Lakeland District - Keeping you Up to Date!

Recreation Practitioners Meeting
Kerry Vickar Centre, Melfort, SK
Wednesday October 5, 2022
10:00am - 3:00pm

Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation would like to invite all of our district Recreation Practitioners to come together, network and learn from each other in person at the Rec Prac Meeting. Topics to include: challenges, issues being faced with programs and services, upcoming funding opportunities, Global updates, community roundtable and more.

In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the LDSCR will be observing September 30 as a statutory holiday and our offices will be closed for that day.
This is an opportunity for us all to exhibit our commitment toward honoring the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions of Canada's Calls to Action. 
We encourage all of you to take this time to reflect upon how we as an organization and individuals can further advance Truth and Reconciliation and recognize the history and legacy of the residential school system.
Hello — Tansi — Taanishi — Halu — Kwe’ — Nú — She:kon — Bonjour!
Registration is open 
Truth and Reconciliation Week is coming back this fall. This year, we’ve expanded the program to include age-appropriate material for grades 1 through 12 centred around the theme ‘Remembering the Children.’ Join us as we memorialize the children lost to the residential school system and honour Survivors and their families. Learning and commemorating the truth of our history is an important part of the path to Reconciliation. 
Days 1-3 — September 26-28 — will feature a newly revised educational program with an hour of pre-recorded video content per day followed by live Q & A sessions.
Day 4 — September 29 — will feature an in-person gathering in Mississauga titled Gidinawendimin - We Are All Related. This live stage program will also be streamed live for classrooms to view from coast to coast to coast. Interested in attending? Visit our website to learn how.
All sessions will be held virtually on Hubilo and registration is required to stream live and pre-recorded sessions and participate in Q & A segments. 

How you can Take Part:
  1. Explore the Participation Guide: The National Coaches Week Participation Guide contains everything you need to make National Coaches Week a success for your coach, team, and organization.
  2. Enjoy FREE or discounted NCCP education: During National Coaches Week, coaches can diversify their coaching knowledge with free or discounted NCCP education. Connect with your local P/TCR, or National Sport Organization to learn more about their National Coaches Week events, or log into the Locker to access specific eLearning modules for free from September 17 - 25, 2022.
  3. Say #ThanksCoach on social media: Follow National Coaches Week on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #CoachesWeek and #ThanksCoach. You can also use the National Coaches Week Facebook profile frame throughout the week to show your support. 
  4. Join a community event: Organize a community event to say #ThanksCoach, or join one taking place in your province or territory. 

In addition to using the #ThanksCoach hashtag online during National Coaches Week, we encourage all athletes, participants, parents and friends to say 'Thanks, Coach!’ in real life too – all year round!
The Province of Saskatchewan has officially designated September 23 to October 16, 2022 as “Culture Days in Saskatchewan” and Culture Days organizers are ready to engage and enthrall audiences of all ages with their diverse lineup of free arts, cultural and heritage activities. There are over 100 Saskatchewan events and activities to choose from, with more coming online each day. In addition to the exciting array of hands-on arts and culture programs, many others will bring communities together to honour September 30th, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Visit the Culture Days event listing to start planning your Culture Days in Saskatchewan experience – there’s something for everyone! 
Sask Sport is partnering with Saskatchewan’s seven Sport, Culture and Recreation districts to offer free virtual Women and Leadership workshops, covering eight unique topics, throughout October and November 2022. The workshops will run every Tuesday at 7 p.m. (SK time) starting October 11.
Re-Engaging Volunteers-Post Covid - Brenda Robinson

Recruiting and retaining volunteers is always a challenge and covid added an additional layer to that challenge. Join us for an entertaining presentation with Brenda as she shares the new realities of our volunteer world and how you can make the most out of it!
Brenda Robinson is a speaker, trainer, writer, and consultant. She is the founder and president of The Robcan Group. She has been addressing groups for over thirty years about communications, humour, laughter, positive working skills, and wellness in general. Her workshops and presentations are in high demand.
Brenda believes that we are on a life-long learning journey. It should be enriching, exciting, interesting and above all, it should be fun!

