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 18
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Presenter: Al Bodnarchuk

Wednesday, October 25, 2023
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Speaker: Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski

Thursday, November 2
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Presenter: Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski
Tuesday, November 7
7:00 - 8:00 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
Did you know!?
We have SIX arts councils in the south east? Indian Head, Moosomin, Kipling, Redvers, Estevan and Weyburn! Arts councils promote the arts in the community and hold live musical and theatre performances, visual art exhibitions, workshops, and special events! Check these organizations out and try out one of their events!

On-Demand Training Modules
Take advantage of our on-demand training modules and learn at your own pace!

Click through the slides and watch the videos to get the most out of our training modules. There are links throughout the modules that will allow you to download templates and resources for future use.

All of our On-Demand Training Modules are FREE! Check out what we have to offer!

  • Policy & Procedure: Be Proactive, Not Reactive!
  • Secretary On-Demand Bootcamp!
  • Board Orientation
Cheer Story: Heritage Village Days Marks Another Year Of Success!
Heritage Village Days in Weyburn provides visitors with a unique journey back in time, inviting them to step into the shoes of their ancestors and wander through a replica village spanning the turn of the century to the 1940s. Heritage Village Days has been apart of many locals’ celebrations each year (the Friday after August long weekend) and continues to be a great success.
Get to know South East District!
We’ve been on the road a lot doing outreach work. Not sure who we are? Check out some of our most recent work in our 2022/2023 Annual Report. We would love to come and visit your board and let you in on all the funding, resources, and information for sport, culture, and recreation!
Sport Spotlight
Join Team South East Mission Staff
We are currently recruiting volunteers to join our Mission Staff for Team South East. This is a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to be a part of a provincial multi-sport event. Mission Staff receive a walk-out uniform and get to be a part of the opening and closing ceremonies. All volunteers participate in an orientation and also attend our Team South East Pep Rally in Weyburn. All expenses are covered by the District (mileage, meals, accommodations).

Check out our Mission Moments video featuring our Mission Staff from the 2023 Saskatchewan Winter Games!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Art Alerts
Culture Days 2023 is here!
Check out the events happening in the south east!

Culture Days Comfort Food Video Series - Weyburn Art Gallery, Ongoing
Artist Talk with Hanna Yokozawa Farquharson - Weyburn Art Gallery, October 6
Paint Your Flag - Credit Union Spark Centre, October 7
Collaborative Mural Painting - Credit Union Spark Centre, October 7
Indian Traditional Dance Performances - Credit Union Spark Centre, October 7
Try Cricket - Credit Union Spark Centre, October 7
Try Sepak Tekraw - Credit Union Spark Centre, October 7
Opening Reception: The Degenhart Effect - Weyburn Art Gallery, October 12
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Recreation Report
Now Available - Training On Demand! 
SPRA now offers online training on demand! 
Four online courses are available, covering topics such as exercise theory, youth leadership, and recreation project management.
SPRA is here to support your professional development needs.
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
Why is Community Important for Volunteers?
Many people choose to volunteer in search of a sense of belonging. They may seek connection through the common causes or activities that your organization supports. Perhaps they hope to experience personal growth, develop skill sets, expand their networks, or be close to those who are making an impact in their hometown. Many people choose to volunteer in hopes of making new friends and return again and again because they are connected to the community they've gained at your organization.

Whatever the reason someone chooses to volunteer with your organization, take a look at the ways you build a sense of community in your organization and you'll find the key to success!
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
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 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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"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!”