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Long-serving multi-organization board member, Leslie Blyth, honoured with Volunteer Recognition Award

Volunteering for more than 25 years, Leslie Blyth has made an impact with the Saskatchewan Soccer Association, Canadian Soccer Association Competition Committee and President’s Forum, Sask Sport Board of Directors and, most recently, with the Saskatchewan Games Council.

Blyth one of six individuals honoured with a Volunteer Recognition Award in the 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Awards.  She was nominated by Saskatchewan Soccer Association.

Joining her first soccer board in 1994, Blyth has helped host many local tournaments, as well as represent Saskatchewan at Canada Soccer National Championships. A member of Western Canada Games mission staff in 2019, she was the sport leader for women’s softball and volleyball. She was also a volunteer in 2019 for the Special Olympics Saskatchewan Winter Games.

As a member of the Sask Sport Board of Directors, she served for four years including a term as Chair. Blyth is looked to as a leader in the sporting community and a passionate advocate for the benefits of sport.

Each day this week, two recipients from the six long-serving volunteers and the four dedicated and decorated coaches honoured as recipients of the 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Awards will be featured through tribute videos on Sask Sport and the Coaches Association of Saskatchewan’s website and social media channels. Visit the 2020 Saskatchewan Sport Awards announcement to learn more.

About the Saskatchewan Sport Awards

The Saskatchewan Sport Awards honours the hard work and dedication of those in the province’s amateur sport community.

Nominees for the Saskatchewan Sport Awards were submitted by active and affiliate members of Sask Sport. Recipients were selected by a Sask Sport awards committee.

The Saskatchewan Sport Awards are supported by Sask Lotteries, the main fundraiser for sport, culture and recreation groups in Saskatchewan. Every year, proceeds from Sask Lotteries support more than 12,000 non-profit groups that support activities and opportunities that help all participants of all ages and abilities to play, create and grow.