Wiens flag-bearer at Canada Games

Team Sask announced that Rylan Wiens of Pike Lake will lead Saskatchewan’s contingent as the flagbearer for the 2017 Canada Summer Games Opening Ceremony on July 28.
Wiens, 15, has earned many accomplishments in his decade-long diving career – including setting a new Saskatchewan record in the 3m platform dive, receiving the highest compulsory score in Diving Canada history, and earning a berth on the Pan American U20 Championships team just this past weekend at the 2017 Junior Elite National Championships.
Wiens has held six national titles, has been a member of Team Canada since 2013, and has represented Canada at four international competitions, most recently in Dresden, Germany. He was named Youth Male Athlete of the Year at the 2014 Saskatchewan Sport Awards.
At the 2016 Junior Elite Nationals held in Winnipeg’s Pan Am Pool, Wiens became the first diver in Diving Canada’s history to score a perfect 10 from all judges. Wiens will compete at the same venue at the 2017 Canada Summer Games when diving is contested from July 31st through August 1. Continue reading “Wiens flag-bearer at Canada Games”

Pike Lake Park pool gets upgrade

Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Ken Cheveldayoff was at Pike Lake Provincial Park today to announce an investment of more than $240,000 to upgrade the very popular Pike Lake swimming pool and waterslide. Completion of this work will address the current safety concerns and extend the useful life of the waterslide.
“Provincial parks are an important part of Saskatchewan’s quality of life and are more popular than ever,” Cheveldayoff said. “Projects like these help to ensure that everyone who visits our parks have a great experience.”
The swimming pool and waterslide facility located at Pike Lake Provincial Park was constructed in 1986 and is a favourite attraction for park visitors. The facility consists of a swimming pool, waterslide, access-tower, and a service building. These upgrades will ensure the facility remains in good condition and available for the public to enjoy for many years to come. Continue reading “Pike Lake Park pool gets upgrade”