Sask Sport welcomes Erin Stankewich as the new executive director for the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.
Stankewich began her tenure July 17 and brings a wealth of experience in progressive leadership roles to the position. She has a strong set of skills related to strategic planning, brand development, funding negotiation, creative direction, graphic design, and building collaborative partnerships.
“Erin brings with her a unique set of experience and passion, which is perfect for the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame,” said Trent Blezy, chair of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame. “She carries with her an incredible desire for sport and community. Under Erin’s leadership, we are confident she can grow our organization into the next stage of the Hall’s storied history.”
Most recently, Stankewich served as the director of business development for the Regina Hotel Association, bringing proven experience in marketing Regina and Saskatchewan as a premier sport and tourism destination on the national and international stage. In that role, one of her key responsibilities was to work with community partners in a collaborative manner to identify and bid on national and international sport and business events. During that time, Regina was awarded bids to host the 2023 Volleyball Canada 15U girls’ national championship, the upcoming 2023 Little League Baseball Nationals and Baseball Canada Cup, and the 2024 national men’s curling championship, among other events.
Stankewich is passionate about building healthy and inclusive communities and volunteers her time towards these values. She is currently the vice-chair on the board of directors for the Queen City Marathon and previously served on the board of directors for Special Olympics Saskatchewan for three years.
Stankewich takes over from Sheila Kelly who served as the Hall of Fame’s executive director for 34 years before taking a medical leave in March.