Information is key to success in today's sport, culture and recreation environment. In Get the Scoop, you will find the latest news, funding and resources from the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District.
District News
South East District Funding Opportunities!
Community Recreation Plan (CRP) Grant
The Community Recreation Plan (CRP) Grant aims to provide an opportunity for small, rural communities (populations under 5,000) to engage in planning processes and to create an overall framework to guide the development, delivery and continuous improvement of sport, culture and recreation programs, services and facilities.
Facility Inventory Champions (FIC) Program 
This program builds capacity to do long-term planning for recreation infrastructure, so communities can identify priorities and needs and ensure that facilities remain viable and sustainable over the long term.

“This was a real eye-opening experience. You do not realize how many items are housed within the facility and how old some of them are until you get into this process. I would highly recommend it to all facilities. We will look into getting this done for some of the other facilities in our community.” 2020 FIC Recipient
Training Fund
The intention of the Training Fund is to disburse grants to organizations, clubs and municipalities delivering community-based sport, culture and recreation services in south east Saskatchewan (refer to map at southeastdistrict.ca). This funding will support broad and inclusive training and development efforts that address foundational knowledge and core skill needs of volunteers and employees throughout the community sport, culture and recreation services sector.
To learn more about these funding opportunities, check out our website!
South East District Events
Thursday, April 8, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
April 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. OR April 23, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 22, 12:00-1:00 OR 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Save the Date!
Please save the date for our 2021 Virtual Annual General Meeting!

Join us on Thursday, May 27, 6:00-700 p.m.

Stay tuned for more exciting details!
Women & Leadership Workshops
Tuesday, April 13, 1:15 PM – 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 20, 1:15 PM – 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, April 27, 1:15 PM – 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 4, 1:15 PM – 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 11, 1:15 PM – 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 18, 1:15 PM – 2:45 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, 1:15 PM – 2:45 p.m.
South East District Wants Your Feedback!
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ED Blog: Transforming Meetings...Instead Of Just Tolerating Them
Isn’t is crazy how much time we spend in meetings as volunteers and leaders working in grassroots sport groups, arts organizations and recreation boards and committees? Monthly meetings clog our calendars - they last too long, they don’t start on time, and they wander off track!
Spotlight Story: Community Recreation Plan for the Next 10 Years In Moosomin! 
As Moosomin continues to grow, so do its recreation facilities. Moosomin Director of Parks and Recreation, Mike Schwean wanted to formulate a plan for the next decade to ensure the facilities meet the needs of those in the community.

To get the ball rolling on the community recreation plan, Schwean and the recreation department decided to seek out input from those
throughout the Moosomin area to get a better idea of what they would like to see done with the facilities and programming over the next couple of years
Growing Together With Communities In Bloom
Wednesday, April 21st, 2021, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Saskatchewan Sport, Culture & Recreation Districts invite you to join us for a community conversation.

Communities in Bloom is more than just flowers, but what exactly is it? Join the Districts and SPRA's Parks and Open Spaces Consultant Andrew Exelby, as he shares what the program is, how to get involved and what it can do for your community.

We will also be hearing from three participating Saskatchewan towns and cities, and learning how the program has set roots, and blossomed in their communities.

Facilitated by: Andrew Exelby, Parks and Open Spaces Consultant, SPRA

Want to learn more about the program prior to registering? Click here for more
Sport Spotlight
HIGH FIVE SPORT training
Introducing a new virtual on-demand training for Sport Coaches at the community, provincial, or national level. By completing this form, it lets HIGH FIVE National know you are interested in completing the new SPORT on-demand training.

By taking the HIGH FIVE SPORT training you are eligible to earn NCCP recertification professional development points.

You will receive an email with training links and passwords when the training becomes available if you are selected for the free training. Limited spots are available!
Get in the Game!
Join us -- and the entire province -- in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Saskatchewan Games program!

Fill out the form and your information will be forwarded onto your District and sport contacts ahead of team try-outs and selection dates, which will take place between approximately November 2021 through January 2022. You will be contacted with further information regarding the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Coaching Association of Canada - Coaching Through COVID
Art Alerts
Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund
Getting Ready for 2021!
The Support for Workers in Live Arts and Music Sectors Fund is now accepting applications through the Department of Canadian Heritage. Applications will be accepted continuously for projects that are planned between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.

