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! 
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.
Participate in Culture Days Survey

We want to hear from you! If you have organized or attended an event during Culture Days, please take a few moments to tell us about your experiences. Participants will be eligible to enter a draw for a pair of Cineplex movie tickets and a $200 prepaid Visa gift card. You can still participate in Culture Days events until October 16. Find an an activity near you!
SSFA is looking for volunteers…..
The Saskatchewan Senior Fitness Association (SSFA) is a volunteer non-profit provincial organization (divided into geographical Districts) devoted to the needs of the senior segment of the population. District Games are held annually and are made up of physical and intellectual activities such as Pickleball, Track & Field, 5-Pin Bowling, Golf, Contract Bridge, Cribbage and Short Story Writing – to name just a few.
Every two years, SSFA members aged 55 and over may choose to compete in our Provincial 55+ Games and, if qualifying there, may elect to participate in the Canada 55+ Games. The 2022 Provincial 55+ Games were recently held in Prince Albert and were a resounding success. Although these Games are competitive in nature, they also provide an excellent opportunity for the attendees and their guests to socialize at the opening and closing ceremonies and dinner banquet.
SSFA is currently looking to provide training and guidance to volunteers in the Lakeland District who are interested in forming an SSFA Committee in the District. The committee would be comprised of a President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary as well as Members at Large who would coordinate activities and events in the Lakeland District, including planning and preparing for the various Games. As volunteers, committee members will be free to spend as much or as little time as desired on Committee duties.
For further information on SSFA, its activities and Districts, access our website at
Should you be interested in being part of establishing a Committee for the Lakeland District, kindly contact Ron Spizziri, SSFA Public Relations Coordinator, at 306-244-9478, or Linda McIntyre at 306-690-5036,
Succession Planning and Managing
Burn-out - Lori Gotlieb 

Managing Boards and Committees can be challenging, especially if you are a volunteer-driven organization. Volunteers are a vital foundation to the success of an organization or association but so much time is spent replacing, orienting, and training leadership volunteers on an ongoing basis that planning and execution of goals can be difficult. Join this presentation to gain helpful tips for achieving success.

Lori is a volunteer management leadership expert and consultant, a faculty member at Humber College, as well as an internationally published author and workshop facilitator who has taught workshops to many diverse audiences, including Boards and Committees, Associations, and Nonprofit organizations across North America.

Lori is a contributing author the Volunteer Management Handbook, 2nd Edition as well as having numerous articles published in both print and online.

Lori was a recipient of the Linda Buchanan Award for Excellence in Volunteer Management.

Lori is a board member and content reviewer for the International Journal of Volunteer Administration, past president of the Toronto Association of Volunteer Administration, past mentor for the Provincial Association of Volunteer Administrators in Ontario. Lori continues to push the boundaries of traditional volunteer management through her writing and teaching.

Date: Thursday, November 10
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
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.

Arena Operator Level 1 Ice Maintenance Course
October 25 – 26, Whitewood, SK $375 + GST (SPRA Member rate)

Health & Safety (Facility Management Module 1)
November 2, Outlook, SK $200 + GST (SPRA Member rate)

Asset Management (Facility Management Module 1)
November 3, Rosetown, SK $200 + GST (SPRA Member rate) R

Arena Operator Level 2 Refrigeration Course
November 14 – 18, Weyburn, SK $600 + GST (SPRA Member rate)

For more information on these courses (and others), and to access SPRA’s convenient online registration and payment system, go to:
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.
Getting Discovered Online Workshop
In partnership with Community Futures PA and District, the City of Prince Albert through the Municipal Cultural Action Plan, is pleased to offer this “Getting Discovered Online” workshop via zoom on Oct.25 at 1 pm.
Facilitated by Carolyn Carleton, Business Development Officer with Community Futures PA & District, you will learn how to have your organization or business found online and how to create captivating content for social media, newsletters and your website. A workbook will be available as a digital download.
Click on the link for more information about the workshop and to register:
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.
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

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

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 motion - deadline Nov 15, 2022

Play More Matching Grant - deadline Nov 25, 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

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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