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 Events
Wednesday, March 17th, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, March 18th, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 12:00-1:00 OR 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23rd, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Join the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District
Board of Directors
In May of this year, new Board Directors will be appointed to the Board of Directors of the South East Sport, Culture & Recreation District. As part of the ongoing growth of the district, volunteers for the Board are drawn from across the District. We are requesting your community to give serious consideration to nominate an individual for a board position. A number of two (2) year board terms will be available beginning in May 2021.
ED Blog: Are You Making These Grant Writing Mistakes?
Are you one of those individuals who has been "voluntold" to oversee the task of grant writing for your board or committee… but have never done it before? Well, as a grant adjudicator and administrator, I want to share three common mistakes to avoid the next time you are tasked with researching and applying for a grant.

Click the link below to find out!
Spotlight Story: Weyburn Lacrosse Wins Provincial Award For Promoting Game

The Weyburn Lacrosse Association was named the winner of the 2020 Promotion and Development Award from the Saskatchewan Lacrosse Association, at their virtual annual meeting held recently.

Article and Photo Courtesy: Greg Nikkel, Weyburn Review
Sport Spotlight
Updates to the Re-Open Saskatchewan Plan
Please note there have been edits to the plan in the area of "Sports and Activities" starting on page 89. The guidelines have been updated to align with the new public health orders, as of February 19, 2021.
2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games Sport Calendar & Technical Packages
The following sports will be included on the sport calendar at the 2022 Saskatchewan Winter Games in Regina, February 20-26, 2022. The technical package for each sport is available on the sport pages, linked below.
Futsal to make its debut in the Saskatchewan Winter Games in 2022
Saskatchewan Soccer Association (SSA) is proud and excited for Futsal to make its debut in the Saskatchewan Winter Games in 2022. Over the past several years Futsal has been growing in Saskatchewan, and look forward to continuing to grow the game through this tremendous opportunity.

What is Futsal?
Futsal is the only version of the indoor game recognized by FIFA. It is played 5-aside on a smaller, hard court surface, with a low bounce ball that allows each player to make technical and tactical decisions in a productive environment that still encourages the physical and social elements associated with soccer.

Watch the video below to learn more about Futsal!
Upcoming Training Opportunities
2021 Ontario Coaches Conference - March 24, 2021 - March 31, 2021
Coaching Association of Canada - Coaching Through COVID
Art Alerts
Celebrate Your Cultural Volunteers
Culture Days 2021 is RE:IMAGINEd
SaskCulture wants to highlight cultural volunteers – particularly those who have kept things going over the past year – as part of this year’s Volunteer Week promotion. Volunteers continue to be the backbone of many organizations, especially as we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the perfect opportunity to recognize those dedicated individuals who continue to help build a culturally vibrant Saskatchewan. All volunteers will be included in a Volunteer Week video promoted during Volunteer Week 2021 and receive a certificate of recognition. To highlight volunteers, please complete the submission form by April 2, 2021.
Culture Days will take place across Canada from September 24 through October 24, 2021 - indoors, outdoors and online. The annual celebration of arts, culture and a life enriched by both, has chosen the theme RE:IMAGINE to signal a positive turning point - the commitment to building tangible change into the future of art and culture. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s celebration, and about SaskCulture Hub Sponsorship opportunities.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
Recreation Report
Value of Recreation Director/Professional in Community
If your community has ever considered hiring a Recreation Professional/Director you will want to watch this recognition video! Mike Schwean from Moosomin is a prime example of what these professionals can bring to your small communities! All of the leisure activities we get to do in our parks, sport facilities, and arts spaces is dependent on the hard work, passion and leadership of Recreation Professionals. If your municipality doesn't have one....maybe you should consider it! Watch this video!

South East District offers Hiring a Recreation Director webinars/presentations and has assisted several communities with information on what these positions can focus on and what is all involved. For more information, contact Joni Hagen, ED, at ed@southeastdistrict.ca.
Upcoming Training Opportunities
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.

For more resources, visit our retooled 'Resource' section on our website.
Inclusion Insights
Racism: Recognize it. Reject it!
#MarchOutRacism
To recognize March 21: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan (MCoS) is running a provinicial educational campaign featuring the theme Racism: Recognize it. Reject it!

The provincial anti-racism educational campaign is underway, visit their website to download the #MarchOutRacism activity kit.
Request for Proposals: Beyond the Gender Binary Research Project
Canadian Women & Sport is issuing a request for proposals to procure a Research and Consulting Partner who will conduct a scoping review and key informant interviews to inform future recommendations, programs and position papers on inclusion of nonbinary people in sport.

Submission Deadline: March 12, 2021
Resources
Physical Activity and Play
Keeping Youth Engaged in Physical Activity During a Pandemic
Reg Leidl, Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA) shares his thoughts on the current engagement of youth in physical activity during the pandemic and what SPEA is doing to help.
 Take the Lead! Games and Activities - Options for Physical Distancing
Looking for game and activity ideas that are low-touch and that promote physical distancing? You can access the new Take the Lead! Resource (it supports active and safe play for youth) by filling out a request form.
Saskatchewan's Toughest Youth Challenge
Triathlon Saskatchewan in Partnership with Level 10 Fitness, Ignite Athletics and Craven Sport Services along with Sask Sport have created a three (3) month challenge to keep you training and competing over the next 3 months.

Details:
  • Program Runs February 15- April 30th (11 Weeks)
  • Challenge Cost $10.00
  • Weekly emails with details of the weekly and monthly challenges and training
  • Weekly education session with Sport training experts in Strength and Conditioning, Swimming, Cycling, Running, Rowing and Cross Country Skiing as well as some great equipment tips.
  • Eligibility for random prizes.
  • Option to see where you rank across the province in Fitness tests.
Grants & Funding 
Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate (SRAR)
The Strong Recovery Adaptation Rebate is established to reimburse eligible small businesses in Saskatchewan for incremental expenses made to adapt their business models to operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Financial assistance includes a payment of up to $5,000 for 50% of total eligible business-adaptation investments made by the applicant between April 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. The minimum business expenditure that will be reimbursed is $300.

Applications will be accepted from December 22 to March 31, 2021.
Canada Healthy Communities Initiative
The Healthy Communities Initiative supports communities as they create and adapt public
spaces, and programming and services for public spaces to respond to ongoing needs arising
from COVID-19 over the next two years. This $31 million investment from the Government of Canada will fund small-scale infrastructure projects to create safer, more vibrant and inclusive
communities.

Apply by June 25, 2021.
Apply by March 12, 2021
Apply by March 15, 2021
Apply by March 15, 2021
Apply by March 15, 2021
Apply by March 31, 2021
Apply by March 2021
Apply by April 10, 2021
Apply by April 15, 2021
Apply by April 30, 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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