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Regina’s Youth NFL Flag Football league forced to cancel winter season
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Regina’s Youth NFL Flag Football league forced to cancel winter season

Covid-19 continues to create problems in the sports world. The Regina Youth NFL Flag Football League had big plans for its newly launched winter league, however, the season had to be cancelled after one weekend due to Covid-19 restrictions. Mike Thomas, the league’s convenor said registration for the winter league was very promising. “We essentially...

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Athletic scholarships and recruitment take a heavy hit due to COVID-19

While the typical university student is coping with the loss of a graduation ceremony and cancelled social clubs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes are facing the challenge of losing scholarships and recruitment opportunities. Canadian athletes are attempting to tackle the cancelled season, which has limited many sports teams to practices only. Athletes unable to...

23 weeks of simulated football
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23 weeks of simulated football

  Without a CFL season, the people at the Rod Pedersen Show created one of their own with a video game. It ended Saturday with the make-believe Ottawa Redblacks needing overtime to defeat the pretend Saskatchewan Roughriders 20-17 in their version of this’s year Grey Cup game. “[Nelson Hackewich] is the real hero of this...

Pats support T’s for Toys charity
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Pats support T’s for Toys charity

The WHL has replaced its annual teddy bear toss games with “T’s for Toys,” a fundraiser where all 22 teams sell limited edition T-shirts that are emblazoned with their mascots. Saskatchewan clubs have chosen a wide array of organizations to fundraise for, with the Moose Jaw Warriors choosing the Salvation Army, the Saskatoon Blades selecting...

Saskatchewan official skating to the world juniors
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Saskatchewan official skating to the world juniors

A hobby has turned into a career for one Saskatchewan official who will experience a major milestone when he dons the stripes to work as a linesman for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship.   Tarrington Wyonzek got his start in officiating when he was 10 years old.   “I had a paper route to make some money as a kid,” said Wyonzek. “But all of the elderly people didn’t really like me running around on their lawn...

Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors
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Spike in cross-country ski sales as Canadians move outdoors

Canadians are heading outdoors to exercise as their gyms and fitness studios close across the country, resulting in a spike in cross-country ski sales. The demand has left local ski shops scrambling to restock supplies. “The phone rings about 15 times a day for cross-country equipment,” said Jodi Mcavoy, manager of The Skier’s Sportshop in...

Golfers galore at Goulet
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Golfers galore at Goulet

COVID-19 pandemic has wrecked many businesses, but Regina’s golf season hasn’t suffered the same fate.  Numbers from the City of Regina show a noticeable increase in rounds played. While the numbers are up among golfers, their restaurant numbers in the clubhouses are sadly down due to COVID restrictions.  Maureen Mann, business performance consultant for the...