The purpose of Multi-Sport Games is to provide an opportunity for the province’s developing athletes, coaches and officials to participate in a multi sport event in preparation for a higher level of competition. A chance to represent their communities and compete for the province of Saskatchewan.
- To provide an athlete-centered multi-sport experience that compliments provincial sport governing bodies, long term athlete and coach developmental plans, generally in the LTAD ‘Train to Train’ stage of development.
- To identify Saskatchewan participants with the potential to advance to higher levels of competition.(Provincial Team, National Competitions, Canada Games, Western Canada Summer Games, Tony Cote Summer/Winter Games, North American Indigenous Games).
- To enhance community development through a sport legacy of upgraded equipment, facilities, experienced officials, cultural understanding and appreciation, and a core group of volunteers.
- To motivate participants to achieve a higher level of sport skill and physical well being.
- To promote athlete, coach and official development programs within all Districts in the province.
- To provide a provincial showcase which increases public awareness and support for amateur sport in Saskatchewan.
- To generate economic and tourism benefits within the host community and surrounding area.
Sask Summer Games
The 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games are coming to Lloydminster.
The golf event will take place at the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre.
Each of the nine districts will be eligible to enter three players of each gender plus provide a manager and coach. Players must be under 17 years of age as of July 31, 2020.
Golf Saskatchewan will oversee the team selection process that will consist of district playdowns.
Golf Saskatchewan will also take applications for coaches and managers, again with more details being released in the future.
Canada Summer Games
The 2022 Canada Summer Games were held the Niagara region of Ontario.
The Games, that occur every other year alternating between summer and winter, will ran from Aug. 6 – 21. The golf competition at the Games was held at the Legends on the Niagara (Battlefield) from Aug. 17 to 20. Team Saskatchewan was represented by Ella Kozak, Hallie Crozier, Hunter Kutcher, and Darien Herlick.
For all the details and a recap of the Games including hearing from the four participants click here.
Western Canada Summer Games
The Western Canada Summer Games (WCSG) provide an opportunity for Saskatchewan’s top juvenile (under-17) athletes to test their athletic talent against the rest of the West. Also through a prospect team selection model, Golf Saskatchewan works closely with its athletes in preparation for these games. Team Saskatchewan is made up of five boys and five girls and are supported by coaches, volunteers and mission staff. The teams were chosen through the 2019 Golf Saskatchewan Junior Order of Merit.
The girl’s team won the silver medal at the 2019 event in Swift Current at the Elmwood Golf Club. The boy’s team claimed bronze. A recap of the 2019 golf event can be seen here.
The next Western Canada Summer Games will be held in 2023.
Tony Cote Summer Games
The Tony Cote Summer/Winter Games formerly known as the Saskatchewan First Nation Summer/Winter Games was initiated in 1974 by Chief Tony Cote and the Council of the Cote First Nation and their membership. They determined that the majority of First Nation youth under the age of 20 were excluded by mainstream sport systems. The inception of the Summer Games was to coincide with the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the signing of Treaty 4.
Over 60 golfers participated in the golf event at the 2022 Games hosted by the James Smith Cree Nation. The golf took place at Dakota Dunes Golf Links.
A recap of the medal winners and links to the complete results can be found here.
North American Indigenous Games (NAIG)
The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) Council is the International Governing Body for the NAIG exercising exclusive jurisdiction, either directly or through its affiliate members or committees, over all matters pertaining to the Games. It ensures the purposes and philosophies are reflected in all aspects of the games.
The NAIG Council is the principle authority for policy development, rules and regulations for the North American Indigenous Games.
The NAIG Council works in a manner which is consistent with the cultural, spiritual and traditional values of the peoples it is representing. In their activities they promote and encourage holistic individual development that assures mental, physical, emotional and spiritual growth.
The 2023 NAIG will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 15 – 23. The Saskatchewan golf team will consist of eight players. Two boys and two girls from each age group that include under-19 and under-17.
The Games were scheduled for 2020 but postponed due to COVID-19.
To read more about the rescheduling announcement click here.