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council (ISRC)
The ISRC provides a forum for provincial/territorial governments officials, where new information can be shared and new avenues of co-operation identified. At the same time, the Council is actively involved in coordinating programs and policies at the provincial, territorial and national levels.