Founder, Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track & Field Meet
Derek Rope is a member of the Pasqua First Nation. Derek is a Father, an entrepreneur, and a long-time volunteer. After finishing his athletics career with the University of Saskatchewan Huskies’, Rope continued his passion for track & field through coaching and coordinating positions through North American Indigenous Games’ Team Sask and founding Saskatchewan Aboriginal Track & Field. SaskATF is a registered non-profit and volunteer organization committed to creating accessible and sustainable sport and mentorship opportunities for youth in Saskatchewan. Through the development of numerous community partnerships in 2018, SaskATF was able to start the provincial Running Wild Athletics Club and will host the 12th annual Aboriginal Indoor Track & Field Championships in March 2020.