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Sask Sport welcomes new chair and board members

Graphic with gavel. Words Sask Sport Board of Directors.

Bill Kinash was elected Chair of the Sask Sport Board of Directors on June 15.

Kinash has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2021 when he was nominated by Sask Cycling. He served as the Vice Chair Sport on the board in 2022-23. Kinash has been a volunteer and an avid cyclist for more than 45 years and a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.

Trent Knapp will remain as Secretary/Treasurer for 2023-24, while Luke Flegel will move to Vice Chair Sport, Colina Paul to Vice Chair Lotteries and Brett Hines to Vice Chair Trust Fund for 2023-24. Rochelle Neff, Shawn Waskewitch and Mason Medynski also all remain members of the Board.

Sask Sport would like to thank Michael Rogers, Lance Dudar, Janelle Layton, Cornelia Laliberte and Graham Hayes, who all completed their terms on the Board.

At the AGM, members of the sport federation officially elected four new members to the Board:

  • Joel Brown, nominated by Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association
  • Kendra Farmer, nominated by Saskatchewan Athletics
  • Amy Prokop, nominated by University of Saskatchewan, College of Kinesiology
  • Mike Thorson, nominated by Football Saskatchewan

“On behalf of the board, I would like to extend my gratitude to the Honourable Minister Laura Ross and the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport for their continued support of Saskatchewan’s lottery-funded system

 “I would also like to acknowledge Sask Sport’s member organizations for everything they do to support and promote amateur sport across Saskatchewan. The commitment shown by the member organizations, thousands of volunteers, parents, athletes and coaches, has ensured that people across Saskatchewan continue to have access to – and benefit from – high quality, safe and inclusive sport experiences that demonstrate why Sport Is More Than A Game and can change lives.

“As we embark on a new six-year, agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan for the lottery-funded system, we can be proud to celebrate the legacy that began in 1974. In 2024, Sask Lotteries will embark on a 50th anniversary celebration campaign that will help share the impact of the system on the province and the power of sport, culture and recreation opportunities thanks to funding.

“It has been a pleasure to serve on the Board of Directors for Sask Sport and I can’t wait to see what this organization can continue to do in future years.”

Michael Rogers, 2022-23 Board Chair
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