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.
Upcoming Free Virtual Workshops!
Things To Do Today For Success Tomorrow

What has impacted our "New Normal"? Can we develop a strategic approach for moving ahead? Is there a need for flexibility & adaptability? A step by step plan for how and where to start. Celebrate innovation, creativity and capacity to change.

Facilitator: Brenda Robinson

Dates:
  • Tuesday, August 18th - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 17th - 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Strategies For Success: The Board Chair Webinar

Are you wanting to become more confident in chairing your board or committee meetings? Or have you thought about the chairperson position, but are too scared to try? Then this session is for you! Learn about: Robert Rules of Orders, Running an Effective Meeting, How to Deal with Conflict, and more!

Facilitator: Wendy Plandowski

Dates:
  • 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Chairperson Toolkit - Fundamentals of Chairing Meetings
South East District recently compiled a Chairperson Toolkit to help strengthen local leaders knowledge and skills who are taking on these important positions within boards and committees. "I don't ever want to be a chair - that is too scary!" "I do not want to be the boss?!" "I just don't have the confidence to chair meetings." - these are some of the rumblings we hear, and this toolkit provides tips, tools and best practices that can help you to lead productive and effective meetings for your board or committee! Check it out!

Also, consider hosting our Effective Meetings mini workshop at your next board meeting - we can offer it virtually over our zoom platform! Contact Joni Hagen, ED, at ed@southeastdistrict.ca for more information.
Promoting the Value of Sport, Culture and Recreation
All too often, we tend to promote the “what” in our communities – programs, events, facilities – and we sometimes forget to promote the “why” (the benefits that these activities can bring to our community)! Are you promoting your parks, pools, arenas, events or programs? Consider promoting the benefits and outcomes of your activities and facilities by using the benefitshub.ca! Market the “why” of what you do!

Tips to promoting the benefits of parks, recreation, sport, and arts/culture:

Tip 1: consider creating an infographic to display your recreation and culture opportunities and services in your community. Here is an example from Strathcona!

Tip 2: Consider using video to tell your community story and to market the benefits of sport, culture and recreation. See below!
Everything Gets Better When You Get Active
Check out ParticipACTION's latest campaign and include their messaging on your community website, social media and newsletters!

There are brain benefits, relationship benefits, community benefits and benefits you may have never even expected (like pooping benefits, for instance). The link between physical activity and better physical, mental or emotional health have been proven in study after study. But everyone is different. Understanding what really motivates you (see below), how much and what kind of activity is required to experience positive change (hint – it depends on your age 0-4, 5-17, 18-64 or 65+), and finding an activity you love to do from all the different ways to get physically active is key. Once you get the ball rolling, you won’t believe all the ways activity can benefit you and those around you.
COVID-19 Resources
South East District has compiled COVID-19 updates and resources applicable to sport, culture and recreation on our website resources page.
South East District Offers Virtual Webinars and Community Visits!
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Virtual Webinars
Host a virtual webinar at your next local sport, culture or recreation board meeting, so you can learn and chug your way through anything! This is a perfect time to better your board!

Virtual Community Visits
Our approachable staff are here to meet with your local board through our ZOOM platform. 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!
2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games to be Held in Regina
In February 2022, nearly 1,600 young athletes from every corner of the province will gather in Regina to compete in the Saskatchewan Winter Games. This event will mark the 50th anniversary of the multi-sport Saskatchewan Games program.

Sports that are approved for inclusion at the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games are Alpine Skiing, Artistic Swimming, Badminton, Biathlon, Bowling – Special Olympics, Cross Country Skiing and Para Nordic Skiing, Curling, Figure Skating, Futsal, Gymnastics, Judo, Snowboarding, Speed Skating, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, and Wrestling. Age categories for generic athletes differ by sport but will range from 10-18 years of age, with age categories for Para and Special Olympics athletes extending to 40 and under
2020 Culture Days in Saskatchewan
Here in Saskatchewan, Culture Days will continue to be an opportunity to highlight cultural activities and engage people from all areas of the province in free, interactive cultural activity. It’s an opportunity to find out more about Saskatchewan’s dynamic cultural community – and inspire individuals and families to spend time, over the Culture Days, to find out how they can make arts and culture part of their lives.
Spotlight Story: Local Arts Council Gets Innovative With Programs & Projects
What types of projects has the Weyburn Arts Council (WAC) been doing? During the “shutdown” WAC rolled out the “Craft with WAC” series. Three (3) WAC members came forward and offered to host these videos, which lightened the load of responsibility. We tried to find crafts that utilized materials that would already be found in most homes. The craft was announced every Monday with a supply list, and on Wednesday there was a video teaching the craft.
HIGH FIVE Video Series for Organizations
Find out how HIGH FIVE can help you meet your organizational objectives at every level through a holistic approach to quality programs for kids.

Hear from professionals who have found resounding success using HIGH FIVE to improve the quality of their children's programs and watch some informative videos outlining some of the key products and resources which HIGH FIVE offers.
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.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
Grants & Funding 
Apply by August 13, 2020
Apply by August 28, 2020
Apply by October 1, 2020
Apply by October 30, 2020
Please note deadlines may change. For up to date information, seek the funder for the correct dates.
Local Stories
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