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Board of Directors

2024-25

Chair

Luke Flegel

Luke Flegel was nominated to the Board in 2022 by Sask Volleyball. He served as Vice Chair Sport in 2023-24, before being elected Chair for 2024-25. Flegel is active within the volleyball community in the province, where he is both an official and referee committee member. As a Capital Priorities Consultant, he has experience in strategic planning and managing capital budgets. Flegel holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Systems Engineering from the University of Regina and a Diploma of Business Administration. In addition to volleyball, he has a background in a wide range of sports, including baseball, basketball, soccer, curling and tae-kwon-do.

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Vice Chair Sport

Kendra Farmer

Kendra Farmer was nominated to the Board in 2023 by Saskatchewan Athletics and was named Vice Chair Sport for 2024-25. As a consulting associate, Farmer applies her Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. Farmer coached at the 2023 North American Indigenous Games and is a coach for the Running Wild Athletics Club. She has been an active member of the Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track and Field Youth Board for five years, is a University of Saskatchewan Huskie track and field alumni and represented athletes on the Huskie Indigenous Students Council.

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Vice Chair Lotteries

Amy Prokop

Amy Prokop was nominated to the Board in 2023 by the University of Saskatchewan, College of Kinesiology and was named Vice Chair Lotteries for 2024-25. As a product manager lead, Prokop applies her two degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. For the past eight years, Amy has been an assistant coach with the Huskie women’s soccer program. During her University athletic career, she helped the Huskie women’s basketball team win their first Canada West Championship and earn consecutive appearances at the USPORTS championships. As a coach, Amy has helped start a grassroots Junior Huskie program, spearheaded alumni engagement initiatives and helped establish a mission driven culture with a focus on community investment.

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Vice Chair Trust Fund

Joel Brown

Joel Brown was nominated to the Board in 2023 by Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association and was named Vice Chair Trust Fund for 2024-25. Brown is a student and pre-service teacher, currently finishing an education degree at the University of Regina. He volunteers as a football coach with Regina Minor Football, as well as coaches high school football. As a coach, Brown uses his platform to share a positive, educated and energetic message and bring another perspective to athletes. Brown is an avid sport participant having played basketball and football throughout his life.

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Secretary/Treasurer

Mike Thorson

Mike Thorson was nominated to the Board in 2023 by Football Saskatchewan and was named Secretary/Treasurer for 2024-25. A retired principal, Thorson is an Upstander Education Coordinator. He is active in swimming, hockey, golf, tennis, cycling and football, as well as has experience in coaching soccer, fastball, baseball, hockey and volleyball. Thorson is a current member of the Saskatoon Downtown Event & Entertainment District Focus Group, where he can enact his experience in sharing new programs and relationship building.

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Board Member

Brett Hines

Brett Hines was nominated to the Board in 2021 by Skate Canada – Saskatchewan. He served as Vice Chair Trust Fund in 2023-24. Hines is a current board member for Skate Regina, Chair of the Evaluators/Judges Sub-Committee and member of the Officials Coordinating Committee and Competition Committees for Sask Canada – Saskatchewan. He is also Chair of the Program Development Committee and a member of the Sport Chair Working Group for Skate Canada. An Executive Assistant, he has experience in strategic planning, operational procedures, management and relationship building. Hines has been recognized for his volunteer service with a Saskatchewan Sport Award and a Skate Canada Award in 2020.

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Board Member

Mason Medynski

Mason Medynski was nominated to the Board in 2022 by Basketball Saskatchewan. Medynski has served as the co-ordinator of basketball for Team Saskatchewan at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) and is a co-founder of both One Love Basketball and the Living Skies Basketball League. He has experience in co-ordinating sport at the grassroots level and promoting meaningful change in communities through sport.

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Board Member

Colina Paul

Colina Paul was nominated to the Board in 2022 by the Saskatchewan Archery Association. She served as Vice Chair Lotteries in 2023-24. Colina has spent time on a multitude of boards including Regina’s Rainbow Youth Centre Board, Sask Sport’s Indigenous Sport Leadership Council and Regina’s Board of Police Commission. She holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Regina, as well as a Master of Human Resource Management from the Levene Graduate School of Business at the University of Regina. Colina can often be found coaching or in the stands cheering on the youth.

 

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Board Member

Brittany Brunn

Brittany Brunn was nominated to the Board in 2024 by Softball Saskatchewan. An Indigenous Coordinator for Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, Brunn often does speaking engagements discussing mental health and the use of sport to help improve the quality of life. She is currently working on a partnership with an Indigenous-owned company to create a fastball sports academy. Brunn has a deep understanding of the multiple agencies and assistance programs that support families in accessing extra-curricular activities.

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Board Member

Ted Jaleta

Ted Jaleta was nominated to the Board in 2024 by Saskatchewan Athletics. Over the last 33 years, Jaleta has volunteered in various capacities in the amateur sport community and beyond including KidSport, Inclusion Regina and Special Olympics. In 2021, he completed the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Sector Governance Course through the University of Regina. He has experience working with new Canadians who are exploring sport, as well as brings strong technical administrative and governance experience.

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Board Member

Bill Kinash

Bill Kinash was renominated to the Board in 2024 by Saskatchewan Cycling Association. Finishing a three-year term on the Board in 2024, Kinash let his name stand for re-election. During his first term, he served as Vice Chair Sport in 2022-23, before being elected chair for 2023-24. He has been a volunteer and an avid cyclist for 45 years. A long-serving member of the Sask Cycling Board, he has served in roles including vice president of racing, finance, coaching and Sask First before becoming president for 10 years from 1992-2002. Kinash served as an elected board member for Cycling Canada for 19 years which included a three-year term as president. He has been recognized for his contributions to sport with service awards from Sask Cycling and Cycling Canada, received a Saskatchewan Sport Volunteer Recognition Award in 1994 and is a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame as a builder. Kinash is a registered professional engineer and works at SaskPower.

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Board Member

Shawn Waskewitch

Shawn Waskewitch was renominated to the Board in 2024 by the Rivers West District for Sport, Culture and Recreation. Finishing a three-year term on the Board in 2024, Waskewitch let his name stand for re-election. During his first term, he served as Vice Chair Trust Fund in 2022-23. An analyst with SaskEnergy since 2013, Waskewitch is active with the Crown Corp’s Aboriginal Government Employees Committee. He is the current Director of the Muskoday Economic Development Board and has helped set the strategic direction for the board, as well as helped identify investment and partnership opportunities. He has been a member of the Sask Sport Indigenous Sport Leadership Council for the last two years and is passionate about sport as a participant.

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