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 South East District Events
Upcoming Workshops with
Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Grenfell Town Office
Registration Deadline: May 6, 2019
Cost: $20 per person

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Estevan Super 8 Hotel
Registration Deadline: May 27, 2019
Cost: $20 per person
Laura Strong, Keynote Speaker
Every municipality and non-profit organization (with a sport, culture/arts and recreation focus) in the south east is a member of our organization and is entitled to voting at the AGM.

Laura Strong, our keynote presenter will explore our cultural identity and how to effectively bridge cultural and language barriers. About Laura .

When: Thursday, May 30, The Happy Nun, Forget

GROW Your Community Grant
Do you need dollars? Don't forget, your activity might fit our grant funding! Apply for our grant for your summer/fall programs happening between July 1 and Dec. 31! June 1 is the deadline to apply!

Not sure if your program fits? Then give us a call to chat!

Applications will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, June 1, 2019
Saskatchewan Summer Games 2020
Did you know the sport of Rugby is in the 2020 Summer Games?

Saskatchewan Rugby is the governing body for the sport of Rugby in Saskatchewan. It was founded as an active member within SaskSport on March 19, 1975.

Rugby is a sport rich in tradition, but is often overlooked by many Canadians who play more conventional outdoor sports. Playing organized rugby creates a unique kinship between you and thousands of other players worldwide.
Spotlight Story: Wolseley Sea Cadets Biathlon Program
The Wolseley Navy League Branch formed in September of 2018 with zero start-up funds. Their function is to raise funds to cover the costs for local Sea Cadet recreational and operating costs not covered by the Department of National Defence. The Wolseley corps is in a challenging position where they have the interest, however; the financial support to cover their start-up costs, training and range development needs are not currently in place. 
Great Ideas for Summer Activity to Bring to your Community or Park
Looking to introduce a new program or event into your community or regional park? Need some ideas to get your community active and/or creative? Engage a local artist or instructor to offer a program! Partner with your library, pool, golf course or town to get something off the ground!

Here are some program ideas to get you thinking!
• Summer Walking Club
• Host a Nature Play Day
• Mural Projects
• Art in the Park
• Beginner or Family Golf Nights - instruction for all ages!
• Dive in Movie! at the Pool
Send them out to play and learn!
Saskatchewan in motion has loaded their brand new IDEA JAR with new spring ideas for outdoor play.

Kids who spend time outside are more active - naturally! Shake the IDEA JAR to get an idea for active outdoor play.

Go on... send them out. You got this!

Check out Saskatchewan in motion for more inspiration and outdoor play ideas.   
6 Ways Seniors Can Improve Their Physical Fitness
Physically active older adults live longer with lower rates of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, cognitive decline, and osteoporosis. If that’s not enough incentive, they also enjoy more independence, balance, flexibility, cognitive function and improved self-esteem.

Click below for 6 ways seniors can improve their physical fitness, and to download the Physical Activity Toolkit for Older Adults.
Cheer Stories
Check out our latest Cheer Stories profiling the amazing work that happens in communities in sport, culture and recreation. Looking for new ideas? These stories can inspire your community to try something new and fun!
Canada's Food Guide
In January 2019, Health Canada released a new Food Guide that outlines the foundation for healthy eating in Canada. The Food Guide is based on the best available scientific evidence and includes a range of actionable advice for Canadians, policy-makers and health professionals. It is now an online suite of resources ranging from tips for making healthy food choices to the broad factors that influence our eating behaviors such as food access and the food environment.

Here are some links to get you started:
2019 Tony Cote First Nation Summer Games
The 2019 Tony Cote First Nations Summer Games will be held July 14-19, 2019 at the Flying Dust First Nation.

Click the link below for information on how to get involved at the games.
National Indigenous Peoples Day Resources
To celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day, the Government of Canada is offering a number of free promotional resources as well as fun and educational activities for children.

The Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in Canada activity guide has trivia, games and crafts for kids, including:
  • cruncher
  • mystery message
  • trivia quiz
  • spot the differences
  • maze
  • bracelet braiding activity
  • miming game
  • word search
  • connect the dots
  • colouring page
  • fry bread recipe
Kick off for KidSport Month
In the coming weeks, events are planned across the province to spotlight and support this program’s important work. In 2018 alone, KidSport Saskatchewan assisted more than 12,000 youth facing financial obstacles that may have otherwise prevented them from participating in community sport programs.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
Grants & Funding 
Apply by May 31, 2019
Apply by November 15, 2019 
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?
"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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