Sask Summer Games
The 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games are coming to Lloydminster from July 26 – Aug. 31, 2020.
The golf event will take place at the Lloydminster Golf & Curling Centre from July 29 to Aug. 1.
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 before the end of June, 2020.
Golf Saskatchewan will also take applications for coaches and managers, again with more details being released in the future.
Learn more at www.saskgames.ca
Canada Summer Games
The 2021 Canada Summer Games are coming to the Niagara region of Ontario.
The Games, that occur every other year alternating between summer and winter, will run from Aug. 6 – 22, 2021.
Golf Saskatchewan will continue to provide updates and details of the event as they become available. Check the Games website for more information.
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 this year’s 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 70 golfers participated in the golf event at the 2019 Games hosted by the Flying Dust First Nation. The golf took place at the Meadow Lake Golf Course. Chief Cote was in attendance at the event, passed away shortly after the event that bears his name.
All the 2019 results can be found here.
North American Summer 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 2020 NAIG will take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia from July 12 – 18. The Saskatchewan golf team will consist of eight players. Two boys and two girls from each age group that include under-19 (2001 – 2002) and under-17 (2003 – 2004).