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!
South East District has the GROW Your Community Grant available! A grant that helps cover the deficit of programs that meet at least one of our grant program streams: sport development, physical activity and recreation development, arts/culture development and equipment.

If you are seeking funding for programs and activities happening between April 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019, apply for our March 1 DEADLINE!

Apply for our grant to help you offer a sport, culture or recreation activity this winter!

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

Deadline to apply: February 15, 2019.

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.

South East Rural Mini-Workshop Caf é
Our mini-workshops offer condensed, results-based learning opportunities for your local sport, culture or recreation volunteer team or board! Complete mini-workshops on a variety of interesting topics that will help you gain valuable skills and that will leave you with tools and templates to put new ideas into action! These are offered for free in your community. We come to you!

Check out our poster to find out what topics are available!

Simply fill out the host form on our website to apply for a workshop to come to your community!
“I learned ways to avoid dysfunction in meetings and about meeting norms. I appreciated that the session was provided locally! Great presenter, kept it fun, light and informational.”

Cheer Stories
Check out our latest Cheer Stories profiling the amazing work that happens in communities in sport, culture and recreation.
Best Practices: Indian Head Offers Convenient Site for Sport, Culture & Recreation
The community of Indian Head has created a new way for residents to discover all of the sport, culture and creation activities taking place in their community. Their plan is to host all youth sporting teams, community associations and schools on the website. The site features extensive sports team management features, allowing parents to track the schedules of each child's team - all in a single, convenient mobile app. All groups will be able to post information, news and events related to their cause. The site Calendar will display events from every group.
National Volunteer Week
April 7-13, 2019 is National Volunteer Week! It is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. This year's theme is: “The Volunteer Factor – Lifting Communities.”

The Volunteer Factor celebrates and recognizes the exponential impact of volunteers and how they lift our communities.

The beautiful image of the hot air balloons of different sizes, shapes and colours reflects the diversity of community volunteers. It illustrates that when people volunteer together, the sky is the limit, in terms of what they can achieve. 
Adrian Paton Travelling Photo Exhibit
The Adrian Paton Travelling Exhibit is free to borrow and is ideal for museums, schools, libraries, town offices, galleries, or other community venues. The display features selected photos from Adrian Paton Photo Collection along with information designed to inspire people to reflect on the past. A teacher’s kit accompanies the exhibit.

Adrian Paton began to collect photographs in the late 1980s and has built an enormous photograph collection, totaling about 8,000 pieces. Many of the photos relate to the Arcola region of Saskatchewan. This exhibit was developed through a partnership between the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society and the University of Saskatchewan.

To borrow, visit the Adrian Paton website or contact the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society office at or 1-800-919-9437.
2019 Everett Baker Awards
Do you know a person or organization who has gone "above and beyond" for Saskatchewan's heritage?

Everett Baker was a strong believer in the importance of understanding the past to build a better future, and as such he worked tirelessly to preserve local history in Saskatchewan. In that spirit, the Saskatchewan History & Folklore Society’s Baker Award recognizes individuals, groups or organizations who have gone “above and beyond” to preserve and promote heritage in this province. The award also recognizes efforts to call public attention to aspects of little-known Saskatchewan history.

To submit a nomination visit 2019 Baker Award, or call 1-800-919-9437. Deadline is February 1, 2019.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
HIGH FIVE® Quest 2 - Regina, February 1, 2019
Heritage Saskatchewan 2019 Heritage Forum - Regina, February 21, 2019
Mini-Workshop Cafe - Ongoing
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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