Building healthy, active and creative lifestyles through sport, culture and recreation.
October 2020
Lakeland District - Keeping you Up to Date!
Spotlight on Culture in the Community. 

The City of Prince Albert's Arts & Cultural Coordinator, Judy MacLeod Campbell, contributed a Blog on the SPRA website, sharing how the City developed a Cultural Diversity and Protocol Policy.

"It is important that as a diverse community, home to many Indigenous groups, that we not ignore the challenges posed by our colonial history and recent arrival of many newcomers. As the original inhabitants of this land and as inhabitants of this land by birth, adoption, or immigration, we all share the goal to make our city a better place to live based on mutual respect, equal opportunity and hope." - Judy MacLeod Campbell

The City of Prince Albert is on Treaty Six Territory and homeland to the Métis and Dakota Nations. We are a beautiful city situated on the North Saskatchewan River, and where prairie meets pine.  Prince Albert is one of the oldest settlements in the province and is rich with history, culture, and a diverse population. We have one the highest Aboriginal population ratios in the country at 42%. Our immigration community continues to grow. Remaining relatively unchanged since 1981, this population has grown by more than 4 times since 2011. We have a range of settlers that came to this area from European countries generations ago and have well established ethnocultural communities including active Ukrainian, German and French societies that work to celebrate their own unique cultures and heritages.

Check out the Blog!
Culture Days September 25 - October 25, 2020
City of Melfort & Melfort Public Library hosted a 'Choose your Family Adventure' on September 26 in Celebration of Culture Days in their community. Participants travelled around the community building and learning of their story, making choices to determine the next chapter. 

The City of Prince Albert hosted the 'Culture Days Bingo' which toured participants through all the Culture Days Events within the City of Prince Albert. These events included: Tapastrama, Public Arts Tours, Beading, Screen Printing and much more. The City of Prince Albert also hosted a Window Art Contest with business and residential categories. 

In honor of Culture Days 2020 and her Metis heritage, Kate Boyer reads The Owl & the Lemming at the Rosthern Wheatland Library. This story can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages! The Town of Rosthern also hosted a virtual tour of the Rosthern Museum & Mennonite Interpretive Centre. The building itself has a long history to tell and houses historical artifacts collected by volunteers and donated to the museum pertaining to Rosthern's rich heritage. As well Rosthern celebrated it's Station Arts Centre Art Gallery Re-opening. 

Thank you to all of the Lakeland District Communities who celebrated Culture Days in 2020. 

In this Issuetop
Recreation Practitioners Meeting
Let's Check In!
Activity Kits
Take the Lead! Trainer Assistance Program
Teammates! Online Resource Hub
#Share2Care Mental Health Funding
ParticipACTION's Great Big Move
Culture Days 2020

recpracRecreation Practitioners Meeting
Lakeland District for Sport, Culture & Recreation will be hosting an in person Recreation Practitioners meeting in November. If you would like to Register for this meeting contact your Community Consultant, Crystal Clarke or Helen Obrigewitch
Let's Check In!checkin

We will continue to host Zoom Check in meetings through the fall on the following dates:

October 21 - 11:00am
November 4 - 1:00pm
December 2 - 1:00pm
December 16 - 1:00pm        

Contact your Community Consultant, Crystal Clarke or Helen Obrigewitch to register for these meetings!
Activity Kitsactivitykits
Lakeland District created a variety of activity kits this summer to help our members facilitate and sustain sport, culture and recreation opportunities in their communities.
We are able to continue supporting Lakeland communities with the following activity kits: Snow Much Fun, Art, Culture, Sport, Be Fit & Adventure.

If your community is interested in having one or more of these kits please fill out the Expression of Interest Form
Our Youth Consultant, Julia, will follow up with respondents as soon as possible. Feel free to contact her directly if you have any additional questions.
HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development goes virtual!

Good news: HIGH FIVE Canada's PHCD-C (the online version of the Principles of Healthy Child Development training) is still available.
Those who are interested in receiving this training, please contact our Youth Consultant, Julia Frigault.
TTLTake the Lead! Training Assistance Program

The 2020/21 Take the Lead! Training Assistance Program is still accepting applications! $350 is available for groups who want to become involved for the first time or who are interested in supporting an existing program.

Reminder: Funding is allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis so apply today! 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart and ParticipACTION have partnered to create resources to keep Canadian kids moving. Visit their online resource hub for more information and activity ideas!

pheTomorrow is the last day to Share Your School's Mental Health Initiative or Idea for an Opportunity to Receive $2,000 in 
#Share2Care Mental Health Funding.

This year's Share2Care campaign comes at a time when our school communities are being
challenged by the ongoing pandemic. It is more important than ever to support school-based
mental health programs and initiatives. So, get your application in for a chance for your school or
school board to receive $2,000.  
Application deadline is this Friday, October 16. 
participactionParticipACTION's Great Big Move
From October 1 to 31, virtually move across Canada with family and friends. Here's
the gist: The more you move, the more Canadian destinations you'll visit on the virtual tour - and the more chances you will have to win great prizes!  Download ParticipACTION's app to participate.

