Building healthy, active and creative lifestyles through sport, culture and recreation.
April 2021
Lakeland District - Keeping you Up to Date!
Lakeland District's Annual Community Support & Services Questionnaire!

Please take 5 - 10 mins to complete the questionnaire and help us learn how to better serve you and your organization.

By completing this questionnaire, you can select your community recreation program or another non-profit organization that will host the LDSCR equipment package.  

Intended use is to support free community programming.

Best of luck!!! 

In this Issuetop
SMSC Workshop Series
Virtual Heritage Fair
The Bench - CPRA
Activity Kits

We will continue to host Zoom Check in meetings through the year on the following dates:


April 28 - 1:00pm

May 12 - 1:00pm
May 26 - 1:00pm

Contact your Community Consultant, Crystal Clarke or Helen Meekins to register for these meetings!

National Volunteer Week is April 18-24! What a great opportunity to reach out and thank the volunteers who power Saskatchewan's Sport, Culture and Recreation within your community.

Even in a year when organized activities were reduced, there was no shortage of volunteers ready and willing to do whatever they could, wherever they could.

Thank you!
WLDCelebrate World Leisure Day - Tomorrow!
Did you know that the first ever World Leisure Day is being celebrated April 16th?
This newest international initiative "aims to reinforce leisure as a social right and its importance in daily life, as well as to expand its possibilities of manifestation and promote reflection on the access and barriers that still exist for many people around the world."
This year's theme is Leisure for a Better Life - and more details on the celebration can be found here.

heritagefairVirtual Heritage Fair 2021

The Deadline to submit a Virtual Heritage Fair project has been extended to Monday, April 26th.

Students are able to submit their projects online!

The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association's new online community is here - a place for the sector to meet, work and grow together.

The Bench includes discussion groups, a resource library and events page. You can join discussion groups on topics including reopening, parks and open spaces and inclusion and accessibility, among others. Members can post and subscribe to discussions to receive updates when new information is posted.
To welcome the warm temperatures and encourage us all to get outside, we've created the Spring/Summer '21 editions of LDSCR's Activity Kits.
If your community is interested in having one or more of these kits, please fill out the Expression of Interest Form. Our Youth Consultant, Julia, will follow up with respondents as soon as possible. Feel free to contact her directly if you have any additional questions.

PHCD & Play Leadership Training

While there are still some uncertainties related to summer programs and what they will look like in our communities, we also recognize that Lakeland District communities and organizations may already be starting to think of training opportunities for summer staff. LDSCR staff is currently working on determining how we will be facilitating (in person, hybrid or virtually) PHCD and Play Leadership training opportunities to our communities in the upcoming months. 

What is it? PHCD training teaches front-line leaders (age 15+) how to enhance the quality of the programs they are delivering. It provides in-depth knowledge of the Principles of Healthy Child Development so front-line leaders understand what they need to do to ensure each child's social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Play Leadership training ensures that leaders have the knowledge and skills necessary to plan and coordinate safe, accessible and enjoyable play opportunities for children. 

For more info contact Julia and watch for details in next month's newsletter! 

HIGH FIVE Sport Training
This free training opportunity is brought to you in partnership with Canadian Parks and Recreation Association through a grant from Sport Canada. 

MAS Community Chat
Upcoming Chats:
  • April 28, 2021 10:00am
Meeting ID: 844 8461 8865
Password: 829340

If you have any questions or for more connection info, please contact Em Ironstar at
Online Courses & Programs
MAS offers a range of learning opportunities. We design our training and resources to support museum staff and volunteers of all kinds, from board members to student workers, and from emerging to established professionals. 
Our courses are open to everyone-no membership is required! Our instructors are experts in their fields, and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to do your job better.

Virtual Volunteering for Communities and Nonprofits

Join the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association and Lara Schroeder of Spark Solutions for Virtual Volunteering for Communities and Nonprofits on April 20, 2021.
In recognition of National Volunteer Week(April 18-24, 2021), this interactive webinar will discuss what virtual volunteering is and share examples of how virtual volunteering has been utilized by communities and organizations over the past year.
Webinar participants will engage in discussion and leave with ideas on how virtual volunteering could work for them.
Register here.

SPRA Industry Builder Learning Series - Get Ready to Reconnect
Online registration commences on March 15, 2021.
There will be 10 online sessions offered from April 27 to May 20, including:
  • Playgrounds, Spray Pads and More - Adding Value to Parks and Open Spaces 
  • SLGA - Alcohol and Gaming Requirements 
  • Drivers Of Change In Recreation Delivery 
  • Your Pathway to Net Zero 
  • Roof Maintenance 101 
  • Access and Inclusion in Recreation Spaces 
  • An Introduction to Tree Identification 
  • An Introduction to Landscape Design 
  • Pruning Techniques for Healthy Trees 
  • Building Trails in Your Community 
Register early to reserve your spot by going to our website on March 15 and checking the new Industry Building Learning Series page under the Careers & Training tab.

SaskCulture Wellness Wednesday

Since the start of the pandemic, our lives have been impacted like never before. We may have been able to maintain our physical health, but our mental health is also at risk. Mental health is an area that has been, and will continue to be, an essential topic moving forward. It is more important than ever that we continue to increase our knowledge and awareness surrounding our mental health. 

SaskCulture is pleased to offer its members a series of three mental health workshops in partnership with Bridges Health Services. 

Wellness Wednesdays will take place on:
April 21, April 28 and May 5 from 11:00am - 12:00pm
Sport Medicine Science Council of Saskatchewan Workshop Series
Sleep & Performance

Date: April 22, 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm or 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Facilitated by: Heather Hynes, Sport Dietitian
This 60 min session focuses on sleep quality and quantity, deprivation, effects on sleep through travel, nutrition, exercise and mental, medical considerations and how to sleep better. 

From Risk to Resilience: The Fundamentals of Risk Management for Festivals and Events. E-learning Course

When: Online course access granted for 30 days after registration (Complete at your pace)
Where: Online
Facilitator: Peter Ashwin
Cost to access course materials varies, click here for more information and to register. 

2021 Aquatic Leaders Training Symposium
LifeSaving Society Virtual Event

National Lifeguard Instructor & First Aid Instructor May 6 - May 9, 2021
1:00pm - 6:00pm daily, $275.00

Grants & Funding Opportunities


Conexus Youth Leadership Award - deadline April 16, 2021

Métis Cultural Development Fund - deadline April 30, 2021

Fund for Wild Nature - deadline May 1, 2021

CPRA Youth Employment Experience - deadline May 14, 2021


Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant  - next intake deadline Apr 30

Canadian Tire Jumpstart - Receive funding for registration fees, equipment, travel, etc. 

Creative Kids Funding - Online application information available - next intake deadline May 28

Creative Sask Our grants help creative producers pursue commercial success.

KidSport Saskatchewan - Contact your local Chapter

SGI Community Grant - deadlines Feb 28 and Oct 31 each year

Six Rivers Fund - Committee adjudicates in May and November

Taking it Global - Youth-led Community Funding - dates vary with funding amount

Lyle Campbell | Executive DirectorEmail

Julia Frigault | Youth Consultant  | Email

Crystal Clarke Community Consultant | Email

Helen Meekins | Community Consultant | Email
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