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Paraswimmer chosen as Sask.'s flagbearer for Canada Games closing ceremony

Paraswimmer chosen as Sask.'s flagbearer for Canada Games closing ceremony
From Global News - August 12, 2017

Shelby Newkirk, 21, has been chosen as Team Saskatchewans flagbearer for the closing ceremony of the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

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The Saskatoon paraswimmer is the most decorated athlete on Team Saskatchewan at this years competition in Winnipeg, with four gold and two silver medals.

Shelby has been an outstanding representative of our province at the 2017 Canada Summer Games, Mark Bracken, Team Saskatchewans chef de mission, said in a press release.

Even beyond her athletic achievements, it is also her leadership qualities, her natural fit as arole model for the rest of Team Sask., and her vast accomplishments in the sport of paraswimming that have made her so deserving of this opportunity.

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