A Saskatoon paddler is preparing to compete in the International Canoe Federation Canoe Sprint World Championships.
"I'm a week away from competing at the Under 23 World Championships in Welland, Ontario," said Jarret Kenke.
The 19-year-old construction worker from Saskatoon won the senior men's K1 1,000 metre event at the national team trials in June earning a place on the national team.
"It was an awesome race and an awesome performance that I did at our national team trials to get me here," he said.
"It kind of surprised everyone but it's a good surprise."
Thanks to their 37-0 domination of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the Riders have also dominated the CFL Player of the Week awards.
Quarterback Darian Durant was named the top offensive player, linebacker Rey Williams won his second straight defensive award, and receiver Rob Bagg was named top Canadian.
Durant gets the top offensive nod after completing 20 of 32 passes attempted for 347 yards and four touchdowns. The longest of those touchdowns was a 60-yard bomb to Bagg. This is the fourth time Durant has won the award.
The Roughriders are taking a couple of days to rest and relax before they begin to prepare for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats yet again.
When the Riders do return to practice there's a good chance that offensive coordinator George Cortez could start working on his next trick play. In the first week of the season we saw Darian Durant hand off to Weston Dressler who then threw it back to Durant in the end zone, but it was incomplete. It was a play they did pull off in practice.
The Regina Pats have hired a new assistant coach.
General Manager and Senior Vice-President of Hockey Operations Chad Lang announced Monday the Pats have hired Bill McGuigan as an assistant coach.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are still the only undefeated team in the CFL, and this time they did it in style, shutting out the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37-0 at Mosaic Stadium.
It was a windy evening in Regina, but that didn't seem to bother the Riders one bit as they were able to keep the Ti-Cats at bay in the first quarter despite Hamilton having the wind, after that the team slowly started to get their momentum offensively, and there wasn't much Hamilton could to do to stop it.
The man in charge of the Canadian Football League was in Regina on Sunday taking in the game between the Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Commisioner Mark Cohon has been traveling across the league in recent weeks making stops for games in every city, and taking time to catch up with the media along the way. Sunday was Regina's turn.
The timing was pretty good too, as it was earlier in the week the 101st Grey Cup Committee announced that the game in November was officially sold-out, something that did not surprise Cohon at all.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders will try to move their record to 4-0 this afternoon when they host the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Mosaic Stadium.
It's a game that is filled with intrigue and plenty of story lines; it could be perhaps the most anticipated week four games ever in the CFL.
First and foremost, it's the return of Kent Austin to Saskatchewan; it's the first time he'll be at Mosaic Stadium since winning the Grey Cup in 2007, and then taking off to the NCAA.
Austin isn't exactly a fan of all of the attention that's been thrown in his direction.
In a news release Saturday, the Regina Police Service issued their game day traffic plan for the Saskatchewan Roughrider’s Sunday match up against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
They reminded fans that the exit from the Brandt Centre lots onto Elphinstone Street is closed. Apparently, this closure caused some confusion for drivers at the last home game when many had to turn around and find another exit. Police said the preferred exit is at 11th Avenue and Lewvan Drive.
The cloak of mystery remains hanging around the Saskatchewan Roughriders and quarterback Darian Durant.
For a third straight day Durant took most of the snaps, as the team held their walk through on Saturday morning ahead of Sunday's game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (5 p.m., TSN).
Granted walk through isn't nearly as physically testing as a practice, but it generally gives an indication of who will and won't play.
It turns out not even bad weather can stop Rider fans from taking in a home game.
A storm rolled through Regina Friday and caused the benches on the temporary stands at Mosaic Stadium to dislodge. Saskatchewan Roughriders President Jim Hopson said Saturday that repairs have been completed and the stands will be ready for game day Sunday.
That was confirmed later in the day when the City of Regina signed off on the work that was done, officially clearing the use of the seats.