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
Fall’s Around the Corner, And It Is “Go Time” For Sport, Culture and Recreation Leaders and Boards!
What lunch and learn webinar is of interest to you this fall?
Wednesday, October 18
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Presenter: Lori Gotlieb

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Speaker: Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski
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
National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation occurs on September 30. This day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families, and the resiliency of their communities. We encourage everyone to take the time on this day—and all days—to acknowledge and better understand the history and harms done, explore the vast learning resources available, donate to and support important related causes and organizations, and participate in programs created and led by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit organizers.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process rooted in action, both for us as individuals and as members of our communities. Click the button below to listen, learn, reflect, support, and use our positions and privileges to act.
Concussion Education: What You Must Know/What’s New
Join us for an insightful webinar where we delve into the world of concussions. We will go into detail on what a concussion is, how to identify one, and how to create and implement concussion management protocols and plans. Coaches and parents of athletes are welcomed.

Facilitated by: Dr. Jordan Anderson
Date: Wednesday, September 13
Time: 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Clear your schedule and save the date for our upcoming sessions!

  • Self-Massage and the Athlete - Wednesday, October 18, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Sport Supplements: The Basics - Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Mental Performance in Sport - Wednesday, December 13, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant Deadline October 1!
Calling all Indigenous communities! The deadline for the Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant Program is fast approaching on October 1st. This is your opportunity to provide greater sport participation and development opportunities for Indigenous youth in Saskatchewan, especially youth living in urban, rural, on-reserve, isolated, and northern communities.
You Can Dream Big…If You Partner!
Community groups and municipalities are all trying to meet the high demands for sport, culture and recreation services but many, especially rural, are strapped when it comes to money, staff and volunteers. So, how do we meet this level of service? Partnerships bring the impossible into reach!

As you move into the busy fall this season, think about who you can approach to collaborate with to deliver programs and events. Communities can save money by sharing resources – consider partnering with a neighbouring community to share instructors, facilities or apply for a grant together for a collaborative project! Don’t work alone!

Best Practice Examples:
  • Fall Shack: Recreation Board and Museum offer a free drop-in program featuring games and crafts for families that pops up in local parks in town all fall long.
  • Breakfast Club: recreation centre partners with local cafe for a morning walking club and coffee/breakfast afterwards.
  • Arts & Physical Activity Events: Libraries have access to various resources such as physical literacy kits! Recreation Directors can work with librarians to bring active and creative programs to the library! Engage a local artist to teach classes!
  • Multi-cultural projects: collaborate on projects with newcomers in your community to celebrate your community’s unique multicultural heritage! (See A Taste of Kipling)

Facilitate regular opportunities to communicate, collaborate and coordinate services across different local groups and committees (i.e. neighbouring communities, seniors centre, library, school, rink, museum). Rallying behind shared outcomes will strengthen collaboration and improve effectiveness of the delivery system.

Partnership Guides and Tools:
Sport Spotlight
Get Involved! Coach. Cheer. Compete. Volunteer.
South East District is excited to plan for Team South East to attend the 2024 summer games. We help promote the games and look after the logistics of the athletes, coaches and managers once they are selected by the provincial sport bodies.

Attention all coaches and managers gearing up for the Saskatchewan Summer Games – we've got some valuable resources and information just for you! If you're interested in participating in the 2024 Saskatchewan Summer Games in Lloydminster you're in the right place!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Art Alerts
Culture Days 2023 is almost here!
The 2023 Culture Days are right around the corner! Check out the events happening in the south east!
Weyburn Art Gallery, Ongoing

Weyburn Public Library, September 28

Weyburn Jubilee Park, September 30

Weyburn Art Gallery, October 6
Credit Union Spark Centre, October 7

Credit Union Spark Centre, October 7

Weyburn Art Gallery, October 12
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Recreation Report
Mark Your Calendars - A New Event is Coming!
Get ready to connect in person with your friends and peers in parks and recreation at Wanuskewin Heritage Park on May 7-8, 2024! 

This special event, hosted at one of Canada’s proposed UNESCO World Heritage Sites, offers a unique opportunity to connect with the land and each other. It's the perfect place for our industry to gather together for the first time since 2019!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Job Opportunities
Many communities in the south east have posted job opportunities for permanent, summer and seasonal positions! Take a look!
Volunteer Resource Hub
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Your Volunteer Program
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 by the 193 member states of the General Assembly to improve social, economic and environmental conditions around the world. They provide shared goals and a common language so that we may work together locally and globally to create a more just and sustainable world for ourselves and generations to come. This article explores how a social purpose organization can align with the SDGs and how to mobilize volunteers toward the SDGs during a volunteer shortage.
South East District Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.

Inclusion Insights
MCoS Welcoming Communities Toolkit
The Welcoming and Inclusive Communities Toolkit provides resources for communities and organizations of all sizes. In Saskatchewan, many smaller centres are seeing increasing diversity as they welcome newcomers and engage with Indigenous people.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Physical Activity and Play
Become a Winter Town!
South East District’s Winter Town Initiative is aimed at providing increased opportunities for communities to kick-start planning for the cold, winter season. Groups apply to host a free, virtual one-hour think tank facilitated by South East District staff team members. The think tank results in a “Storm of Ideas” that leaders can take back to their community to further explore, collaborate on, and implement. Take advantage of winter and transform your town into a more inviting and vibrant place to be, positively impacting quality of life throughout the winter months! Whether it is looking at public spaces, new activities or outdoor public events, the ideas are endless!

Why Apply to Host a Winter Town Think Tank?
• Start the conversation with fellow leaders in your community on what could be done to promote positive winter experiences
• Create a “Storm of Ideas” amongst your group of potential actions that can be explored and implemented (short and long term)
• Examine ways of making it easier to go outside to be creative and active in the community during the winter season

Contact Joni Hagen, Executive Director, at to book a Zoom think tank today or to discuss details!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Grants & Funding 
Funding Alert!
Apply by September 15, 2023

Apply by September 28, 2023

Apply by October 1, 2023

Apply by Oct. 31, 2023
Apply by November 1, 2023 (Stream 2 & 3) and December 1, 2023 (Stream 1)


👉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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