Beneficiary Stories

Sask Lotteries is the main fundraiser for more than 12,000 volunteer-led sport, culture and recreation groups in Saskatchewan.

These groups support a wide range of activities and promote opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities to play, create and grow. These are some of their stories.

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Sport Beneficiary Stories

Moose Jaw’s Coakwell captures bronze at third Olympics 

Ben Coakwell has an interesting way of explaining travelling in a bobsled going 150 km/h down a track. 
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Funding kicks off for Saskatchewan Soccer Association

The Saskatchewan Soccer Association is utilizling grants funded by Sask Lotteries to create new opportunities for growth within their sport.
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From Prince Albert to Sweden: Danny Stone's journey to professional hockey

Provincial track star turned professional hockey player Danielle (Danny) Stone knows sport has given her more opportunities than expected.
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Culture Beneficiary Stories

Program helps heritage languages thrive

From the diversity of languages of the First Peoples to those of the many newcomers who have arrived over the years, Saskatchewan brings together a wealth of different linguistic cultures.

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New program keeping bands together

Funding provided by Sask Lotteries has helped the the Saskatchewan Band Association move programming online.
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New program brings poetry and stage into students' homes

The Saskatchewan Drama Association (SDA) and the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association (SMFA) came up with "a tasty pie" this past year, in response to having to cancel festivals across the province due to the pandemic.
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Connections to others key to common ground

When newcomers arrive in Canada, their first impressions of Indigenous peoples are often based on myths and coloured by the negative stereotypes of others. A project in Prince Albert aims to break down these stereotypes and help newcomers connect directly with First Nations and Métis peoples to hear their stories and learn the truth.
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Recreation Beneficiary Stories

‘It was amazing’: Therapy dogs bringing light in new ways throughout pandemic

A visit from a furry friend can make a big — and comforting — difference for someone in a stressful or uncomfortable situation in a hospital, school, health-care facility or similar setting.

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Camp Easter Seal goes virtual

Camp Easter Seal participants may not be able to meet in person, but they can still connect online. Funding from Sask Lotteries helps the organization to offer great experiences to campers for free.
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Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism helping to build age-friendly communities

Every year, the Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism (SSM) works with community leaders to improve the quality of life for older adults across Saskatchewan. That includes an initiative addressing age-friendly communities.
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Getting outdoors: 3 ideas on how to enjoy the Saskatchewan winter

Winter is here, but you don’t have to stay inside. This is the perfect time to spend some time in the great outdoors and experience all that Saskatchewan has to offer! To help you plan your next excursion, we spoke to Erin Hurd, a recreation programmer with the City of Prince Albert.
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