Get the Scoop!       August 2018 Edition

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  Southeast Connection Sport, Culture & Recreation District.
2nd Annual MAXIMIZE Your Community's Potential!
Location: Weyburn Travelodge
Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Registration Deadline: September 18. Limited space so register now!

Our event is low cost, so it's easy for volunteers and leaders to attend! And you don't have to travel to the big city to participate! Registration Fee: $25 for full day and $15 for half day

Maximize Your Community's Potential is an exciting, interactive, one-day learning and networking event for Sport, Culture and Recreation professionals and volunteers! Register prior to September 1 and be entered to win $100 towards your sport, culture or recreation organization!

• Museums, libraries, art councils and any other cultural organization may be interested in attending our half day Volunteer and Inclusion Stream! Check out our speakers Shelley Thoen-Chaykoski from Foam Lake and Brenda Robinson from Edmonton (we are bringing Brenda back by popular demand - don't miss this entertaining and inspiring speaker)! $15 to attend these fantastic sessions!
• Recreation and Sport organizations will be interested in our Supportive Environments Stream with "leading subject matter experts" in facility efficiencies - check out our line-up of speakers! Building a spray park or skate park in the near future? You don't want to miss these sessions! 

This is what participants had to say about last year's event!
"I loved this workshop! The speakers were so motivating and had a wealth of information to take back to my community"
"Brenda Robinson - who wouldn't love her?"
"Brenda was very entertaining and inspiring and so positive."
"The information applies on personal, business and community levels"
"All parts of the day were great! Excellent facilitators."
Sport Taping and Concussion Management Protocol Clinic
This is a great opportunity for participants (coaches, teachers, parents) to gain the knowledge and first-hand experience dealing with minor injuries to help keep athletes performing at their best!

The Sport Taping workshop is a practical course requiring participants to understand situations that require taping. Such as, ankle taping and wrapping, taping wrists, thumbs and fingers and tensor bandaging.

The Sports Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan has developed a six-step process to assist sport organizations in the development of their Concussion Management Protocol Plan.

Location: Weyburn Sun Room
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018
Cost: $20
Pre-registration required by the deadline of: September 14
South East Rural Mini-Workshop Café
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 through a simple email request and can be held in conjunction with your next board meeting. 

Topics include: Effective Meetings that Produce Results, Introduction to Grant Writing, What to Do Before Volunteers Walk in the Door, Inclusive Programming, and Policy and Procedure: Be Proactive, Not Reactive. Length of most workshops is 60 minutes. To learn more, visit our website.
Board Development Workshops - Available for Recreation Boards and Municipalities
Southeast Connection in partnership with the Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Association deliver workshops to south east community leaders to learn best practices in managing their recreation boards, operating facilities and delivering programs. Our recreation board development workshops focus on several learning areas such as types of board models, volunteer board/municipal roles, effective use of operational committees for recreation delivery, policy development, planning, and community collaboration. 

Why You Should Participate:
• These free workshops focus on improving recreation structures, processes and boards. 
• The workshop content is based on best practices collected province wide, so take advantage of this free expertise that we can bring directly to you! 
• Communities may choose to take it a step further and participate in facilitated working sessions to develop a new recreation structure or model in the community!
• Gain new tools, tips and templates to make it easier for your volunteers to accomplish tasks!

If your group is interested in enhancing processes or structures for recreation service delivery, contact us to learn more about this exciting initiative! Contact Tara Heslip, Community Development Consultant, at 306.695.2006 or check out our website!
Spotlight Story: Unique Camp Program
Check out this article below to learn about a unique camp program organized by Inclusion Weyburn. Inclusion Weyburn offers resources and programs for children with intellectual disabilities and their families, and they combined efforts with the Weyburn Leisure Centre to have their kids as part of the “Fun in the Sun” summer day camp program.

(Source:, retrieved August 8, 2018)
Culture Days Local Marketing Kit
Get Ready, Get Set — Promote your Culture Days Event! We’ve got a sharp new look for the 2018 Culture Days Local Marketing Kit, now available for download in English and French.

Are you organizing an OnBeat themed event? We’ve also got you covered with special OnBeat-themed versions of all the customizable templates.
Take a flip through our new Branding Guide and peruse our other free planning tools to ensure you're set up for the best Culture Days weekend yet!
Saskatchewan's Music Conference 2018
The Saskatchewan Music Conference (SMC), organized by the Saskatchewan Music Educators Association and Carl ORFF Canada - Saskatchewan Chapter, is the ultimate creative venue for developing musicians. The event takes place on November 16-17, in Saskatoon. SMC brings together a group of talented music leaders, who deliver engaging sessions that allow participants to explore the depths of their creativity. This year’s event features exciting workshop sessions, a keynote address by Joseph Naytowhow and an awards ceremony. There will be sessions for music educators, ORFF members, band and choral. There will also be a special dedicated stream on Indigenous music.
Professional Services Directory - Where Municipal Officials and Professionals Come Together
Is your municipality in need of a municipal engineer or project manager? Find contact information and references for the professional services your community needs quickly and easily with the SUMA Professional Services Directory. The directory can connect your community with professionals in more than 10 different fields - accountants, advocacy services, communications, community planners, human resource consultants, labour relations consultants, lawyers, management consultants, municipal engineers, project managers, and strategic planners.

Find the directory at
Sport for Life for all Newcomers to Canada
By 2030, immigration will account for all of Canada's net population growth. Cities across Canada are being transformed by immigration, and these demographic trends will undoubtedly impact the Canadian sport and physical activity system. Grassroots and professional organizations need to find ways to appeal to this diverse new audience, and it is the responsibility of all sport and physical activity leaders to ensure that the system is accessible to all Canadians. The resource outlines the barriers that newcomers may face in their participation of sport and physical activity, and then provides examples of solutions and opportunities that exist, as well as promising practices of work being done across Canada.
We Want to Meet with You!
Guess what? Southeast Connection 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.
Share Your Story!
We would like to feature a monthly story about one of our communities, volunteers, recreation directors or a local event taking place in the Southeast District. Sharing these stories and tips will help build bridges and link communities together in our district, so we can learn from each other and highlight and recognize what we are doing well.

We are proud of what we do and where we live and we know you are too! 
Send your stories, highlights and information in monthly to Dallas Cossar, Administrative Coordinator, at and you may be featured in our next Get the Scoop!

The deadline is the 1st day of every month.
"Southeast Connection is a community driven organization for sport, culture and recreation in southeast Saskatchewan. 
We help to build creative, active, and healthy communities. Join us!”
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Support Line for Sport, Culture and Recreation