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
Learn about our achievements in our 2022-23 Annual Report!
Are you new here? Don’t know much about us? Look no further! Take a peek at our most recent accomplishments!
We are back on the road again!
Our approachable staff are here to meet with your local board through our in-person visits. We can share resources, grants and best practices in sport, culture and recreation. Give us a call now to schedule us at your next board meeting or we can meet with one of your volunteers over coffee! Contact our Community Development Consultant, at 306.897.5448,!
July Spotlight Stories!
South East District Bids Farewell To Long-Time Recreation Director
A Regional Park You Won’t Forget!
Susan Hengen began her career in recreation working with the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District providing administrative support, seeking and writing grants, and playing a key role in the Saskatchewan Games Program for Team South East. In 2006, she accepted a position at Kipling as the Recreation Programmer, with her position title changing to Leisure Services Manager in recent years. For the last 17 years, Susan has been a progressive and dedicated leader in her community, meeting the needs of residents through a wide variety of sports, recreation, and cultural pursuits for all to enjoy.
The Oungre Memorial Regional Park (OMRP) is a unique and special gem in south east Saskatchewan. It provides local residents and tourists an opportunity to relax, recreate and rejuvenate in its rural, quiet, beautiful setting. The location was established as a regional park in 1963, so 2023 marks its 60th Anniversary! This special milestone was celebrated in June with an event that featured a Karissa Hoffart concert, JJ Voss Concert, pancake breakfast, cornhole tournament, car show, bouncy houses and more!
Make the most of technology available to you!
Technology has important effects on business operations whether you are a not for profit, small organization or manage a team.

These toolkits have been created to cover a large range of technology that is available for communities to use to assist in the great work they do and to meet the demands of modern society.

Sport Spotlight
Sport Development Framework
Sask Sport is pleased to share resources for the Sport Development Framework for amateur sport in Saskatchewan.

All resources available are meant to help groups and organizations have thoughtful and insightful conversations to help shape sport and the collective impact we can achieve when working together.

Three Focus Areas and four Guiding Principles connect and weave together to shape impact within the amateur sport community. Resources include a workbook and posters.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Art Alerts
Culture Days Event Organizer Guide
Culture Days offers free resources to support event and community organizers in the successful planning, promotion, and evaluation of their Culture Days events.

Get started by reviewing the basics of Culture Days with their Participation Guide!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Recreation Report
New SPRA Training Event - Fall Facility Leaders Forum
The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association is thrilled to announce a new event for facility managers and operators, similar to their Spring Training Symposium. The Fall Facility Leaders Forum will offer a series of training opportunities in the City of Moose Jaw, Sept. 11-15, 2023.

Planning on attending? You'll be pleased to know that funding is available to South East District communities 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!
Recreation Director - Town of Midale
Arena Operator - Emerald Park/White City
Recreation Operator - Town of Oxbow
Volunteer Resource Hub
Leverage Your Tech to Create an Effective Volunteer Program
Your volunteer program powers your initiatives, fundraisers, and outreach campaigns. Whether they’re professionals providing a skill-based service or members of your community performing routine tasks, volunteers want to work with nonprofits that have organized, impactful volunteer programs.
South East District Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.

Inclusion Insights
How to Improve Accessibility in Sports: Expert tips
Lack of access to opportunities that enable full participation in physical activity for children and youth with disabilities continues to be a public health and human rights issue. In the Canadian Physical Activity Report Card for Children and Adolescents with Disabilities, children and youth with disabilities received a grade of D for overall physical activity, an F for active play and a C+ for organized sport and physical activity.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Physical Activity and Play
What is Outdoor Play?
The role of the Outdoor Play Working Group is to encourage, inspire and expand opportunities for Outdoor Play, Risky Play, Active Play and Nature Play. Each of these is essential to healthy childhood development!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Grants & Funding 
Funding Alert!
Apply by August 11, 2023

Apply by August 31, 2023
👉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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"South East District is a community driven organization for sport, culture and recreation in south east Saskatchewan. We help to build creative, active, and healthy communities. Join us!”