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
GROW Your Community Grant
Are you seeking some swimming pool equipment “must haves” this summer to make your pool more inviting and engaging? Or perhaps you are considering replacing some lifejackets or other pool toys and accessories for fun and safe activity?

If so, then you might want to apply to our GROW Your Community Grant! Have the coolest community pool ever this summer with new and safe equipment! Apply now!
Training Fund
If you're interested in attending Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association's 2023 Spring Training Symposium, you'll be pleased to know that funding is available!

We've also got you covered for aquatic lifeguard training, apply now!
Community Recreation Plan (CRP) Grant 
The Community Recreation Plan (CRP) Grant aims to provide an opportunity for small, rural communities (populations under 5,000) to engage in planning processes and to create an overall framework to guide the development, delivery and continuous improvement of sport, culture and recreation programs, services and facilities. Please refer to our communities map.
Sports Wrapping and Taping
South East District in conjunction with the Sports Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan (SMSCS) is hosting a Sports Wrapping and Taping clinic. This is a great opportunity for participants (coaches, teachers, parents) to gain the knowledge and first-hand experience dealing with minor injuries to help keep athletes performing at their best!

The Sport Taping workshop is a practical course requiring participants to understand situations that require taping. Such as, ankle taping and wrapping, taping wrists, thumbs and fingers and tensor bandaging.

Instructor: Trevor Len, Certified Athletic Therapist

Date: Sunday, April 23, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Travelodge Hotel, Weyburn
Cost: $30 (Apply to our Training Fund to cover registration and travel costs to attend.)
Meeting Rules & Procedures: Build Your Chairperson Skills
Shari Hildred,
Valmore Consulting
Every small town has several committees and groups that require volunteers to lead meetings and fulfill the Chairperson role. Join us over the lunch hour, as we learn about Robert’s Rules of Order, taking a deep dive into motions and decision-making (voting). Participants will learn when to apply rules informally and when to use formal meeting rules. The webinar will include how to plan and prepare for meetings, deal with conflict and difficult situations, and tips on successful facilitation.

WHO IS THIS FOR? For anyone who chairs and/or wants to gain confidence to lead meetings!

When: April 26, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
The Art of (re)Conciliation with Holly Rae Yuzicapi
Holly Rae Yuzicapi
Common Weal Community Arts in partnership with South East District and Grand Theatre presents a one full day Workshop with Holly Rae Yuzicapi called “The Art of (re)Conciliation.”

About the Workshop
In this full-day workshop, Holly will guide participants through an educational cultural conversation and discussion of residential schools in Canada, followed by the creation of a reflective artwork. The conversation will support understanding of how residential schools have impacted the cultures of Indigenous people, and participants will examine the 94 Calls to Action as presented in the 2015 TRC report, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

When: Saturday, April 29, 9:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Where: The Grand Theatre, Indian Head
Cost: Free (Lunch provided)
Join Our Board — Make A Difference
If sport, culture and recreation matter to you, and you’d like to use your talents to help improve community, we want to hear from you. We are currently seeking new directors to join our policy governance board commencing in May 2023!

To learn more, check out our Board Prospects Package! It includes all details including time commitment, expectations and more!
Cheer Story: Thank you Team South East Mission Staff!
As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want to look back at the Saskatchewan Winter Games and take a moment to express our gratitude to the amazing Team South East Mission Staff volunteers who helped make the games a success. Your dedication and commitment to ensuring the games ran smoothly and efficiently did not go unnoticed!
Sport Spotlight
KidSport Saskatchewan Provincial Fund
If your community doesn’t have a local chapter yet, don’t worry! You can still apply for a KidSport grant through the Provincial Fund.

KidSport grants cover the cost of sport registration fees for qualified families. Grants are intended to remove financial barriers to sport programs, and so cannot be applied to equipment, camps (including sport camps), specialized training, high performance sports, travel, clothing, tournaments, fundraising fees and competitions.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Art Alerts
Provincial budget bumps up support for arts and cultural sector
On March 2023, the Government of Saskatchewan announced increases to its cultural funding levels as part of its 2023-2024 Provincial Budget: Growth that Works for Everyone. Creative Saskatchewan received the most support with a 20 per cent increase, or extra $2 million, to support Saskatchewan’s re-energized film industry. SK Arts, Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation and Western Development Museum saw 2.5 per cent increases across the board.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Recreation Report
2023 Spring Training Symposium - It's Time to Get Back on the Field!
The 2023 Spring Training Symposium will be held in Humboldt, Saskatchewan on April 24-27, 2023, presented by 1 Stop Playgrounds!

This year, 18 courses will be offered in six streams, including options for parks, facility and supervisory training.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with your colleagues in the recreation industry!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Job Opportunities
Many communities in the south east have posted job opportunities for permanent, summer and seasonal positions! Take a look!
Recreation Assistant - Town of Kipling (April 14)
Executive Director - Common Weal (April 28)
Lifeguard (Summer) - Town of Whitewood
Volunteer Resource Hub
National Volunteer Week 2023 - April 16 - 22, 2023
Let’s celebrate our individual and collective actions in creating a strong, interconnected and vibrant community! Volunteering weaves us together, strengthening the fabric of our community by sharing our time, talent and energy to support one another.

The National Volunteer Week theme for 2023 is Volunteering Weaves Us Together. This reveals the importance of volunteering to the strength and vibrancy of our communities through the interconnected actions we take to support one another. These diverse forms of sharing our time, talent and energy strengthen the fabric of our community.
South East District Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.

Inclusion Insights
Federal 2023 budget committed to inclusive communities
The 2023 federal budget announced on March 29 includes substantial support for Canada-wide anti-racism strategies, increased support towards advancing Truth and Reconciliation, continued funding towards Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, as well as new funding for large arts and heritage institutions.

The federal government is taking significant steps to fight systemic racism in the country. The 2023 budget will provide $25.4 million, over four years, to launch Canada’s new Anti-Racism Strategy that fights all forms of racism, including but not limited to anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Black racism, anti-Asian racism, antisemitism and Islamophobia. Funding is also available to launch the federal 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan and to establish the Black-led Philanthropic Endowment fund to create a sustainable source of funding to support Black communities. The budget also announces support for Canadians with Disabilities, along with the Nothing Without Us Accessible Canada Act to realize a barrier-free Canada.

Among its support for advancing the Calls to Action, the 2023 budget includes…
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Physical Activity and Play
Inclusive Playgrounds Playbook
Jumpstart has supported the important work of leading researchers in Inclusive Play to build a comprehensive Playgrounds Playbook for community leaders and advocates to use in the development of inclusive play spaces.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Grants & Funding 
Funding Alert!
👉Improve the quality of your grant applications by accessing our on-demand grant writing recorded webinar.

👉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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