Funding will be on a first-come, first-served basis and applications will be accepted until the funds are disbursed. Although there is no set deadline, eligible organizations are encouraged to apply before October 15, 2021 to provide sufficient time for assessment of application.
Culture Days registration will open in May! 4 weeks of arts and culture experiences indoors, outdoors, and online.

Arts and culture emerged as a lifeline of joy, providing gifts of colour, hope, and reprieve needed to make it through this past year. Collectively, we’re imagining what a post-pandemic world could look like and how we can each contribute to that picture being brighter. Through that lens, Culture Days has chosen RE:IMAGINE as the very apt 2021 theme.
Resources
Recreation Report
Coming This Spring:
Industry Builder Learning Series
Due to ongoing safety and logistical considerations created by the COVID-19 pandemic, SPRA will not be offering an in-person training event in Humboldt this spring. Instead, they are excited to announce a new online training opportunity this Spring: the Industry Builder Learning Series.

This series will be comprised of a number of online training and education sessions. These sessions will be offered over a 4-week period beginning the last week of April. Keep an eye on their website for more details and how to register for upcoming sessions.

Leaders can apply to our Training Fund to attend the SPRA Builder Series!
CPRA Youth Employment Experience
CPRA announced the launch of an exciting new wage subsidy program. The CPRA Youth Employment Experience program will support job placements for youth across Canada in the parks and recreation sector. This program will offer 100% wage subsidies for eligible organizations (local governments including cities, towns, communities, among others) to hire youth.
CPRA Green Jobs Initiative
CPRA intends to re-launch the CPRA Green Jobs Initiative in April 2021, with funding available as early as May 1, 2021! As they become available, details will be shared on the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association website!
Upcoming Training Opportunities & Resources
Volunteer Resource Hub
National Volunteer Week 2021 - April 18-24, 2021
The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.
COVID-19 Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
Inclusion Insights
International Women's Day 2021 -
Inspiring Her to Lead
This interactive conversation features an expert panel who share their journeys to positions of leadership, the challenges they've faced along the way, and what they believe is required to shape the next generation of leaders.
Supporting Women in Physical
Activity & Sport
This blog by Participation provides some great ideas to implement in your organization, sparking some positive changes that will best motivate and encourage all women and girls to be physically active.
Resources
Physical Activity and Play
KidSport Saskatchewan be an Active Influencer!
To celebrate joining Instagram, KidSport Saskatchewan has launched a new Active Influencer initiative that showcases ways people are keeping active in their communities.

Whether they’re walking, skating, or cross-country skiing, there are lots of ways for people to get active and have fun.

You can learn how to be an Active Influencer by following @KidSportSK on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Join the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge
June 1-30, 2021
Did you know that everything gets better when you get active? Even communities! Participate in the challenge this June to get moving, connect with others and help your community get crowned Canada's Most Active Community.

At the conclusion of the challenge, one community will earn the top prize of $100,000 and title of being Canada’s most active. In addition to the national winner, there will also be prizing for the most active community in each province and territory.
Resources
Grants & Funding 
Federal Government Commits Funding for Active Transportation
The Government of Canada has announced $400 million for Canada's first active transportation fund, and the development of Canada's first National Active Transportation Strategy. This commitment advances the Framework for Recreation in Canada by supporting healthier, more active and connected communities.
Apply by April 10, 2021
Apply by April 15, 2021
Apply by April 30, 2021
Apply by June 25, 2021
September 1, 2021
Spring - March 31, 2021
Fall - October 15, 2021
Apply by October 15, 2021
Please note deadlines may change. For up to date information, seek the funder for the correct dates.
Local Stories/Spotlight
Saskatchewan Lotteries - Everyone Wins!
Sask Lotteries funds over 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups across Saskatchewan. Every time you purchase a lottery ticket in Saskatchewan, a portion of that revenue supports a wealth of organizations in our communities. Subscriptions allow lottery players to play draw-based games – including LOTTO MAX, LOTTO 6/49, WESTERN MAX, WESTERN 649, DAILY GRAND and EXTRA – for up to a year in advance. Subscriptions can be purchased by phone, by mail, or on the Sask Lotteries website.
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