Culture Days is nearing its end! There is still time to visit the Events Page and find out what is happening in your area!!!
The 2021 Saskatchewan Summer Games will take place in Lloydminster from July 18 - 24, 2021! 
Nearly 2,000 participants from 9 District Teams will compete in 15 different sports over 7 days, all for one unforgettable experience. #2021SSG

Arena Operator Level 2 - Refrigeration Course
Date: October 19-23, 2020
Location: Martensville Sports Centre (555 Main Street), Martensville, SK

Arena Operator Level 1 - Ice Maintenance Course
Date: October 19-20, 2020
Location: Don Ross Arena (Saint Thomas Drive), North Battleford, SK

Online Certified Pool Operator Training
Date: October 19 - 22, 2020
Time: 4hr/day

MAS Community Chat
Upcoming Chats:
  • Oct 28, 2020 10:00 AM 
  • Nov 25, 2020 10:00 AM
  • Dec 9, 2020 10:00 AM
  • Jan 6, 2020 10:00 AM
  • Jan 20, 2020 10:00AM
  • Feb 3, 2020 10:00AM
  • Feb 17, 2020 10:00AM
Meeting ID: 844 8461 8865
Password: 829340

If you have any questions or for more connection info, please contact Em Ironstar at

MAS Fall 2020 Online Courses & Programs
MAS offers a range of learning opportunities. We design our training and resources to support museum staff and volunteers of all kinds, from board members to student workers, and from emerging to established professionals. 
Our courses are open to everyone-no membership is required! Our instructors are experts in their fields, and will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to do your job better.

SPRA 2020 Annual General Meeting
Date: October 21
Time: 1:00pm
For more info click here!

Healthy community design webinar 
Saskatchewan in motion is bringing back Mark Fenton, transportation, planning and public health consultant for a webinar October 29 at noon. Mark will speak on Healthy Community Design for Pandemic Times.

Mark combines a public health perspective with professional engineering expertise to provide innovative community-level program, design, and policy solutions for creating more walkable, bicycle- and transit-friendly settings. He's no stranger to Saskatchewan, having joined us in more than 20 communities, providing early actions and long-term ideas for getting started.

This webinar is free, but pre-registration is required. Register here.

2020 SPRA Conference - Together Towards Tomorrow
November 18 - 20, 2020; virtual experience of SPRA Conference
Registration closes: November 16, 2020.

2020 SaskFit Conference
November 20-21, 2020; virtual experience of SaskFit! immediately following the SPRA Conference
Registration Closes: November 19, 2020 for Student registrations and SaskFit Keynote. November 21, 2020 at 7pm for regular registrations. 

Saskatchewan Coaching Academy Online
Complete all nine National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Competition-Development sport modules in three intensive weekend blocks with the Saskatchewan Coaching Academy, which is moving to an online format for the Fall-Winter 2020-21 term.

Each of the blocks begin on the Friday evening and run to the Sunday evening on the following weekends: Nov. 13-15, Dec. 11-13 and Jan 15-17.

The cost for the Saskatchewan Coaching Academy is $650. Scholarships for member Coaches Association of Saskatchewan members are available to cover up to 50 per cent of the registration cost through the CAS Development Grant.

Registration closes Oct. 31. Learn More

Sport Medicine & Science Council of Saskatchewan 
Online Virtual Education Sessions
- Sport Nutrition - A 1 hour workshop educating on basic sport nutrition, importance of fluids, weight issues, pre/post event nutrition, nutrition on the road, tournament & multi-event nutrition
- Mental Performance (Relaxation) - A 1 hour workshop educating on attention, emotional, & arousal control to deal with anxiety or stress
- Mental Performance (Imagery) - A 1 hour workshop educating on how to use mental imagery & visualization effectively.
- Mental Performance (Goals) - A 1 hour workshop educating on goal setting, setting realistic short term & long term goals, monitoring goals.
- Mental Performance (Routines) - A 1 hour workshop educating on how to use routines & practices effectively.
-Sleep & Performance -  A 1 hour workshop educating on Sleep quality and quantity, deprivation, effects on sleep through travel, nutrition, exercise and mental, medical considerations and how to sleep better.

If you are interested in hosting a session please contact your Community Consultant: Crystal Clarke or Helen Obrigewitch

Coaches Association of Saskatchewan - ONLINE COURSES
We want to help our coaches continue to learn and develop, so we've moved several of our #NCCP workshops to an online format.

Grants & Funding Opportunities


Canada Healthy Communities Initiative - deadline October 16, 2020

SPRA Forever in motion Grant - deadline November 15, 2020

Listen, Hear our Voices Initiative - deadline December 11, 2020


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

Creative Kids Funding - Application info available online, Deadline Dec 4

Creative Sask Our grants help creative producers pursue commercial success.

KidSport Saskatchewan - Contact your local Chapter

SGI Community Grant - deadlines Feb 28 and Oct 31 each year

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

Julia Frigault | Youth Consultant  | Email

Crystal Clarke Community Consultant | Email

Helen Obrigewitch | Community Consultant | Email
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