Information is key to success in today's sport, culture and recreation environment. In Get the Scoop, you will find the latest news, funding and resources from the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District.
District News
Don't miss out on the exciting webinars still happening! We're offering a wide range of informative sessions designed to empower you and your team.
Tuesday, November 7
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 9
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 14
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Speaker: Doug Wyseman

Wednesday, December 6
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Lori Gotlieb
October Board & Staff Retreat
Back Row L-R: Kent Sauter, Ryan Reiss, Tami Scott, Morgan Kelly, Tina Clay, Dallas Cossar, Amber Andersen
Front Row L-R: Skylar Antoniuk, Joni Hagen, Ryan Dale, Jacquie Van De Woestyne
Not pictured: Tim Eveleigh
South East District Welcomes Two New Board Directors
Kent Sauter, Kenosee Lake
Kent is a volunteer director with the newly formed Kenosee Lake Recreation Board, past president of the Moose Mountain Lions Club and a volunteer firefighter. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and playing hockey.

Tim Eveleigh, Whitewood
Tim is currently the Facility Operations Manager for the Town of Whitewood. Tim brings experience as a town councillour, board member of the Building Owners and Managers Association, and has volunteered on committees with Scouts Canada. He enjoys kayaking and the outdoors.

Thank you, Kent and Tim, for letting your names stand for nomination. We are excited to have you join our board team!
Cheer Story: Past, Present And Future: Reconciliation And Taking Up Space With Geanna Dunbar
Geanna Dunbar is a Cree-Métis artist who lives in Regina. To pin down her creative research and explorations is an absolute exercise in futility; she is a tattooist and piercer and provides body modification; she is also an entrepreneur, mixed media artist, public art enthusiast, collaborator, and maker, not to mention she is a traditional Indigenous tattooist, having completed an apprenticeship with Indigenous artist and tattooer Stacey Fayant. The simple moniker of artist would suffice but lacks the nuance and the understanding one has when the journey is somewhat spelled out – and provides context for what inspires her and brings her to this body of work.

Currently, her artworks fill both gallery spaces at the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum.
Sport Spotlight
Coach at the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games!
If you are interested in being a coach or manager at the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games, please contact the Provincial Sport Organization (PSO) responsible for your sport of interest. Each PSO is responsible for naming the coaches for each District team. For more information on the level of certification required to coach, review the technical package for your sport available here.

Current Opportunities

Additional Coach and Manager applications for each sport will be linked on the Saskatchewan Games Coaches and Managers page as they become available!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Art Alerts
SaskCulture collaborates on new funding program for BPOC artists
To help ensure that Saskatchewan’s Black and People of Colour (BPOC) communities had access to arts funding that met their needs, a partnership of funding agencies collaborated with community members to discuss, design and deliver the new Building Equity in the Arts funding program. The new funding program, launched October 24, was created by the community and breaks down barriers to new and important arts opportunities.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Recreation Report
Play Leadership Training On Demand
Did you know that SPRA offers training on demand for Play Leadership, Take the Lead!® Leadership Coach Training, and more?

SPRA's on demand courses provide convenient, online training at an affordable price.
Organizing Special Events In Your Community Or For Your Organization
Special events are a way of demonstrating the spirit of every community. Careful planning and adequate resources are essential to making your event successful. This practical series of online courses is designed to assist individuals who plan and direct special events - whether you're a volunteer-based organization or a professional dedicated to special events planning. Seven online courses are available.

Prerequisite: There is no prerequisite for this workshop
Course Duration: This course takes approximately two to three hours to complete.
Cost: $30. Funding is available to South East District members through our Training Fund.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Job Opportunities
Many communities in the south east have posted job opportunities for permanent, summer and seasonal positions! Take a look!
Saskatchewan Games Council Executive Director - Deadline to ApplyThursday, November 16
Volunteer Resource Hub
Youth Volunteerism: How Engaging Young Volunteers Can Benefit Organizations and Individuals
We all have a vested interest in seeing youth succeed. Regular access to civic-engagement opportunities can lead to better outcomes for children, young adults, and their communities. Youth who volunteer are more likely to perform better in school and work, and become civically active adults. Below, we discuss some of the many benefits of youth volunteerism, and how young volunteers can make valuable contributions to your organization.
South East District Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.

Inclusion Insights
Saskatchewan Multicultural Week is November 18-26, 2023!
Saskatchewan Multicultural Week promotes the advantages of multiculturalism. This year’s theme is – “Celebrate Community, Honour Diversity, Act For Equity ” and expresses the contributions of many individuals and groups that enrich Saskatchewan communities.

Saskatchewan has so much to celebrate and there are so many stories from people of various backgrounds that make Saskatchewan Strong. Join the conversation and help spread the word!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Physical Activity and Play
StoryWalk® Week 2023 - November 12-18, 2023
We invite you to amplify the StoryWalk® Week celebration in your community – symbolizing that your efforts are part of a larger international movement to connect reading, movement, and the outdoors! StoryWalk® Week 2023 will be November 12-18, 2023.

Take a look at what was shared in StoryWalk Week 2021 and 2022, and make sure to take pictures and document your StoryWalk story to get ready to share it!

Don’t know what a StoryWalk is? Check out the resources below to get started!

Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Grants & Funding 
Featured Funding Opportunity: Co-op Community Spaces Funding
The Co-op Community Spaces Program was established to improve community health and well-being by building places for Western Canadians to come together, build social connections and enable community development.

Projects can apply for between $25,000 and $150,000 in capital funding in three categories:
  • Recreation
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Urban Agriculture

The 2024 application period opens February 1 – March 1.
Apply by Nov. 15, 2023

Apply by Nov. 15, 2023

Apply by Nov. 15, 2023

Apply by Nov. 15, 2023

Deadlines March 5 and November 5

Deadlines June 5 and December 5 

Apply by December 20
👉Can’t find the grant you need? Check out the SPRA Grant Guide to research more funding opportunities or reach out to our staff by email at for assistance in your grant search!
Please note deadlines may change. For up to date information, seek the funder for the correct dates.
Local Stories/Spotlight
Saskatchewan Lotteries - Everyone Wins!
Sask Lotteries funds over 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups across Saskatchewan. Every time you purchase a lottery ticket in Saskatchewan, a portion of that revenue supports a wealth of organizations in our communities. Subscriptions allow lottery players to play draw-based games – including LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, WESTERN MAX, WESTERN 649, DAILY GRAND and EXTRA – for up to a year in advance. Subscriptions can be purchased by phone, by mail, or on the Sask Lotteries website.
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