Regina, SK - June 29, 2021. Living Sky Sports and Entertainment Inc. (LSSE) and Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) are excited to announce that the winner of $5000 towards facility upgrades and equipment and the title of Soccer Town Saskatchewan is… Moose Mountain Soccer Club (MMSC) out of Carlyle, SK!The two runners-up were also named; both Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc. and Weyburn Soccer Association will receive $250.
SSA Member Organizations and clubs from across the province were asked to demonstrate their support for LSSE’s pursuit to bring a Canadian Premier League (CPL) Team to Saskatchewan through short video clips that were posted on both SSA’s and LSSE’s social media channels throughout the month of June. The videos clearly demonstrated the province’s love of the game, the growing excitement for a CPL soccer team coming to Saskatchewan, and the soccer community’s support for a soccer specific stadium to be built in Saskatoon.
15 Organizations from across the province entered the contest including: Kelliher Minor Soccer, Meadow Lake Youth Soccer, Meridian Soccer (Lloydminster), Moose Mountain Soccer Club (Carlyle), Nipawin Youth Soccer, Prince Albert Youth Soccer Association, Queen City United Soccer (Regina), Saskatoon Adult Soccer Inc., Saskatoon Youth Soccer Inc., Swift Current Soccer Association, TDsoccer (Saskatoon), Watrous and District Soccer, Watson Minor Sports, Weyburn Soccer Association, and Wynyard Soccer Club.
“Moose Mountain Soccer Club was thrilled to hear that Carlyle had been crowned ‘Soccer Town Saskatchewan’ for 2021. We look forward to using the prize money to upgrade our facilities and continue to grow the beautiful game in the Southeast. MMSC believes that a CPL team in Saskatoon would be spectacular for the people of this fine province, and we fully support the construction of a stadium to facilitate such a dream," said Scott Kirkness, MMSC Media Coordinator.
“Living Sky Sports and Entertainment is proud to have sponsored Soccer Town Saskatchewan. The level of participation and support for a new soccer stadium in Saskatoon by soccer clubs throughout the province is tremendous, as evidenced by the quality and passion of the video submissions,” said LSSE Founder Alan Simpson.
Simpson added, “A big thank you to all participants. Well-done to the runner-ups and of course, congratulations Moose Mountain Soccer Club out of Carlyle as Soccer Town Saskatchewan 2021.”
“Saskatchewan Soccer Association is extremely happy with the success of the first Soccer Town Saskatchewan campaign. It is clear that there is a passion for the game in Saskatchewan and that a Canadian Premier League team will be very well supported. We can’t wait to build on this momentum, and we look forward to what is yet to come for the beautiful game in our province,” said Doug Pederson, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association.
Congratulations Moose Mountain Soccer Club, and the runners-up and all the membership on their outstanding submissions!
Living Sky Sports and Entertainment Inc. (LSSE) is a Saskatchewan based company specifically incorporated for the purpose of growing the sports market in the Province of Saskatchewan. Most recently, LSSE has entered into an agreement with Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) and acquired the exclusive rights for the development and launch of a Canadian Premier League (CPL) team and signed a Memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Regina Red Sox Baseball Club, a member of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL), to assist with the development of a ballpark stadium located at the rail yards on Dewdney Avenue in Regina.
The first step in the process towards LSSE’s launch of a CPL expansion team is to develop a soccer-ready stadium suitable to CSB’s league wide standards. Initial capacity for a stadium will be approximately 5000 seats with room for further expansion. LSSE’s plans include funding any pre-development costs of a stadium, as well as a meaningful portion of the capital cost of a stadium renovation, refurbishment or construction.
About Saskatchewan Soccer Association
Saskatchewan Soccer Association is the provincial sport governing body responsible for the promotion and development of the game of soccer in Saskatchewan and is a full member of the Canadian Soccer Association. The professional not-for-profit organization is committed to developing the game by inspiring Saskatchewanians in its Mission to develop great people and connect healthy communities through lifelong participation in soccer. Its Vision is to see soccer enrich people’s lives and build strong relationships in Saskatchewan.
The Saskatchewan Soccer Association is comprised of Regular and Associate Members (Member Organizations), made up of associations, clubs, zones, community associations and individual players, coaches, managers and referees. Registered members of the Saskatchewan Soccer Association are entitled to participate in sanctioned soccer activities within the province. Working with Member Organizations, Saskatchewan Soccer Association operates under the guiding values of Integrity, Quality, Innovation, Collaboration, and most importantly, with a Participant-centred approach.