Amateur Sport and Saskatchewan Communities receive $750K from 109th Grey Cup and Festival


As a part of the Grey Cup Festival Legacy Grant Program, Saskatchewan Roughriders President and CEO and 2022 Grey Cup Festival Co-Chair Craig Reynolds announced on Wednesday more than $277,000 in funding to nine communities.

An event was held at the mâmawêyatitân centre in Regina to mark the announcement.

Reynolds said he was excited the Legacy Grant Program was able to help programs throughout the entire province.

“All four corners of the province receiving some funding, nine different communities, nine different projects.”

The Roughriders President and CEO added that the applicants hold a connection to mental health and youth.

“We really focused on getting money back into youth based causes and youth based projects.”

The Legacy Program received over 200 applicants which highlights the need of youth based mental health projects in the province according to Reynolds.

Along with the Grey Cup Festival Legacy Grant Program, $338,000 has been awarded to amateur sport and Saskatchewan Roughrider Foundation programming alongside $150,000 in total funding which was awarded to six Saskatchewan communities last year through the Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration.

The following projects were the recipients winners announced today.

mâmawêyatitân centre (Regina, SK) 

Development of a “land-based learning” space consisting of native prairie grasses and plants, traditional indigenous medicinal plants, where being outdoors together naturally extends the meaning of mâmawêyatitân, which is Cree for “let’s be all together”.

Battlefords & Area Sexual Assault Centre (BASAC)

The funding will support the School Based Prevention Education program focusing on promoting a strong sense of self and healthy communities.

Sturgeon Lake First Nation 

The funding will support the Sturgeon Lake First Nation (SLFN) Skating Rink Asphalt project, allowing for all season outdoor recreational activities and increase utilization both during school and after school.

City of Prince Albert 

The funding will support the further development of a youth baseball facility in the community.

Prairie Harm Reduction (Saskatoon, SK)

The funding will champion a new, youth-led legacy of safer and healthier communities by providing youth with access to hands-on mentorship, services, and culturally appropriate support.

Kawacatoose First Nation 

The funding supports the Kawacatoose Outdoor Rink revitalization creating opportunities for recreation and play, spaces for leisure and recreation programs, a venue for amateur sport, facilities for personal and group fitness, and secure spaces for safe programs for children and youth.

Broncs Parents Association/Town of Indian Head 

The funding supports the town of Indian Head and the next phase of the McCall Field Improvement Project which will create space to accommodate track & field, outdoor education, cross country running, community soccer, and football.

Northern Lights School Division #113 

The funding supports the Northern Lights School Division which supports a large geographical area of the province and will assist in providing  the Mental Health First Aid First Nations training to the staff.

First Nations University of Canada – Indigenous Continuing Education Centre  

The funding supports a scholarship program for students currently studying in the areas of Health Sciences at the First Nations University of Canada.

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