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
Take Advantage of Our Free Webinars This Month!
Rink Chat
Tuesday, October 12
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Are you a curling rink or skating rink volunteer or board member? This is a great time to network with other rink operators and share successes and challenges. Updates and resources will be shared by provincial recreation partners.
How To Be An Awesome Treasurer - Wendy Plandowski
Wednesday, October 20
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

This workshop will provide some solutions and best practices for small boards and committees to consider implementing. It will also provide tips on how to be an awesome Treasurer!
Appreciation Versus Appropriation
Wednesday, October 27
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Today we have a better understanding of what is an act of appreciation versus appropriation, but sometimes we just aren’t sure. Cultural leaders will be joining us to share experiences and answer questions in a safe virtual space.
Sport Medicine & Science Council Of Saskatchewan Workshops
South East District's Resource Hub Spotlight
Grants & Funding
We have grant writing tools and fundraising ideas that will help you succeed to create a diverse revenue stream!
Spotlight Story: Souris Valley Museum offers safaris and birthday parties!
More programming is coming to the Souris Valley Museum with the new school year. The museum had an opportunity to widen the variety of services it provides to patrons.

Article Courtesy: Anastasiia Bykhovskaia, Estevan Mercury
ED Blog: Strategies To Promote Physical Activity
Physical inactivity is a public health issue worldwide. We all know the benefits of physical activity but simply just sit more and are choosing sedentary activities instead of active ones. We often get asked at the South East District for ideas on how to get communities active and inspire people to move more.
Sport Spotlight
2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games to Require Proof of Vaccination
In order to provide the safest possible environment for all participants, volunteers and attendees, the Saskatchewan Games Council and 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Host Society will require that all individuals participating in or attending the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Regina must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to the start of the event. This requirement will extend to athletes, coaches, managers, mission staff, officials, volunteers, media, and event staff. All spectators over the age of 12 must also be fully vaccinated to attend.

For more details, read the full media release below.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Art Alerts
Culture Days is Here!
Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. Culture Days launched nationally on September 24 and runs through to October 24, 2021. With nearly 800 immersive activities and events already registered across Canada, another inspiring year of artistic expression and fresh creativity is on the horizon. Check out all of the events happening in our district!
Ecomuseum Network Meeting - October 26
The Saskatchewan Ecomuseum Network is a group of museums interested in using or exploring the ecomuseum model. In this model, the museum extends beyond the building's walls into the larger community, boosting community vitality and sustainability. The Ecomuseums Network Meeting will provide opportunities for networking, sharing plans, challenges, and successes, and learning from peer museums. Interested museums can register below!
Recreation Report
CURLSASK - Club Ice Technician Course
Moose Jaw, October 15-17
The new Club Ice Technician Workshop succeeds the previous Level 1 and 2 certification. The majority of this course takes place on curling ice. There will also be classroom sessions led in the areas of refrigeration, water, paint, and stones.

The workshop will be led by Don Powell, Curling Canada's Manager of Ice Technician Certification and assisted by CURLSASK Ice Technician, Darren Gress.

All Ice Tech's looking to register must complete the World Curling Federation's online Introduction to Curling Ice Maintenance course.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Volunteer Resource Hub
Q & A with the Business Response Team
Join Ken Dueck, Executive Director of the Government of Saskatchewan’s Business Response Team, for an interactive Q & A session on the current public health measures and their impact on the recreation and parks industry. Hosted by SPRA CEO Todd Shafer, this webinar will provide you with an opportunity to ask questions about these measures

Registration closes Oct. 13, 2021 at 5 PM.
Community Champions Toolkit - Resources for Communities
In order to assist communities, businesses, and organizations with managing the pandemic, the Saskatchewan Health Authority has designed a “Community Champions Toolkit”. The toolkit contains self-service tools for addressing common communications needs related to COVID-19 vaccines and immunization. These resources are designed to help provide valuable information and guidance necessary for managing COVID-19 at the local level. By providing a centralized set of resources, the Saskatchewan Health Authority is hoping it can help mitigate misinformation and assist communities to implement consistent practices and communication.

The materials in the toolkit will be periodically revised and updated as additional information, processes, and tools are developed, so be sure to check back regularly for updates.
South East District Resources
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
Inclusion Insights
Women & Leadership Free Virtual Workshops
Sask Sport is partnering with Canadian Women and Sport and Saskatchewan’s seven Sport, Culture and Recreation districts to offer free virtual Women and Leadership workshops, covering nine unique topics, from October to December 2021.⁠
Gender Equity in Recreational Sport
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is presenting four free workshops, each on a different aspect of gender equity and recreation facility use and design, as part of the suite of CPRA resources focused on gender equity in recreational sport.

The series strives to build organizational capacity in four areas: organizational culture change and shared commitment, creative community engagement, facility design to attract and encourage use, and evaluating outcomes.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Physical Activity and Play
ParticipAction's 2020-2021 Impact Report
ParticipAction's Impact Report gives you an opportunity to dive a little deeper into what they've been up to. There are some great new stats and data surrounding Canadian attitudes toward physical activity and their engagement with us. You can also learn more about their app, the success of the Community Better Challenge, and even get a sneak peek into what the future holds.

You can find all this and much more in our 2020-2021 Impact Report.
Grants & Funding 
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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