Date: Thursday, October 13
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Take the Lead! Training Assistance
The 2022/23 Take the Lead! Training Assistance Program grant is available now!
Groups are eligible to apply for up to $500 in support of implementing or maintaining a Take the Lead! program to build youth leadership and promote active play.
The Grant will remain open until Jan. 31, 2023 or until all available funds have been allocated.

The Games are now scheduled to run from February 19-25, 2023. Please check the website as information will continue to be updated closer to the Games! 
Training | Education | Workshops
SPRA Upcoming Events
Register for Our Annual General Meeting!
The Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association's (SPRA) 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place virtually on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  
Click here to view the meeting documents and to register.
We highly recommend you attend the AGM and exercise your membership right to vote on measures that will impact the future of our organization and the recreation community in Saskatchewan.  
If you have a resolution for consideration at this year’s AGM, please download and complete the Resolution Form and email it to by 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
Queer 101: An Introduction to Identities, Language, and Allyships 
When: Tuesday, October 4 from 12 - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Online
Led by Wendy Li, education and research manager, OutSaskatoon. Participants will be introduced to foundations of identity, terminology, and inclusive language. Participants will also be led through a group discussion centered around the importance of 2SLGBTQ affirming forms, spaces and services. Resources will also be provided. The workshop is free and for SaskCulture members only.

New Capacity Building Program
SaskCulture is pleased to announce a new organizational Capacity Building Program to begin in the fall of 2022. The 2022-23 multi-phase Capacity Building Program (CBP) is open to Saskatchewan cultural non-profit organizations. CBP will engage an organization’s Board of Directors and staff in an initial exercise of learning and organizational self-assessment, based on the Non-profit Lifecycles framework, with future opportunities to work on Strategic Planning and capacity building initiatives. Click here to learn more.
PHASE I -Introduction to Nonprofit Lifecycles Workshop, October 15, 2022, register by October 13, 2022, click here to register.
PHASE II – Selected organizations will receive funding support for hiring a Lifecycle Consultant and for capacity building initiatives, apply by October 28, 2022.
Script Scramble - October 13 - October 16
Tisdale, SK
Have you ever wanted to learn how to produce a play? Have you ever wanted to try acting? Directing? The Theatre Saskatchewan Script Scramble is a crash course in putting on a show while allowing participants to work with theatre artists outside their community. Sign up for our Script Scramble and we will bring you to Tisdale, partner you with other artists from across the province, give you instruction on play production, and the opportunity to perform in front of an audience at The Maurice Taylor Performing Arts Theatre in Tisdale on Saturday evening.

Registration is open to all people 19 years of age and over. To confirm your registration, please complete this form BY SEPTEMBER 28, 2022:

Organizing Special Events
When: Seven module course, completed at your own pace.
Where: Online
Who: Tourism Saskatchewan
$30 registration fee, click here to register; contact for more information.
Grants & Funding

MCoS Strategic Initiatives - deadline Sept 15, 2022

Mosaic Community Investments - deadline Sept 28, 2022

Métis Cultural Development Fund - deadline Sept 29, 2022

FCL Community Investment Fund - deadline Sept 30, 2022

Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant - deadlines Oct 17, 2022; Mar 31, 2023
Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project - deadlines Oct 17, 2022; Mar 31, 2023
Small Grant Accessibility Program - deadline Oct 28, 2022

Targeted Sector Support Initiative - deadline Nov 15, 2022

Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant  - next intake deadline Oct 31

Canadian Tire Jumpstart - Receive funding for registration fees, equipment, travel, etc. 

Creative Kids Funding - Online application information available - next intake deadline Dec 2

KidSport Saskatchewan - Contact your local Chapter

Get in touch with LDSCR Staff: