The Games are now scheduled to run from February 19-25, 2023. Please check the SaskGames.ca website as information will continue to be updated closer to the Games! 
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.
Government Announces New Crown Corporation, Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan 

On Oct. 27, 2022 the Government of Saskatchewan announced the establishment of a new crown corporation to handle lotteries and gaming in the province. Lotteries and Gaming Saskatchewan (LGS) is expected to launch on Apr. 1, 2023.
 
The creation of LGS will not have any foreseen large impact on Sask Lotteries and beneficiaries will remain unchanged. 
 
Melfort Wins the National Communities in Bloom Championship
Congratulations are in order! Melfort, Saskatchewan has won the National Communities in Bloom Competition. Melfort was competing against 3 other communities from across Canada and won with a 5 Bloom rating! 
 
Volunteers from Melfort Communities in Bloom were in Victoria on Oct. 22, 2022 to accept the prestigious award at the National Parks and Grounds Symposium. Congratulations Melfort! 
 
We also want to recognize the communities of Maple Creek, Indian Head and Kinistino, who represented Saskatchewan brilliantly in the national Communities in Bloom program.  
 
A full listing of the National Communities in Bloom Results can be reviewed here.
Saskatchewan Multicultural Week!

Saskatchewan Multicultural Week (Nov 19-27) promotes the advantages of multiculturalism. This year’s theme- “Together We Make Saskatchewan Strong” expresses the contributions of many individuals and groups that enrich Saskatchewan communities. 
We encourage you to engage in conversations that focus on our diversity, collective strength and contributions, as well as our challenges because respectful relationships and addressing social justice issues are essential for everyone to be valued for all our identities.
Click here to:
  • get a few questions from us as conversation starters.
  • view examples of #TogetherWeMakeSaskatchewanStrong
  • get sharable captions and graphics to promote the campaign on your social media.
  • learn more about the campaign!
Be a Family Friendly Place to Volunteer

Many volunteers have reprioritized their time over the last decade and especially after the last couple of years, which means organizations need to be set up and embrace families if they are wanting volunteers.  The bonus of embracing families now is that you are developing youth and adult leaders for the future!

Tara-Leigh Heslip is a self-proclaimed volunteer addict and family-friendly places to volunteer have been a key contributor to this passion. From dragging kids along as toddlers to working side by side with her teenagers and young adults she sees the value in giving people the opportunity to give back to their communities as a family unit. She will share ideas and resources that you can apply to your own organizations.

Date: Thursday, December 8
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.

Training | Education | Workshops
S.A.R.P.'s Mentorship Program
It's baaaack! 
S.A.R.P. is excited to announce the return of the Mentorship Program! 
S.A.R.P.'s Mentorship Program matches Professional and Student members for a 5-month program.

The goal of the program is to match students with mentors who are employed in an area of recreation services chosen by the student. The main focus for this program is the career development for the mentor as well as career awareness for the student.

Find more information here.
Have any questions? Contact us here. 
Ethnocultural Community Engagement and Equity: Building Meaningful Relationships
Date: TBD
Where: online (zoom)
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Rhonda Rosenberg, Executive Director and Yordanos Tesfamariam, Education Coordinator of Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan
This interactive Zoom session for museum and gallery staff and volunteers builds on themes of intercultural competence, community engagement, and relationship-building, addressed in the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan’s presentation at last spring’s MAS Conference. The emphasis for this session is on participants' own experiences as we explore the success and challenges of integrating ethnocultural and newcomers organizations and individuals into museums and galleries. We are also seeking input for the tip sheets that we will be developing for the museum and gallery on the types of resources that would be helpful as you strive to make your museums and galleries inclusive for all.
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 stec.training@tourismsask.com for more information.
4 Seasons of Reconciliation
When: Ten module course, completed at your own pace
Where: Online
Who: RBC, First Nations University of Canada, Reconciliation Education
Certificate awarded for completion. 
Grants & Funding
Upcoming

Community Rink Affordability Grant - Released: Oct. 17, 2022 Deadline: Jan. 16, 2023

Play More Matching Grant - deadline Nov 25, 2022


ICIP Green Infrastructure Stream - deadline Nov 29, 2022

 
Ongoing

Indigenous Community Sport Development Grant  - next intake deadline Dec 10


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

New Sask Lotteries Game
Sask Lotteries introduced the new LOTTO 6/49, which now includes an entry to the Gold Ball Draw as well as the Classic Draw. The Gold Ball jackpot starts at $10 million and grows by $2 million each draw until it is won. For more information about LOTTO 6/49 and the Gold Ball Draw, watch this video.
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