Building healthy, active and creative lifestyles through sport, culture and recreation.
March 2018
Lakeland District - Keeping you Up to Date!
2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games - That's a wrap!
From February 18-24, Team Lakeland was represented at the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games in North Battleford by many talented athletes, dedicated coaches and managers, and helpful mission staff. We are so proud of our team; Lakeland took home a total of 39 medals (18 gold, 6 silver and 15 bronze)! Congratulations to all the athletes on their hard work!

Lakeland District would like to thank all who were involved in this amazing event, including the many volunteers and the host community of North Battleford. All of your dedication made for such a wonderful Sask Games experience!

In this IssueTOP
2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games
CIF'S New Grant Platform
2018 MAS Awards
sasksummergames2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games

It was officially announced by Mark Bracken, Saskatchewan Games Council Executive Director, that the City of Lloydminster has been selected to act as host community for the 2020 Saskatchewan Summer Games.

The Games are tentatively scheduled for July or August. There will be over 2,000 athletes, coaches and managers in 14 sports representing the nine sport and recreation districts within the province.

Sports included are archery, athletics, baseball, basketball, canoe kayak, golf, rugby 7s (female), soccer, softball (female), tennis, triathlon, swimming, Special Olympics swimming, and volleyball.

This will be the second time Lloydminster has hosted the Saskatchewan Games, following its first appointment in 2008. As "The Border City," Lloydminster has also twice played host to the Alberta Games: the Winter Games in 1982, and the Summer Games in 1997.
Thursday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. 
John Cuelenaere Library, Prince Albert, SK
Sharon Nelson (306) 763-8496

The SLA's One Book, One Province program is back for another year!
In March 2018, SLA invites everyone in the province to read Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens, by Amy Jo Ehman, published by MacIntyre Purcell Publishing Inc.
In this book you will be introduced to Saskatchewan's rich food and cultural history and you may discover a few new recipes as well.

As part of One Book One Province 2018, author Amy Jo Ehman will give a reading from her historic cookbook Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens and animate a discussion of Saskatchewan's rich food culture and history-including Métis and First Nations culinary heritage.

Head to the Saskatchewan Library Association Website for additional locations and dates.

CIF's online grant platform is open.
Create your new account as soon as possible!

Before submitting your April 1, 2018 application, you will need to create a new account with CIF's grant platform. You are strongly encouraged to create your account well in advance of the April 1st deadline as it may take up to 3 days to confirm the creation of your account. Learn more.

CIF's Community Grant Program guidelines and application have been updated. Before completing your grant application, read the updated guidelines found here.
Northeast Regional Victim Services Presents
Dr. Vikki Reynolds - Turning burnout into collective Care workshop  drvikki

April 20, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kerry Vickar Center, Melfort, SK
Registration Fee: $50
Registration Deadline: March 15, 2018
Includes snacks and Lunch

This invigorating and powerful one-day workshop offers an alternative approach to the notion of worker burnout. Those working with people struggling are often told that they will "burn out". Contrary to this is a story of sustainability; how our collective work sustains us, nourishes our hope, invites us to honor the resistance and strength we witness. This experiential workshop will address our collective ethics and  practic es of
 collective care as opposed to self care.

For more information on this event or to register please contact Victim Services at 306-878-3819 or email
spraceoSaskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association announces new CEO.

SPRA is excited to announce the appointment of R. Todd Shafer as its new Chief Executive Officer, effective May 1, 2018.

SPRA welcomes R. Todd Shafer to the organization. His experience and vision will guide SPRA through a strategic planning process in 2018, and will lead the sector forward as it continues to improve the quality of life in Saskatchewan through recreation. He is preceded by Norm Campbell, who served SPRA and the sector in his role as Chief Executive Officer for over 17 years.

Visit the SPRA Website for more information on R. Todd Shafer. 
Nominations Open for skcultureboard SaskCulture Board of Directors

SaskCulture is seeking talented, dynamic, conscientious and energetic individuals interested in volunteering to assist in the cultural development of Saskatchewan.

Positions Available:
President (2 year term)
Directors (2 year terms): Arts, First Nations, Multiculturalism, Member at Large

The Nomination Committee will present a slate of candidates at the Annual General Meeting, which will take place Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Conexus Arts Centre. Applications received after the May 1, 2018  deadline will be treated as a nomination from the floor.

