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Brainsport Times Sept 12, 2018

Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Queen City Marathon over this past weekend! Hopefully, you're all encouraged to keep lacing up those running shoes as we move into this colder weather. In this week's Q&A we're shifting gears a bit to learn more about the Special Olympics Canada youth programs here in Saskatoon. Jana Bassingthwaite is a local volunteer with the Special Olympics and she's here to tell us all about the youth programs offered in Saskatoon! Q&A with Jana BassingthwaiteTara: Let's start with a little a brief overview of what Special Olympics Canada offers through its youth programs. What can you tell us about the programs? Jana: Special Olympics Canada offers child and youth programs to help young athletes with diverse abilities develop basic motor skills and sport skills through fun and positive movement experiences. Special Olympics youth programs promote opportunities for children, who might require additional supports, to...Sept12 18 1
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Brainsport Times July 4, 2018

We're talking CrossFit in today's Times. The Voodoo Fitness Festival takes place in September here in Saskatoon; and Brainsport is sponsoring the run portion of the event. The Voodoo Fitness Festival will draw more than 500 athletes from across Canada into Saskatoon for a weekend of competition.To get the scoop on this event we're speaking with organizing committee member and CrossFit Games athlete Laurie Meschishnick.So, let's get right to it! Q&A with Laurie MeschishnickTara: Some of our readers may be familiar with the Voodoo Fitness Festival, while others likely aren't. Tell us about the basic premise of this event?Laurie: The Voodoo Fitness Festival is in its ninth year (formerly the Bridge City Beatdown). It is the largest fitness festival in Canada being host to more than 500 athletes from all across Canada. Many of the attending athletes have competed at the regional level of CrossFit which is the last step to the Crossfit Games. This year's Voodoo Fitness...July4 18 1
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Brainsport Times Apr. 19, 2017

It's likely safe to say there's not a runner in Saskatoon who doesn't enjoy taking to the trails of Meewasin Valley. It's also likely most runners do their part to keep the trails free of trash, but there is an opportunity to do even more!  Tomorrow (Thursday, April 20) everyone is welcome to meet at Brainsport at 6 p.m. to walk the river and do some cleaning up. The plan is to clean from Victoria Bridge to the start of the woodchip trail. If you're not familiar with that area, not to worry there will be lots of supports around.  In this week's Q&A we're speaking with longtime runner David Buchner to learn more about this annual spring clean up and why it's so important.  Q&A with David BuchnerTara: One of the great pleasures of living in, or visiting Saskatoon is running the trails of Meewasin Valley. As someone who's been a longtime runner...April19 17 1
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