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 Back!
The application intake period is July 15 – August 15, 2021
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!

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

Treaty Four Gathering
Wednesday, September 15

Sport Coach & Athlete Session: Mental Performance Thinking Patterns
Wednesday, September 15

KAIROS Blanket Exercise
Thursday, September 16

Grant Writing
Wednesday, September 22

Indigenous Roundtable
Tuesday, September 28th

Event Marketing Post Covid: Why We Need YOUR Event More Than Ever!
Wednesday, October 6
Rink Chat
Tuesday, October 12

How to Be an Awesome Treasurer
Wednesday, October 20

Meeting Rules & Building your Chairperson Skills
Wednesday, November 3

Sport Coach & Athlete Session: Mental Performance: Imagery
Wednesday, October 20

Sport Coach & Athlete Session: Mental Performance: Teams & Culture
Thursday, October 21

Appreciation versus Appropriation: Journey as an Ally
Wednesday, October 27
Sport Coach & Athlete Session: Mental Performance: Routines
Wednesday, November 17

Art in Communities
Wednesday, November 17th

Public Art - The Value To Community And How To Initiate A Project
Wednesday, December 1

Sport Coach & Athlete Session: Ideal Performance State
Wednesday, December 15

The Secretary/Recorder & The ABCs of Minute Taking (On-Demand)
  • Registration will begin for these events on August 1, 2021 online at! 
  • 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. 
South East District's Resource Hub Spotlight
Inclusion & Diversity
Become a more welcoming community and provide inclusive programming by checking out these helpful resources!⁠
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: Recreation Professionals Week In Saskatchewan!
June 14-20 was Recreation Professionals Week in Saskatchewan!

What is recreation?
Recreation is the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual pursuits that enhance individual and community well-being.
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!
Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association Awards
Following the Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association's (SHSAA) Anual General Meeting, SHSAA has been acknowledging the recipients of the 2021 SHSAA Merit and Service Awards.

Check out the videos below honouring the two recipients from the south east. Congratulation coaches!

Upcoming Training Opportunities
Art Alerts
Culture Days Hubs Sponsorships
SaskCulture is sponsoring Culture Days Hubs around the province to support the continued success of Culture Days in Saskatchewan. Sponsorships, of up to $5,000, will be determined by community size, strength of community partnerships, and the quality and extent of programs/activities offered.
Recreation Report
Recreation Trends and Physical Activity - Supported by the JRPM Connection Grant
Disc golf has been very popular with June is Recreation and Parks Month Connection Grant applicants this year.

Check out all of the other popular activities that June is Recreation & Parks Month Grant Recipients are organizing to help their communities be more healthy and active!
Recreation Professional Spotlight - Andrew Crowe
Andrew Crowe is originally from Rosthern where he served as the recreation manager for eight years. But for the past two and a half years, Andrew along with his wife and three-year-old son have called the City of Weyburn home where he has been the Director of Leisure Services there.
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
Take some time to reflect, learn more about residential schools, and have conversations about the impact and legacy. Learning our history and listening to residential school survivors is the foundation of the reconciliation journey. Learn more by reading reports from Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Truth & Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action
We encourage everyone to read and actively address the Truth & Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action.

"Reconciliation is not just an idea. It's a reality.
It's happening all around us. Right now."
(Office of the Treaty Commissioner Website)
Indigenous women among all-women team of organizers for Sask Winter Games
Crystal Longman is the first Indigenous Vice Chair in Saskatchewan Winter Games history. She hopes to see more Indigenous athletes come out and compete at next year’s Games.

Next year’s Saskatchewan Winter Games will run from February 20th to the 26th, and will be the first time the Games have been hosted in Regina. Also for the first time this year, the Games’ Host Society is fully led by women, including many Indigenous women.
Upcoming Opportunities & Resources
Physical Activity and Play
ParticipACTION 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Adults!
Make your whole day matter!

For health benefits, adults aged 18-64 years should be physically active each day, minimize sedentary time, and achieve sufficient sleep.

For health benefits, adults aged 65 years or older should be physically active each day, minimize sedentary time, and achieve sufficient sleep.

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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