Career Fair

The SPC will be at the U of S School of PT Career Fair tomorrow from 12-4! Stop by our booth to check us out!

Membership Needs Assessment Survey

The SPC-SK Executive has recently developed a short survey to investigate the needs of our members. We would appreciate it if you could take the time to fill one out. We are offering a $50 gift card draw to those that wish to enter their name/email following the survey. Here is the link:


Speaker Series — CANCELLED!!!!!!

Michael Harvey will be presenting on sport massage. Michael has a numerous diverse experiences in sport. Starting with his Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Activity Studies with a Major in Fitness Lifestyle from the University of Regina extending through to his current position as the Vice Principal at Western College of Massage Therapy. Along the way Michael has owned a successful Exercise Physiology business, began the Sport Massage Therapy certification program at the college, and spent time working with endurance athletes.


Educational Topic: Sport Massage

Speaker: Michael Harvey

Date: Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Time: 7:00 PM meet and greet with appetizers

7:30 PM educational speaker

Location: Room 164.16 (undergrad lab), Centre of Kinesiology and Health

Studies, University of Regina (3737 Wascana Parkway)

Fee: Sport Physiotherapy Canada members: Free!

Non-members: $5


Please RSVP by Friday, May 5th to

SMSCS Consultant Renewal

Don’t forget to fill out your Consultant Renewal/New Application for SMSCS! As an SPC-SK Member you are automatically a member of the SMSCS. Being a Consultant for the SMSCS is an excellent way to learn more about Event Coverage opportunities (you get paid more to work events if you are a Consultant), Education, Bursaries and Special Funding and many more. It’s definitely worth your while to spend 15 minutes filling out the form!

Once a year, the SMSCS is required to update it’s Sport ‘Medicine’ Consultant List to find out which sport medicine programs and services it’s members are interested in providing for the Council.

The ‘Medicine’ Consultant form this year is a bit different than the ones sent out in previous years.  In past years, you either filled out a ‘Renewal’ form, or if you were a new consultant you filled out the ‘New’ Consultant form.  This year SMSCS is asking that everyone fill out the same form whether you were previously on our Medicine Consultant list or not.  There are two reasons for this.  SMSCS has changed some of the questions they are asking, and secondly many of you have changed email address, jobs, etc., in the last few years and they would like to develop a more up-to-date contact list. By filling out the Consultant Form you will be indicating that you are in good standing with any of your professional associations and that you are still interested in being on the SMSCS Consultant List.  You do not have to submit your CV this year, but are asked to provide updates on the Consultant Form of any new credentials you may have obtained or other educational upgrading taken in the last year.  Also, please be sure that you indicate which sport ‘medicine’ programs/services you would like to provide on our behalf.  If you are unsure of the consultant qualifications for these services, please go to our website ( and look under the Request a Consultant area for more information.


If you are applying for the first time to be a ‘medicine’ consultant, then please attach your CV.

Scott Jule asks that you forward your completed Form to him, no later than Friday, May 12th via email or fax.  Once received, he will then forward the list on to the SMSCS Board of Directors to be approved for the next 12 months.  (Note:  If he does not receive your form, you will be taken off our Consultant List).

(note: for those individuals that are also sport SCIENCE consultants, you will have to fill out both the Sport Medicine Consultant form AND the Sport Science Consultant Form.  You should have already received the Science form from Travis Laycock.)


The SMSCS appreciations your cooperation!

Return it to…

  1. Email –, or
  2. Fax – 306-780-9416, or
  3. Mail – 2205 Victoria Ave, Regina, S4P 0S4

SMSCS 2016 Professional Development Day

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Sport Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) is proud to host a Consultant/Member Professional Development Opportunity like no other. Sport Med/Sci Saturday will offer a multidisciplinary education, practical approach on how to prepare athletes for National Championships such as the Canada Games. For more information please visit:

Lindsay Facca Memorial Fund for Student Trainers

This spring, Sport Physiotherapy Saskatchewan lost a member of its Executive, Lindsay Facca.  She passed away suddenly on June 7, 2016 at the age of 29.  Lindsay was working in Saskatoon at Craven Sport Services, and had recently received her Certificate in Sport Physiotherapy from Sport Physiotherapy Canada. Lindsay had been an active member of the sports community for many years.  She was a Student Trainer with the University of Saskatchewan Huskie Athletics program where she worked with the Soccer and Football teams.  She was also a Huskie Track and Field Athlete from 2005-2009. To honour Lindsay’s memory, Huskie Athletics has created the “Lindsay Facca Memorial Fund for Student Trainers”.  This fund will provide scholarship assistance to members of the Huskie Student Trainer Program in support of their academic accomplishments so they can achieve their dreams.  We want to ensure that Lindsay’s legacy endures.

We are reaching out to the Sport Physiotherapy family in support of this Fund.  Contact us, if you wish to donate. Please help us honour Lindsay and her family.


If you have any questions, you may also contact Rhonda Shishkin at Huskie Athletics.

Upcoming Course Offerings


Sport First Responder — October, 2017 in Saskatoon, SK

Further information will be made available soon.

Do you have course requests?

  • Are there any major courses out there that you are interested in and would like to have in Saskatchewan? Let us. know!
  • Do you have questions about the credentials program? please email us.


Upcoming Event Coverage Opportunities

  • Canadian Gymnastics Championships – May 19-22 (U15 Men & Women)
  • Canadian Gymnastics Championships – May 11-14 (U17 & 18 Men)
  • Provincial Gymnastics Championships – May 12-14
  • Saskatchewan Volleyball Provincials – April 28-30
  • Western Regional Rhythmic Gymnastic Championships – April 26-30

For more information, contact Scott Jule at the SMSCS.

Executive Committee 


Stephanie Peppler – Executive Chair

Matthew Okrainec – Secretary/Treasurer

Kristie Mueller – Education Coordinator

Leah White  – Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Jannalee Szymesko – Membership Coordinator

Amanda Lloyd-Haubrich – Events Coordinator

Jill Apshkrum – Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) Liaison

Louise Ashcroft – Sports Medicine and Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) Liaison

One Response to “Saskatchewan Section”


    Thank you so much for your kind words and extended sympathies. We have lost a very special member of our team.
    Karen and Bruce Craven

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