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.
GROW Your Community!
Apply for our grant to help you offer a sport, culture or recreation activity this spring!

Not sure if your program fits? Then give us a call to chat! Contact Dallas Cossar, Administrative Coordinator, at 306.842.4023 or email.

Applications will be accepted until midnight on Friday, March 1, 2019
Grant Adjudication Committee
The South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District is inviting applications from individuals throughout south east Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on our Grow Your Community Grant Adjudication Committee. The Committee makes grant recommendations to the organization. 

Participation on an Adjudication Committee is an excellent opportunity for professional development. Members also learn about sport, culture and recreation projects happening in several south east communities.

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019.
We're looking for a Summer Student!
South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District is seeking a student for the position of Community Development Assistant. The position shall work out of our Weyburn office.

The experience gained from this contract summer position provides the opportunity to acquire experience in the sport, culture and recreation delivery system in Saskatchewan. The position works in an office setting and requires some travel throughout the south east district (approx. three-four days per month).
Spotlight Story: Girl Guides Snowshoe Their Way to an Active Winter!
The Girl Guides of Canada – Rainbow District in Weyburn received $1000 through the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District GROW Your Community Grant for the purchase of snowshoes for their program. The Rainbow District had old, worn out snowshoes and many were too small for the girls, and there wasn’t nearly enough for one group to go out together. They were at a point that it was not feasible for them to plan snowshoeing events.
Renewed Lottery Agreement to Benefit Saskatchewan Communities
The Honourable Gene Makowsky, Parks, Culture and Sport Minister, announced a renewed lottery agreement today, ensuring that sport, culture and recreation organizations will continue to receive and benefit from Saskatchewan Lotteries proceeds over the next five years.  
“We fully support the new lottery agreement, and look forward to another five years working with our partners to build active, healthy communities in Saskatchewan,” Sask Sport Chair, Leslie Blyth said. “Long-term planning is essential to non-profit organizations and their ability to deliver quality, sustainable programs, services and events. This agreement will continue to positively impact our communities and provide more opportunities for all. Together, we all win!”
Staff Spotlight: Tara-Leigh Heslip
What do you do as an employee of the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District? For how long have you worked there? I am a Community Development Consultant for the district and have just started my fifth year. I have the best job, because I get to meet with community leaders (paid and unpaid) and learn all the amazing things they are doing to promote, Sport, Culture and Recreation. This then allows South East to support them by linking them to resources, funding and learning opportunities so they can keep doing what they do! Plus, every second year I get to act as Team South East’s sport coordinator for the Saskatchewan Games! Go Team South East! 2020 Summer Games here we come.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be? Or What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? I would love to learn to play an instrument. Combined my kids play piano, trumpet, clarinet, guitar, mandolin, ukulele and the list keep growing and I don’t even know how to read music.

What’s the coolest (or most important) trend you see today in sport, culture or recreation? 
One of the most important things that we are seeing is more and more examples of how Sport, Culture and Recreation are amazing catalysts for communities and individuals to look at and move forward with truth and reconciliation.

What advice do you have for communities (sport, culture and recreation)? We are here for you, we know it is hard to stop doing what you are doing to analyse how you can streamline your services, develop policy or find additional funding. Let us help you reach the next level to serve your community better!

Hometown: Do I have to just pick one? Montmartre, Calgary and Indian Head. They all have a special place in my heart
Forget Gains National Attention for Its Culture
The tiny village of Forget has long been known as a hub for arts and culture in southeast Saskatchewan, and now the community is gaining some national attention.

Canadian Living Magazine listed the community of 42 residents as one of 20-plus small towns and villages in Canada that people need to visit. Forget is the only community under 100 people to be included in the article, which came out in mid-December.
“Now the community has turned into an area where we’re very much rural Saskatchewan, but there’s many so many artists and musicians, and there’s a love of creativity in the community, and I think that’s what sets people off when they come here.” - Gayla Gilbertson
Article Credit: David Willberg, Estevan Mercury
Cheer Stories
Check out our latest Cheer Stories profiling the amazing work that happens in communities in sport, culture and recreation.
2019 Celebrating Seniors Award
Celebrating Seniors Volunteer Awards was initiated to recognize and honour outstanding senior volunteers in Saskatchewan. Nominees are residents (55+) of Saskatchewan, who consistently contribute to the overall quality of life in their communities through their volunteer activities.

Please consider nominating someone in your community!
RBC Training Ground
RBC Training Ground is a talent identification and athlete funding program designed to uncover athletes with Olympic potential and provide them with the high-performance sport resources they need to achieve their podium dreams.

Ages 14 to 25 years can register for the RBC Training Ground event and test their speed, power, strength and endurance with top coaches and sport officials in Canada.

Events will be held in Saskatoon and Regina. Walk-ins are welcome.
Download the National Volunteer Week Campaign Kit
The documents in this campaign kit are meant to help guide you in planning, promoting and executing volunteer appreciation events that are successful. Feel free to adapt them to the needs of your organization in order to create the most rewarding and meaningful campaign for your volunteers.
Family Day Activity Ideas
Check out these links to get some ideas for Family Day activities for your community! Some of these links include past or upcoming events that have been held across Canada! Hopefully it inspires your group to do something active or creative on Family Day weekend!
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Grants & Funding 
Local Stories
South East District Wants Your Ideas!
Are you seeking specific training in your community or are you seeking certain resources or tools? Send us your ideas through our online suggestion box!
We Want to Meet with You!
Guess what? South East District staff are available to attend your next board meeting or can come to meet with members of your town council! We can give you a glance of different resources that are available. To set up a meeting, contact Tara-Leigh Heslip, Community Development Consultant, at 306.695.2006. Don't know much about us? Check out our 2018 Year in Review video.
"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!”
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