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
This interactive session is designed to give participants the tools to feel comfortable and confident going through the whole process of planning sport, culture and recreation events and programs.

Presented by Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 6:00-9:00p.m., Grenfell Town Office
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
There's a Seat at the Table
Do you have an interest in sport, culture or recreation? Do you enjoy working with a team of energetic, fun and passionate people? Would you like to be a part of a unified voice for sport, culture and recreation for south east Saskatchewan?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then our Board is for you! 

Each year the South East District Nominations Committee seeks leadership candidates from across the south east to provide direction to our District and to serve on the ten-member Board of Directors. Directors occupy staggered two year terms and have an opportunity to participate on a Board Committee. Candidates may come from a specific community, but once elected to the Board, they do not represent that community but govern on behalf of the whole of South East District. 

“As I continue to learn more about South East District, I feel privileged to be part of such a professional board of directors and community focused organization. I look forward to the ongoing liaison within the partnerships (agencies, organizations) and people (our communities).”
Building Capacity in South East Communities
South East District delivered an Introduction to Grant Writing mini-workshop at the Pangman Library on April 3, 2019. Nine (9) volunteers from the community and surrounding areas participated. Participants reflected on the workshop: "This was a quick workshop with lots of good ideas and new information". "I now feel more confident to take on writing a grant, and feel I know what funders are looking for!" "I learned that a lot of planning will need to take place before applying for grants."

Communities can complete mini-workshops on a variety of interesting topics (inclusion, effective meetings, policies and procedures) that will help volunteers gain valuable skills and that will leave them with tools and templates to put new ideas into action! These are offered for free in community and can be held in conjunction with a community board meeting.

To host a mini-workshop in your community, fill out the South East District host form at . Inquiries: Tara Heslip, Community Development Consultant, at 306.695.2006.
Spotlight Story:
2018 Heritage Awards: Souris Moose Creek Region Video Series
In 2016, a group of individuals from around the Souris Moose Creek region gathered together to talk about what makes their area unique and interesting. Many stories were told, and much pride was demonstrated, the stories were selected to be told in video form.

At the 2018 Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan Heritage Awards, the Souris Moose Creek Region Video Series was chosen as the Intangible Cultural Heritage award winner.
59 Thoughtful and Fun Volunteer Appreciation Ideas
Volunteers are the fuel that powers nonprofits. One of the best ways to retain quality volunteers is by developing a culture of appreciation within your organization. A heartfelt thank you given in person goes a long way. If you are looking for some simple appreciation ideas this link may have the answer!
Staff Spotlight: Dallas Cossar
What is your role at South East District?
I am the Administrative Coordinator. I have been with South East District since May 2018.

Favourite hobby or activity? A few of my favorite activities are traveling, exercising, drumming, brewing beer, playing recreational sports – hockey, ultimate frisbee, golf and flag football!

What chore do you absolutely dislike doing? Dishes!

What do you like most about the South East District? The direct impact we have on sport, culture and recreation throughout the south east with our GROW Your Community Grant. We are able to fund a lot of new initiatives, where the funding is essential to the program's start-up. It is really rewarding to see the positive impact the program or equipment had on the community!

Hometown: Weyburn
Physical Literacy Instructor Program
The Sport for Life Society, Coaching Association of Canada, and HIGH FIVE® have come together to support recreation leaders, coaches, and others in becoming a Physical Literacy Instructor. The Physical Literacy Instructor Program is a blended e-learning and in-person training experience that provides the opportunity for an individual to become a recognized Physical Literacy Instructor.
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!
HIGH FIVE® is Canada's quality standard for children's sport and recreation . Before HIGH FIVE®, no standard existed and there was a clear need for an innovative approach to help organizations enhance program quality and provide positive experiences for children, which would remain with them for a lifetime.

Parents have the right to know the details of their children’s programs.

Listen to Susan Kitchen, Executive Director of Coaches Association of Ontario, speak about the importance HIGH FIVE® has in teaching coaches how communicate effectively with parents and to create a healthy competitive environment, helping them facilitate programs which not only focus on sport but also on the healthy development of athletes as a whole.

Treaty Talk - Sharing the River of Life
For Dr. Patricia Makokis, walking proved to be an inspiration to produce a film that is fostering conversations among non-Indigenous people about the true meaning of treaty.

Treaty Talk: Sharing the River of Life is a 50-minute teaching tool to help non-Native people understand their collective responsibility to treaty.

Based on the traditional Cree understanding of natural law, the film explores and models how racism and discriminations can be overcome at local and systemic levels, so that Indigenous nations and non-Indigenous peoples can build better relationships and work together.
Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program
Canada and Saskatchewan signed the bilateral agreement for the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP) in October 2018. The program will provide more than $896 million in federal funding for all types of Saskatchewan infrastructure projects over the next 10 years until 2028.

Saskatchewan residents will benefit from these investments through:
  • cleaner air and water;
  • reduced greenhouse gas emissions;
  • sustainable water management;
  • enhanced public parks, recreational facilities and other spaces that make communities great places to live;
  • faster commutes and travel times and easier movement of goods for businesses; and
  • better transportation and digital infrastructure for people living in remote communities.

EOIs accepted from Friday, March 15, 2019 until 4:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.
You Can Play Project
You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safety for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation and/or gender identity. They work to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, and only by what they contribute to the sport or their team’s success.

You Can Play Team has prepared some materials that you can use to communicate you support for our mission to coaches, players, teammates, and fans and let them know that they will be judged only by what they contribute to your team’s success.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
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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