Recreation and the Quality of Life Survey
The purpose of this survey was to develop and establish a baseline of provincial research that would capture public perceptions on the contributions that parks and recreation make toward community vibrancy and attractiveness, as well as the overall quality of life in Saskatchewan.

Research Summary
The Research Summary highlights the impact of recreation across Saskatchewan, how recreation connects people with nature, access and use of programs, facilities and environments, and the condition of recreation environments and facilities. 

Check out the SPRA website for more information or for promotional posters!
Training/Education/Workshopstraining motion Leadership Training for Older Adults
Training Dates:  March 23, March 27, April 3, April 6 and April 10 
(Fri April 13 - alternate date if required due to weather)
Rosthern Mennonite Church, 3016 - 5th Street, Rosthern, SK
Cost: $40 for 5 sessions (Manual, T-shirt, exercise DVD & DVD notes)
$15 for past participants who want a refresher course. 
Participants must attend all sessions to receive their certificate. 
Bring a bagged lunch

For more information or to register contact Brenda Chomyn at 306-655-2454

HIGH FIVE® Trainer Course
March 23 - 25, 2018
Regina, SK
Cost: $629 plus GST
Registration deadline: February 23, 2018

For additional information, please visit Please contact Karen House, SPRA Consultant - Leadership and Evaluation if you have any questions or concerns 

SPRA's Spring Education & Training Symposium 2018
April 9 - 12, 2018
Uniplex, Humboldt, SK

Indigenous Fitness Leadership Certification Pilot Program
April 13 - 15, 2018, April 27 - 29, 2018 and May 11 - 13, 2018
White Buffalo Youth Lodge, Saskatoon, SK

The program will train indigenous people committed to an active lifestyle who want to learn how to motivate and energize others in their community. Participants who complete the program will receive certification recognized by the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA), enabling employment in the fitness industry

Apply now or contact Wendy McKellar, SPRA Consultant - Physical Activity and Fitness, for more information.  

2018 Communities in Bloom Program
Deadline to register April 15, 2018

For more information about the Spring Symposium or Communities in Bloom contact  Andrew Exelby , SPRA Parks and Open Spaces Consultant. 

Saskatchewan Association for Community Education Conference
"A Shift in our Mindset"
April 19 - 20, 2018
Elim Church, Saskatoon, SK
Conference Fee: $175

Pre Conference (additional $50): Building Resilience in Youth or Canadian Mental Health Association Safe Talk 

Gathering Strength: Framework for Recreation in Canada Forum 2018 
is a national event focused on building relationships, continuing dialog and working in cooperation towards achieving the values, goals and priorities identified in the Framework for Recreation in Canada: Pathways to Wellbeing.

May 8 -10, 2018
Delta Hotel, Regina, SK
Registration Rates (including taxes):
Early Bird Rate (Register by March 29, 2018) - $315
Regular Rate (Register from March 30 - April 24, 2018) - $365
Student Rate (Confirmation of Enrollment required) - $235

For more information about the Forum contact Darren Spelay, SPRA Field Consultant.

Museum Association of Saskatchewan Courses

Museum Association of Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society present:
2018 50th Anniversary MAS Conference & AGM
"Authentic Storytelling for Future Narratives"
June 7 - 9, 2018
Humboldt, SK

Grants & Funding Opportunitiesfunding


Jumpstart Accessibility Grant - deadline March 16, 2018

FCC Agrispirit Fund - deadline March 29, 2018

Harry Boothman Bursary (Professional Development) - deadline March 31, 2018

SPRA Métis Recreation Development Grant - deadline April 1, 2018 

Culture Days Funding Assistance - deadline April 16, 2018

Paul Yuzyk Youth Initiative for Multiculturalism - deadline April 20, 2018

2018 Lieutenant Governor's Heritage Awards - deadline April 27, 2018

Métis Cultural Development Fund - deadline April 30, 2018


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 June 8, 2018)

Creative SaskOur grants help creative producers pursue commercial success.

KidSport Saskatchewan - Contact your local Chapter

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

Lyle Campbell | Executive DirectorEmail

Bethany Dick  | Youth Development Coordinator     | Email

Crystal Clarke Community Development Coordinator |  Email

Helen Obrigewitch |  Community Development Coordinator |  Email
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