Tuesday, 28 June 2016 13:46

Chinook Sports winds down the 2015-2016 season with executive awards

Written by  Deb Reamer
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The SHSAA (Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association) held its AGM in Saskatoon June 22-24. 

The delegation from the southwest included SHSAA President Val Gordon (Eastend),  SHSAA Executive LEADS Rep Kyle McIntyre (Chinook SD), Superintendent JP Claire (Chinook SD), Chinook Board Rep Tim Ramage (Swift Current), Officials Rep Tyson Krause (Maple Creek), SWAC President Alisa Cooper (Cabri), SWAC Vice-President Janna Walker (Swift Current Comp), Chinook Administrator Scott Mayall (Swift Current Comp) , Delegate Marc Benjamin (Consul) and Athletic Co-ordinator Deb Reamer.
Approximately 180 attendees from every part of the province were in attendance.  It was a busy two days discussing and voting on resolutions concerning high-school sports.  Thanks to SHSAA and the hosts from West Central district for an informative conference.
SHSAA along with SWAC (Southwest Athletic Conference) honour the dedicated individuals who help make high-school sport possible. Each of the 14 districts in the province honour one female coach, one male coach and one official.
The Southwest winners for 2015/16 are as follows:
• Female coach — Marie Hanson of Eastend. Hanson has coached a variety of sports, but is very involved with cross country and track and field.
• Male coach — Mike Francis of Hodgeville. Francis has coached just about every school sport there is, but his passion has always been curling. 
• Official — Sherri Doll of Herbert.  She is a long-time dedicated volleyball official. 
One person from each district is also selected as the Service Award recipient. This award is presented to an individual who has provided outstanding leadership and service and the promotion of high-school athletics in the district.
This year’s deserving winner is Marc Benjamin of Consul. He has taught and coached for 31 years, retiring at the end of June.
Benjamin has coached nearly every high-school sport there is at some point in his career, but his passion has always centered around cross country and track and field. He received his award at the SHSAA AGM in Saskatoon on June 23.
Along with thanking Benjamin for his years of service, SWAC would also like to recognize Kyle McIntyre for his time of service on the SHSAA executive. He has been the LEADS rep on the executive from 2012-16.
We also would like to recognize all our athletes, coaches, officials and fans.

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