Building healthy, active and creative lifestyles through sport, culture and recreation.
February 2021
Lakeland District - Keeping you Up to Date!
Wonderful Winter Spot Contest Winner!

And the winner of the Wonderful Winter Spot Contest is...

Nipawin's Barbers Pond: Your outdoor skating pond is officially Lakeland District's Wonderful Winter Spot of 2021 - congratulations!

Barbers Pond has additional skating trails (weather permitting) and fire pits (to accommodate night skating). There is also a toboggan hill and play structure on site for additional opportunities to play. Head over to Barbers Pond and enjoy this Wonderful Winter Spot (while respecting the local/government health guidelines in place so we can all stay safe)!

In this Issuetop
Let's Check in 2021!
SMSC Workshop Series
Sask in motion - New Adventures
Jump Start Sport Relief Funding Announcement
ParticipAction's Community Better Challenge
Physical Literacy Fun
Futsal in 2022 Sask Winter Games
Activity Kits
Take the Lead! Games and Activities

Recreation Facility Conversation

February 17 - 11:00am
March 3 - 11:00am
March 17 - 11:00am

For more information or to register for the Zoom link please email your Community Consultant:
Crystal Clarke or Helen Meekins
Let's Check In 2021!checkin

We will continue to host Zoom Check in meetings through the fall on the following dates:
  • February 17 - 1:00pm
  • March 3 - 1:00pm
  • March 17 - 1:00pm
Contact your Community Consultant, Crystal Clarke or Helen Meekins to register for these meetings!

inmotionHello to New Adventures - Sask in motion
On March 31, 2021 the Saskatchewan in motion provincial office will close and our small but mighty staff will be off to new adventures! Before we go, we'd love to celebrate the last 18 years with you.
Please join us on Zoom Tuesday, March 23 from 12 - 1:30 p.m. for a virtual celebration, some announcements and a visit from our good friend Mark Fenton to get everyone fired up about what's next.
Virtual flash mob - Our celebration wouldn't be complete without YOU. We really hope you'll take part in one last flash mob. Please visit our website for quick and easy instructions.
Deadline for submissions is February 21 and we promise treats for everyone who participates! 

See you there!
Saskatchewan in motion team
jumpstartAnnouncing $12 million in new Jumpstart Sport Relief Funding

Sport has the power to unite communities and the nation - the spark we'll need more than ever post-pandemic. In its absence, the importance of sport and play has become more apparent than ever. But with ongoing stoppages, the organizations that Canadian kids rely on are more at risk than ever before.

In the final months of 2020, we helped nearly 700 organizations, impacting over 70,000 kids from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Thanks to a generous gift of $12 million from Canadian Tire Corporation to our Sport Relief Fund, we are able to continue to provide much needed financial support to sport organizations to help build back sport and play through 2021.

communitybetterParticipACTION's Community Better Challenge

The Community Better Challenge is an annual event that gets Canadians across the country moving together.
The Challenge is open to all organizations, schools, sport groups, and workplaces to participate and track their minutes as a team. All group physical activity counts. Track your in-person or virtual group exercise classes, practices, events or even lunchtime walks starting June 1. Every minute tracked goes toward your community's score.

In the end, one community will earn the top prize of $100,000 and title of being Canada's Most Active Community. In addition to the national winner, there will be prizing for the most active community in each province and territory as well!

Apply for grants and event toolkits to help put on great physical activity events and programs during the Challenge. Complete the application soon, as it closes February 26. Grant guidelines and questions are also available.
spinamajigPhysical Literacy Fun
The Spin-a-ma-jig contest runs until Feb 28. Enter for a chance to win one of four $500+ prize packs!
  1. Visit and give the Spin-a-ma-jig a whirl.
  2. Create a simple game or activity using the Stuff, Space and Skill you're dealt.
  3. Record a short video and load it up to social media.
See full contest rules and find some inspiration. You'll want to check out what members of our Physical Literacy Work Group did with a rubber chicken, a couple of Frisbees, a hula hoop and a stick.
futsalFutsal's Road to the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games 

Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) is proud and excited for Futsal to make its debut in the Saskatchewan Winter Games in 2022. Over the past several years Futsal has been growing in Saskatchewan, and we look forward to continuing grow the game through this tremendous opportunity.

What is Futsal?  
Futsal is the only version of the indoor game recognized by FIFA. It is played 5-aside on a smaller, hard court surface, with a low bounce ball that allows each player to make technical and tactical decisions in a productive environment that still encourages the physical and social elements associated with soccer.  

Member Call - Intro to Starting a Futsal Program 
Member Organizations and individuals interested in starting futsal and supporting the growth of the game in Saskatchewan are welcome to join us on March 4th at 7:00 PM for a Member Call to learn more.  
Activity Kitsactivitykits
We continue to support Lakeland communities with the following activity kits: Snow Much Fun, Art, Culture, Sport, Be Fit, and Adventure.
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 Frigault, will follow up with respondents as soon as possible. Feel free to contact her directly if you have any additional questions.
ttlgamesTTL! Games & Activities - Options for Physical Distancing Manual

Looking for game and activity ideas that are low-touch and that promote physical distancing? You can access the new Take the Lead! Resource (it supports active and safe play for youth) by filling out this request form.


If you, your staff and/or volunteers are interested in receiving the Principles of Healthy Child Development online training, or have any additional questions, please contact our Youth Consultant, Julia Frigault. 

MAS Community Chat
Upcoming Chats:
  • Feb 17, 2021 10:00am
  • March 3, 2021 10:00am
  • March 17, 2021 10:00am
  • March 31, 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.

Fresh Air Experiences for Your Bubble - Rosthern

Date: Feb 21, 2021
Location: Town Reservoir, Rosthern
To register for SaskOutdoors, the Town of Rosthern, and Wildernook Fresh Air Learning's guided local outdoor experience, click here.

Winter Experiences for Your Bubble - Prince Albert

Date: March 7, 2021
Little Red River Park, Prince Albert
To register for SaskOutdoors, the City of Prince Albert, and Wildernook Fresh Air Learning's guided local outdoor experience, click here.

Anti-Racism Youth Leadership Workshop
Racism: Recognize it, Reject It!
Cost: Free
Location: online
Online workshop will be offered in two parts:
Colonization Simulation: March 9, 9:30am - 11:30am or March 10, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Levels of Racism & Planning for Action: March 16, 9:30am - 11:30am or March 17, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

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. 

Grants & Funding Opportunities


Scotts Canada Gro For Good Grant - deadline February 28, 2021

Co-op Community Spaces Funding - deadline March 1, 2021

SPRA Leadership Development Grant - deadline March 1, 2021

SPRA Parks for All Action Grant - deadline March 15, 2021

SPRA Framework in Action Grant - deadline March 15, 2021

SaskOutdoors Grant - deadline March 15, 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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