Building healthy, active and creative lifestyles through sport, culture and recreation.
August 2018
Lakeland District - Keeping you Up to Date!
Community Highlight - Melfort Skate Park

LDSCR would like to congratulate the City of Melfort, who celebrated the Grand Opening of their brand-new Skate Park on July 24th. This premier recreation facility has been open to the public for approximately one month and has already attracted many members of the community and beyond. If you are interested in checking out the Skate Park, it is located in Spruce Haven Park and is open from 7:00 am until 11:00 pm. We look forward to hearing about all the fun that takes place here moving forward! 

Click here to watch the video from the Grand Opening and see for yourself how the Skate Park went from vision to reality.
In this IssueTOP
Teachers Take A Look! Let's Get Moving
Sport Nutrition Presentation
Teachers Take A Look!
Are you a teacher, parent, or community member looking to get your school involved in Take the Lead! for the 2018-19 school year?
Contact Bethany Dick - Youth Consultant for more information.
Town of Birch Hills Seeks Recreation Director  
This full-time permanent position begins as soon as possible. 
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. 
Salary will be based on level of education and experience.

A detailed resume and cover letter outlining experience, qualifications, education, and references must be received no later than 4:00 pm on August 18, 2018. 

Please submit by mail, fax or email to:
Tara Gariepy, CAO 
Town of Birch Hills 
Box 206 
Birch Hills SK S0J 0G0 
Phone: (306) 749-2232 
Fax: (306) 749-2545 

Check out the full job posting for more information.

The list of events for the 2018 Culture Days  weekend is starting to fill out but there's room for so much more! Head over to the registration page and let us know what you're planning for Culture Days 2018.
Give Kids A Chance Charity Inc. (GKACCI) is a registered charity (#80411 8677 RR 0001) that serves children in Saskatchewan who face barriers to active and healthy participation, such as access to facilities, transportation and lack of nutrition.

Sask Sport has launched the Give Kids A Chance Charity Inc. (GKACCI) website -! This site provides an overview of GKACCI and includes information on how to donate/help support the charity.
If you have any questions about the charity, please contact Cheryl McCallum at either 306-975-0807 or
letsgetmovingLet's Get Moving

A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada: Let's Get Moving is the first-ever call to action of its kind in Canada.

Never before has Canada had a singular policy focus on physical activity and its relationship to sport, recreation, health, as well as other relevant policy areas. What's more, this document also addresses the critical issue of sedentary living. It is a new, collective way forward that will guide the country towards ways of increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary living in Canada. It is a national policy document that is intended to move the country.
Training/Education/Workshops training

Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation offers a variety of types of workshops to develop and train Youth Leadership Skills.  For more information, or if you are interested in hosting a workshop  contact  Bethany Dick  or visit

HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development 

Take the Lead! Leadership Coach Workshop

If you are interested in either of these workshops, or for more information, please contact  Bethany Dick - Youth Consultant.

CCI: Mannequin Making For Historic Costumes Workshop
Museums Association of Saskatchewan
Date: September 19 - 20, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Prince Albert
Cost: $125 (members), $175 (non-members), $75 (students)

Saskatchewan Parks Worker Course
Course provides an overview of a typical parks system and its maintenance practices by discussing plant physiology, soil health and best practices for park landscapes in Saskatchewan, including design, construction and maintenance of parks.

Course Instructor:  Patricia Hanbidge with the Saskatoon School of Horticulture
Location: The Legends Centre - Child Minding Room - Main Floor, Warman, SK
Date: Monday, September 24 to Thursday, September 27, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily  (lunch included)
Cost: $485 plus GST for SPRA Members

For more information or to register  click here!

Recreation Roundup: 2018 SPRA Conference & AGM
October 17-20, 2018 - Maple Creek and Cypress Hills
Registration for the 2018 Conference is available now. Visit our website to learn more about the sessions,social events and entertainment we have planned for this year's Conference in Maple Creek and Cypress Hills.

SPRA members who attend this event and previously attended Gathering Strength: Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018 are eligible for a $225 rebate on their Conference registration. Rebate Information

Grants & Funding Opportunitiesfunding


MCoS Strategic Initiatives - deadline September 15, 2018

Kraft Heinz Project Play - deadline September 16, 2018

FCL Community Investment Fund - deadline September 30, 2018

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - deadline September 30, 2018

Community Initiatives Fund - deadline October 1, 2018

SaskFestivals Project Grant - deadline October 15, 2018

Aboriginal Arts and Cultural Leadership Grant - deadline October 17, 2018

Multicultural Education Initiative - deadline October 31, 2018

Métis Cultural Development Fund - deadline October 31, 2018


Aboriginal Community Sport Development Grant deadlines Apr 29, Aug 31, Oct 31

Canada Saskatchewan Job Grant - with start dates between Sept 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018

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

Creative Kids Funding - Application information available online (next intake deadline Aug 17, 2018)

Creative SaskOur grants help creative producers pursue commercial success.

KidSport Saskatchewan - Contact your local Chapter

2018 Natural Areas Clean-up Grants - email to inquire $500 grants available

Saskatchewan Lotteries Community Grant Program - Follow ups were due June 30, 2018

Six Rivers Fund - Committee adjudicates in May and November

Taking it Global - Youth-led Community Funding - dates vary with funding amount

Lyle Campbell | Executive DirectorEmail

Bethany Dick  | Youth Consultant     | Email

Crystal Clarke Community Consultant |  Email

Helen Obrigewitch |  Community Consultant |  Email
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