Janice Boucher of Prince Albert is the recipient of the Sask Sport Inc. July Athlete of the Month Award. She was nominated by the Saskatchewan Horse Federation.


Boucher won two gold medals at the World Para Reining International Championships in Ermelo, Netherlands. She won one in the Two-Man Para Reining Team Division and the other in the Individual Member Division as part of Team Canada. She also won the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Highest Scoring Riding Award. Her accomplishments were even more remarkable since she rode a borrowed horse at the competition due to the high cost of shipping horses internationally. Team Canada was also the only team to have two scores in the 200s during the team event, which placed them on the podium for gold.


 For more information on Janice check out the news story here:  Team Canada Dominates World Para Reining International Championships



The other outstanding nominees were:

  • Vaughn Taylor, Regina, Saskatchewan Athletics – won a silver medal in the 400 metres at the Commonwealth Youth Under 18 Games and set a Saskatchewan Athletics Youth record.
  • Jessica Frotten, Regina, Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association – placed first in the 200m and 800m; and second in the 400m and 1500m at the Canadian Track and Field Championships. She followed that with 6th in the 200m, 7th in 800m, and 9th in the 100m at the World Para Athletic Championships.
  • Ryan Rousell, Asquith, Saskatchewan Fencing Association – won bronze in the Men’s Individual Sabre A Division at the U23 Wheelchair World Cup, which was the country’s first-ever medal at these championships.


For more information, contact Pat Rediger at (306) 780-9307 or email [email protected] 

For information regarding the Athlete of the Month Awards program, including previous nominees and recipients, visit www.sasksport.sk.ca/awards.php


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