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
GROW Your Community Grant is Officially Back!
The 2021-22 GROW Your Community Grant supports the re-introduction of sport, culture and recreation programming with an outdoor/nature focus. As a result of the unprecedented times, communities experienced the closure of parks, playgrounds, and outdoor spaces as well as the halt of programming. This grant will assist communities to ‘Embrace the Outdoors’ this fall and winter and help people of all ages continue to focus on their mental and physical health by going outside!

The application intake period is July 15 – August 15, 2021.

Check out our website to learn more!
Whether you are a volunteer, professional, municipal council, coach or artist... you can tap into something!
Recreation Buzz Session
Thursday, September 9th

Wednesday, September 15

Wednesday, September 15

KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Thursday, September 16

Wednesday, September 22

Tuesday, September 28th

Wednesday, October 6
Wednesday, November 17

Art in Communities
Wednesday, November 17th

Wednesday, December 1

Wednesday, December 15

The Secretary/Recorder & The ABCs of Minute Taking (On-Demand)
  • Mark your calendars now to save these dates for your board or staff!
  • A webinar link will be provided one day prior to the online event. 
  • Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device with a high-speed internet connection and speakers. 
  • Contact Joni at for more information.
South East District's Resource Hub Spotlight
Facility Management & Operations
Our Facility Management & Operations section features information to help you better manage your built environments.
Facility Inventory Champions (FIC) Program – A Start to Asset Management – Deadline Extended until August 31!
Do You Know What Recreation Infrastructure Assets You Own?

Do You Know the Financial State of Your Buildings?

Do You Know the Risks Associated with Assets?

We have extended the deadline to apply until August 31, 2021. Visit our website for more details including the FIC Guidebook! To learn more, check out this FIC video featuring some of last year’s community participants! 
Spotlight Story: Estevan Art Gallery & Museum - Inside/Out
In the summer of 2020, the Estevan Art Gallery & Museum (EAGM) introduced an exhibit named "Inside/Out," with four outdoor installations at the Woodlawn Regional Park. It proved to be such a big success that they did a second "Inside/Out" installation in winter 2021, and a third installment in summer 2021.
How do lottery proceeds benefit sport, culture and recreation groups in Saskatchewan?
Sask Lotteries is a longstanding fundraiser that provides a real, honest chance at winning and a guarantee of supporting your community.

Through an agreement with the Government of Saskatchewan, proceeds from the sale of lottery products benefit more than 12,000 sport, culture and recreation groups across the province. These groups support a wide range of activities and promote opportunities for participants of all ages and abilities to play, create and grow. Learn more at
Sport Spotlight
2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games
Athletes, Coaches, Officials and Volunteers
The 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Regina are taking place February 20-26, 2022 and will feature:
7 days
9 District teams
17 sports
1,800+ athletes
One amazing experience!

Reach out to to learn how you can take part in the 50th anniversary edition of the Saskatchewan Games -- or fill out the form linked below and we'll reach out to you!

NCCP Make Ethical Decisions workshops
The Coaches Association of Saskatchewan will have a reduced National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) schedule during the summer months.

Currently scheduled are four dates for the Make Ethical Decisions workshops. All workshops will be virtual.

  • Wednesday, August 11 (6-10 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 17 (6-10 p.m.)
  • Tuesday, August 31 (6-10 p.m.)
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Art Alerts
Culture Days in Saskatchewan 2021
Are you interested in taking part in Culture Days 2021, but want a bit more information? Check out this handy Frequently Asked Questions page or our online Participation Guide, where you’ll learn about the positive impacts of participating, find great programming ideas, and info on how to get started with event registration. If you still need more inspiration, consider the various Online Programming options or take a look at the Saskatchewan events that are already registered for this fall. If you still have questions or need help with any aspect of participating, please contact Shelley Fayant.
Heritage Awards - Submissions are now open!
The Heritage Awards hosted by the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan provide an opportunity to recognize heritage projects that build resilient and sustainable communities for the future. In celebrating success stories, the Awards program lauds, inspires, encourages and catalyzes the safeguarding of Saskatchewan’s rich and diverse living heritage for generations to come.
Recreation Report
Fall 2021 Online and In-Person Asset Management Workshops
No matter where you are in your Asset Management learning journey, Asset Management Saskatchewan is excited to offer you an answer in the form of guidance and training opportunities.

Space is limited for all upcoming courses both online and in person - so register now to ensure you have your spot!

ReImagine RREC Promising Practices Submission
The power of stories can help bring about positive change.

The ability of recreation, parks and community sport leaders to renew, retool, engage and contribute to community recovery depends on many things, including our willingness to work together. Sharing stories, ideas and innovations can help identify promising practices that can contribute to a collective return to sustainable operations.

That's why ReImagine RREC, a national project to support recreation, parks and community sport, is inviting recreation, parks and community sport leaders everywhere to share their stories.
Fundamental Movement Skills
This five-hour module is designed for coaches, educators, and recreation/youth/sport leaders who want to learn how to observe, detect, and correct the fundamental movement skills to guide the physical development of children. By helping children develop the building blocks of movement, we can support them to be active for their lifespans. This course is also a component of the Physical Literacy Instructor Program. The cost is $45.00 per person. Coaches who qualify for the Indigenous Coaches and Officials Program could have coupons provided to register in advance or be reimbursed following the event. Total participants would be between 6 (minimum) and 24 (maximum).

More information on NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills can be found at the following site:

Interested in hosting FMS? Contact Joni at for more information.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Volunteer Resource Hub
COVID-19 Resources
South East District has compiled COVID-19 updates and resources applicable to sport, culture and recreation on our website resources page. We also want to ensure communities and organizations in the District continue to stay informed regarding Re-Open Saskatchewan updates.
For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
Inclusion Insights
Using Land Acknowledgement statements
Sask Sport, in collaboration with the Indigenous Sport Leadership Council (ISLC), has created Land Acknowledgement statements for use at virtual or in-person events or meetings by the amateur sport community in the province.
Aboriginal Coaching Modules (ACM)
To educate Aboriginal people about the value of and to encourage their participation in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), the ASC embarked on a multi-year consultative process to develop training material for Aboriginal coaches.

The ACM is comprised of three learning modules:
*Typically these modules are completed in a 1 day (8 hour) workshop but can be provided separately upon request.

  • Module 1: Holistic Approach to Coaching
  • Module 2: Dealing with Racism in Sport
  • Module 3: Individual and Community Health and Wellness

The District can help your community access these courses – contact us for more information!
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Physical Activity and Play
50 Ways Physical Activity Makes your Life Better
Leading an active lifestyle is timeless, and it can make all aspects of your life better! Making physical activity a key part of your everyday routine is a fundamentally life-changing decision that actually makes all aspects of your life better.
Grants & Funding 
Apply by August 13
Apply by August 13
Apply by August 31, 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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